Call for Papers for 3rd Balkan Computer Congress – BalCCon2k15
11|12|13 September 2015, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, Europe, Earth, Milky Way
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).
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 prestige 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 somewhere in the neighborhood, during these dates, this is the place you want to be!
- 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 the opportunity for all the 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. As a suggestion, we would love to see things about:
Electronics & Microcontrollers – things like Arduino’s, ARM, RaspberryPi, etc
Hardware / Embedded Reverse Engineering
Mobile Communications (LTE/3G/GPRS/HSDPA etc)
RFiD, Bluetooth and NFC
Next Generation Application Development
Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
Robotics – humanoid, football playing, autonomous vehicles, (armed) drones
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
Malware analysis and new trends in malicious codes
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: https://frab.balccon.org/en/BalCCon2k15/cfp . Please follow the instructions there. If you have any questions regarding the submission, you are welcome to contact us via email at orga (at) balccon.org.
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.
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.
Other Needs & Requirements:
Do you need any special equipment?
If you have any other requirements, please mention it here and the reason.
All submissions will be reviewed by our Program Committee. Authors will be notified upon acceptance of their talk.
Dates and Deadlines:
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.