Nullcon Berlin 2024

Call For Papers (CFP)

Welcome to the 3rd Edition of Nullcon Berlin!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Important Dates:

๐Ÿ”น CFP Opens: 30th October 2023
๐Ÿ”น CFP Closes: 31st December 2023
๐Ÿ”น Final Speaker Announcement: 15th January 2024 onwards
๐Ÿ”น Training Dates: 11th-13th March 2024
๐Ÿ”น Conference Dates: 14th-15th March 2024
๐Ÿ”นWebsite Link:

Note: Request you to go through the below content before making a submission even if you are a seasoned speaker.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Research Submission Categories:

๐Ÿ”น New Research: A research topic that has not been presented/published or is not going to be presented/published before Nullcon Berlin 2024.

๐Ÿ”น Desi Jugaad: It is a Hindi word for "Local Hacks." This category is dedicated to hackers who find innovative tech/non-tech solutions for real-life challenges.

๐Ÿ”น Current Research: A research topic that has already been presented/published partly or wholly before Nullcon Berlin 2024.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Speaker Benefits:

๐Ÿ”น For New Research Category:

  • Travel Reimbursement (either the actual spent amount or the below-mentioned amount, whichever is less).
    • International Speaker (Euro 1000)
    • EU & UK Speaker (Euro 250)
  • Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights.
  • Complimentary Corporate Conference Pass.
  • Invitation to Speaker Gathering along with Drinks.
  • Invitation to Nullcon Networking Dinner Party.

๐Ÿ”น For Other Categories - Current Research, Desi Jugaad, Workshop, Village:

  • Complimentary Accommodation near or at the venue for 3 nights.
  • Complimentary Corporate Conference Pass.
  • Invitation to Speaker Gathering along with Drinks.
  • Invitation to Nullcon Networking Dinner Party.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Speaker Terms and Conditions:

  • Only one speaker will be eligible for Travel Reimbursement benefits in case of two or more speakers for a talk.
  • The process to redeem the Travel Reimbursement will begin a week after the conference is over. It is mandatory to submit a soft copy of your passport and e-visa for reimbursement purposes.
    *We do not provide Travel Reimbursement in cash.
  • The provided Accommodation will be shared among speakers in case of two or more speakers for a talk.
  • Once a talk is accepted, it is not allowed to add more speakers to the talk.
  • By submitting a paper and agreeing to talk at Nullcon, the submitter gives Payatu Technologies Pvt. Ltd. the right to post, publish, and re-distribute online and offline, soft, and/or hard copies of the presentation material including slides, source code, detailed paper, and the recorded video of the presentation and the speaker(s).
  • All proposals must be submitted through the Call For Papers (CFP) form. Proposals submitted through any other way will not be considered for CFP review.
  • The talk submitted for a specific event will only be considered for that event only.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Submission Topics:

We are interested in new and cutting-edge security findings that align with our motto, "The next security thing!" Some security topics for your reference (but not limited to) are:

  • IoT - Web3 - SDN
  • Radio - Cloud - Mobile
  • Telecom - Satellites - Networks
  • Forensics - Hardware - Embedded
  • ICS/SCADA - Smart Cities - Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Web - Blockchain

๐Ÿ‘‰ Submission Guidelines:

๐Ÿ”น Early Submissions: Submitting early ensures a better possibility of your research being accepted in the first round of review itself. The more you delay, the more competition you have with other papers that are submitted later.

๐Ÿ”น Select Correct Research Category: Ensure to choose the relevant submission category in the form. If the submission is going to be presented prior to the Nullcon conference or is an enhancement of presented research, it falls under Current Research and not New Research.

๐Ÿ”น New Research Gets Priority Over Current Research: At Nullcon we focus on New Research that has not been published / presented prior to the Nullcon conference dates. If your submission is a rework / enhancement of your existing research or a similar presentation to what is already delivered / published elsewhere, it will get less scoring as compared to new research.

๐Ÿ”น Ensure Using Real-Life Examples / Case Studies / Demos: A great submission always reflects on how it is implied in reality, this can be done by sharing real-life experiences, connecting it with a case study or simply presenting a live demo.

๐Ÿ”น Spare No Technical Details: Providing concrete technical details ensures a better chance of the research being accepted. Reviewers often give a low score to submissions that have small or vague abstracts and due to time constraints may not even get a chance to request more details. Therefore, the best way is to provide a supporting full technical paper that explains all the vulnerabilities, exploits, etc in detail.

๐Ÿ”น Review Feedback: We do not ask our review board members for comments.

๐Ÿ”น Declining A Submission: Please take rejection as a suggestion for improvement somewhere in the paper and not as an offense. Declining on a paper does not mean your submission is not good. There are many parameters we look at when reviewing a paper, technical in-depth is only one of them. Many times, we have to let go of really good talks because there is already an accepted paper on a similar subject or too many good submissions, or your submission is already presented/published elsewhere. We want you to succeed and are only trying to help you to prepare for future submissions. So, cheer up and get ready for the next submission.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Review Process: Based on the scoring of our external review panel members and our internal decision, we take a call on the acceptance of papers.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Contact: For any further doubts/questions feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

You can enter proposals until 2023-12-31 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam), 3ย weeks, 5ย days from now.