Hacktivity 2018 Call For Papers


Conference: October 11-13, 2018

CFP closing date: July 15, 2018

CFP notification to authors: July 31, 2018

Venue: Budapest, Hungary


Email: cfp _!{at}!_

Twitter: @hacktivityconf

The Hacktivity Crew

The Hacktivity hacking conference brings together the official and alternative representatives of information security profession with all those interested in the area, in an informal, yet educational, and most of the times highly technical.

Call For Contributions/Speakers

This year we are offering two alternatives: you can either give a presentation as usual or you can give a hello workshop.


This is the business as usual. We require similar thing as in any other IT security conference CFP. We are accepting presentations from a wide spectrum of IT security topics. It is up to you to apply for a presentation which is in line with the spirit of Hacktivity. We favor presentations with demo.

Please write your slide deck in English. Your speech can be in English (favored) or Hungarian.

As a speaker, you can have either a 20­ minutes or a 40 ­minutes slot to present your topic.

Hello workshop

We all know there is a huge difference between seeing and doing. Real knowledge grows from issuing your first command. Therefore, to help visitors start off learning we organize hello workshops. Hello workshops are short courses introducing basic/intermediate IT security skills. Previous years included topics like:

  • Burp Extensions
  • Malicious PDF analysis
  • Basic rootkit techniques
  • SQL injections

A hello workshop should meet the following requirements:

  • participants should acquire a definite and useful piece of knowledge;
  • participants bring their own equipment you should calculate with the diversity;
  • a workshop will not have more than 16 attendees;
  • it should fit into  20 plus 20 minutes (seeing plus doing) from preparation to take­aways.
  • one workshop will be held  approx. 3 times during the two days


Here are some topics that we are especially interested in:

  • Vulnerabilities at unexpected territories
  • Exploit mitigations and their mitigations
  • Malware analysis inside or outside the sandbox
  • Blue Team techniques / operation
  • Big Data / Cloud / APT / any_fancy_buzzword ­ What’s the big deal? Are there any / What are the new threats?
  • Extraordinary stories of #FAIL
  • Any research which brings something brand new to the security world

These are just examples though, please feel free to submit your talk as long as it fits to the spirit of Hacktivity.

How to apply as a speaker

Please fill out our CFP application form:

Speaker benefits

Speaker benefits are applicable to every person presenting at least one 40 minute or two 20 minute presentations. If you would like to hold a Hello workshop and need coverage for travel or accommodation please contact us!

Hacktivity offers speakers accommodation for  3 nights next to the venue of the conference and cover travel expenses up to 350 EUR, plus a Budapest sightseeing tour the day after the conference ends.

Please note that we have flexibility regarding the travel expenses.  The travel contribution is agreed individually with every speaker . Please contact us at cfp _!{at}!_ for more details.

Great travel option

If you have ever considered to visit Hungary, this might be a good opportunity for you for seeing Budapest, meeting the Hungarian IT security community and experience Hungarian hospitality and cuisine as well.
The capital of Hungary is situated along the Danube, in the heart of the Carpathian basin. Hilly Buda, which comprises one-third of the city’s area is located along the right bank of the Danube surrounded by low mountains. Across the river sprawls flat Pest. The geology of Budapest has played a determining role in the city’s life over the course of history. Hot springs breaking through limestone mountains supplying water of 35-76 degrees centigrade gave rise to a flourishing culture of spas in the Roman Age and made Budapest one of the most popular spa cities of Europe.


As a speaker or workshop presenter you should accept the following use of your intellectual properties:

Presentations will be recorded and made available on our website.

To the event a conference paper will be published with presentation/workshop titles and abstracts, the presenters’ bio and their photos. The brochures will be distributed at the registration for all participants of the conference.

Presentations and workshop materials will available on the conference web page after the event in pdf form.

During the presentation we will take photos and use them in our publications and will be published on our site.

We are not going to use your materials in any other form mentioned above without your prior consent.

Someone you would like to see present? Let us know!
If you are not decided yet on the subject you’d like to present, but know someone who is likely to accept speaking at the event, write to us at 

cfp _!{at}!_

 including that person’s contact info, and we’ll do our best to reach out for him/her!