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BSides Prishtina 2023

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5 May 2023

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6 May 2023


Pristina, Kosovo

Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events, by and for information security community members. These events happen throughout each year in major cities all around the World! BSides Prishtina 2023 is taking place in Prishtina, Kosova on May 5th and 6th 2023, at University of Prishtina.

We can't wait to see you all in-person, and we look forward to receiving your submission to our CFP process!

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Call for Speakers
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21 Oct 2022

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27 Feb 2023

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Security BSides Prishtina 2023 - Call for Presentations (CFP)


If accepted, you will be required to deliver your session in-person at our venue in Prishtina, Kosova.

Important Dates:

  • CFP extension closes on 27th February 2023 at 12:00 PM CET 
  • Second round acceptance notices will be issued no later than 1st March 2023 at 11:59 PM CET
  • Accepted candidates must confirm acceptance before 4th March 2023 at 11:59 PM CET
  • BSides Prishtina 2023 takes place at the Universty of Prishtina on 5th & 6th May 2023
  • First round acceptance notices have already been sent out


We encourage submissions by anyone with a passion for cybersecurity - students, hobbyists, researchers, professionals from public and private sectors, academia, and everyone in between. If you have a story to tell, please submit it. 


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

  • Data Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) 
  • Malware Analysis/Reverse Engineering
  • Cybercrime Investigation
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Vulnerability Research & Disclosure
  • Network/Cloud/Endpoint Security
  • Mobile/Portable Device Security
  • IoT/Embedded Device Security
  • Radio Hacking (SDR, RF, GSM, NFC, etc.) 
  • Application/Web Application Security
  • Red/Blue/Purple Teaming
  • Penetration Testing
  • Social Engineering
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
  • SCADA/ICS/OT Security
  • SecOps/DevSecOps
  • Security Automation
  • Cryptography
  • Biometrics Hacking
  • Open Source Security Tools

CFP Submissions deemed to be a sales pitch of products/services, or marketing campaigns, will not be accepted.

Employer logo may appear on two slides only - Introduction slide, and Speaker Biography slide.

Presentations will be delivered in English language.

Disclaimer: Talks will be recorded and streamed during the event and will later be published online.

Talk durations:

  • 25 minute presentation + 5 minute Q&A *
  • 40 minute presentation + 5 minute Q&A

* This is our preferred duration for talks/presentations.

Workshop durations:

  • Two hours (preferably hands-on) 
  • Four hours (preferably hands-on) 

Submissions will consist of:

  • Title of your presentation/workshop
  • Abstract (description) summarising your presentation or workshop (max. 500 words)
  • Duration of your presentation
  • Have you already presented this topic elsewhere? (If Yes, at which event? What was the title?)
  • Speaker Bio (max. 150 words)
  • Name/Nickname/Twitter Handle (to appear on our Speakers List)
  • Photo/Avatar (to appear on our Speakers List)

Workshop submissions require additional fields:

  • Any specific requirements for the workshop? (e.g. servers setup)
  • What participants must have? (e.g. laptop, OS, cables, etc.)
  • Workshop length
  • Maximum number of participants


Our CFP Review Panel, comprised of experts from public and private sectors, industry and academia, will review all submitted abstracts for appropriateness and the all-important "wow" factor. All CFP submissions will be rated and ranked according to score, and then the first round of acceptance notices will be issued. Accepted candidates will then need to respond confirming their acceptance. Should a candidate fail to confirm, the organisers will move down the ranked list to fill the schedule. Please see above for important dates relating to this CFP process.

Expenses coverage

Just like for the first edition, we will cover travel and accommodation fees for our speakers and presenters. However, if your company can cover them that would be a huge support for our BSides, as we entirely rely on our sponsors and this is a non-profit conference. 

Visa sponsorship

Unfortunately, we won't be able to assist you with any visa sponsorship requirements, however we can certainly provide a letter of acceptance and an invitation to participate at BSides Prishtina.

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