SecTor 2008 is currently open to speaking proposals.  Visit http://www.sector.ca/ to learn more about the event.

SecTor is all about the meat -- The content that matters to Canadian IT Security Professionals today.  Of course we'll have fun and celebrate having the world's best in Toronto, but the key to SecTor's success, and thus the primary objective of the Management Committee and Advisory Committee, is quality content and presentation for attendees.

This is a call for speakers/papers. If we haven't approached you, but you believe you have a significant discovery or new research that the security community would value, or enjoy hearing about, we invite you to submit your presentation topic for serious consideration.  Selected speakers will have travel costs covered.

This is now the second and final round of speaker selection, please make your proposal submissions before August 31st, 2008.  Selections will be announced early in September.  You will not be contacted until that time.  To allow for late breaking research to be presented, submissions after the deadline will be accepted on an exception basis only. 

SecTor attendees are a mix of security professionals and vendors, programmers, students, network administrators and IT executives. Preference will be given to speakers who can present new and innovative technical content to a broad audience. Of course, all presentations are expected to challenge the brightest and quickest of attendees - we wouldn't have it any other way.

SecTor is not a vendor fair. Consequently, there will be very little tolerance for commercial content within presentations. Attendees will be encouraged to quell any shameless marketing that is not immediately backed up with rationale for its inclusion.

Proposals should consist of the following information:

1. Presenter and contact info (country of origin and residence-mail, postal address, phone, fax).

2. Employer and/or affiliations.

3. Brief biography, list of publications and papers.

4. Any significant presentation and educational experience/background.

5. Topic synopsis, Proposed paper title, and a one paragraph description.

6. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or an important tutorial.

7. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines ready.

8. Will you have full text available or only slides?

9. Please list any other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published/submitted.

Please include the plain text version of this information in your email as well as any file, pdf, sxw, ppt, or html attachments.

Please forward the above information to management@sector.ca.

Best regards,
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP , DFNPA, CNP