Call for Papers

Applications are accepted until April 28, 2019

Acceptance notification period: 10 days after deadline

We are inviting speakers to contribute to the heart and soul of OFFZONE 2019 – true quality content and practical research in the field of cybersecurity.

Report formats

  • Talk: 45 minutes, presentation must be strictly in English, the talk itself may be in Russian or English.
  • Fasttrack: 15 minutes, presentation must be strictly in English, the talk itself may be in Russian or English.
  • Toolzone: exhibition stand for 4 hours, presentation is optional, the talk may be in Russian or English.

Toolzone — a new theme corner at OFFZONE 2019. We invite all enthusiasts to present their own free offensive and defensive tools to be stowed away in the security arsenal. This is a platform for dialogue and practice in its purest form: speakers here do not give talks, but rather demonstrate their materials, discuss issues with the audience and answer questions.
A tool is considered eligible for presentation at the toolzone if:
  • the program is free and not limited in its use;
  • it is a new product or a serious modification of an older tool;
  • the speaker is the researcher or one of the contributors.
An open source code is preferable, but not crucial.

All applications are to be reviewed by the CFP-committee, which is comprised of: web-application and corporate system security experts; malware, low-level software and hardware researchers.


  • Anton Cherepanov, ESET
  • Dmitry Nedospasov, Toothless Consulting
  • Maxim Goryachiy, Positive Technologies
  • Nikita Vdovushkin, BI.ZONE
  • Omar Ganiev, Deteact
  • Sergey Golovanov, Kaspersky Lab
  • Taras Ivashchenko,
  • Yury Shabalin, Swordfish
  • Eldar Zaitov, Yandex, CTFtime

CFP standards

  • The speaker must apply directly. We do not accept applications from PR or other representatives acting on the speaker’s behalf.
  • The application must include anything that may be used for research evaluation. Demos, white papers and PoC’s are most welcome
  • All submitted materials will be treated as strictly confidential and shared only with the CFP committee.
  • Upon receiving the Notification of Acceptance, the speaker will have 24 hours to confirm their participation
  • No vendor advocacy or product marketing is allowed

Speakers coming to give a Talk are provided with:

  • Roundtrip economy class plane tickets for 2 speakers maximum for one report
  • Free hotel accommodation
  • An invitation to the Speaker party