Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED.

“Never fear, I is here!”

That’s right, B-Sides Lisbon is back for the third time and we are bigger and better!!

B-Sides Lisbon is being held November 11th at Microsoft Portugal (Parque das Nações), so this time not only do you get to hang out with security nerds, but you’ll have a beautiful view of Tejo river!

We are organizing B-Sides into two speaking tracks, both of them will be the usual conferencing style with different time slot allocations for each.

Regular Slots

Regular presentation slots lengths are a fixed duration of 45 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q&A if necessary.

Small Slots

Small presention slots lengths are a fixed duration of 25 minutes plus 10 minutes also for Q&A if necessary.


The workshops have fixed duration of 120 minutes and has a maximum capacity of 15 atendees.

The CFP deadline for submissions is September 16th.
We are looking for topics in the area of Infosec. Doesn’t matter if it’s reverse engineering, web apps, or netsec. If it’s infosec we are in for it!

We do however have a few rules:

  • The talk and slides must be in English – Even though it’s Bsides Lisbon we are expecting (and hoping) we will have a few foreign friends visiting our beautiful country and even presenting!
  • We are currently investigating our options, but we hope to record all presentations for later distribution. If the recording your presentation poses an issue for you then please tell us on the submit form.
  • You must give your talk with passion! :)

Submissions will be reviewed by our “Call for Papers” panel.

The board will review all the talks and give them a rating, speakers will get at least a 2 month warning on either their talk has been accepted or not.

When submitting a talk please make sure you submit a valid contact!
If you wait until last minute you will have less of a chance of being picked.

Your talk won’t be picked IF:

  • It’s a sale pitch (vendor based talk / product talk)
  • Talks that don’t have the minimum information when submitted

Even if your talk gets rejected, we will make sure to give you an explanation on why your talk got rejected instead of merely replying with a “You’re out” generalized email.

We thank you in advance for yout interest and support in B-Sides Lisbon 2016, and all your submissions are greatly appreciated.

Speaker Benefits

By being a speaker at BSidesLisbon, you’ll get the following benefits:

  • Peer recognition :)
  • Full access to the conference
  • Lunch
  • Invitation to the legendary bsideslisbon speakers’ dinner (ok, maybe it’s not legendary, but it is still fun!).
  • Exclusive BSidesLisbon2016 Tshirt

Being a small, community driven and not-for-profit conference, we have a limited budget and are unable to support expenses for speakers.