Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is closed.

heise devSec will take place at Print Media Academy in Heidelberg from October 21 to 23. The conference for security in software development is hosted by heise Developer, an online channel for software development, heise Security, an online channel for IT security, and dpunkt.verlag, publisher of computer reference books.

The conference will provide up-to-date and practical security knowledge for software developers, architects, testers and information security officers. heise devSec consists of two main conference days and an additional workshop day.

Speaker at heise devSec

The hosts of the conference invite experts in the field of secure software development to submit presentations and full-day tutorials by Apr 11th, 2023. Please use the online form.

// Topics

We are looking for talks covering all phases of software development from design to operation.

  • Secure Design and Architecture
  • Software Implementation and Integration
  • Security by Design, Security Engineering
  • DevSecOps
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Code Smells
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Preparing for (yet) unknown attack scenarios
  • Best Practices
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Oriented Testing
  • Threat Analysis and Attack Scenarios
  • Security Testing
  • Penetration Tests
  • Securing Web and Cloud applications
  • Securing Mobile and IoT applications
  • Cryptography
  • Forensics
  • Secure use of Machine Learning
  • Legal aspects and Compliance
  • Organisational, legal and technical management of externally reported vulnerabilities
  • ...

// Programming Languages

We are not only looking for language-agnostic talks, but also for sessions covering specific programming languages such as Java, C/C++, JavaScript, C#, or PHP.

// Tools

Sessions on tools should focus on practical introductions, conceptual reflection, live demos or comparison of different approaches instead of covering specific products.

// Lessons Learned

Speakers are invited to recount their security-related experiences from current or finished software development projects. The topics may cover individual security aspects or the full development cycle. Not only are we looking for success stories, but also for reports of throwbacks and workarounds or even dead ends.

Speaker at heise devSec

Please indicate, whether you prefer to give a presentation lasting up to 45 minutes or a long session of up to 75 minutes. Workshops have been scheduled for full days (6 to 7 hours). Please send us an abstract of your proposed presentation which is geared to your target group (400-700 characters). Supplementary materials (long abstracts, slides, proposals, etc.) are welcome, too. We especially place value on your positioning of the proposal in regard to knowledge you expect from the audience as well as the educational objective of your talk. The deadline for submissions is Apr 11th, 2023. The complete schedule will be available online by mid-May .

We book the hotel accommodation necessary for the presentation for accepted speakers and reimburse the costs of travel to and from the conference within Germany on the basis of a 2nd class train ticket. They also have free access to all lectures of the conference. Workshop trainers will receive financial compensation. Speakers who would have to fly in from abroad should contact the organizers regarding the financing of the trip.

Find the members of the conference board here.

Please feel free to contact us with questions regarding the conference or schedule of events