Created in 2017, THCon (Toulouse Hacking Convention) is a French cybersecurity conference held annually. It usually takes place in Toulouse, France and has an audience of about 300 attendees (engineers, academics and students).

THCon is organised by an association composed of current and former students of TLS-SEC, an engineering curriculum dedicated to IT Security.

Our Call For Papers gives everyone an opportunity to be a speaker at our 2024 edition next April. If you have carried out research related to IT Security and want to showcase it to the community, please submit your paper or presentation to this Call For Papers. Research does not have to be academic, and we are looking for both academic and non-academic speakers.


THCon is an event about IT Security, so any submission related to it is welcome. If you want a clearer idea of what we are looking for, here is a non-exhaustive list of potential domains of research:

Exploitation and Mitigation Techniques
Reverse Engineering
(Hardware, Software, Protocols, etc.)
Vulnerability Research
(OS, Smartphone, Hypervisors, etc.)
Malware Analysis
(Sandboxes, Reverse, etc.)
Cryptographic attacks
and/or analysis (including protocols)
Attacks on distributed networks
and/or protocols (including proof-of-work algorithms)
Techniques seen "in the field"
(blue teams, operationals...)
Technical feedback on well-known incidents
and/or notable stories of "#FAIL"
Your last hack
and/or system tampering involving any of the techniques listed above
Your favorite buzzword and/or upcoming threat
(machine learning / big data, cloud, IoT, APT...)
Any research that brings something to the world of IT security

Both academic and non-academic speakers are welcome.

You may also want to take a look at our past editions to see what the community showcased:


Once submitted, all papers and presentation will be examined by our program committee. You will then be notified if your submission has been selected for the 2024 edition according to the following schedule:

NOV, 2023
Submissions are now open for everyone
JAN 5, 2024 AOE - 23h59
We no longer accept submissions past this date
FEB 26, 2024
We will let you know if your papers has been chosen for THCon 2024
APR 4-5, 2024
Selected speakers present work during our two-day conference


We propose a single track event over two days. Presentations must be in English, and can be given in either of two formats: a short 20-min presentation, or a long 40-min presentation. The submission format depends on the type of presentation you are interested in:

Authors are invited to submit either original or already presented papers. The submission format for already presented talks or papers is simply the slides of the talk or the full paper that was presented.

NOTE. These are minimum submission requirements, you can of course submit a complete paper or a finalised presentation if you have one. Submissions that will not comply with the minimum requirements will not be considered.


If you have read everything and are ready to submit your paper or presentation idea, please click on the button below to go to EasyChair, the platform used by THCon to collect submissions.

The submissions will go through a review process. The program committee will be published very soon on the website of the conference. Submissions accepted by the organizers will be presented at THCon2024. For accepted works, at least one of the authors must present the paper during the conference.


Will I be recorded?
THCon 2024 will be broadcast online. The recording will also be uploaded to our YouTube channel. By speaking at the event you grant us permission to do so.
Does the project have to be open-source?
Although we favour FLOSS and reproducible works, any research or presentation related to IT Security is welcome and we will happily review your submission.
Can I submit work I have not done myself?
Talks must be submitted as yourself and / or on your work. We do not accept submissions for Marketing or PR purposes. Similarly, we are not interested in product or vendor pitches.
I have special needs, can I talk with you about it?
Of course, we are very flexible and want to accomodate your needs. Please reach out to us via email or include your questions in your submission and we will reach out to you.
I am not an academic, can I still participate?
Of course! We are looking for both academic and non-academic presentations. Please submit your paper and we will happily review it!
I have already presented before, can I submit the same paper again?
Yes. Since our audience changes, most people may have not been there when you last presented your work. We accept both original and already-presented papers.