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INTRODUCTION

Application Security leaders, software engineers, and researchers from all over the world gather at Global AppSec conferences to drive visibility and evolution in the safety and security of the world’s software, as well as to network, collaborate, and share the newest innovations in the field.

The OWASP Global AppSec EU conference will take place June 9-10, 2022, via a Virtual format. The conference will also offer virtual hands-on training with vetted and leading trainers on June 6-8, 2022.


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS (CFP) & SUBMISSION

The OWASP Foundation is formally issuing a call for presentations, opening on January 10, 2022, and closing on February 10, 2022, at 11:59 EST.

This year’s tracks follow the traditional OWASP Builder & Developer, Breaker, and Defender principles - with an additional track in  DevSecOps.

Speakers should focus on the following guidelines for each of the tracks:

BUILDER & DEVELOPER - Show us how to build more secure apps and use those apps in our systems.
BREAKER - Show us how to break secure apps
DEFENDER - Show us world-class application defense, including the tools and techniques enabling detection and response to attacks
DevSecOps - Show us how you automate security in your CI/CD pipeline


We’ve provided a few suggested topics below, but feel free to innovate!

  • Web application security
  • Mobile, Cloud and Serverless security
  • Blockchain & Internet of Things for security use
  • Penetration testing & Application-level attacks
  • Threat modeling, Application and solution architecture
  • Security for DevOps engineers
  • Privacy controls
  • Planning and implementing an application security program
  • Creating an AppSec team & culture
  • Techniques to communicate risk and AppSec value to management - sharing what works and what doesn’t! 



REVIEW PROCESS

CfP IMPORTANT DATES:

CfP Opens January 10, 2022
CfP Closes February 10, 2022
Notification to submitters Week of February 28, 2022
Speaker Acceptance due March 7, 2022
Program announced the week of March 7, 2022

Keep in mind: the better your description is, the better our review will be.  Please review your proposal thoroughly, as your accepted abstract and bio will be published as submitted on our site.


REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS

The Program Team will review your submission based on a descriptive abstract of your intended presentation.

Your presentation should:

Be Aimed at a Specific Audience - OWASP has a diverse audience that consists of novice to advanced level practitioners. Your content should be developed to clearly connect with a specific audience.

Have a Clearly Written Abstract - Your Abstract is the only long-form marketing for your specific talk to our audience. It should be written so that attendees can clearly understand what you will be discussing and what they will get out of your talk.

Have a Detailed Outline - Your detailed outline is your chance to frame your talk. Write this as thoroughly as possible so that the committee understands what you bring to the table.

Be Applicable - Talks that prioritize content that attendees will be able to immediately implement are preferred.

Not be a Marketing Pitch - Submissions which double as marketing talks or include sales pitches within the training will not be successful or accepted.  All talks are vendor agnostic, we do not approve of product demos.

This is a blind submission.  It does not matter where you come from, what your gender is, or what formal education you have.  We care about bringing the most professional, interesting, and innovative content to our audience.  The Review Committee is a diverse group.  We will review the submissions and choose the talks based on their content only.

We are looking for new talks, not ones you’ve given in previous OWASP Global AppSec conferences.  If you wish to present a topic you’ve talked about in the past, please share with us what you have changed.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

As this event is a virtual format, there is no travel assistance provided nor should be a concern with event-related expenses for submitters.


SESSION PRESENTATION (LIVE STREAM)
As this event is a virtual format, if accepted to the program you understand that timelines outlined for speakers related to submitting session materials and live stream session scheduling of your talk are required to be met and not flexible.
Due to the advanced scheduling and live production for this event, speakers understand time zones will be EU-based and most likely in Greenwich Mean Time during program days.
By submitting your talk, you acknowledge and commit to timely attendance to your scheduled session for the live event and completing the session for its' scheduled duration.

TERMS

Following acceptance, we’ll provide guidance on presentation templates.  To retain paid attendance value, presentation slides may be published on the conference website after a significant time period post-conference as determined by OWASP.
OWASP values vendor neutrality.  Please make sure that any pictures and other materials in your slides do not violate any copyrights. You are solely liable for copyright violations. You may choose any CC license for your slides, including CC0. OWASP does suggest open licenses.

Additional  Notes:

  • OWASP is an inclusive organization for practitioners from all cultural, gender, language, educational, ability, religious, and career backgrounds. We actively encourage speakers of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, and ethnicity.
  • Fields denoted by an asterisk are mandatory. Failure to fully complete your submission can result in your submission being excluded from the review process.
  • Multiple submissions will be reviewed.  However, one talk will be selected.  We’re looking to expand a speaking opportunity across our diverse community.
  • While we do not offer an honorarium, a free registration is included and we hope to create an epic speaker experience this year!


All personal data collected during the submission process will be only for contacting submitters regarding their submission and will not be used for any marketing or commercials purposes. All data collected will be deleted once the selection process is complete.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.