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September 16-18, 2020 – Stockholm, Sweden

Call for Papers

0x0D SEC-T 2020

The SEC-T Organizer team is proud to announce the start of the 2020 call for papers for the 13th anniversary for the annual SEC-T Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

This Call for Papers extends to both the main conference and the preceding community night event.

What and When

SEC-T is an non-profit, English speaking, two day, single track information security conference taking place in late summer every year in Stockholm, Sweden. At SEC-T we focus on providing our audience with high quality talks and in depth “QnA” with speakers. SEC-T is a conference where you can feel safe from sales pitches and marketing presentations as we have a large focus on our speakers research and first person accounts.

The speaker slots on our schedule are either 30 minutes (SmallTalk) or 60 minutes (Talk), where the latter contains a 15 minutes moderated question and answers session (QnA).

The SEC-T conference is divided into three separate parts; the SEC-T2ion, the Community Night event, and the SEC-T conference:

All events take place at the venue; Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information on our events, the organization and our mission statement read

What content do we like

We are a single track conference that has focuses on highly technical content in a multitude of fields of computer security. Since we are a single track conference talk slots are limited and we are therefore not likely to feature several talks covering the same subject.

Some of our most popular subjects in the past has included Attack investigations, Malware reverse engineering, Radio attacks, cryptography as well as System specific hacking techniques and other security related fun topics.

We do rate premiere talks higher than talks that have previously already been presented somewhere else. So if you have already made this presentation, please add some content to it to make it unique if you can.

If your submit a Talk (45+15min) you should consider if your talk could also be made reasonably in 30 minutes (SmallTalk) as this would increase your chances of being accepted.

If you have the possibility to also speak at the Community Event you increase your chances of being accepted. Community Event speakers are automatically backup speakers for the main conference and also receive travel and accommodation.

What we need

To be considered for a speaker slot at SEC-T you need to send an email to [email protected] providing us with the following information

  1. Contact information for you and any joint speaker you require for your presentation. (email, phone, twitter and “preferred name” when referencing you in announcements and schedule.)
  2. The Talk Title please name your talk as this will make it easier to reference it.
  3. A short description (<6 sentences) of who you are (bio) that we are permitted to publish in case of your acceptance.
  4. A short description (<6 sentences) of your content that we are permitted to publish in case of your acceptance
  5. A longer description of your content for our understanding of your research material and presentation format for our consideration. This could contain any papers, articles or presentation material you have created that will help us understand your content.
  6. References<, if any, to other talks you have given, articles published or videos of previous presentations for our consideration.
  7. The location you would be traveling from.
  8. Technical requirements for making your presentation.
  9. The preferred length and possible lengths of your talk (30 min SmallTalk and/or 45+15 min Talk)
  10. Has this presentation been given before somewhere?
  11. Are you willing to give the talk at the Community Event? (all community event talks have to be 30 min)
  12. Are you willing to have your talk recorded and/or live streamed<?
  13. Are you also interested in also having a lightning talk slot (max 15 minutes) if one is available? (Can be on any topic, and this is not a guarantee that you get one.)

All material must be presented to us and our audience in English.

What you receive

As an accepted speaker you will of course always be provided with any required travel between your location and the venue as well as accommodations during the conference* (17-18:th of September). You will also have food and drinks included for the duration of your stay.

The only difference between speakers speaking at the main event and community night speakers is that speakers at the main event also receive an honorary of 10.000SEK (approximately 1000€) per talk for their performance.

*  To minimize or eliminate the hassle of handling expenses SEC-T will make ALL travel and accommodation arrangements.

The Schedule

The submission deadlines are:

To ensure your submission is considered it must be made before August 15:th, and to increase your chances of being selected as a speaker it is recommended that your submission is made before June 1:st or July 1:st. Acceptance rounds usually takes less than a week to complete, submissions made before July 1:st will automatically be considered for the August 15:th round as well.

As a speaker you will be notified that we have received your submission and when we have come to a decision regarding your participation.

Be sure to indicate if you also can consider giving your talk at the Community Night Event. Speakers accepted for giving a talk at the community night are automatically considered as backup speakers for the SEC-T conference. A backup speaker giving a talk at the conference grants that speaker the regular 1000€ honorary.


All official communication between speakers and the SEC-T organizers will be handled through the [email protected].

Once you are accepted as a speaker, travel and accommodations will be handled by one of the organizers.