[Owasp-New_Zealand] Announcement: OWASP New Zealand Day 2011 Call For Papers / Call For Sponsors (CFP/CFS) now open!

Nick Freeman nick.freeman at owasp.org
Sun Apr 17 17:35:23 EDT 2011


Hi everyone,

As just announced, the OWASP New Zealand Chapter is holding the annual
OWASP New Zealand Day web application security conference at the
University of Auckland on July 7th, 2011. The Call For Papers and Call
For Sponsors is now open, the details of which can be found below:


#################
CALL FOR PAPERS
#################

Following on from the previous two years, the conference will consist
of a single track covering both technical and risk management topics.
So if you'd like to share your brand new technique, detail your
run-ins with .cn, .ru or Anonymous, spread fear about the cloud or
drop some 0day, we'd like to hear from you.

Other than the above, we are seeking presentations on any of the
following topics:

* OWASP Project Presentation (i.e Tool Updates/Project Status etc)
* Threat modelling of web applications
* Privacy Concerns with Applications and Data Storage
* Vulnerability analysis of web applications (code review, pentest,
static analysis, scanning)
* Baseline or Metrics for Application Security
* Countermeasures for web application vulnerabilities - secure coding practices
* Web application security
* Platform or language (e.g. Java, .NET) security features that help
secure web applications
* Secure application development
* How to use databases securely in web applications
* Security of Service Oriented Architectures
* Access control in web applications
* Web services security
* Browser security
* PCI

The timeline for submissions is as follows:

31st May 2011: The official closing date for receiving a synopsis of
the presentation.
15th Jun 2011: Announcements on selected candidates will be provided.
20th Jun 2011: Complete presentations will need to be submitted.

The email subject must be "OWASP New Zealand 2011: CFP" and the email
body must contains the following information/sections:

* Name and Surname
* Affiliation
* Address
* Telephone number
* Email address
* List of the author's previous papers/articles/speeches on the same topic
* Title of the contribution
* Type of contribution: Technical or Informative
* Abstract (up to 500 words)
* Why the contribution is relevant for OWASP New Zealand 2011
* If you are not from New Zealand, will your company support your
travel/accomodation costs - Yes/No

The submission will be reviewed by the OWASP New Zealand Board and the
most interesting ones will be selected and invited for presentation.

PLEASE NOTE:
** Due to limited budget available, expenses for international
speakers cannot be covered.
** If your company is willing to cover travel and accomodation costs,
the company will become "Support Sponsor" of the event.

Please submit your presentation topics and an abstract of up to 500
words to Nick Freeman and Scott Bell - nick.freeman at owasp.org &
scott.bell at owasp.org


####################
CALL FOR SPONSORS
####################


As mentioned above, OWASP New Zealand Day 2011 will be held in
Auckland on the 7th of July, 2011. OWASP New Zealand Day is a security
conference entirely dedicated to web application security. The
conference is once again being hosted by the University of Auckland
with their support and assistance. OWASP New Zealand Day 2011 is a
free event, but requires sponsor support to help be an instructive and
quality event for the New Zealand community. OWASP is strictly non for
profit. The sponsorship money will be used to help make OWASP New
Zealand Day 2011 a free, compelling and valuable experience for the
audience.


The sponsorship funds collected are to be used for things such as:

* Refreshments (coffee break/lunch) - we want to keep people refreshed
during the day; while we certainly bring good and interesting
speakers, we don't want people to go home when they become hungry.
* Name tags - we feel that getting to know people within the New
Zealand community is important, and name tags make that possible.
* Promotion - up to now our events are propagating by word of mouth.
We would like to get to a wider audience by advertising our events.
* Printed Materials - printed materials will include brochures, tags
and lanyards.


-- Facts --

Last year, the event was supported by 3 sponsors and attracted more
than 150 participants. A lot of good feedback from the audience was
received and this is the reason why we are re-organising the event.
For more information on last year's event, please visit:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2010

The OWASP New Zealand community is strong and there are more than 160
people currently subscribed to the mailing-list. OWASP New Zealand Day
is expected to attract a number between 150 and 200 attendees during
the conference.

OWASP regular attendees are IT project managers, IT security managers,
IT security consultants, web application architects and developers, QA
managers, QA testers and system administrators.


-- Sponsorships --

There are three different levels of sponsorships for the OWASP Day event:



*** Support Sponsorship (Covering international speaker travel
expenses, media coverage/article/promotion of the event) ***

Includes:
	- Publication of the sponsor logo on the event web site -
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2011



*** Silver Sponsorship: 1500 NZD ***

	Includes:
	- Publication of the sponsor logo on the event web site -
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2011
	- The publication of the sponsor logo in the event site, in the
agenda, on the flyers, brochure and in all the official communications
with the attendees at the conference.
	- The possibility to distribute the company brochures, CDs or other
materials to the participants during the event.



*** Gold Sponsorship: 3500 NZD ***

	Includes:
	- The publication of the sponsor logo in the event site, in the
agenda, on the flyers, brochure and in all the official communications
with the attendees at the conference.
	- The possibility to distribute the company brochures, CDs or other
materials to the participants during the event.
	- Publication of the sponsor logo on the OWASP New Zealand Chapter page
	- Sponsor logo on the OWASP NZ site prior and during the OWASP Day
event - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/New_Zealand
	- Publication of the sponsor logo on the event web site -
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2011
	- Sponsor dedicated space at the conference (sponsor booth) to show
products/services to the attendees during coffee breaks, lunch and
snack breaks.




For more information about sponsoring OWASP New Zealand Day 2011,
please contact either Nick or Scott directly or visit the following
page: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2011#tab=Call_For_Sponsorships



For more information about OWASP: https://www.owasp.org/

For more information about the OWASP New Zealand Chapter:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/New_Zealand

For more information regarding the event, please visit:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2011

Thanks,

Nick Freeman and Scott Bell
OWASP New Zealand Chapter Leaders


More information about the Owasp-newzealand mailing list