CanSecWest 2010 CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline Nov 30, conf. Mar22-26) and PacSec (Nov 4/5) Selections

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We would like to announce the PacSec 2009 Paper Selections, and
the opening of the 2010 CanSecWest Call For Papers. Given
the proximity of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver one month
before the conference, we would advise all planning to attend
to make travel preparations well in advance for next year...

PacSec 2009 Presentations

Keynote Presentation November 4: Mitsugu Okatani, National Information Security Center / Ministry of Defense / Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Keynote Presentation November 5: Hideaki Kobayashi, Information Technology Promotion Agency
Virtualisation security and the Intel privilege model - Tavis Ormandy & Julien Tinnes, Google
Silicon Chips: No More Secrets - Karsten Nohl
Filter Resistant Code Injection on ARM - Yves Younan, University of Leuven
iPhone SMS Fuzzing and Exploitation - Charlie Miller, Independent Security Evaluators
The Microsoft View of the 2008 Threat Landscape - Tony Lee, Microsoft
Cloud Defense in the Post-BotWar Era - Ikuo Takahashi
The Android Security Story: Challenges and Solutions for Secure Open Systems - Rich Cannings & Alex Stamos, Google, iSec Partners
Stealthy Rootkit : How malware fools live memory forensics - Tsukasa Ooi, Livegrid
Defending a Social Network - Alex Rice, Facebook
Museum of API Obfuscation on Win32 - Masaki Suenaga, Symantec
!exploitable and Effective Fuzzing Strategies as a Regular Part of Test - Jason Shirk, Microsoft
Analyzing Word and Excel Document Encryption - Eric Filiol, ESIEA - Operational cryptology and Virology Lab
English Dojo: Auditing Java Security, Marc Schoenefeld
Japanese Dojo: Assembler Programming and Reverse Engineering Malware, Yuji Ukai, fourteenforty

Pacsec will be held on November 4 and 5th, in Aoyama, Tokyo.


VANCOUVER, Canada -- The eleventh annual CanSecWest applied
technical security conference - where the eminent figures in
the international security industry will get together share
best practices and technology - will be held in downtown
Vancouver at the the Sheraton Wall Centre on March 22-26,
2010. The most significant new discoveries about computer
network hack attacks and defenses, commercial security
solutions, and pragmatic real world security experience will
be presented in a series of informative tutorials.

The CanSecWest meeting provides international researchers a
relaxed, comfortable environment to learn from informative
tutorials on key developments in security technology, and
collaborate and socialize with their peers in one of the
world's most scenic cities - a short drive away from one of
North America's top skiing areas.

The CanSecWest conference will also feature the availability
of the Security Masters Dojo expert network security sensei
instructors, and their advanced, and intermediate, hands-on
training courses - featuring small class sizes and practical
application excercises to maximize information transfer.

We would like to announce the opportunity to submit papers,
and/or lightning talk proposals for selection by the
CanSecWest technical review committee. This year we will be
doing one hour talks, and some shorter talk sessions.

Please make your paper proposal submissions before November
30th, 2009.

Some invited papers have been confirmed, but a limited number
of speaking slots are still available. The conference is
responsible for travel and accomodations for the speakers. If
you have a proposal for a tutorial session then please make
your submission using our new online form, available at If the on-line form is
not available you can alternatively email a synopsis of the
material and your biography, papers and, speaking background
to secwest09 [at] . Only slides will be needed
for the March paper deadline, full text does not have to be
submitted - but will be accepted if available. This year we
will be opening up the presentation guidelines to include
talks not in English which we will offer to translate for
the speaker if they are not a native English speaker.

The CanSecWest 2010 conference consists of tutorials on
technical details about current issues, innovative techniques
and best practices in the information security realm. The
audiences are a multi-national mix of professionals involved
on a daily basis with security work: security product
vendors, programmers, security officers, and network
administrators. We give preference to technical details and
new education for a technical audience.

The conference itself is a single track series of
presentations in a lecture theater environment. The
presentations offer speakers the opportunity to showcase
on-going research and collaborate with peers while educating
and highlighting advancements in security products and
techniques. The focus is on innovation, tutorials, and
education instead of product pitches. Some commercial content
is tolerated, but it needs to be backed up by a technical
presenter - either giving a valuable tutorial and best
practices instruction or detailing significant new technology
in the products.

Paper proposals should consist of the following information:

1. Presenter, and geographical location (country of
origin/passport) and contact info (e-mail, postal
address, phone, fax).
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography, list of publications and papers.
4. Any significant presentation and educational
5. Topic synopsis, Proposed paper title, and a one paragraph
6. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or
an important tutorial.
7. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines
8. Will you have full text available or only slides?
9. Language of preference for submission.
10. Please list any other publications or conferences where
this material has been or will be published/submitted.
11. If you have multiple speakers, please outline why each
presenter is necessary and what each is presenting.

Please include the plain text version of this information in
your email as well as any file, pdf, sxw, ppt, or html

Please forward the above information to secwest09 [at] or use our on-line submissions form at to be considered for
placement on the speaker roster, or have your lightning talk
scheduled. If you contact anyone else at our organization
please ensure you also cc the submission address with your
proposal or use the on-line submissions system or else it may
be omitted from the review process.


P.S. please accept my apologies if your submission feedback
hasn't arrived yet from PacSec (but no news is good news for
a few which will be invited to Vancouver ;-).

World Security Pros. Cutting Edge Training, Tools, and Techniques
Tokyo, Japan November 4/5 2009
Vancouver, Canada March 22-26 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 16/17 2010
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