Front Range OWASP Conference 2013/CFP

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Call for Presentations

Please distribute this site to all interested practitioners and colleagues.

Submission process

Potential speakers shall submit brief abstracts of proposed presentations here.

The submission process will format abstracts automatically during the creation process. All uploaded materials, however, must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Only Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, rich-text format documents, and text files will be reviewed.
  • Author names, affiliations, email addresses, and other personally-identifiable information must be stripped from the uploaded document.
  • All presentations must be titled. Titles should appear at the top of the page.
  • The overview of the proposed presentation should not exceed 300 words.

One abstract must be submitted for each presentation considered and all abstracts must be written in English.

Evaluation process

The following criteria will determine abstract rankings:

  • Applicability to the requested topics (see below)
  • Relevance to web application development and operations
  • Relevance to the cybersecurity Industry at large
  • Relevance to the OWASP foundation
  • Strength of presentation (as determined by the review committee)
  • Timeliness of submission

Submitted abstracts will be assessed by selected members of the Colorado OWASP chapters. All reviews will be blind and reviewers will not have visibility to author information.

Dates and deadlines

Abstract collection will occur between January 12th through February 10th, 2013. Initial presentation selections will be announced on or before February 17th. As needed, a rolling collection period will begin on February 17th and continue until all speaking slots are filled.

Final presentations of accepted abstracts must be submitted for review by March 14th, 2013. Templates and other presentation formatting constraints will be made available to selected speakers directly.

All presentations will be delivered during conference proceedings on March 28th, 2013.


All speakers must agree with and abide by the OWASP Speaker Agreement v2.0.

Anyone who cannot or will not abide by these terms will not be permitted to present at the conference.

In addition, presenters must agree to allow use of abstract titles, text, and speaker names and bios for conference promotion. With speaker consent, presentation materials will be distributed to conference attendees and will be archived for future reference. With speaker consent, presentations will be recorded and archived.

Preferred topics

The following topics will be prioritized during the selection process.

High-level technical track

  • Web application security testing, especially targeting large and complex enterprise applications
  • Mobile device security
  • Cloud security
    • Impacts on the security model
    • Implementation of security controls
  • OWASP tools and projects
    • New and proposed projects
    • Development and status of existing projects

Deep-dive technical track

  • Technology-specific presentations (HTML5, AJAX, etc.)
  • Secure coding for web applications
  • Static code analysis
  • Hands-on countermeasures
  • Encryption across an n-tiered web application stack
  • Auditing web application mash-ups

Management track

  • Web application security management (scope, boundaries, responsibilities, legal considerations, etc.)
  • Emerging threats
  • Planning and managing secure software development life cycles
  • Metrics for managing application security
  • Business risks associated with application security

Legal track

  • Liability related to web application security
  • Data ownership and privacy laws within the cloud
  • Cybersecurity legislation
  • Computer security matters related to law enforcement