Hardwear.io Netherlands 2024

Call For Papers (CFP)

Welcome to the 10th Edition of Hardwear.io Netherlands!

πŸ‘‰ Important Dates:

πŸ”Έ CFP Opens: 1st June 2024
πŸ”Έ CFP Closes: 10th August 2024
πŸ”Έ Training Dates: 21st-23rd October 2024
πŸ”Έ Conference Dates: 24th-25th October 2024
πŸ”Έ Website Link: https://hardwear.io/netherlands-2024/cfp.php

Note: Please read the entire content below before submitting - even if you are a seasoned speaker.

πŸ‘‰ Categories & Speaker Benefits:

πŸ”Έ New Research: A deep knowledge technical track that includes new research, vulnerabilities, zero days, or exploits. And by new we really mean new i.e. if your research or talk has been published/showcased (partially or entirely) before, it will fall under the current research category even though there are enhancements/changes to the original research.

πŸ‘‰ Speaker Benefits for New Research Category:

  • Travel Reimbursement (Either actuals or the below-mentioned amounts, whichever is less)

Speaker traveling from outside Europe (Based on actuals or Euro 1000, whichever is less)
Speaker traveling from within Europe (Based on actuals or Euro 300, whichever is less)
If your employer can afford (or cover) your travel, we will not reimburse anything from our end i.e. we will only reimburse if no one is sponsoring your travel.
Please provide the receipts/invoice of the travel along with tickets for reimbursement

  • Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights

  • Complimentary Corporate Conference Pass

  • Invitation to Hardwear.io Party

πŸ”ΈCurrent Research and Workshop Category: Comprises known security issues, research presented/published elsewhere, case studies, twist to existing research, vulnerability, exploit, or research-in-progress.

πŸ”Έ Tool Category: Comprises open-source security tools, exploits, hardware, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for the original authors to showcase their work to the world.

πŸ‘‰ Speaker Benefits for Current Research / Workshop / Tool Category:

  • Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights

  • Complimentary Corporate Conference Pass

  • Invitation to Hardwear.io Party

πŸ‘‰ Speaker Terms and Conditions:

  • Only the New Research category is eligible to receive Travel Reimbursement, but an exception can be made for the Current Research / Workshop / Tool Category if the talk scoring is high from the review team. Please note, we do not share review scores / comments with any individual.
  • Only one speaker will be eligible for Travel Reimbursement benefits in case of two or more speakers for a talk.
  • The process to redeem the Travel Reimbursement will begin a week after the conference is over. It is mandatory to sign the demand note shared by us; submit a soft copy of your passport and e-visa for reimbursement purposes.
  • We do not provide Travel Reimbursement in cash.
    *The provided accommodation will be shared among speakers in case of two or more speakers for a talk.
  • Once a talk is accepted, you are not allowed to add more speakers to the talk.
  • By submitting a paper and agreeing to talk, the speakers give Payatu BV & Hardwear Inc. the right to post, publish, re-distribute online and offline, soft and/or hard copies of their presentation material including slides, source code, design specifications, detailed paper and the recorded video of the talk.

πŸ‘‰ Submission Topics:

We are interested in new and cutting edge security work that has previously not been published. Some security topics for your reference including (but not limited to):

  • Integrated Circuits - Processors
  • Internet of Things / Smart Devices - Satellite Systems
  • Embedded Systems & Cryptography - Medical Devices
  • Industrial Control Systems / SCADA - Hardware Pentesting
  • Smartphone Firmware, Hardware Firmware - Trusted Platform Module
  • Radio Communication Protocols and Hardware - Hardware Trust and Assurance Algorithms
  • Multimedia Hardware / Networks - Electronic / Physical Locks
  • Attacks & Countermeasures
  • Automobile, Aeroplane, Train Automation Systems and Hardware Components
  • Protocol and Cryptography Attacks and Encryption Technologies

πŸ‘‰ Submission Guidelines:

πŸ”Έ Submit early – Submitting early increases the chance of acceptance in the first round of reviews. The more you delay, the more competition you have with other papers that are submitted later.

πŸ”Έ Technical description – The more clear-cut technical details you provide, the better chance you have of getting accepted. Reviewers usually give a low score to submissions that have very short/vague abstract and may not request more details. The best way is to provide a supporting full technical paper that explains all the vulnerabilities, exploits, etc. in detail. Product/company marketing and vendor-related pitches will be rejected. We request you not to submit any product-specific talk.

πŸ”Έ Live demos – please note we really like talks/workshops with live demos. Of course it is also possible to submit a paper without demos – this will not affect the score of your paper.

πŸ”Έ Rejection of a paper – Many security professionals aim to publish and present their findings at renowned security conferences. However, publishing such research is no easy task, and rejection is a common occurrence. Please take rejection as a suggestion for improvement of the paper. Declining a paper doesn't mean your submission is not good enough – there are numerous parameters we consider when reviewing a paper. Quite often we have to let go of really good talks since there is already an accepted paper on a similar subject, or because your submission is already presented/published elsewhere. Cheer up and get ready for the next submission, we're always looking for new research!

πŸ”Έ Review panel & comments – The review will be conducted by our external review board. Final decision on acceptance/rejection of papers is based on this scoring and any internal critical decision. We do not ask our review board to provide comments/feedback for the submitters .

πŸ”Έ Category – If the submission is (being) presented prior to Hardwear.io or if it is an enhancement of an already presented research, please DO NOT mark it as new research, as it falls under current research.

πŸ”Έ New research - At Hardwear.io we focus on new research that has not yet been published/presented prior to Hardwear.io conference dates. New research submissions get priority over current research. If your submission is a rework/enhancement or your existing research or similar presentation to what is already delivered/published elsewhere, it will get a lower score when compared to new research.

πŸ”Έ Past talks – Please visit hardwear.io/archives and have a look at previous conference speeches for reference purposes.

+1 check out what our past CFP speakers recommend: https://hardwear.io/testimonials/

πŸ‘‰ Review Process: Based on the scoring of our external review panel members and our internal decision, we take a call on the acceptance of papers.

πŸ‘‰ Contact: For any further doubts/questions feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

You can enter proposals until 2024-08-10 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam), 1Β month, 4Β weeks from now.