Call For Papers

What comes to your mind when you think of Russia?
Fyodor [Dostoevsky] and Moscow? Sputnik and bears?
Vodka and matryoshkas? Or Russian hackers?

Positive Russian hackers, organizers of the Positive Hack Days 2012 forum on practical information security invite you to participate in the forum as a speaker.

Positive Hack Days is a unique event, where the elite of the hacker world, leaders in the information security industry and the Internet community meet face to face to join their efforts to cooperate in addressing the most topical issues of the IT world.

PHDays 2012 means theory hand in hand with practice, professional discussion intertwined with hardcore contests, maximum experience and minimum ceremonies.

On May 30 and 31, 2012, we will be waiting for you in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Moscow!


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Submit your presentation and materials by sending a mail at: .


The program of Positive Hack Days includes:

  • round tables and discussions for business audience;
  • seminars and workshops for experts and hackers;
  • security challenges for all comers;
  • CTF and HackQuest contests .

PHDays offers several participation formats:

  • report (1 hour);
  • brief report (30 minutes);
  • lightning talk (15 minutes);
  • hands-on lab/workshop (up to 4 hours).


There are no strict restrictions for participants: anyone from a novice to a recognized expert in information security can be a speaker. Our goal is to facilitate animated, informal communication between all representatives of the information security industry.

The main requirements are an interesting topic concerning information security, novelty and urgency of the issues under consideration, professionalism and competence.

The organizers will consider every single application and select the best ones.


Themes of the reports should be relevant to information security. We are mostly interested in the following topics:

  • security of critical information systems;
  • fraud management;
  • cybercrimes and investigation of incidents;
  • national and corporate security in the WikiLeaks epoch;
  • cyberwar and cyber spying;
  • protection of cloud computing and virtual infrastructure;
  • prevention of 0-day attacks;
  • forensics;
  • protection against DDoS;
  • applied cryptography;
  • security of industrial control systems (SCADA);
  • security of business applications and ERP;
  • communication network security;
  • application security.

If your report does not concern any of the above topics but covers some other aspect of information security, and you believe it will be interesting for the community, please, feel free to apply.

Note. We will not accept reports aimed at promoting certain products, services, or companies. We appreciate your understanding.


Participation application should contain the following information:

  • Information about the speaker
    • first and last name;
    • CV (educational and professional background, titles, main professional achievements);
    • residence (country, city);
    • contact information (telephone number, email);
  • Information about the report
    • title;
    • brief summary (500 characters);
    • detailed outline;
    • report status (whether it was published previously, where).

We highly encourage and will favor submissions contains any of the following information: tool, slides, whitepaper.

It is desirable that the reports be in Russian or English.


Email us your application with all the required information.

The applications for participation as a speaker will be accepted in two stages:

  • the first stage from December 15, 2011 to February 14, 2012;
  • the second stage from February 20, 2012 to April 16, 2012.

Send your applications to .

For any additional information, contact us at .

After all applications are considered, the potential participants will receive letters with the results.


The organizers will partially or fully pay for the transportation and accommodation of the speakers. The organizers' share is considered individually for each participant.

On our part, we guarantee all the participants 2 days of positive emotions, a good mood, interesting people, and new experience.

P.S. We are open to all positive people and ideas. Just do not suggest hard disk throwing, please.

We are waiting for your papers!

Bolshoyeh spasebaw, tovarishch!
Positive Hack Days team