30 November, 2 December 2022
Ankara ATO Congresium Congress and Exhibition Center
The Conference language is Turkish. English Simultaneous Service will be provided in all Halls.
Registration and information desks will be located at the Congress Center and serve between 08:00 and 18:00.
Our participants, who could not register before, can complete the registration process from the ON-SITE Registration Desks
to be set up at the congress center.
Please contact the Registration and Accommodation Department for more detailed information.
Badges will be obtained from registration desks. It will not be possible to enter the congress center without a badge.
Ankara ATO Congresium Congress and Exhibition Center is located in Ankara. For detailed information about transportation
and transfers, please contact the Transportation/Transfer Department.
Ankara usually has cold weather in November. The average air temperature is 7°C - 10°C. It can be colder in the
evenings, so we recommend our participants bring seasonal clothes.
A bridge between Europe and Asia, Türkiye has a lot to offer its visitors: breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, constantly improving hotel and tourism infrastructure, a tradition of hospitality, and affordable prices. Due to these features, it is not a surprise that this country has recently become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Because of Türkiye's variable geographical conditions, you can experience four seasons on any given day. Four different seas surround Türkiye with beaches, bays, gulfs, ports, islands, peninsulas, and many natural wonders.
Wandering the historical lands of Anatolia, you will notice the cultural mosaic in which different civilizations are intertwined. Türkiye has been the "cradle of civilizations" for years. The Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük, one of the first settlements in the world, dates back to 6500 BC. From Çatalhöyük to the present day, we continue to leave permanent traces on the path of modern civilization.
Türkiye, which has a deep culture and knowledge throughout history, hosted the Hittites, Phrygians, Urartians, Persians, Romans, Byzantium, Seljuk Dynasty, and the Ottoman Empire. For this reason, it is possible to come across historical artifacts and ruins specific to civilizations in every corner of the country.
Undoubtedly, a single trip to Türkiye will not be enough. You will want to go back to our country and explore the magnificent places one by one. No matter how different the places to visit are from each other, the sun, mountains, lakes, and sea will offer you a unique opportunity to get away from daily stress and routine. From April to October, you can enjoy the beaches and relax in the peaceful environment of mountains and lakes in most regions of Türkiye.
Republic of Türkiye
October 29, 1923
Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, Bursa
Türkiye locates between 26° and 45° East Meridians and 36° and 42° North Parallels, with a total surface area of 814,578 km2.
Türkiye is on the transit route connecting Europe and Asia, with most of its territory in Southwest Asia, Anatolia. Three seas surround Türkiye: the Black Sea in the north, the Aegean Sea in the west, and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. Türkiye borders Georgia, Armenia, and Iran to the east, Iraq, and Syria to the south, and Greece and Bulgaria to the west.
Turkish is the official language, but English is widely understood in major cities and main tourist areas.
Turkish currency is the Turkish Lira, TL.
Currency denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200
Coins: 5, 10, 25, and 50 Kurus and 1 TL
You can get Turkish Lira before you travel to Türkiye or when you arrive. Exchange rates are announced daily by the Central Bank. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, hotels, airports, and exchange offices on regular business days (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00). Turkish Lira can be bought and sold in hotels, banks, and special exchange offices called "Foreign Exchange Bureau."
Major credit cards, including American Express, Diners, MasterCard, and Visa, are accepted at major hotels, car rental companies, restaurants, and department stores/shops. You will need cash (TL) for taxis, restaurants, and cafes. You can withdraw money using your credit or debit card using cash machines (ATMs) located in cabinets in bank buildings or on the streets.
GMT+2. CET +1. and EST (US - East) +7
There are two types of public holidays in Türkiye; holidays that fall on the same day of each year and religious holidays that are determined according to the lunar calendar (Hijri calendar) and have different dates each year.
Turkish food is world well-known and has a wide range from soups to a vast variety of appetizers, followed by meat and fish dishes, many famous Turkish desserts and pastries, and Turkish coffee. The traditional breakfast is a fantastic flavor combination that includes bread, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, butter, jam/honey, yogurt, and sweet black tea.
Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets/points.
There are three GSM operators in Türkiye, that offer 4.5G service, and almost 98% of the country is covered. Internet access is available throughout the country.
Taxis are all bright yellow and easy to identify. All taxis have a taximeter, at the beginning of your journey, you should check whether the taximeter is turned on.
In November, the average high temperature during the daytime is 12°C, and the average lowest temperature at night is 4°C.
For more general information on weather forecasts, you can visit http://www.mgm.gov.tr/.
It is a convenient way to make domestic and international calls from prepaid sim cards and payphones. Your hotel will most likely be providing fax service at the reception. Fax service is also provided in some markets.
Small markets can be found in almost every neighborhood and street. Various foodstuffs, beverages, personal cleaning materials, newspapers and magazines, stationery, recording devices and similar needs can be purchased from these 24-hour markets.
Please note that smoking in indoor public areas, as well as in restaurants and public buildings, is prohibited by law.
Turkey offers many opportunities regarding visa procedures. Please visit this page for updated information:
Awards of Supporting Domestic Cyber Security Ecosystem
Moderator: Mustafa Murat ŞEKER, Vice President of Defence Industry Agency of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye
Christian Liflander, Head, Cyber and Hybrid Policy Section at NATO
Tuğgeneral Sait Cengiz ÖZSOY, Head of Communications and Information System Department of Ministry of National Defense of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye
Prof. Dr. Haluk GÖRGÜN, General Manager of ASELSAN
Dr. Mehmet Akif NACAR, General Manager of HAVELSAN
Özgür GÜLERYÜZ, General Manager of STM
Moderator: Yavuz Emir BEYRİBEY, Vice President of Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye
Raymond Comvalius, Independent IT Security and Infrastructure Specialist
Onur KOÇ, Deputy General Manager, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft
Yusuf KIRAÇ, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Türk Telekom
Gediz SEZGİN, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Turkcell
Moderator: Onur AKTAŞ, Head of Department of TR-CERT
Prof. Dr. İbrahim ÖZÇELİK, Professor of the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Department of Computer Engineering at Sakarya University
Deniz COŞKUN, Deputy General Manager at Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation
Rónán O’Flaherty, Researcher NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)
Aret KILLIOĞLU, General Manager of Cyberwise
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Süleyman Serdar KOZAT, CEO of DataBoss Security & Analytics
Prof. Dr. Berk CANBERK, ITU Artificial Intelligence and Research Center / BTS Group Academic Director for Research and Innovation
Süleyman Muhammed Arıkan, Senior Researcher II at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Cyber Security Institute
Prof. Dr. Murat Volkan DÜLGER, Professor at İstanbul Aydin University
Oğuz YILMAZ, Board Member & Co-Founder of Labris Networks Cyber Security
Moderator: Servet KOÇ, Deputy General Manager at State Supply Office of the Republic of Türkiye
Ümit Yalçın ŞEN, KPMG Türkiye Cyber Security Services Leader, Partner
Ömer ARIKAN, CEO of T-Soft
Kıvanç HARPUTLU, Co-Founder and CEO of PCI Checklist
Mehmet BÜTÜN, Chief Information and Digital Officer of Vakıf Katılım Bankası A.Ş.
Moderator : Alpaslan KESİCİ, General Coordinator of Turkish Cyber Security Cluster, Advisor at Defence Industry Agency of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye
Muhammet TEMLİ, Project Coordinator of Siber Vatan
Turan ÇİNKILIÇ, Principal of Teknopark Istanbul Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School
Burak BEKTAŞ, President of Cyber Clubs Union
Sadican ÜSTÜN, Co-Founder of Cyrops
Zeynep BAYRAM, İçişleri Bakanlığı Açık Kaynak Yazılım Ekosistemi Üyesi
Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR
Dr. Ali Taha KOÇ