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Call for Papers for 2nd Balkan Computer Congress – BalCCon2k14



Call for Papers for 2nd Balkan Computer Congress – BalCCon2k14
05|06|07 September 2014, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, Europe, Earth, Milky Way

The Event:

Balkan Computer Congress has been conceptualized as a three days gathering of the international hacker community in the organization of LUGoNS – Linux Users Group of Novi Sad. The first part of the program has been envisaged to be a set of presentations, workshops and lectures on the current topics regarding privacy, technology, software development, free software & socio-political issues. Hands-on projects and hacking have been planned for the second part of the program. We admire and tend to find a role model in the large scale conferences such as Chaos Communication Congress, organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

The Location:
Novi Sad is the centre of Vojvodina, northern province of Serbia, famous for its multicultural history and active artistic and technological scene (e.g. music festival Exit and digital-media event Share). With a prestige night life combined with the warm and welcoming character, Novi Sad offers inexpensive prices for lodging and dining, compared to the neighboring EU. If you’re in Novi Sad, or somewhere in the neighborhood,  during these dates, this is the place you want to be!

Our Goal:
Our goal is to gather all the communities from the region, continent and the World in an effort to hack, play, learn, pass knowledge and exchange experience. BalCCon aims to become the central hacker community in South East Balkan, as well as to provide the opportunity for all the people in this part of Europe to connect and to cooperate.

Having said that, we would like to invite you to make and send us proposals for talks, lectures and workshops on all topics of relevance. As a suggestion, we would love to see things about:

  • Free Software
  • Electronics & Microcontrollers – things like Arduino’s, ARM, RaspberryPi, etc
  • Hardware / Embedded Reverse Engineering
  • Mobile Communications (LTE/3G/GPRS/HSDPA etc)
  • RFiD, Bluetooth and NFC
  • Network Security
  • Software Security
  • Programming Languages
  • Hardware security & lockpicking
  • Next Generation Application Development
  • Cryptography, Cryptanalysis and Crypto-politics
  • Social Engineering
  • Robotics – humanoid, football playing, autonomous vehicles, (armed) drones
  • Forensics and Anti-Forensics
  • Clouds – hacking, breaking, unexpected usage
  • Future or No Future of IT Security – state of fail, new concepts and methods, implications for society and infrastructure
  • Net and Device Neutrality – ownership, censorship, circumvention and the politics of de-facto standards, search engine politics
  • Revolutions and Hacktivism
  • Transparency and Participation in Politics and Governance
  • Copyright and Patents – the war on file-sharing, alternatives to the current system

Submission Guidelines

For Talks, Lectures and Workshops:
Please submit a meaningful and complete description which will give us an insight on the key points of your presentation. We prefer quality over quantity, which will be evaluated based on the proposal you send us. Also, have in mind that other people might submit a talk on the same topic, so give us a reason to consider your presentation unique. Feel free to include some facts about yourself and the things that motivate you. It is not necessary for your talk to be the first of its kind, it may have been presented at other conferences, however please make sure that its content is up to date.

We will also consider new and first time presenters, so that anyone can get his/her foot in the door. Don’t be shy, just say “It’s one of my first conf submission”, and we’ll be kind.

Lectures should not exceed 45 minutes, plus up to 15 minutes for Q&A. Longer time slots are possible if we feel the topic demands it (please tell us if necessary). Please indicate the length of your presentation clearly on your submission.

Language of the Presentation:
BalCCon is an international congress, therefore your submissions should be in English. It is expected that we will have participants from all over the World, so it is important to have a common language.

Travel Expenses:
The Balkan Computer Congress is a non-profit oriented event and speakers are not paid. However, financial help on accommodation may be possible, within our means, for all accepted submissions. Don’t be shy and state your requirements in the application when submitting your proposal.

How to Submit?
Please follow the instructions below. If you have any questions regarding your submission, feel free to contact us at cfp at

By Email:
Email your submission to: cfp at
Email subject should be: CFP BalCCon2k14 – Paper Title
Email Body:
Personal Information:
Speaker Name:
Company/Organization (optional):
Contact Number (optional):
Speaker Profile: (max 1000 words)(optional)
Presentation Details:
Name/Title of the Presentation:
Paper Abstract: (max 3000 words)
Presentation Time Required (20, 30, 50 Minutes)
Is there any demonstration? Yes or No

Other Needs & Requirements:
Do you need any special equipment?
If you have any other requirements, please mention it here and the reason.

All submissions will be reviewed by our Program Committee. Authors will be notified upon acceptance of their talk.

Dates and Deadlines:

  • July 1st, 2014 (23:59 UTC): Submission deadline
  • July 15th, 2014: Final notification of acceptance
  • September 5th – 7th, 2014: BalCCon – Balkan Computer Congress

All submissions will be judged equally, disregarding race and gender. Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program or disregard any proposal if found inappropriate for this congress.

