Call for presentations


Webinar “I don’t have anything to talk about”

24 January 2023

Call for Presentations submission deadline
27 January 2023

Notifications from Program Committee

17 February 2023


Kicking off 8 May 2023

New Initiatives

We believe that there is an abundance of potential speakers from far afield and close to home, even if people don’t know it. Our new initiatives are aimed at helping uncover talking points and help interested parties develop their presentation.

Webinar “I don’t have anything to talk about”
9am AEST, January 24

Have you set a goal to do your first conference presentation this year but don’t know what to talk about? Join us for advice on what makes a good submission and how to explore the thought process from “I have nothing to say” to working through and realising you have multiple topics on which you could present.

Speaker Mentor Program

Speaking for the first time or looking to improve your presentation skills and content?

We have some amazing mentors who are offering their time to work with and help equip speakers with the skills needed to feel prepared and be successful.

Just tick yes to speaker mentoring in the Call for Presentations submission portal. If your submission is successful you will be paired with a mentor to assist.


Conference Format

Day 1

Optional Tutorials and Workshops

Day 2

Optional Tutorials and Workshops + Welcome Reception

Day 3

Main Conference Program Day 1 + Gala Dinner

Day 4

Main Conference Program Day 2 + Speed Debate

Presentation Submission Categories

The AusCERT2023 Program Committee welcomes original contributions for presentations not previously published nor submitted in parallel for publication to any other conference or workshop taking place in proximity of the conference. Submissions may fall under one of the following broad categories:
  • Blue/purple teaming
  • Red teaming
  • Cybercrime
  • Embedded/Industrial Control Systems
  • Governance, Risk Management and compliance
  • Incident Response and Handling
  • Information Security Innovation
  • Machine Learning
  • Mandatory Breach Notification & Privacy
  • Network security
  • Psychology of Infosec
  • Threat hunting
  • Other

Key points to note about your submission

  • Please provide a clear idea of the presentation content and key points to be covered during the presentation. You do not need to submit the entire PowerPoint presentation to the call for presentations.
  • Extensions to the call for presentation deadline will not be granted.
  • Submissions made by people other than a presenter/author will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • Authors of tutorial submissions are encouraged to also provide presentation submissions as well.
  • Submissions promoting specific products or services will not be considered nor accepted.
  • AusCERT2023 requires a non-exclusive copyright license for all presentations at the conference and for the presentation material.
  • Program Committee has the right to refuse any submission. The Program Committee’s decisions are final.

Assistance for selected speakers

  • AusCERT is able to assist in covering the travel and accommodation costs for one speaker per successful submission. The standard offer includes:

    • Return economy class airfares
    • Accommodation for 3 nights for international speakers or 2 nights for domestic speakers*#
    • Conference registration
    • Entitlements are for one speaker per presentation only*. You are welcome to bring multiple presenters at your own cost

    * Exceptions may be made for tutorial presenters
    # Presenters selected to deliver their presentations on Day 1 will have coverage of their accommodation from the evening prior to the end of the conference week (Day 4)