Contribute to TROOPERS!

Once again it is time for TROOPERS

TROOPERS19 was an extraordinary event (Check out the Archives)! The 12th year of TROOPERS was filled with talks, trainings, and new members becoming part of our TROOPERS family. How could we possibly top it for TROOPERS20? But of course we are going to give it a try and YOU can be part of it!

Your favorite week filled with high-end IT-Security takes place in the beautiful city of Heidelberg, Germany from March 16-20, 2020! Here you will find information on how to contribute to TROOPERS20. Besides the traditional call for papers, we are also interested in training submissions.

TROOPERS20 - Call For Papers (TR20-CFP)

TROOPERS20 Main Conference (on Wednesday March 18 & Thursday March 19, 2020) will feature three tracks: Track 1 "Attack & Research", Track 2: "Defense & Management", Track 3: "Active Directory Security".

This call for papers is for security researchers interested in sharing their work with other researchers and a high-level audience (composed of about 60% people from industry, 20% from academia and another 20% from research community). We would like to invite everyone with special knowledge in breaking security in whatever area or practical experience in securing complex information systems to present their skills, tools or experience. We will give notices to all submitters by December 20, 2019.


We are mainly interested in talks on:

  • Vulnerability research in all flavors
  • Embedded Devices
  • Anything that is related to cars
  • Medical device security
  • Security in a Mobile World
  • Virtualization & Cloud Stuff
  • Industrial Networking
  • Security in Telco Environments
  • Active Directory

Heavy vendor-pitching will not be warmly welcomed and we reserve the right to ask for modifications of confirmed talks if we have the impression there is too much of that in a talk.

Speakers' Privileges

If you are the 1st chair Speaker at TROOPERS:
We will cover 750 EUR for flying within Europe or 1800 USD for flying internationally, five nights of accommodation, plus some evening fun for Conference Speakers.

If you are the 2nd chair Speaker at TROOPERS:
We will cover five nights of accommodations in addition to some evening fun for our Speakers.

At this time, we do not accept 3rd or more chair Speakers.

How to submit a CFP

CFP submissions must include the following information:

  • Brief biography including list of publications and papers published previously.
  • Proposed presentation title & synopsis/description.
  • Preferred Track you are submitting to: Attack & Research, Defense & Management, Active Directory Security, Next Generation Internet.
  • Please state who will be considered the 1st chair speaker and who will be the 2nd chair speaker for this talk if there is more than one speaker. 
  • Contact Information (full name, alias, handle, e-mail, postal address, phone).
  • Employment and/or affiliations information.
  • Why is your material different or innovative or significant?
  • Has this talk be given anywhere else? If so, where? Please provide a link to your previous talk. Will you add new material to this talk for TROOPERS?
  • Is there a whitepaper?
  • Will you release a whitepaper and/or tool with this presentation?
  • Please note that all speakers will be allocated 50 minutes of presentation time + 5-10 minutes Q+A. Any speakers that require more time must inform the CfP committee during the submission.
  • Talks happening in the attack track are expected to include a live demo and a subsequent tool release. We plan to perform a dry run of all presentations before TROOPERS. Please be prepared for that.

By agreeing to *speak* at TROOPERS20 you are granting ERNW Insight GmbH the rights to reproduce, distribute, advertise and show your presentation including but not limited to, printed and/or electronic advertisements, and all other mediums.

Important Dates

  • CfP  ends on: November 17, 2019
  • Final Notification: December 20, 2019
  • The conference: March 18-19, 2020