Call for Papers

We are happy to finally announce the Call for Papers for FOSS Security Campus 2023. We are very much looking forward to see your session proposals and meet you in person or virtually in September 2023!

Lets's get started!

To submit a proposal, simply click on the button below!

The submission deadline is May 21th, 2023, 23:59 CEST.

What we are looking for

FOSS Security Campus is looking for talks on:

  • OSS Security Processes – best practices for handling security vulnerabilities for OSS projects, share your experience and expertise with fellow OSS teams.
  • My OSS Supply Chain – By their very license OSS comes without warranty. Still in the past „all bugs are shallow given enough eyes“ has proven true.
  • Tell OSS users how to learn more about the projects their businesses rely on. What to look for when searching for security process documentation? What are warning signs for risky dependencies in terms of security process, but also in terms of long term sustainability?
  • Explain to OSS users what best practices for identifying used components look like.
  • Tell downstream users more about common security communication patterns in Open Source: Where to send security reports, which response times to expect, where to look for vulnerability fix disclosures.
  • Tell us all the good, the bad and the ugly about bug bounties, zero days and all issues you ran into with such programs.
  • Tell more about the patterns you think every developer should now about security by design. What are the biggest flaws you found in the past? What are places that are prone to errors?
  • Open Source and Security audits? A contradiction or a perfect match?

The list is not complete and we are always happy about new and unique submissions.

What we offer

Being a speaker at FOSS Security Campus is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with fellow attendees. It is a great way to develop your ideas and get feedback from an engaged audience. Speaking at FOSS Security Campus helps you gain experience on stage which you can reference as we record each session on video and publish them on YouTube.

An invitation to speak at FOSS Security Campus includes a full conference pass that grants access to the entire event.


We are offering the following formats at FOSS Security Campus: 

Talks are the standard session format at FOSS Security Campus. You present your topic in front of the audience within 30 min. Please include time for Q&A.

Workshops are an interactive format with active audience participation during the entire session.

Max four panelists plus moderation. Please submit the topic plus at least suggestions for participants.


Instead of relying on classical conference tracks, we are allowing speakers to tag their sessions with up to three tags. We feel that this offers more flexibility and is more suitable as sessions might be about more than one topic. We are providing some tags as suggestions, but you can add more, if you feel that something is missing.

Rules and Guidelines


  • We don‘t allow product presentations or company marketing pitches.
  • You are not allowed to switch the topic or content of the talk after the CfP submission period is over, except for in emergencies. If the topic is swapped after the CfP is concluded, the talk needs to be reviewed by the program committee again.
  • All Co-speakers have to be declared before the CfP submission period ends. Cospeakers that are added after the CfP is concluded do not receive free conference tickets and we reserve the right to reject the addition of cospeakers after the CfP.
  • We require direct email contact to our speakers for planing purposes.
  • By submitting your proposal, you consent that your talk title and description along with your photo and biography will be made publicly available, if your session is accepted. Talks will be recorded and recordings will be made publicly available on our YouTube-Channel.
  • Due to budgetary constraints, we cannot cover costs for travel or accommodation for our speakers.


Make sure you take the following guidelines to heart:
  • Titles should be descriptive and be less than 60 characters long
  • The abstract should serve as a tl;dr for your session, giving a brief summary of the contents and what the audience can learn.
  • The session description is the most important part of your proposal, since talks will be rated by our program committee mainly on the basis of your description. A good description contains a detailed and focused outline of your talk, explains why your topic is relevant, what you will be talking about and what the audience will learn.
  • Please don’t include your biography or personal details in your abstract or description, since personal information will be removed before the review process starts to avoid bias.
  • Title, abstract, and description of your talk will be visible to everyone and will be used on our talk description pages if your proposal is accepted, so be sure to write a clear and concise abstract in full sentences and don’t just use bullet points.


All submissions will be reviewed blindly, meaning that the program committee is unable to see the submitter’s personal details. Only the title of the talk and the describing abstract will be visible to the reviewers in order to reduce unconscious bias. After all talks are rated, we will inform you about the status of your submission. Talks can either be accepted, rejected or waitlisted. In case your talk is waitlisted, we will message you if a speaking slot opens up before the conference.

Any more questions?

Feel free to contact the team at – we are always happy to help.