LUGoNS members on Hack’n’Play in Freiburg, Germany

Once-Upon-a-Byte_reference LUGoNS members will participate on second Hack’n’Play in Freiburg, Germany, from 23/02 to 25/02/2014. On Saturday 24/02/2014 starting at 19:00 o’clock Žarko Živanov – Žare, a longtime member of LUGoNS’s, will give a lecture – Yugoslav home computer -Yugoslavian home computers of the 80’s: In 1984, first Yugoslavian home computers appeared and started a revolution in home computing.

LUGoNS members will also use this opportunity to promote BalCCon2k14, which will be held from 05.09 to 09.07.2014. in Novi Sad.

More about the event and what will happening in Freiburg you can find on link

LUGoNS BarCamp №3


We invite you to Third LUGoNS BarCamp, which will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTN) in Novi Sad, starting from 11.00 hour in the classroom No. 207 on the second floor. Third LUGoNS BarCamp is organized in cooperation with the Department of Electrical measurement.

The primary goal of LUGoNS BarCamp is to gather all the communities from the region and continent in an effort to hack, play, learn, pass knowledge and exchange experience.

For those who missed the first and secondLUGoNS BarCamp, they have the opportunity to see the lectures, which are located at

All communities in the region are more than welcome. We hope that we will be in large numbers.

Admission is free!

Schedule of lectures

11:00-11:05am – Welcome Speech
11:15-11:45am – OpenStreetMap, Hrvoje Bogner
Apstrakt: What is OpenStreetMap (OSM)? Why OSM and Google does not say or let other map? What are the origins? How to participate in the project? How to use OSM data for their projects? These are just some of the questions that will be answered.
11:45-12:00am – Break
12:00-01:00pm – Programming languages​​, Marjan Frković
Abstract: History of programming languages​​. Division of programming languages ​​and their differences. An example that explains the differences between programming languages. implementation of programming languages​​.
01:00-01:15pm – Break
01:15-02:00pm – Exploiting natural selection in humans for fun and profit, Srđan Đorđević
Abstract: Finding and discovering the evolutionary patterns of modern society and their analysis using sotvera, for the sake of fun and profit
02:00-02:00pm – Lunch break
03:00-03:45pm – CDN – HA serveri i mreze, Vladimir Cicović
Abstract: Description of the CDN network, functioning, views of the world famous CDN – CDN Content types of new technologies within the CDN, load balancing, optimization, solution
03:45-04:00pm – Break
04:00-04:20pm – Scenario for disaster recovery in digital libraries using eventual consistency, Ivica Kolenkas
Abstract: This paper describes the model of eventual consistency of distributed databases and its application in the scenarios for disaster recovery (disaster recovery) in digital libraries.
04:20-04:30pm – Break
04:30-05:15pm – BGP Darknet DN42, Silvan Gebhardt
Note: The lecture is in English.
05:15-05:20pm – Break
05:20-05.50pm -Anonymity and privacy on the Internet, Ladislav Urošević
Abstract: The social aspects of privacy on the web
05:50-06:00pm – Break
06:00-06.45pm – Cyber ​​Army World – Perspective, present and future, Vladimir Cicović
Abstract: Introduction of “contactless” warfare defining “cyber resources,” the possibility of organizing demonstrations-of recruiting “cyber” force model of the cyber army, the purpose of “cyber” army with us
07:00-07:15pm – Break
07:15-07.30pm – LIBRA! magazine about free software, Aleksandar Stanisavljević
Abstract: I present a brief the project Libre!
07:30-07:35pm – Break
07:35-08.05pm -The future of FLOSS communities in Serbia, Stefan Nožinić
Abstract: The current state of the Serbian FLOSS community is much worse compared to other countries. What is the future of Serbian FLOSS community and what to do in order to make the future better?

In breaks, will be organized a workshop – Learn how to crimp cables, Milobit and Foundation

08:30 pm – After party, Kafe Sting, Dimitrija Tucovića 3, Novi Sad


Faculty of Techical Sciences
Dositeja Obradovića Square 6
21000 Novi Sad
classroom No. 207 (second floor)


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Recommendation fast food restaurants in the vicinity of the Faculty of Technical Sciences:

Pasta za zube, Fruškogorska 4
Caribic, Stražilovska 35
Od sumraka do svitanja, Stražilovska 37
Bubi Grill, Dimitrija Tucovića 3
2 stapića, Corner Bul. Cara Lazara i Fruškogorske

Affordable and cheap accommodation options:

Hostel Sova
Hostel Downtown
Smile Hostel

Food Hacking Tour – day two

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#Foof Hacking Tour!


Food Hacking Tour – , present workshop Korean Dinner. More about workshop you can find on next link



Univerisity in Novi Sad
Faculty of Technical Sciences – FTNTMD
Fruskogorska 11
21000 Novi Sad
Sunday, January 26 from 16.00h to 20.00h

Food Hacking Tour – day one

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#Foof Hacking Tour!


