Call For Papers

Subjects we cover

We try and keep a practical mind about the way we cover security topics, we very much like talks that feature Demos and/or working POC/tool release!

Application & Infrastructure Security

Whether it’s about pentesting, network security, software and/or hardware exploitation, web hacking, reverse engineering, malware/virii/rootkits, or anything low-level that makes your personal clock tick, let us know!

Cryptography & Obfuscation

From theoretical cryptosystems to applied cryptography exploitation, steganography and covert communication systems, we’d like to hear from you!

Society & Ethics

Technical subjects are at the core of the security field, but they also exist in a world of humans, affected by their social environment & political context. If you’ve got something great to say about the digital society and it’s security implications, drop us a line!

Something we forgot?

You’ve got a great subject that you think would fascinate us? Write us an email!

Talks + workshops

The conference will be followed by a 48h on-site CTF, if your talk or workshop can be “weaponized” in this event, we’d like to know!

Talks Format

The 2 days conference will be single-track, giving you a maximum audience as a speaker. We are able to provide you with either 20 min or 45 min time slot (30 – 60 including a question period).

Check out last year’s talks on YouTube in order to get a feeling of the kind of topics we appreciate 🙂

Workshops format

Workshops will take place on the side of the single-track conference, in a dedicated small-sized room with a projector & whiteboard. The attendance will be limited to the most motivated individuals (20-30 seats max). Workshops should be at least 90min in duration, 120min being preferred maximum duration.

Submit your proposal

Proposals review process

We will have a board of multiple people with varied background & expertise reviewing the proposals. We will let you know whether you’ve been selected or not, following this approximate timeline :

  • CFP Opened ;
  • Jan 15th, 1st round CFP closed ;
  • Feb 1st, 1st round talks announced ;
  • Feb 1st, 2nd round CFP opened ;
  • Mar 15th, 2nd round CFP closed ;
  • Apr 1st, 2nd round talks announced.

What do you get?

An entry to both events (Conference + CTF) for you and someone else (2 badges, second one upon request). A distinctive and sought-after conference badge and more surprises…

Why Montreal?

Montreal is an exceptional city, often cited as one of the best party/hedonistic city & named 2014 traveller’s choice. Here are a couple of links about the city’s attraction :

Not only will you be able to meet & exchange with security experts as passionate as you are, we will do our best to make sure we live up to our reputation!

Someone you would like to see present? Let us know!

If you are not decided yet on the subject you’d like to present, but know someone who is likely to accept speaking at the event, write to us at cfp@nsec.io including that person’s contact info, and we’ll do our best to reach out for him/her!