27C3: We come in peace -- Call for Participation

The „27C3: We come in peace” call for participation is out:

We come in peace, said the conquerers of the New World.
We come in peace, says the government, when it comes to colonise, regulate, and militarise the new digital world.
We come in peace, say the nation-state sized companies that have set out to monetise the net and chain the users to their shiny new devices.
We come in peace, we say as hackers, geeks and nerds, when we set out towards the real world and try to change it, because it has intruded into our natural habitat, the cyberspace. Let us explore each other’s truly peaceful intentions at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress 27C3 to be held from Monday December 27 to Thursday December 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

We invite you to send us proposals for talks, lectures and workshops on all topics of relevance; the following areas are of particular interest this year:

  • DPI (deep packet inspection) circumvention
  • using their technology against them
  • counter-forensics
  • device neutrality ¿ who owns, controls and queries the phone in your pocket? How can we regain control?
  • new classes of security problems and exploits (or old classes used in new and exceptionally exciting ways)
  • self-inflicted surveillance
  • manufacturing plausible deniability
  • putting technological developments into a historical and political perspective
  • beyond Tor: next generation anonymity systems
  • open and distributed data mining
  • mobile phone hacking and network building
  • playing corporate and government games in your mom’s basement
  • new methods and paradigms for privacy and personal data sovereignty
  • enforcing net neutrality as we understand it
  • mimicking large scale communication infrastructure to deceive data mining, data retention, surveillance
  • who owns the past, who owns your data, who owns math, who owns genes, who owns the net?
  • new models and ideas for just and fair content enumeration
  • sci-fi to sci-fact: from drones to teleportation, opening portals to other dimensions and star systems
  • free software for implants
  • (ab)using electronics and computers in new areas: homes, cars, airplanes, stock exchanges, nuclear power plants, hadron colliders
  • beyond helvetica: using technology and infrastructure for art, peace, sex, joy and fun
  • DIY martian laser weapons and cow disruptors for lulz and profit
  • applied MacGyverism

We invite you to participate at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress, focused on advancing the state of the art in hacking, making, and new perspectives on politics and privacy in the information age. Proposals of about 300 words for talks lasting either 30 or 45 minutes should be sent to our Pentabarf submission system by October 9, 2010. A notice of acceptance or decline will be sent out until November 9, 2010 by e-mail.
Note that the number of submissions is usually very high. So please try to submit a meaningful and complete description that tells us what you want to present. Sales and marketing droids are known to vanish without any trace at the congress, please refrain from submitting company propaganda. Also assume that other people submit a talk on the same topic, so try to communicate in your submission why we should pick yours. Feel free to also include some facts about yourself and your motivation.
We don’t care if your talk has already been held at a conference on the other side of the world, but we do expect up-to-date content. We offer five-minute “lightning talk” slots for “I have written this cool thing”-announcements, “someone should do this”-rants and other brief contributions. Those are not reviewed by our content team, check the wiki-page beforehand or just show up at the lightning talk slots.

While the 27C3 is an international conference that aims to present lots of content in English, we would rather have a good presentation in German than a bad one in so-called Denglisch. So please be honest when judging your language skills and choose your lecture language accordingly.

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