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CFP is closed for Goa 2014



V are V

Goa is back!

On our 5th Anniversary we are super excited to officially open the CFP (Call for PARTYcipation!). Yes, this is going to be the biggest nullcon till now with lot of sub-events, CTFs, villages, workshops, talks, parties.

Time to tickle your gray cells and submit your research.
Training: 12-13th Feb 2014
Conference: 14-15th Feb 2014


Submit under any of the below V options
Papers (45 mins - 1 hr)
Alternate (Sub-events, Competitions, CTF, BOFs)
Recreation (Fun events, Games, Parties, Tech Rock bands, Djs)
Tutorials (2-3hrs Workshops, hacking villages)
You (registered delegates)

Submission Topics

We will keep it really simple this time. Anything that aligns with our motto - "The neXt security thing!" is welcome.


The talk time duration includes time for questions and answers (5-10 minutes)

  • New Research Category (40 mins - 1 hr) - is a deep knowledge technical track that includes new research, tools, vulnerabilities, zero days or exploits.
  • Current Research Category (30 mins - 1 hr) - comprises of known security issues, case studies, twist to an existing research, tool, vulnerability, exploit or research-in-progress. Although this track is fairly technical, it covers known techniques and analysis and is specially created for security professionals who are not too much into new research, are auditors, management professionals and newbies.
  • Tool Category (30 mins - 1 hr) - Comprises of open source security tools, exploits, frameworks etc. This is an excellent opportunity for the original authors to showcase their software to the world.
  • Desi Jugaad (30 mins - 1 hr) - is our signature new research category talk and includes any local hacks. This category is dedicated to researchers who find innovative tech/non-tech solutions for real-life challenges.

Submission Format

Email the paper to: [email protected]
The subject should be: CFP Goa 2014 < Paper Title >
Email Body:

  • Name
  • Handle
  • Talk Category (Mentioned above i.e. research technical etc)
  • Time required (including 5-10 mins of QA)
  • Paper Title
  • Country (and City) of residence
  • Organization and Designation
  • Contact Number
  • Have you presented or submitted this paper at any other conference(s) or magazine(s)?
  • Yes, No. If yes, where? and how this submission is different from the previous ones. Note that new research talks already given elsewhere or are due to be given elsewhere prior to nullcon will be considered as current research category talks unless they consist of cutting edge and ground breaking technology, which is at the judgment of the review committee.
  • Are you releasing an open source tool?
  • Yes/No. (If yes, please include the source code for review)
  • Are you releasing an exploit?
  • Yes/No. (If yes, please include the source and vulnerability details for review)
  • Are you releasing a new vulnerability/Zero-day?
  • Yes/No. (If yes, please send us the details, including reproduction procedure, for review)
  • Why do you think your paper is different/innovative (for all tracks) and how does it qualify as new work/research(for Research track only)?
  • Are there any live demonstrations (These earn you good points during review)?
  • Yes/No. (If Yes, how many? Also please explain each demo)
  • Brief Profile ( less than or equal to 500 Words)
  • Paper Abstract - Please provide detailed working or your research/work. The more details you provide the better it is for the reviewers. Please keep the abstract to the point. Please do not try to hide the technical details or say "I can't disclose it till bla bla" as it does not help the reviewers in any way and may give your paper a low score because of insufficient information available in the abstract.
  • Your high resolution photo (attached)


Only the original authors should submit their research and any submission from a third party will be rejected. The Abstract should clearly mention the techniques and hacks in detail and merely mentioning that it works will not help in understanding the research to its full extent. nullcon is an open knowledge/research sharing platform and hence product/company marketing and pitches will be rejected. We request you not to submit any product specific talk. For product specific talks kindly look at the Prototype sub-event.

Important Dates

  • CFP Opens: 1st Sept 2013
  • 1st round of Speaker list Online: 10th Oct 2013
  • CFP Closing Date: 20th Nov 2013
  • Final speakers List online: 1st Dec 2013
  • Training Dates: 12th-13th Feb 2014
  • Conference Dates: 14th-15th Feb 2014

Speaker Benefits

For the New Research and Desi Jugaad Category

  • Travel Reimbursement (Either actuals or the below mentioned amounts, whichever is less)
    • International Speaker (USD $1000)
    • National Speaker (INR Rs.6000)
  • Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights.
  • Complimentary VIP conference pass.
  • Invitation to speaker party.
  • Invitation to Mehfil-E-Mausiqi (networking cocktail).

For the Current Research and Tool Category

  • Complimentary shared accommodation near the venue for 2 nights.
  • Complimentary VIP conference pass.
  • Invitation to speaker party.
  • Invitation to Mehfil-E-Mausiqi (nullcon networking party)

* Only one speaker will be eligible for the benefits in case there are two or more speakers for a talk.
** By submitting a paper and agreeing to talk at nullcon you give Payatu Technologies Pvt. Ltd. the right to post, publish, re-distribute online and offline, soft and/or hard copies of your presentation material including slides, source code, detailed paper and the recorded video of the presentation and you.

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