Shakacon VII - Honolulu, Hawaii
"Sun, Surf, and C Shells"
CALL FOR PAPERS
July 6-7 (Training) & July 8-9 (Conference) 2015
Honolulu, HI - Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
World Class Speakers, World Class Location, World Class People
By plane, boat, canoe, yacht, hydrofoil, stand-up paddle board, jet ski, long board, dolphin, whale sled, nuclear submarine, etc.
Going into our seventh year, Shakacon offers attendees a unique opportunity to really network with
some of the world's top security professionals in casual and friendly setting. At its heart, the
Shakacon security conference is a laid back conference where industry, government, academia
and independent experts will get together to share knowledge and experience in one of the most
beautiful places on Earth.
The conference committee strives to build a balanced schedule that appeals to all security practitioners
with talks covering all different aspects of the information security landscape. There will be something
for everyone and if sitting through talks isn't your cup of Hawaiian coffee you can step into one of the
social areas and talk with our sponsors, staff, and attendees.
Don't want to speak at the Con but have an uncanny ability to teach and a proven track record for
delivering quality courseware and want to come to Hawaii? We will be evaluating trainers for two days of
training leading up to Shakacon (July 6-7). Submit a synopsis/class agenda, prior teaching experience,
and maybe you'll get selected to teach in Hawaii. Revenue is split 50/50 between the trainer and conference.
The conference will cover all venue related costs (A/V, Food, Drinks, etc.). The trainer is expected
to cover their own travel costs (unless they are also selected as a speaker). All selected trainers
will receive free admission to the conference.
We have up to sixteen (16) spots and typically receive 100+ submissions to speak. If you are serious about
speaking please submit your abstract as soon as possible.
(1) Abstract for papers must be submitted to the review committee by March 6, 2015.
(2) Selection notification will occur by March 13, 2015
and abstracts posted to the site
by March 20, 2015.
(3) Full Slides for your papers must be submitted by May 31, 2015.
As mentioned, there are a limited number of speaking sessions for which the conference organizers will provide
travel and accommodations so please submit your abstract early if you are interested in speaking. Speaking
slots will be 50 minutes long (45 minutes for your talk and 5 minutes for Q&A). See [Speaker Benefits] section below
for financial details on speaker reimbursements.
The audience will be a broad mix of professional, academic, and enthusiast, so we welcome both technical
and non-technical submissions on all aspects of security. The key criteria are practicality and timeliness.
We want to provide our attendees with up to date materials they can take away and immediately gain
benefit from, as well as new research or tools. Absolutely NO SALES presentations will be accepted.
Proposals should include:
"Shakacon CFP Submission: <paper title>, <your name>"
1. Name, address, and contact info.
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography.
4. Presentation experience.
5. Topic summary.
6. Reason this topic should be considered.
7. Other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published/submitted.
8. Links to videos or slides showing previous presentations.
Please include plain text of all information provided in the body of your email, as well as any file attachments.
The plain text information will be reviewed first to find the most suitable candidates.
Please forward the above information to cfp at shakacon.org
in order to be considered.
Besides a cool speaker badge and the brightest speaker shirt you'll ever lay your eyes on Shakacon will reimburse speakers
for two (2) hotel nights and round trip coach airfare. If you choose to stay somewhere other than the official Shakacon hotel
we will only be reimburse for hotel room nights at a less than or equal to cost. Reimbursable round trip coach airfare cannot
exceed $1,200.00 US without prior approval from conference organizers.
Speakers also receive free admission to the conference, all conference related materials, and an invite to the private
pre-conference dinner with the conference organizers, staff, and fellow speakers.
Trainers are responsible for their own travel and lodging unless other arrangements have been made with the conference organizers.
Trainers should evaluate the minimum attendee requirements for their course and plan for possible cancellation of their class if
such minimums are not met. Shakacon will take care of all venue costs (A/V equipment, Internet, tables, chairs, food, beverages)
for the training; however, trainers are responsible for providing materials necessary for conducting their class (hardcopy material,
hardware, software, switches). Revenue from the training class is split 50/50 between the trainer and conference. Trainers receive
free admission to the conference.
More conference information, registration details, and travel partner deals will be
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[CFP Review Team]
A big Mahalo to our CFP review committee:
Caleb Sima - BlueBox
Katie Mossouris - HackerOne
Cory Michal- Salesforce.com
Alberto Garcia - Salesforce.com
Colin Ames - Attack Research
Matthieu Suiche - MoonSols
Vincenzo Iozzo - TiQad
Kent Backman - Independent Researcher
Jonathan Brossard - Toucan Systems
Jeremiah Grossman - Whitehat Security
Daniel Hodson - Oxin Security & Ruxcon
Kris Harms - Cylance
Ryan Talabis - zVelo
Chris Potter - Attack Research
Jason Martin - FireEye
Darryl Higa - Independent Researcher
Patrick Wardle - SynAck
Tammie Kim - Oracle
Josh Schwartz - Salesforce.com
Luis Santana - Salesforce.com
ALOHA FROM THE SHAKACON CREW!