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[ -C A L L F O R P A P E R S- ]
Yes! PAKCON is back with a bang. PAKCON is Pakistan's
Underground Hacking Convention, happening annually for the past
two years in a row. And this year, PAKCON will take place
sometime in May, somewhere in Karachi.
Due to some unavoidable problems, PAKCON III could not be held
in December last year. It got postponed. But, fret not. PAKCON
is back. And it will take place late May 2007.
Papers and presentations are now being accepted for PAKCON III,
Pakistan's Underground Hacking Convention.
WHAT: PAKCON III Call for Papers.
WHEN: Starting Monday, 5 February, 2007, and closing Thursday,
5 April, 2007.
WHO: If you want to speak at PAKCON, you know who you are.
HOW: If you think you have the galls to speak at PAKCON and
have an interesting paper or a short, lightening talk to go
along with, piece together the following instructions to
express your desire to speak:
E-mail: PAKCON CfP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Submission ends: Thursday, 5 April, 2007.
Write an abstract, minimum 1-page long, of your paper and send
it in. Also mention which type of talk are you going to
present: Normal, or Lightening.
File-formats accepted: plain-text, pdf, .lyx, .dvi, doc,
abw, html, rtf, sxw, sdw.
Call for papers to be presented at PAKCON III is now officially
Requests to present papers at PAKCON have always been accepted
liberally. However, certain topics have always been and will
still be given preference over certain other topics. By being
liberal, we plan to increase the number of speakers who will
speak at PAKCON, all the while striving to maintain the quality
of papers and talks presented.
[ -L I G H T E N I N G T A L K S- ]
This year, at PAKCON III, we are introducing "Lightening" talks
in addition to normal 45-minute presentations. These are brief
talks, ranging anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes, that talk
about anything from tips, tricks, to glimpses into
technologies, etc. As long as the topics for these talks are
interesting, they will be entertained.
[ -T O P I C S- ]
Topics for papers can be any of these or possibly anything else
not way too off-topic:
Network and Vulnerability Analysis
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Technologies
Denial-Of-Service Attacks and Countermeasures
(0) Zero-day Attacks
Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
Electronic Crimes Law
GPRS and CDMA Security
Access Control and Authentication
Viruses, Worms, and Trojans
Wireless Networks and Bluetooth Security
Malicious Code Analysis
Analysis of Attacks against Networks and Machines
File System Security
Security in Heterogeneous and large-scale Environments
Techniques for Developing Secure Systems
Writing Secure Code
Secure Application Development
Secure Systems Programming
[ -T I M I N G- ]
For "Normal Talks", each speaker will be allotted:
45 minutes to present the talk, and
5 minutes for Question and Answer session.
Speakers appearing for "Lightening Talks" will be given:
5-to-15 minutes, and
Additional 5 minutes for Question and Answer session.
If a presentation requires more time, the speaker should inform
the organizers beforehand.
[ -S P E A K E R S- ]
Speakers should indicate at the time of abstract submission
which talk they are going to present: "Normal", or
[ -R E S O U R C E S- ]
Any additional presentational requirements should be
communicated well in advance to the organizers. Speakers will
be provided a microphone, a laptop on which their presentations
will have been saved and loaded, a multi-media projector and a
reasonably large projector screen.
[ -S P E A K E R S F R O M O U T S I D E- ]
We will not pay speakers anything for their talks at PAKCON.
However, if you are flying in to Karachi from somewhere to
present your paper, we will gladly provide accommodation. We
might be able to to cover your traveling expenses as well, but
only if you let us know in advance. If you are visiting
Karachi to speak at PAKCON, immediately write to us at:
PAKCON Outside-Speakers <email@example.com>
[ -SO?- ]
What are you waiting for? Finish that cup of whatisit you're
drinking and prepare a paper and submit it to PAKCON. ;^)
[ -I N F O- ]
For detailed information regarding speakers and accepted papers,
point your browsers to PAKCON's official website
<http://www.pakcon.org/>. Updated announcements will be posted
to newsgroups, security mailing lists and the web site.
Ayaz Ahmed Khan
Linux, Open Source and IT related events in Pakistan (news and reports)
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