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Call for Papers
The Black Hat USA 2022 Call for Papers is closed.
Black Hat USA 2022 Important Dates
Call for Papers Opened: February 7, 2022 (12:00am PST)
Call for Papers Closed: April 4, 2022 (11:59pm PST)
Notification to Submitters: early June 2022
Event Dates and Location: Briefings August 10-11, 2022 (Las Vegas + Virtual)
Terms & Dates are subject to change.
The Black Hat Europe 2022 Call for Papers will open in June 2022
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Since their inception 25 years ago, Black Hat Briefings continue to provide security professionals with a place to learn the very latest in information security risks, research and trends. Leading security researchers from around the world take the stage each year to share their latest work and exploits in a friendly, vendor-neutral environment. Attendees will experience groundbreaking research on topics ranging from vulnerabilities within popular consumer devices, to critical international infrastructure threats, and everything in between.
Event Type & Session Formats
- Event Type: Black Hat USA will be a hybrid event (virtual/online + in-person in Las Vegas, NV).
- Selected speakers are expected to present in-person in Las Vegas, NV, however we will make exceptions on a case-by-case basis for those unable to travel.
- Session Formats: Briefings are presented in 30 and 40-minute presentations.
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- Submissions may only be entered by researchers/speakers (no submissions from PR firms/marketing representatives).
- Black Hat does not accept product or vendor-related pitches. Black Hat will disqualify any product or vendor pitch.
- Submissions must clearly detail the concepts, ideas, findings, and solutions a researcher or speaking team plans to present.
- Submissions that highlight new research, tools, vulnerabilities, etc. will be given priority.
- Submissions that include White Papers are highly encouraged and will also be given priority.
- Black Hat will disqualify incomplete submissions; complete your submission in its entirety.
- Individuals may submit more than one proposal, but each proposal must be submitted via a separate submission form.
- Each submission must include detailed biographies of the proposed speaking team.
- Submitters will be contacted directly if Review Board members have any questions about a submission.
Black Hat strongly supports and encourages co-ordinated/responsible disclosure. To this end, Black Hat has a strong partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to provide pro-bono legal consultations to security researchers on the legality of any research or data they plan to present at the event.
If you have questions about the legal implications of your security research or presentation, contact Electronic Frontier Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review Board & Content Selection
The Black Hat USA Review Board is comprised of the industry's most credible and distinguished security professionals and thought leaders throughout various areas of the information security community. The Review Board advises Black Hat on reviewing and programming conference content and providing unparalleled insight into the research community.
Black Hat strives to deliver one of the most empirical content selection processes in the industry. All submissions are vetted thoroughly by the Black Hat Review Board. Each submission is reviewed for uniqueness, overall content expertise, and accuracy before any selections are made. Through the course of this dynamic review process, Black Hat Review Board members will frequently ask researchers for clarity on any areas of question in their submission(s) – whether it be about the uniqueness or audacity of claims made. The best submissions come with academic-grade papers, proof-of-concept code, and/or video demonstrations of the work done. Of note, Black Hat does not support pay-for-play Briefings. The Black Hat Briefings are, and always have been, independently selected based on quality of content and area of expertise rather than sponsorship.
- $1,000 USD for one Speaker per team (30 and 40-minute Briefings)
- One Briefings pass per Speaker(s)
- Economy-class, round-trip airfare for one Speaker per team; cap of $1,000 domestic/$1,300 international USD
- One hotel room for three nights (August 9, 10, and 11) for one Speaker
By submitting a proposal via the Black Hat Call for Papers system, submitters selected to speak understand and agree to the Terms as detailed in this section.
- By speaking at a Black Hat conference, Speakers grant Black Hat permission to record, reproduce, distribute, advertise, and show a Speaker's presentation including but not limited to blackhat.com, conference proceedings and materials, audio, video, printed and/or electronic ads, fliers, mailers, etc.
- The Black Hat Review Board will have access to all submissions and materials.
- Review Board access to submissions is provisioned under MOU with Black Hat and Informa. The MOU outlines the rules of confidentiality, conduct, standards, and policies that guide the Black Hat review process as well as the expectations and responsibilities required to be on a Black Hat Review Board.
- Prospective Speakers should not directly contact any Black Hat Review Board member regarding the status of submission(s) or feedback.
- Reviews, acceptances and/or declines are conducted on a rolling basis.
- All correspondence and queries should be sent to email@example.com.
- Researchers and research teams should be aware of the following guidelines regarding the number of researchers permitted to present.
- 30-minute Briefing or 40-minute Briefing — Up to 2 speakers
- Please note that not all members of a research team will be able to present but all research team members will receive recognition on the Black Hat website and a complimentary full conference pass (Briefings pass) as long as they are listed on the original Call for Papers submission.
- Conference passes are non-transferable.
- Co-workers, PR representatives, etc. must register and pay the appropriate fees.
- If the presentation is deemed to be a work of plagiarism or a blatant vendor pitch, Black Hat may revoke the Speaker's honorarium and the Speaker will not be considered for future speaking opportunities.
- Black Hat reserves the right to change scheduled speaking times as necessary. While every effort will be made to honor assigned times, Speakers may be called upon to present at any time during the conference.
- Black Hat reserves the right to rescind an accepted submission without reason.
- Black Hat believes the InfoSec community should be truly open for everyone. As such, Black Hat is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. Speakers are required to follow the Black Hat Code of Conduct.
Additional Event Information
Please visit blackhat.com for previous conference archives, information, and talks. Updated announcements about Black Hat USA 2022 will be posted to newsgroups, security mailing lists, and the Black Hat website when available.
We reserve the right to change or modify our Terms, dates and/or content of this page at any time without prior notice.
Again, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We look forward to receiving your submission!
The Black Hat Team