In the year 2011, SyScan round of conferences will kick off in the city-state of Singapore. This will be followed by SyScan in China and lastly in Taiwan. The tentative dates for China and Taiwan are as follows:

SyScan'11 China
Date: 21 - 22 July 2011

SyScan'11 Taiwan
Date: 17 - 18 November 2011


This will be the 7th SyScan conference in Singapore and there will be 3 major differences to the past conferences. Besides a new avenue, we will provide for more opportunities for the attendees to interact with the speakers during the conference. This will be in the form of a dinner party for all attendees and speakers on the first night of the conference. Lastly we will be including the researchers of COSEINC into the CFP committee to solicit their votes on all papers submitted. This last change will ensure that SyScan will continue to select the best speakers and/or papers for the conference.

The dates for SyScan'11 Singapore will be 28 - 29 April 2011.


The topics and areas of interest for SyScan'11 Singapore will be as follow:

  1. Offensive Technologies
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • Exploitation techniques and bypassing-mechanisms
    • Malware
    • Rootkits

  2. Defensive Technologies
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • Operating System level protection
    • Application level protection
    • Network level protection

  3. Bug Finding
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • Fuzzing and Static Analysis
    • Source code auditing
    • Other Methodologies

  4. Cloud Computing and Virtualization

  5. Client-Side Security
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • Browsers
    • Microsoft Office/OpenOffice/GoogleDocs

  6. Devices and/or Hardware Hacking
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • Mobile devices (phones, readers etc)
    • Embedded Devices
    • Game Consoles
    • E-readers
    • Antennas

  7. Web-Centric Technologies
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • Social Media
    • PHP
    • Java
    • .Net/ASP
    • Web Service Protocols

  8. Networking and Telecommunications
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • GSM/3G/3.5G networks
    • VoIP
    • IPv6
    • WLAN/WiFi

  9. Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
    The areas of interest for this topic are:
    • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA)
    • Telecommunication Networks
    • Transportation Control and Management Networks
    • Emergency Services

  10. Data Recovery, Forensics and Incidence Response

  11. Any topics that will catch the attention of the CFP committee and/or the world.


The Selection Committee for SyScan'11 comprises of the following personnel:

  1. Thomas Lim - Organiser of SyScan and CEO of COSEINC
  2. Dave Aitel - Founder and CEO of Immunitysec
  3. Matthew "Shok" Conover - Symantec
  4. Researchers of COSEINC

The Selection Committee will review all submissions and determine the final list of speakers for SyScan'11.


There will be 2 rounds of selection process. In the first round, all submissions will be sorted out according to their topics and each paper will be ranked within its topic. The top 3 papers of each topic will be selected for the final selection list, and from the final selection list, 12 papers/speakers will be chosen to present at SyScan.

The results for both rounds of selection will be published.

The criteria, with equal weightage, for the first round of selection are as follows:

  1. Newness of presentation material (have you presented this material at other conferences before?)
  2. Quality of presentation material
  3. Impact of presentation material
  4. Availability of Demo

Members of the Selection Committee will award between 1 and 5 points for each of the last 3 criteria for each paper submitted. All brand new presentations will be awarded 5 points for the "Newness" criterion and 1 point for presentations that have been presented at other conferences before. The papers will then be ranked according to its aggregate points within its categories. The top 3 ranking papers of each category will be included in the final selection list.

In the second round, members of the Selection Committee will each be given 2 votes to vote for their favorite presentations. The 12 presentations that received the highest number of votes will present at SyScan'11 Singapore.


Speakers of SyScan'11 Singapore will be entitled to the following privileges:

  • Reimbursement of air-ticket for one person up to a maximum amount of SGD1000.
  • 3 nights of accommodation.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during conference.
  • After-conference party.
  • A very healthy dose of alcohol and fun.


  • All selected speakers with brand new presentation will be honored with SGD500 (Not applicable to COSEINC researchers).
  • All selected speakers who submit their presentation material by 11 April 2011 will be honored with SGD250.
  • All selected speakers who submit a detailed Technical White Paper of their selected presentation by 18 April 2011 will be honored with SGD250.


All submissions must be in English and in PDF format only. The following information must be included.

Section A - Personal Data:

  1. Name:
  2. Handler/Alias:
  3. Email Address:
  4. Cell phone:
  5. Company:
  6. Brief biography:
  7. Photo:

Section B - Presentation Data:

  1. Title of presentation:
  2. Category of Presentation:
  3. Time Required for Presentation:
  4. Newness of Material:
  5. Availability of Demo:
  6. Summary of Presentation:

Please note that all speakers will be allocated 60 minutes of presentation time. Any speakers that require more time must inform the CFP committee during the CFP submission.

All speakers selected to present at SyScan'11 Singapore will be required to submit a full technical paper of their presentation.

Please send submission to cfp(at)syscan(dot)org.


CFP Closing Date 28 February 2011
Announcement of First round selection 7 March 2011
Announcement of Final round selection 14 March 2011
Notification of Acceptance by selected Speakers 21 March 2011
Notification of Flight details by selected Speakers 4 April 2011
Submission of Presentation Material by selected Speakers 11 April 2011
Submission of Technical White Paper by selected Speakers 18 April 2011


Please feel free to visit SyScan website to get a feel what this conference is all about - LEARN AND HAVE FUN!

By agreeing to speak at the SyScan'11 you are granting Syscan Pte. Ltd. the rights to reproduce, distribute, advertise and show your presentation including but not limited to http://www.syscan.org, printed and/or electronic advertisements, and all other mediums.