UPDATE: Our Call for Speakers is now CLOSED



November 2020 Submissions open - Call for Presentations AusCERT2021
Monday 11 Jan 2021 Call for Presentations submission deadline 1 (feedback will be provided by committee)
Tuesday 26 Jan 2021 Call for Presentations submission deadline 2 (final date)
Week of Monday 22 Feb 2021 Notifications from Program Committee
Tuesday 11 May 2021 AusCERT2021 Conference kicks off with Day 1 of Tutorials


Day 01

  • Optional Tutorials and Workshops

Day 02

  • Optional Tutorials and Workshops
  • Welcome Reception

Day 03

  • Main Conference Program Day 1
  • Gala Dinner

Day 04

  • Main Conference Program Day 2
  • Speed Debate


* AusCERT2021 will be delivered in hybrid mode (in line with the ongoing Australian Government restrictions around Covid-19); in-person tickets may be capped at a certain capacity.

Presentation submission categories

The AusCERT2021 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
  • 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
  • Other
  • Psychology of Infosec
  • Red teaming
  • Threat hunting

Key points to note about your submission

  • Please keep the AusCERT2021 conference theme in mind as you’re preparing your presentation content for submissions.
  • Please submit a maximum of two pages.
  • 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.
  • AusCERT2021 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

NB. The AusCERT2021 conference will be delivered in hybrid mode (in line with the ongoing Australian Government restrictions around Covid-19; in-person tickets may be capped at a certain capacity).

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*#
  • Free registration to the two day conference (not including tutorial sessions)
  • 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)

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