Call for Papers

We are happy to invite you to the second DeepSec In-Depth Security Conference from November 11th to 14th at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel in Vienna.

Pre-registration for conference guests and the call for papers website will be open from April 16th 2008 on

The In-Depth security conference will include two days of security talks during the conference and two days of trainings, covering the latest topics in network and IT security. There will be also a comprehensive social program around the event.

We're inviting you to submit proposals for trainings and conference talks. All proposals received before July 15th 2008, 23:59 CET will be considered by the program committee.

So submit your talks and trainings now and don't miss the action! :)

All proposals received before July 15th 2008, 23:59 CET will be considered by the Program Committee.

About DeepSec

Bringing together the world's leading security professionals from academics, government, industry, and the underground hacking community.

Impression from the DeepSec IDSC 2007 conference:

DeepSec IDSC is an annual European two-day in-depth conference on computer, network, and application security. DeepSec IDSC 2008 will be held from November 11nd to 14th 2008 in the Imperial Riding School Vienna, and aims to bring together the leading security experts from all over the world in Europe.

In addition to the conference with thirty-two sessions, seven two-day intense security training courses will be held before the main conference. The conference program will be augmented with a live hacking competition and a team capture the flag contest.

DeepSec is a non-product, non-vendor-biased conference. Our aim is to present the best research and experience from the fields' leading experts.

Target Audience: Security Officers, Security Professionals and Product Vendors, IT Decision Makers, Policy Makers, Security-, Network-, and Firewall-Admins, and Software Developers.

In the past this conference has been attended by: Ericsson, Commerzbank, Philips, RBT, GRZ IT, IERN Sierra Leone, SAP, Improware, Telekom Austria, Microsoft, BAWAG, T-Systems, Iphos, Sektion Eins, T-Mobile, Red Hat, SWITCH, Austrian National Bank, Daimler, Sentrigo, University of Vienna, SEC Consult, Tech Data, S21Sec, DHL, Bearing Point, Cygnos, wecon, YCO, and many others.


Until July 15th 2008, 23:59 CET, we'll be accepting papers and lightning talk submissions.
Please note we are non-product, non-vendor biased security conference, and do not accept vendor pitches.

Speaker privileges include
  • One economy class return-ticket to Vienna.
  • 3 nights of accomodation in the Conference Hotel.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and two coffee breaks
  • Speaker activities during, before, and after the conference.
  • Speaker After-Party in the Metalab Hackerspace on November, 14th.
Trainer privileges include
  • 50% of the net profit of the class.
  • 2 nights of accomodation in the Conference Hotel during the trainings.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and two coffee breaks.
  • Free Speaker Ticket for the Conference.
  • Speaker activities during, before, and after the conference.
  • Speaker After-Party in the Metalab Hackerspace on the 14th November


We are interested in bleeding edge security research directly from leading researchers, professionals, academics, industry, government and the underground security community. Please do not submit specific single expoits (which might be fixed by the time of the conference) and "yet-another-PHP-hack" or the like. Exploit frameworks, general approaches, "defective by design" resp. "defective by implementation" and high impact exploits have a much higher chance ;) Topics of special interest include
  • Operating System Security (XP, Vista, GNU/Linux, OS X)
  • E/I-Voting Case-Studies, Attacks, Weaknesses
  • Mobile and PAN Security
  • Network Protocol Analysis
  • AJAX/Web2.0/JavaScript Security
  • Secure Software Development
  • VoIP
  • Perimeter Defense / Firewall Technology
  • Digital Forensics
  • WLAN/WiFi, GPRS, IPv6 and 3G Security
  • IPv6
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Social Engineering
  • Smart Card Security
  • Cryptography
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Incident Response
  • Rootkit Detection, Techniques, and Defense
  • Security Properties of Web-Frameworks
  • Malicious Code Analysis
  • Secure Framework Design
  • .NET and Java Security
  • Security Management


Proposals for talks and trainings at the second annual DeepSec In-Depth Security Conference will be accepted until July 15th 2008, 23:59 CET.

All proposals should be submitted over the web at (active after April 16th).
If you have questions, want to send us additional material, or have problems with the web form,
feel free to contact us at