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BSIDESSF 2015 : BSides Security Conference San Francisco 2015


When Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 20, 2015
Where San Francisco
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2015
Notification Due Apr 1, 2015
Categories    security   privacy   cryptography   reliability

Call For Papers


The 2015 BSides SF aims at bringing together researchers in the field of reliability, network security, privacy, cryptography and information security, practitioners, developers, and users to foster cooperation, exchange techniques, tools, experiences and ideas. The conference seeks submissions from independent researchers, academia, government, industry presenting novel research on all practical and theoretical aspects of the aforementioned topics. The primary focus is on practical, high quality, discussion of theoretical and practical impact, including concepts, techniques, applications and practical experiences.


All topic areas related to reliability, network security, privacy, cryptography and information security are of interest and in scope. Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

Anonymity and Privacy
Applied Cryptography and Implementations
Attacks, Persistence, Data Exfiltration
Authentication, Identification and Access Control
Botnets and Malware
Block and Stream Ciphers
Complexity-Theoretic Cryptography
Cloud Computing Security
Cryptographic Hash Functions
Cryptographic and Security Protocols
Digital Signatures and Message Authentication Codes
Distributed Systems Security
Computer Espionage
Formal Security Methods
Game Hacking
Hardware Hacking
Internet Infrastructure
Internet of Things Security
Incident Response
Information-Theoretic Security
Mobile Security
Network, Web and Wireless Security
Public-Key Encryption
Physical Cryptography
Security Architectures and Models
Security Hardware
Social Engineering
Software and Systems Security


Authors are invited to submit electronically via this google doc a non-anonymous extended abstract. All submissions will be treated as confidential, and will only be disclosed to the committee and their chosen sub-referees. Referees are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them.


Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Dates and Deadlines

Submission: Noon EST, 1 Mar 2015
Notification to authors: 1 Apr 2015
Conference: 19-20 Apr 2015 (a Sunday and Monday just before RSA 2015)


It will be located at OpenDNS headquarters 135 Bluxome Street (SOMA) San Francisco, CA, USA

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