Hack.lu 2020 Call for Papers, Presentations and Workshops

The purpose of the hack.lu conference is to give an open and free playground where people can discuss the implication of new technologies in society. hack.lu is a balanced mix conference where technical and non-technical people can meet each others and share freely all kind of information.

The conference will be held in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg in October (20-22.10.2019)... or at least that was the original plan. As we all know by now, COVID19 is changing everyone's plans and we should assume that this year will be different, so we're prepping for a 100% remote event, with the option to have a small physical event if possible, but we won't be able to tell before September, at best.

But anyway, it won't stop us from presenting the most significant new discoveries about computer network attacks and defenses, commercial security solutions, and pragmatic real world security experience in a three days series of presentations. We would like to announce the opportunity to submit papers, and/or lightning talk proposals for selection by the hack.lu technical review committee.

Important note regarding the workshops: We decided to keep the option to have workshops as well during the conference but as it will (most probably) be virtual, it will be extremely challenging to organize them. If you have a workshop, and know how to do it virtually, please tell us in your proposal how you want to proceed.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to :

  • Software Engineering and Security
  • Social Engineering
  • Honeypots/Honeynets
  • Spyware, Phishing and Botnets (Distributed attacks)
  • Newly discovered vulnerabilities in software and hardware
  • Electronic/Digital Privacy
  • Wireless Network and Security
  • Attacks on Information Systems and/or Digital Information Storage
  • Electronic Voting
  • Free Software and Security
  • Assessment of Computer, Electronic Devices and Information Systems
  • Standards for Information Security
  • Legal and Social Aspect of Information Security
  • Software Engineering and Security
  • Security in Information Retrieval
  • Network Security
  • Malware Analysis and Reversing
  • Forensics and Anti-Forensics
  • Offensive (and counter-offensive) Information Technology
  • Mobile Communications Security and Vulnerabilities
  • CSIRTs, Incident Analysis and Response
  • Information Security and Data Mining
  • Threats Exchange and Sharing


The following dates are important if you want to participate in the call for papers.

Full paper submission : no later than 20th June 2020

Notification date : 7th September 2020

Speakers' Privileges

If we can organize a physical event, we do not count on it as of now (April 2020), please do not book anything before we give you the go.

Only one speaker per talk/workshop will be covered

  • Accommodation will be provided (4 nights during the conference)
  • Travel expenses will be covered up to a max amount agreed in advance
  • Conference speakers dinner
  • Access to the hack.lu 2020 conference

Note: Let us know if you have questions regarding accommodations and travel expenses.

Publication and rights

Authors keep the full rights on their publication/papers but give an unrestricted right to redistribute their papers for the hack.lu convention and its related electronic/paper publication.


If you want to support the initiative and gain visibility by sponsoring, please contact us by writing an e-mail to info(AT)hack.lu

Code of conduct

We have a code of conduct available here.

You can enter submissions until 2020-06-20 00:00 (Europe/Luxembourg), 3 weeks, 3 days from now.