BSides Stuttgart is an annual 2-day IT security and Automotive security conference organized by Team BSides and Automotive Security Research Group (
It is a community driven, non-profit event embedded into the global Security BSides framework (

We focus on topics such as information technology, digital security, infosec and connected cars. We engage in creative, sceptical discourse on the interaction between technology and society.
In 2020 we introduce a one-day special event focussing on Autonomous Driving. It has a separate CFP at

Dates & Deadlines

31 March 2020, 23:59:59 UTC: Deadline for submissions
10 April 2020: Notification of acceptance
18 May 2020: BSides Autonomous Driving (see parallel CFP track at
19 & 20 May 2020: BSides Stuttgart


BSides Stuttgart features two tracks, one for talks about general IT Security and infosec topics, and one on Car-IT and Automotive Security. In addition, we're ready to host hands-on workshops on both topics.

Submission Guidelines

We're accepting talks & workshops in English and German.
Please send us a description of your suggested talk that is as complete as possible. The description is the main criterium for acceptance or rejection, so please ensure that it is as clear and complete as possible. Quality comes before quantity. Due to the non-commercial nature of the event, presentations which aim to market or promote commercial products or entities will be rejected without consideration.
Since most participants find (or don’t find) a lecture by its title, it’s important to keep it precise, accessible and comprehensible. Our teams will keep a keen eye on title and subtitle and make suggestions to change them if necessary, so please avoid insider jokes and stereotypes. It would be a shame if we would have to reject an otherwise excellent submission because the title does not tell much about the actual content.
Please write something about yourself, your research, and your motivation. It does not matter if the talk has been held at another conference somewhere on this planet, as long as it is up to date and relevant.
Talks should be 45 minutes long plus 10 minutes for questions and answers. Longer slots are possible, but should be an exception.

Travel, Costs & Visa

BSides are in general non-commercial event where neither the organisers nor the speakers are being paid. As an accepted speaker for a talk, you get free admission, though. At this point in time, we are NOT able to provide support for travel costs. Sorry.

If you need help applying for a visa, such as an official invitation to present to the German embassy, please make sure to let the content team know well in advance. Please be aware that the visa application procedure may take up to six weeks.

Topics of Interest

...include (but are in no way limited to) the following:
Car IT & Automotive Security
Infosec and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Network Security, Cryptography
Threat Intelligence and Sharing
Web Application Security
Mobile Security
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Innovative attack / defense strategies
Forensics / Malware
Embedded Device Security / IoT
Physical Security and Lockpicking
Hardware Hacking
Phreaking (Such retro!)
Biohacking and modification
Free, Libre and Open Source Software
Robotics (bonus points for bringing an actual robot)
Massive abuse of technology
History & Philosophy of computing
Ethical and philosophical implications of hacking
Disrupting politics & society (in a constructive way)
Creating and maintaining safe spaces & encouragement of female participation