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The Black Hat Europe 2022 Call for Papers is closed.

Black Hat Europe 2022 Important Dates

Call for Papers Opened: June 1, 2022 (12:00am Europe/London)
Call for Papers Closed: July 25, 2022 (11:59pm Europe/London)
Notification to Submitters: mid-October 2022
Briefings Dates/Location: December 7-8, 2022 (ExCel Center, London + Virtual)

Terms & Dates are subject to change.

Black Hat Asia 2022 Important Dates

Call for Papers Opens: November 2022
Call for Papers Closes: end of December/early January 2023
Notification to Submitters: end of March 2023
Briefings Dates/Location: May 11-12, 2023 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore + Virtual

Terms & Dates are subject to change.

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What are the Black Hat Briefings?

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.

Session Formats

  • The two-day main conference featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more will be a hybrid event—offering both a Virtual (online) Event and a Live, In-Person Event in London.
    • Selected speakers are expected to present in-person in London, 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.

Track Descriptions

Determine which track(s) your submission falls under. A complete list of track descriptions can be found here.


Optional resources to help you create your proposal.

Sample Submissions

View samples of accepted submissions that received positive reviews:

View Samples (PDF)

Submission Requirements

  1. Submissions may only be entered by researchers/speakers (no submissions from PR firms/marketing representatives).
  2. Black Hat does not accept product or vendor-related pitches. Black Hat will disqualify any product or vendor pitch.
  3. Submissions must clearly detail the concepts, ideas, findings, and solutions a researcher or speaking team plans to present.
  4. Submissions that highlight new research, tools, vulnerabilities, etc. will be given priority.
  5. Submissions that include White Papers are highly encouraged and will also be given priority.
  6. Black Hat will disqualify incomplete submissions; complete your submission in its entirety.
  7. Individuals may submit more than one proposal, but each proposal must be submitted via a separate submission form.
  8. Each submission must include biographies of the proposed speaking team.
  9. Submitters will be contacted directly if Review Board members have any questions about a submission.

Coordinated Disclosure

Black Hat strongly supports and encourages coordinated 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

Review Board & Content Selection

The Black Hat Europe 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.

Speaker Benefits


  • $1,000 USD for one Speaker per team (30 and 40-minute Briefings)

Conference Registration:

  • One Briefings pass per Speaker(s)

Travel Reimbursement:

  • 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 (December 6, 7, and 8) 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, 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
  • 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 for previous conference archives, information, and talks. Updated announcements about Black Hat Europe 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 if you have any questions.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Thank you.
The Black Hat Team

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