BlackAlps 2024

Program committee

The program committee is composed of international renowned experts in the field responsible for building a program of quality. They will collect the proposals and select the most outstanding ones.
- Nicolas Oberli, Blackalps (chair)
- Axelle Apvrille, Fortinet
- Franck Bitsch, Mandiant
- Gynvael Coldwind, HexArcana
- Nicolas Grégoire, Agarri
- Daniel Le Gall, Blaklis
- Sylvain Pelissier, Zellic
- Philippe Teuwen, Quarkslab

Benefits for the speakers

Accepted speakers and trainers will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Reimbursement of travel costs up to a decent amount
  • Paid accommodation (up to 2 nights)
  • Free admission to the event, as well as the social events

In the case 2 speakers are presenting for the same talk:

  • Both speakers will have free admission to the event, as well as the social events
  • We cover the fees for only one double-room

If you’re more than 2 speakers, the additional speakers will have to book their room and social events.

Proposal topics

We expect an event offering a wide range of topics included in the information security field, including software, hardware, networks, infrastructures, systems, and others. For instance, topics could be:

  • Applications security
  • Vulnerability research and exploits development
  • Penetration testing and red teaming
  • Cloud security
  • Security automation
  • Network security
  • Intrusion detection and monitoring
  • Cryptography

Some examples of subjects:

  • How we are handling appsec for product development at XYZ
  • Novel exploitation technique against target XYZ
  • How we are building detection engineering at XYZ
  • I received ABC for Christmas, this is how I hacked it
  • Findings vulnerabilities in cloud providers services
  • Shifting security left and ensure safe-by-construct products

An external resource on how to write a good CFP.

Proposal language

Talks (45 minutes format) and slides are expected to be given in English.

Required submission details

200-words abstract describing your talk
A few words on why we should accept your talk
A list of authors and their affiliations
A short biography
If available, the following can also be part of your submission

  • A description of the research presented in the talk with a maximal length of 4 pages and/or the slides if already available;
  • If needed, a list of special requirements (special network access, equipment, etc.)