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Call for Papers for 3rd Balkan Computer Congress – BalCCon2k15

11|12|13 September 2015, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, Europe, Earth, Milky Way

The Event:

Balkan Computer Congress has been conceptualized as a three days gathering of the international hacker community in the organization of LUGoNS – Linux Users Group of Novi Sad and Wau Holland foundation from Hamburg and Berlin. The first part of the program has been envisaged to be a set of presentations, workshops and lectures on the current topics regarding privacy, technology, software development, free software & socio-political issues. Hands-on projects and hacking have been planned for the second part of the program. We admire and tend to find a role model in the large scale conferences such as Chaos Communication Congress, organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

The Location: Novi Sad is the centre of Vojvodina, northern province of Serbia, famous for its multicultural history and active artistic and technological scene (e.g., music festival Exit and digital-media event Share). With a prestigious night life combined with the warm and welcoming character, Novi Sad offers inexpensive prices for lodging and dining, compared to the neighboring EU. If you’re in Novi Sad or nearby during these dates, this is the place you want to be!

Our Goal:

Our goal is to gather all the communities from the region, continent and the World in an effort to hack, play, learn, pass knowledge and exchange experience. BalCCon aims to become the central hacker community in South East Balkan, as well as to provide an opportunity for all people in this part of Europe to connect and to cooperate. Having said that, we would like to invite you to make and send us proposals for talks, lectures and workshops on all topics of relevance. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Free Software
  • Electronics & Microcontrollers – things like Arduino’s, ARM, Raspberry Pi, etc.
  • Hardware / Embedded Reverse Engineering
  • Mobile Communications (LTE/3G/GPRS/HSDPA etc.)
  • RFID, Bluetooth and NFC
  • Network Security
  • Software Security
  • Programming Languages
  • Hardware hacking
  • Lockpicking
  • Next Generation Application Development
  • Cryptography and Cryptoanalysis
  • Social Engineering
  • Robotics – humanoid, football playing, autonomous vehicles, (armed) drones
  • Forensics
  • Clouds – hacking, breaking, unexpected usage
  • Future or No Future of IT Security – state of fail, new concepts and methods, implications for society and infrastructure
  • Copyright and Patents – the war on file-sharing, alternatives to the current system
  • Risk management and ISO 27001
  • Penetration testing and security assessment
  • Massive abuse of technology
  • 3D Printing

Submission Guidelines

Online submissions only: All submissions of lectures and workshops have to be entered into our conference planning system, which is located at the following URL: . Please follow the instructions there. If you have any questions regarding the submission, you are welcome to contact us via e-mail at orga (at)

Talks should be no longer than 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions and answers. Longer slots are possible in principle. There are 20-minute slots as well. Please tell us the proposed length of your talk at the time of submission. In addition, there are 5-minute short talks (so-called Lightning Talks) for small ideas, projects, or rants. These will only be organized during the event.

Language of the Presentation:

BalCCon is an international congress, therefore your submissions should be in English. It is expected that we will have participants from all over the World, so it is important to have a common language.

Travel Expenses:

The Balkan Computer Congress is a non-profit oriented event and speakers are not paid. However, financial help on accommodation may be possible, within our means, for all accepted submissions. Don’t be shy and state your requirements in the application when submitting your proposal.

Dates and Deadlines::

All submissions will be reviewed by our Program Committee. Authors will be notified upon acceptance of their talk.

  • July 1st, 2015 (23:59 UTC): Submission deadline
  • July 15th, 2015: Final notification of acceptance
  • September 11th – 13th, 2015: BalCCon – Balkan Computer Congress

All submissions will be judged equally, disregarding race and gender. Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program or disregard any proposal if found inappropriate for this congress.