Rules & Conduct

Taking place across 2 days from the 6th till the 7th of September 2020 and featuring all pre-conference training courses!

The first round of accepted speakers will be announced in the first week of July. As always, do follow @ArabConf or search #ASC2020 on Twitter for the latest event updates.

Event website:

1 February 2019 - 1 June 2020, (in time zone)

Talks that discuss new and never before seen attack and defense methods are of more interest than a subject that has been covered several times before. Summaries not exceeding 5000 words should be submitted (in plain text format) to us through our online CFP system for review and possible inclusion in the program.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cloud Security
  • File System Security
  • 3G/4G/WIMAX Security
  • SS7/GSM/VoIP Security
  • Security of Medical Devices
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Smartphone / Mobile Security
  • Smart Card and Physical Security
  • Network Protocols, Analysis, and Attacks
  • Applications of Cryptographic Techniques
  • Side Channel Analysis of Hardware Devices
  • Analysis of Malicious Code / Viruses / Malware
  • Data Recovery, Forensics, and Incident Response
  • Hardware-based attacks and reverse engineering
  • Windows / Linux / OS X / *NIX Security Vulnerabilities
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning for Security
  • Next Generation Exploit and Exploit Mitigation Techniques
  • NFC, WLAN, GPS, HAM Radio, Satellite, RFID and Bluetooth Security

Briefings: 25 and 90-minute presentations

  1. Submissions may only be entered by researchers/speakers (no submissions from PR firms/marketing representatives).
  2. Arab Security Conference does not accept product or vendor-related pitches. Arab Security Conference disqualifies any product or vendor pitch.
  3. Arab Security Conference will disqualify incomplete submissions; complete your submission in its entirety.
  4. Your submission should clearly detail the concepts, ideas, findings, and solutions a researcher or speaking team plans to present.
  5. Submissions that highlight new research, tools, vulnerabilities, etc. will be given priority.
  6. Submissions that include White Papers will also be given priority.
  7. Individuals may submit more than one proposal but each proposal must be submitted via a separate submission form.
  8. Each submission must include a detailed biography of the proposed speaker.
  9. Submitters will be contacted directly if CFP Review Committee has any questions about a submission.
  10. If you have any questions regarding your submission, please email them to .

Important Dates

Submission deadline

  • 1 June 2020

Notification of acceptance

  • 1st week of July 2020

Presentation submission deadline

  • 1 August 2020

Dr. Sherif El-Kassas

Professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the American University in Cairo

Dr. Nashwa Abdelbaki

Director, Information Security Program, School of Communication and Information Technology Nile University

Eng. Ahmed Saafan

Chief Security Engineer at CyShield

Eng. Hassan Mourad

Security Technical Leader, Cisco

Dr. Ashraf Abdelwahab

Digital Transformation Director, Public Sector, SAP, Egypt

Dr. Emadeldin Helmy Khalil

Cyber Security Resilience Exec Director

Dr. Fathy Helail

Professor in Mathematical department in German University in Cairo (GUC).

Dr. Nashwa Abdelbaki

Director, Information Security Program, School of Communication and Information Technology Nile University

Dr. Sherif El-Kassas

Professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the american university in cairo

Dr. Aboul Ella Hassanien

Chair at Scientific Research Group in Egypt (SRGE)

Dr. Gamal Darwish

Head of computer science and information systems sector at supreme council of universities

Dr. Nashwa Abdelbaki

Director, Information Security Program, School of Communication and Information Technology Nile University

Dr. Sherif Hashem

Vice president for cyber security at the national telecom regulatory authority (NTRA), Egypt

Dr. Sherif El-Kassas

Professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the american university in cairo

Sherif El-Kassas is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The American University in Cairo. His research interests are focused on security management, the application of formal methods in software engineering and computer security, and open source technologies. El-Kassas received his PhD from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Conference Speaker Agreement

This Agreement defines the obligations of you, (“Speaker”) and Arab Security Conference’s team with respect to the Conference (collectively “Parties”).


Speakers will be required to agree to each commitment below during the submission form process in order to be considered for inclusion in the conference agenda:

  • Presenters grant the Arab Security Conference ‘s team permission to reproduce and distribute any materials provided by the presenter for use in the proposed presentation in online conference proceedings.
  • Presenter warrants and represents that he/she has all rights and permissions necessary for any material included in his/her presentation and fully indemnifies Arab Security Conference ‘s team for any costs, fees, or judgments, including reasonable attorney fees, resulting from a claim by a third party that materials provided by presenter violate such third party’s rights.
  • Presenters grant Arab Security Conference ‘s team permission to edit biographies, session titles, and abstracts to ensure consistency in program and promotional materials.
  • Presenters grant permission to Arab Security Conference ‘s team, or anyone acting on their behalf, permission to photograph, film, or otherwise record and use their name, likeness, image, voice, and comments and to publish, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, broadcast, edit, or digitize the resulting images and materials in publications, advertising materials, or in any other form, in any media now existing or hereinafter invented, and for any purpose worldwide without compensation.


The format PowerPoint template to be utilized for all presentations will be available upon acceptance to all speakers. Speaker agrees to transfer the presentation to the conference template. Speaker’s PowerPoint presentation must be submitted in .ppt format only and be editable. In addition, all materials (i.e. PowerPoint slides and/or any handouts) must be submitted for electronic review by CFP Review Committee by 1 August 2020. Speakers who do not submit by this deadline may be replaced at the sole discretion of the Arab Security Conference ‘s team. All materials and any questions should be sent to

Track assignments and final session times will be finalized in August. Speakers concerned about their speaking time related to their travel can expect to hear from Arab Security Conference’s team on the 1st week of July 2020. As a reminder, registration for the event is required so that speakers participate in the two-day event. Assigned session times are non-negotiable for this reason.

You, as a Speaker, are responsible for your own airfare and travel charges.

Speaker is responsible for making any necessary hotel reservations in order to participate in the conference. Should hotel accommodations be required, Arab Security Conference ‘s team strongly encourages all conference participants to stay at the host hotel for their own convenience and to support the overall conference.

Host Hotel Information:
The Nile Ritz-Carlton
Address: 1113 Corniche El Nil, Ismailia, Qasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +202 25778899

 Book Hotel Room Reservations here:
The special rate will be available soon.

Arab Security Conference’s team reserves the right to terminate this agreement if materials violating the intellectual property rights of any other party are used or submitted for use as part of the presentation, or if presentation materials are not submitted in a timely and complete manner; or if Speaker fails to appear at the Event; or if the Event is canceled for any reason. You agree to notify by writing to  immediately if an emergency keeps you from meeting the requirements of this Agreement.

By submitting the information below, I hereby understand and agree to the above conditions as listed.

Call For Papers 2020