Call For Papers

Interested in speaking at AppSec USA 2017?

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Call for papers round 2 is open until June 15.  

OWASP AppSec conferences are the premier gathering for software security leaders and researchers. It brings together the application security community to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives and technological advancements.


OWASP AppSec conferences are true security conferences; with all talks and presentations focusing on various areas of information security. Topics should focus on the technical and social aspects of security, and should not contain marketing or sales pitches.

OWASP encourages and prioritizes submissions around the three focus areas of AppSec USA 2017:

Web Application Security – Research and new work impacting the security of web applications.
DevOps – Research and new work impacting the security of DevOps processes, architectures, and tools.
Cloud Security – Research and new work impacting the security of applications designed for and/or deployed to cloud environments, especially public cloud environments.

In addition to these three focus areas, OWASP is interested in all topics related to information security, in particular:

  • Audience – Management
  • Audience – Technical
  • Language – .NET
  • Language – Java
  • Language – JS
  • Language – Python
  • Language – Ruby
  • Level – Beginner
  • Level – Expert
  • Level – Intermediate
  • Topic – Cloud
  • Topic – DevSecOps
  • Topic – Embedded
  • Topic – IoT
  • Topic – Mobile
  • Topic – SDLC
  • Track – Breaker
  • Track – Builder
  • Track – Defender


By your submission you agree to the OWASP Speaker Agreement. It requires that you use an OWASP presentation template, or other non-branded template. Presentations may not use company themed decks or include a company logo except on the speaker bio slide. Failure to observe these requirements will result in talk removal.

All presentation slides will be published on the conference website. Pictures and other materials in presentations should not violate any copyrights. Presentation submitters are solely liable for copyright violations. You may choose any Creative Commons license for your slides, including CC0. OWASP suggests the use of open licenses.

Unfortunately we cannot cover travel expenses or costs for accommodations. 


Proposal Submissions Deadline
Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 11:59pm Eastern Time

Acceptance Notifications
Friday, June 30, 2017

Conference Dates
Tuesday, September 19 – Friday, September 22, 2017


To submit a proposal, please select the appropriate topic(s) and submit an abstract of your intended presentation (500 to 4000 characters), a brief biography (150 to 800 characters), a headshot, and a signed copy of the speaker agreement. Talks without all required information may not be considered. Your planned presentation time is 40 minutes (excl. ~5 minutes for discussion and change of speaker). Feel free to attach a preliminary version of your presentation if available. Any proposal submitted is subject to a democratic vote by the program committee. Keep in mind: The better your description of the talk, the better picture the program committee will have to review your submission. Please proof-read your submission; after approval your abstract, biography, and headshot will be published verbatim into the program and website.