First Italian Workshop on CTF Competitions (Capture.IT)

Pisa, 12 February 2019 Co-located with ITASEC19

Call for Presentations

The first Italian workshop on CTF competitions (Capture.IT 2019) aims at gathering practitioners and experts that want to share their experience about the organization of and participation to Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for exchanging opinions, presenting ideas, and lesson learned about the CTF. In particular, Capture.IT aims at attracting the CTF community as well as students and young researchers that are active CTF players or organizers. Another goal is to favour the exchange of ideas and experiences in an interactive and informal atmosphere.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Organizational aspects of the CTF
  • CTF design and implementation
  • CTF scoring
  • Walkthroughs and write-ups
  • Lessons learned
  • Team formation and management
  • CTF gamification
  • CTF platforms and execution environments

Authors are requested to submit a short abstract (at most 1 page) of their presentation. Submissions must be in English and formatted in PDF. They should provide an outline of the presentation as well as a motivation of their significance for the CTF community.

Important Dates

Submissions due: 11 January, 2019   18 January, 2019
Authors notification: 20 January, 2019
Workshop: 12 February, 2019


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Registration & Venue

Follow the instructions on ITASEC web page.


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Program Committee

Cataldo Basile (Politecnico di Torino)
Emilio Coppa (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Gabriele Costa (IMT Lucca)
Letterio Galletta (IMT Lucca)
Giovanni Lagorio (Università di Genova)
Eleonora Losiouk (Università di Padova)
Francesco Palmarini (Università di Venezia)
Mario Polino (Politecnico di Milano)
Marina Ribaudo (Università di Genova)
Luigi Romano (Università Napoli Pathenope)