Reminder – Call for Papers DeepSec 2011 – deadline approaching

René Pfeiffer/ June 30, 2011/ Administrivia, Conference

In case you have not yet prepared a submission for DeepSec 2011, please consider to do so. The deadline is approaching! We have already received submissions, but we have a hard time believing that everything is secure out there. That can’t be, you know it, and we know it. Submit your in-depths talks and workshops, give our programme committee some work to do, and maybe we can even have some in-depth lulz, who knows.

Speaking of security and design flaws, don’t forget the ubiquitous web interfaces. Everyone and everything has a web interface – your bank, your government, your routers, your servers, your average smart meter (measuring electricity/water/gas consumption), your printers, your household appliances, your TV set, your video/audio player and possibly a lot of devices you are unaware of. Of course, feel free to replace your with their. 🙂

In case you missed our original Call for Papers, here’s what we are looking for.

  • Mobile computing and communications
  • IPv6
  • Security management and IT governance
  • Cloud computing and virtualisation
  • Security intelligence
  • Topics that have a high impact on IT security
  • Design flaws (“defective by design”)

In addition we have turned an eye to usable security. This includes the problem of how to design sensible user interfaces for security appliances or applications, how to tell the user what security options are active and what needs to be done/configured to be more secure. We all know that RTFM won’t cut it, it’s an excuse at best. If you have an idea, if you have analysed the interaction of user interfaces and good intentions, if you know how to improve application/appliance-user interaction, then drop your submission into our CfP manager.

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About René Pfeiffer

System administrator, lecturer, hacker, security consultant, technical writer and DeepSec organisation team member. Has done some particle physics, too. Prefers encrypted messages for the sake of admiring the mathematical algorithms at work.