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The upcoming PHDays forum is called Digital Bet and it focuses on potential security threats and challenges that state, business, and citizens have to face due to the global switch to digital economy.

Topics of this year:

  • Role of the government and regulation organizations in economy digitalization
  • Digitalization of finance technologies
  • Security of critical digital infrastructure
  • Actions to reduce risks and control information security
  • Techniques and tools for physical security
  • Neurotechnology and artificial intelligence
  • Home and industrial IoT issues
  • Blockchain technology and its security
  • Security of biometric authentication systems

For technical talks, PHDays welcomes both defense- and attack-related research on the following topics:

  • Threat hunting and forensics against targeted APT attacks and cyberspying
  • Hardware and IoT security
  • Protecting of public, hybrid, and private cloud
  • Threat-intelligence-driven SOC
  • Applied cryptography
  • Smart city and connected vehicle security
  • SSDL and real-time application self-protection
  • Critical infrastructure, SCADA and telecom security

If your report covers some other aspect of information security and you believe it will be interesting for the community, please feel free to apply.


You can make your talk in one of the following formats:

  • Report (50 minutes)
  • Fast Track (15 minutes)
  • Hands-on Lab (up to 4 hours)

If you have something extraordinary or surprising to share, but none of the formats are suitable for your participation, please apply anyway and be sure we will review your application.

How to apply

Send your application to

The application should contain:

  1. Speaker’s name, city, and country
  2. Contact details (email, phone number)
  3. Education, professional accomplishments, list of key talks and publications
  4. Title and summary of proposed presentation
  5. Language of the presentation (English or Russian)


  • If you have published your research previously, indicate the relevant conference, magazine, or website.
  • If you are aware of existing works by others on a similar topic, indicate these and say how yours is different.
  • If you are not ready to provide the full text of your research, but only a slideshow instead, let us know.
  • Enclose additional materials that will help to evaluate and understand your work: illustrations, utilities, etc.
  • Feel free to submit multiple applications, but each application must be sent separately.
  • Applications will be reviewed by our international program committee comprising independent researchers and lead experts in information security and IT.

    WARNING: We do not accept works submitted by third parties or other representatives (such as PR staff) of a potential speaker. Please avoid sending your questions to the program committee members personally.

Important dates

Speaker applications will be accepted from January 10 till March 31. All applicants will be informed of the results within a month after the application period.

Transport and accommodation


  • Roundtrip airfare (economy class)
  • Conference pass (for one speaker)
  • Hotel accommodation for three nights (for one speaker)

Fast Track: conference pass (for one speaker)

Hands-On Lab:

  • Roundtrip airfare (economy class)
  • Conference pass (for one speaker)
  • Hotel accommodation for three nights (for one speaker)
  • Expenses for special software and materials necessary for the session

Every speaker (except Fast Track authors) will receive two additional conference passes that can be shared with high school graduates, students, and PhD candidates.