Call for Papers

Important Dates
Call for Papers Opens: June 30, 2014
Call for Papers Closes: August 1, 2014
Notification to Authors: August 15, 2014
Terms are subject to change.

Submit proposals by completing a submission form on the Call for Papers (CFP) server at https://cfp.blackhat.com/. All applicants must read and agree to the Call for Papers Submission Requirements prior to making a submission. All submissions must be received on or before August 1, 2014 at 23:59 PDT.

WHAT IS THE BLACK HAT REGIONAL SUMMIT?

The Black Hat Regional Summit was created to fill the need for computer security professionals to better understand the security risks to information infrastructures and computer systems. Black Hat accomplishes this by assembling a group of vendor-neutral security professionals and having them speak candidly about the problems businesses and governments face, as well as potential solutions to those problems. No gimmicks – just straight talk by people who make it their business to know the information security space.

SESSION TYPES

SUBMISSION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS

SPEAKING REQUIREMENTS

Black Hat requires that submitted work has not been previously published elsewhere, or if it has, that Speakers have obtained permission for its publication by Black Hat and will promptly supply wording for crediting the original publication and copyright owner.

If you are going to announce or demonstrate a new tool as the primary focus of your talk, that tool must be made available to conference attendees via the website. All sources of information, software, etc. must be properly cited.

Attendees expect to receive a copy of your presentation, a white paper supporting your work, RFC's, and tools/code (if applicable). Presentations and white papers should reference the tool(s), law(s), website(s), or publication(s) mentioned. A bibliography will greatly help attendees who wish to learn more about your subject, but are not sure where to start.

Black Hat expects Speakers to be available throughout the event to meet and talk with attendees. Attendees want to meet the Speakers and ask questions. Please advise conference management of time constraints when submitting your materials.

Speakers can assume that attendees already understand the basic concepts regarding your topic. For example, if you are talking about cryptography, assume that everyone knows the difference between public key vs. secret key algorithms. Black Hat is known as a technical security conference, and demands more detail from its Speakers.

OFFICIAL TERMS

By submitting via the Black Hat Call for Papers system, Speakers understand and agree to the Official Terms as detailed in this section and subsequent sections of this document.


AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF SPEAKING REMUNERATION

Summit Speaker (25-minute) Criteria:
  • Open to both new Speakers and previous Black Hat Speakers
Remuneration:
  • Speaking honorarium of $500 USD for one Speaker and;
  • One Summit pass per Speaker(s)
Summit Speaker (50-minute) Criteria:
  • Open to Speakers who have never presented at Black Hat
Remuneration:
  • Speaking honorarium of $500 USD for one Speaker;
  • One hotel room (at conference hotel) for two nights for one Speaker and;
  • One Summit pass per Speaker(s)
Veteran Summit Speaker (50-minute) Criteria:
  • Open to previous Black Hat Speakers (Trainer or Summit Speaker) or specifically invited to speak by Black Hat
Remuneration:
  • Speaking honorarium of $1000 USD for one Speaker;
  • One hotel room (at conference hotel) for two nights for one Speaker and;
  • One Summit pass per Speaker(s)
Summit Workshop Speaker (120+ minute) Criteria:
  • Open to Speakers who specifically applied to present a workshop
Remuneration:
  • Speaking honorarium of $1,000 USD per hour for one Speaker;
  • One hotel room (at conference hotel) for two nights for one Speaker and;
  • One Summit pass per Speaker(s)
Sponsor-Employed Speakers (60-minute) Criteria:
  • Open to both new Speakers and previous Black Hat Speakers
  • The presentation must not be a vendor pitch
  • Speaker MUST use the Black Hat provided slide template
  • Employer logo on two slides: Introduction and Biography
  • Employer's name will be used only in relation to work, demo, or tool and NOT used as a vendor pitch or product sale
  • If the Employer or Speaker do not agree and fail to meet the above or it is deemed that the talk is a vendor pitch, then the Speaker WAIVES the right to any compensation for accommodations and honorarium
Remuneration:
  • Speaking honorarium for one Speaker ($500 USD for new Speakers, or $1000 USD for returning Black Hat Speakers) and;
  • One hotel room (at conference hotel) for two nights for one Speaker

RESPONSIBLE DISCLOSURE

NOTE: If you have questions about the legal implications of your security research or presentation, consider contacting Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit legal service organization, for a pro bono initial consultation by emailing info@eff.org.

ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION

Please visit https://www.blackhat.com/ for previous conference archives, information, and speeches. Updated announcements about Black Hat Regional Summit - Sao Paulo 2014 will be posted to the Black Hat website and on Twitter at @BlackHatEvents when available.

Black Hat reserves the right to change or modify our terms, dates and/or content of this page at any time without prior notice.

Thank you,
The Black Hat Team