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[FD] [RootedHONGKONG 2016] Call for papers opened today!

Hello all:

RootedCON, the biggest security event in Spain and one of the biggest in Europe is opening in Hong Kong this year (November, 17-18).

Here you can find attached the Call-for-papers text for your convenience.

The main topics for this edition are Security in general, IoT and Fintech. Join us in Hong Kong!


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RootedHONG KONG 2016 - 'Call for Papers'


-=] About RootedCON

RootedCON is the biggest security congress in Spain, and one of the biggest in Europe that will be held Hong Kong in 17 and 18 of November 2016.

With an estimated capacity between 150 to 200 technology professionals and students, this year is the very first one to be held in Asia. We are really interested in profiles of attendees ranging from students, state forces, through market professionals in IT security or simply technology enthusiasts.

-=] Types of talks

Two type of talks will be accepted:

- Fast talks:	    	20 minutes.
- Standard talks:	50 minutes.

There will be a limited number of each of the types and may even adapt the
calendar for an interesting talk extends beyond 20 minutes or, for specific needs, reducing a 50 minutes one.

In this first edition, we are searching breaking talks, disruptive ones, international speakers, even talks with topics not directly related to security, but with technology, lifestyle, culture…

-=] Proposal for workshops

In this edition we want to open a space in order to do dedicated workshops. Especially we are interested in:

- Hardware workshops: arduhacking, rasphacking, ...
- Electronic workshops: drivers, pics, …
- 3D printer workshop.
- ORIGINAL workshops related to technology and creativity.

The approach involves workshops for compensation, unless the speaker requests it 

*For more details about workshops: info AT rootedcon.com

-=] International speakers

We are really concerned with showing local talents, so we will give preference to chinese speakers (in english). But international speakers will be welcomed and evaluated.

It is important to indicate the needs you may have on traveling and accommodation.

* Remember the talks will be developed in English (EN).

-=] Topics

Any relevant topic associated with the concept of TECHNOLOGY, for example, and not being these the only topics that interest us:

- Hacking, cracking, phreaking, virii, WiFi, VoIP, GSM...
- Critical Infrastructure Security, SCADA environments...
- Financial Tech (FinTech)
- Hardware Hacking, Jtag, SWJ, Dap, ...
- Console and gaming hacking.
- Mobile terminals: android, iOS, Windows mobile, Firefox OS
- Technology Workshops
- Cryptocurrencies
- Drones
- Reverse engineering, debugging, hooking, fuzzing, exploiting,...
- Innovative tools and techniques both for defense and attack.
- APT, botnets and malware.
- (In)security cloud, virtual environments,...
- Cryptographical techniques, steganography, covert channels,...
- Forensics and antiforensics.
- Networking, level2 and level3,...
- Very original talks like the kind of audience we have...
- Philosophy and ethics, future, innovation
- VERY ORIGINAL TALKS, such as stand-up comedy, entertainments

In the last spanish edition, there were popular talks related to "Hardware Hacking", robots behavior modification, specialized hardware, or even devices creation. Related Keywords: Drones, Arduino, *copters, Roomba, alarms, Jtag, cameras ...

For this first edition in Hong Kong, we are especially interested in 0days vulnerabilities and all kinds of security problems in whatever critical infrastructures or platforms.

-=] Papers submission procedure

We only accept talks submissions through the online form which has been prepared for this purpose:


Any other submission method will not be considered as "official" and will not be evaluated by the selection team.

-=] Schedule and milestones

3	Oct 2016	-	Launch of Call for papers
17	Oct 2016	-	Call For Papers closing
21	Oct 2016    	-	Get in touch and interviews with the speakers for final confirmation.
24	Oct 2016	-	Publication of speakers schedule.

31	Oct 2016	-	Speakers materials submission to Rooted*

16	Nov 2016	-   	Speakers dinner
17-18	Nov 2016	-	/RootedHK2016

** Unjustified delays in delivery of materials can impact coverage 
travel expenses and accommodation, as well as other benefits that may be acquired as a speaker.

-=] Benefits and privileges as speaker

Each speaker will receive the following benefits and privileges:

- A dinner with the rest of the speakers, RootedLabs teachers and RootedHK crew.
- Accommodation (costs assumed by the organization)
- Travel (costs assumed by the organization)
- Full access to the whole congress
- Some free drinks at the party ;)
- Management of potential job opportunities.
- A surprise in gratitude for participation.

-=] Duties and responsibilities of speakers

All speakers selected to present their talks at RootedHK 2016 will must:

a) Confirm that the presented paper is TECHNICAL and accompanied by a PROOF OF CONCEPT (PoC).

b) Send the material of the talk PRIOR to the dates of the Congress. Within the
submission of material is important to include details about the demos that will be performed.

c) Develop the slides according to the RootedHK 2016 official templates.

d) Explicitly accept that the materials presented, as well as video and audio recordings
made shall be published in either mechanisms RootedCON content management or
other media in the future. RootedCON *won't censor* any of the materials, recordings,
media publication or whatever mechanisms by which are made accessible to the public and the congress attendees.

-=] Sponsors and Partners

RootedCON is always looking for quality sponsors and partners. If you have a proposal or
you think your company may be interested, please contact us at:


IMPORTANT: Due to the highly technical subject of the congress, and the preferences shown by attendees
in multiple surveys, we encourage potential sponsors who intend to have a slot as speaker attempting to adapt as far as possible to the tastes of most
RootedCON asset you have: its audience.

Any help, comments, ideas, suggestions or collaborations that we should do get will be considered and
valued with all its importance: it is very important for the Congress to receive such proposals, and
they depend on you to organize the best event possible.

-=] Critical points to consider

1. Time management and the duration of the talks are one of the
critical points in the Congress. Rather, they should ask for a longer talk
than trying to rush twenty minutes, without allowing time for audience questions.

2. It will be appreciated EXCLUSIVE talks, which
not previously published in any other forum, blog, website, event or conference.

3. We believe in the responsible Full-disclosure so, if the idea is to present a
Zero-Day, we want confirmation from that has contacted the manufacturer / victim, if this
contact has not been made, we offer to manage the contact.

4. A cause for termination of the relationship between the Speaker and RootedCON is to not deliver
of (every) material on the date indicated.

5. PLEASE, it's very important to * CLEARLY * indicate if accommodation and
travel is needed or not when you submit your proposal, Rooted
reserves the right not to meet such needs if it is not initially requested.

-=] How to contact:


-=] Our links

- Web: http://www.rootedcon.com/en/
- Twitter: @rootedcon #rootedhk y #rootedhk2016
- Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbookrooted
- LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinrooted
- Rooted mailing-list (spanish): rootedcon AT listas.rooted.es
- Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/rootedcon
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/rootedconmadrid
- Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/rootedcon
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