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Submission Guidelines

  1. All presentations should be vendor agnostic. The conference committee will disqualify any product or vendor pitches.
  2. No submissions from PR firms / marketing representatives will be accepted and all submissions may only be entered strictly by speakers / researchers.
  3. Papers are accepted based on the submitted speaker and content. Speaker substitutions are not permitted after acceptance. If uploading the paper on behalf of the speaker, please ensure you complete the submission in their name
  4. Please ensure that all presenting authors are included within your submission, additional speakers after approval cannot be added. This includes panel sessions so please ensure you include details of all panelists.
  5. AISA is a not-for-profit association and is not able to fund speakers requests for accommodation, travel expenses and ground transfers.
  6. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. Please ensure you following the instructions and complete the relevant parts of your submission. If in doubt and you have a question, please email speakers@aisa.org.au  
  7. All presenting authors must be included within the submission and cannot be added or substituted once approval is given. 
  8. Submissions that include exciting new research, tools, vulnerabilities, new topic areas, new techniques or methodologies will be given priority. 
  9. Individuals may submit more than one speaking proposal, but no more than three. Each speaking proposal must be submitted independently once you create your online account.  Forms that contain multiple speaking proposals in the one form will be disqualified.
  10. To give your submission the best possible chance of success, please ensure you clearly detail the concepts, ideas, solutions, findings that you plan to present. All submissions must be in English.
  11. A breakout speaking submission cannot contain more than two speakers. Ask an Expert/Think tank sessions are a single speaking session only. Single and double speakers as a team will all be weighted equally. A panel style session can contain no more than five speakers including a moderator.
  12. Each submission must contain detailed and accurate biographies.
  13. If the Conference Committee has a question regarding your submission, you may be contacted and requested to provide additional information. 
  14. Individuals selected to speak, agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this document and will be provided with a speaker agreement to sign.
  15. All successful presentations must use the conference PowerPoint template which will be provided to you after completing your speaker agreement. No vendor or other company logos are permitted on presentation slides. 
  16. Once the speaker agreement is signed, the individual(s) will be provided with a complimentary conference pass for the Australian Cyber Conference Melbourne. You must be available to present at the time you are allocated in the program. If you are not available, you risk your presentation being removed from the program.
  17. Please be aware that all speakers are required to adhere to the AISA Code of Conduct.