11-13 March 2024 | Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place

We’re Looking for Great Speakers

The 2024 Call for Speakers will open in August. The EU Cybersecurity Act (EUCA) Conference Program Committee seeks proposals for presentations from industry professionals with experience in technology, application, and policy of certification standards. We are seeking:

Front-Line Professionals

We prefer high-quality vendor-neutral presentations from integrators, consultants, procurers, deployers, administrators, government organizations, and academia.

Strong Topic Focus

Our focus is on the future specification, development, evaluation, certification and approval of standards for ICT products, services, and processes in the EU.

Neutral Content

We prefer proposals from front-line implementers. Product vendors are encouraged to recruit clients and partners who are front-line implementers as presenters.

Benefits of Speaking

As a speaker, you’ll receive complimentary full 2-day conference registration, an €875 value. Your name, photo, professional biography and organization will be featured in conference promotion and the conference web site. Over 850,000 marketing impressions are made in this promotion campaign. One complimentary speaker registration per presentation is permitted. Additional co-speakers will receive discount registration of 20% off published fees. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Submission is Easy

Only a proposal title and brief (about 75-word) description is required for submission. All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, relevance to conference focus, and speaker experience. English is the official language of the conference.

About the Submission Process

Conference Format

Our program consists two days of 30-minute presentations (including time for Q&A), and 60-minute panel discussions. We solicit proposals for high-quality presentations and ideas for panel discussions that will be of interest to the community involved with the technology, application, and policy of certification standard, focusing on:

  • Industry Alignment
  • IoT Challenges
  • Cloud and GDPR Frameworks
  • Standards for Success
  • Industrial Strategies
  • Public Policy
  • Outlook/Opportunities
  • Innovations in Assurance

Online Speaker Proposal Management System

Speaking proposal submissions and reviews for the conference are managed through our online submission process which allows the presenter to submit a proposal and check the status of their submission. The Program Committee will review the submissions and notify the authors of the results. If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at [email protected].

To Submit a Proposal

  1. Click above: “Click Here to Submit”
  2. If you have not registered previously, click “Create an Account.” Otherwise login and skip to #6.
  3. Enter your contact info and register.
  4. You will receive an email with an activation link. Click the link to activate your registration.
  5. Login to your account.
  6. On the Dashboard, click “+New Speaking Proposal.”
  7. Enter your speaking proposal and submit. You’re done!
  8. Follow the same login process to check on the status of your proposal.

Due Dates for Presentation Proposals

DEADLINE EXTENDED Proposals Due: 9 December 2022
Review and Comments: 9 December 2022
Acceptance Notifications: 13 December 2022
Presentation Slides Due: 7 March 2023

Date of Conference:  28-29 March 2023

Checking Status and Notification of Your Submission

 Once the review of your submission is finalized, you will receive notification by email. You can also check the current status of your submission by logging into the submission page.

Conference Program Committee

  • Miguel Bañon, Independent Consultant, Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3, Spain
  • Tony Boswell, Senior Principal Consultant, CyTAL, United Kingdom
  • Martin Chapman, Chairperson, OASIS Open, Ireland
  • Alban Feraud, International Organizations & Regulatory Affairs, Strategy & Market Officer, IDEMIA Public Security & Identity, and President, Eurosmart, France
  • Igor Furgel, Dr., Head of Certification Body, Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH, Germany
  • Gabor Hornyak, Head of Site & Process Certification, NXP Semiconductors, Hungary
  • Matthias Intemann, Head of Section, BSI – Federal Office for Information Security, Germany
  • Petra Manche, Common Criteria Team Manager, Cisco, United Kingdom
  • David Martin, ISO WG3 Editor, UK IT Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme, United Kingdom
  • Quang-Huy Nguyen, Platform Certification Engineer, Common Criteria Expert, France
  • Bill Rutledge, Project Director, EU Cyber Act Conference, United States
  • Wouter Slegers, CEO, TrustCB, and Program Director, EU Cyber Act Conference, Netherlands
  • Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, Board member and Security Task Force Leader, GlobalPlatform, Belgium
  • Dominik Ziegler, Security Standarization, Siemens, Germany