[Politech] Call for proposals for 2004 CFP conference in Berkeley [priv]

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    From: Deirdre Mulligan <dmulligan@private>
    Subject: Compupters, Freedom and Privacy 2004
    To: declan@private
    Declan -- Would you please post on politech? Many thanks.
    Call for Proposals: The 14th Conference on Computers, Freedom and
    **PLEASE SEE <http://www.cfp2004.org>**
    Claremont Resort and Spa
    41 Tunnel Road
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    April 20-23, 2004
    The Program Committee of the Fourteenth Conference on Computers,
    Freedom, and Privacy (CFP2004) seeks your proposals for innovative
    topics, presentations and speakers. The Program Committee also invites
    college and graduate student participation in the CFP2004 student
    competition (see below).
    Online Submission Deadline for tutorials, plenary sessions, and
    workshops is October 31, 2003. Student competition submissions should be
    by December 12, 2003. The deadline for online BOF submissions is
    15, 2004.
    For over a decade, the Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference has been
    a leading venue for public discussion and debate on effects of computer
    and telecommunications technologies on freedom and privacy in society.
    year, key representatives from government, business, education, and
    nonprofits including the legal, law enforcement, security, media,
    consumer, and hacker communities have gathered together to anticipate
    technology trends and policy issues, and to help map the future of our
    We are seeking proposals on all aspects of computers, freedom, and
    privacy, especially those with an international perspective. While we
    will give all proposals careful consideration, we have identified three
    themes for CFP2004 on control mechanisms within the technological
    infrastructure and we encourage proposals that relate to them:
    The role of technology in providing national security and preserving
    individual privacy and freedom in the post-9-11 world: How has it
    enhanced or undermined public security, increased or decreased public
    access to
    information, helped or hindered military and law enforcement readiness
    and efficacy, and infringed or redefined individual privacy?
    The impact of new legal and technical developments on the Internet's
    utility as a medium for disseminating and archiving information,
    interacting with individuals, and culture: From digital rights
    management and trusted computing architectures to jursidiction,
    property and tort law, how are the laws of government and the laws of
    physics and
    mathematics altering our ability to access, archive and interact with
    The role of computer and telecommunications technologies in the
    political process: What are their effects on grassroots activism,
    dissemination, opportunites for informed participation, organizing,
    candidate and issue campaigns, citizenship and the voting process itself
    at the local, national, and global levels?
    We are seeking suggestions for presentations and speakers on these and
    other topics. Proposals should aim to present a wide range of
    perspectives by including speakers with different viewpoints and varying
    We are especially interested in alternatives to traditional panel
    discussions for exploring issues, including moot courts, debates,
    Socratic forums, artistic displays and performances, and other formats.
    We are also seeking proposals for tutorials, workshops, technical
    demonstrations, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. The Program Committee
    may ask submitters to modify their proposals or combine them with others
    produce the best possible conference.
    Complete submission instructions appear on the CFP2004 web site at:
    Tutorial, plenary, and workshop submissions must be received by October
    31, 2003. Student competition submissions should be received by December
    12, 2003. BOF proposals should be received by February 15, 2004.
    Proposals will be reviewed by the CFP2004 Program Committee; committee
    members are
    listed at: http://cfp2004.org/ProgramCommittee.html
    The Program Committee will notify submitters of the status of tutorial,
    plenary session, and workshop proposals no later than November 30, 2003.
    Student competition winners will be notified by February 1, 2004.
    Full-time college or graduate students may compete for financial support
    to attend the conference and for cash prizes. Three $500 cash prizes
    will be awarded for the best paper, the best research proposal, and the
    Web presentation exploring the three themes outlined above in the Call
    for Proposals or other aspects of computers, freedom and privacy, from
    perspective of the rising generation that has grown up immersed in
    technology. Free CFP conference registrations and travel scholarships
    will be awarded to the top winners.
    Papers should not exceed 3000 words. Papers will be evaluated for their
    relevance, coherence, clarity of expression, and originality. All papers
    should be submitted by December 12, 2003, via e-mail.
    Web presentations
    Web presentations are collections of Web pages linked together in a
    meaningful way. Web presentations will be evaluated for their content
    and overall effect. Web sites are expected to be platform-independent
    easily accessible through low-bandwidth connections. To enter a Web
    presentation that you created in the competition, forward a url for the
    home page of the presentation by December 12, 2003. Be sure to identify
    yourself as the author of the presentation.
    Research Proposal
    Research proposals may be entered as either papers or Web presentations.
    The most outstanding student paper will be published in the conference
    proceedings, and the most outstanding Web presentation and most
    outstanding Research Proposal will be linked from the CFP2004 Web site.
    The authors will receive prizes of US$500. Prize winners will receive
    travel scholarships to cover expenses of attending CFP2004.
    How to Submit
    Please email your submission to studentcomp@private indicating the
    type of submission (paper, web presentation ...) in the subject line.
    Include papers and research proposals as attachments to the e-mail
    message. Web presentation submitters should forward the url where the
    presentation can be found.
    NOTE: Prior to submitting, please check that attachments can be read
    easily using standardly available software. Attachments that cannot be
    read easily by the reviewers will not be judged.
    Submissions will be judged by a committee reflecting the diversity of
    Winners will be notified by February 1, 2004.
    Deirdre K. Mulligan
    Acting Clinical Professor and Director
    Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic
    Boalt Hall
    University of California
    346 North Addition
    Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
    v 510.642.0499
    f 510.643.4625
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