Food Hacking Tour – , present workshop Kefir making. More about workshop you can find on next link



Univerisity in Novi Sad
Faculty of Technical Sciences – FTNTMD
Fruskogorska 11
21000 Novi Sad
Saturday, January 25 from 16.00h to 20.00h

LUGoNS BarCamp №3 – Call for Papers (CfP)

When: On Saturday February 08.2014.
Where: Univerisity in Novi Sad
Faculty of Technical Sciences – FTN
Dositeja Obradovića Square 6
21000 Novi Sad
Time: 12:00 – 20:00h

Call for Papers(CfP)

LUGoNS invites all interested parties to submit their work (lectures, presentations, workshops and discussions) until February 2nd, 2013.


Topics for participation are:

  • Free software
  • Interesting hardware
  • Security nightmares
  • Hacking laws
  • Deep Web
  • Social Networks – unexpected use, abuse and analysis
  • Social Engineering
  • Anonymity and Privacy on the Internet
  • Mobile Device Hacking and Telecommunications Security, Security of Apps
  • Clouds – hacking, breaking, unexpected usage
  • DPI (deep packet inspection) – current state of introduction, breaking, circumvention and political situation
  • Net and device neutrality – ownership, censorship, circumvention, search engine politics and the politics of de-facto standards
  • Programming languages — state of the art, development and research


No Fields Found.

Do not hesitate and feel free to contact us if you have work in the above or related topics, that you think we could find interesting.


In case you still do not know what BarCamp is..

BarCamp (often: unconference) is a gathering of users with public workshops and lectures, their content and progress are established by participants at the beginning of the meeting and are further developed during the gathering itself. BarCamp serves to share ideas, to discuss, for learning, for development and the product of this work can already partially be seen at the end of the event, by demonstrating concrete results (e.g. joint workshop program).

#CryptoParty 02? – #CrpytoParty 02!

#CryptoParty 02? – #CrpytoParty 02!


“Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. “

Eric Hughes, A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto [1993]



CryptoParty is the World Series AdHoc events intended to spread knowledge and information about privacy, security and encryption tools.
Crypto tools can be tricky. Protecting our data, information and privacy is of vital importance. We variously lock up and otherwise protect physical objects such as cars, houses and credit cards. But how do we protect ourselves and our data on the net? And how do we know whom to trust, and to what degree? Cryptoparty is an open format. We’ll teach each other and learn together.



We’ll discuss why cryptography, anonymity and anti tracking tools are important today. We will install online anonymity tool. And on the end we will show you how to protect your emails.



Univerisity in Novi Sad
Faculty of Technical Sciences – FTN
Dositeja Obradovića Square 6
21000 Novi Sad
classroom No. 208 (second floor)
Suturday, November 8 from 15.00h to 20.00h


CryptoParty is for everyone; no prior technical expertise or knowledge is assumed. Artists, students, kids, geeks, journalists and anyone else who is interested can join in.


Laptop, tablet, phone, usb sticks

Wargame – BalCCon 2k13


The best way to learn is to play with all of the systems and programs that you want to understand, and there’s no better way to get started than with a network or application which you can experiment on.

We are preparing a wargame-style game for BalCCon for you to sharpen your mad skillz.

The warm up game will be level based. Levels will cover broad range of topic from web apps, over reverse engineering to cryptography.

The game took place from Wednesday the 14th of August 12:00 till Sunday the 5th of September 0:00 (CEST / UTC+2 )

The prizes are :

1st, 2nd and 3rd prize : Free ticket

May the force be with you Wargame

Please send us comments, bug reports and/or level suggestions at 1van at

Two day tickets are available for pre-order for BalCCon 2k13


Payment for pre-ordered tickets will be done on our Ticket stands in the Master Center on the day of the event. There is limited amount of tickets and will be sold on first come first served basis. To avoid waiting in long lines we urge you to come in early in the day.

Visitors from Serbia can by the tickets now, while visitors from abroad can only pre-order them.

You can buy or pre-order tickets on the following links:

BalCCon pre sale tickets for visitors from abroad
BalCCon pre sale tickets for visitors from Serbia

More info about tickets for BalCCon you can find on

Call for Volunteers


BalCCon has been organized by the community and appreciates all kinds of participation. You were encouraged to contribute to this event by volunteering.

The Congress would not be possible without many people donating their time bringing the Congress to life and dealing with all the side effects of bringing hundreds of hackers together in a congress centre.

The congress heavily relies on your help! Please consider volunteering at BalCCon 2k13.

You can sign up by submitting a email at jelena at
Email subject should be:Volunteer BalCCon 2k13

Email Body:
Personal Information:
Volunteer Name (nickname):
Email ID:
Contact Number:
Volunteer Profile: (max 1000 words)

if you would like to help us on site.

A big thank you for applying for volunteering at BalCCon 2k13.