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Call for Participation Chaos Communication Camp 2007

Chaos Communication Camp 2007
The International Hacker Open Air Gathering
"In Fairy Dust We Trust!"
August, 8th to 12th, 2007
Airport Museum Finowfurt (Finow Airport) near Berlin, Germany


=== Overview ===

We ask you to participate in the third Chaos Communication Camp on August, 8th to 12th, 2007 near Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Communication Camp is organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). It is an international, five-day open-air event for hackers and associated life-forms. The Camp features two conference tracks with interesting lectures. Workshops will take place in a central workshop area and in thematic "villages", organized by various groups.

You can participate! Bring your tent and join the villages. The Camp has everything you need: power, internet, food, music, sun and fun. The large area features enough space to camp.

The Camp is intended to promote the exchange of technical, social and political ideas and concepts to find ways to make this world a little bit more friendly for intelligent beings, be they carbon-based or otherwise.

The conference languages are English and German.

=== Topics ===

In general, lectures and workshops dealing with technology, ethics, science, security, art, philosophy, politics, culture and cooking are welcome.

The main theme of this year's camp is the world we want to live in tomorrow. We try, however, to create a certain focus on a number of topics that we regard as important for the near future. We want:

* flying and non-flying autonomous robots
* security, encryption and anonymity
* software projects
* technologies for the day after the climate change
* rapid prototyping and fabbing
* software and hardware for disaster-resistant infrastructure
* bringing broadband to the countryside
* politics and propaganda
* anti-crowd-control tactics and technologies
* lock picking
* alternative energy systems
* citizen surveillance, data mining technologies, and social networks
* data forensic methods
* all things radio (preferably digital)
* self-sustaining and -reproducing hardware
* pollution free transport systems
* hacker anthropology and sociology of the scene
* flying cars, saucers and carpets
* 42
* tesla generators
* telecommunication technologies
* FPGA based analysis
* military technologies
* all kinds of voting computers
* ebooks
* satellites and rockets
(and countermeasures against all of the above).

=== Lecture Requirements ===

Lectures are expected to be highly relevant in practice or better be darn funny. Sales droids and PR-people have been known to disappear without traces on past events. Interactive workshops are welcome. Hands-on anything are even more welcome.

Final presentations for talks should be up to 60 minutes, for workshops up to 60 or 120 minutes long. Additionally, a question-and- answer period will be provided. Follow-up discussions and hands-on workshops are strongly encouraged, there will be space for such activities available outside the main lecture shelters (if you don't prefer a nice sit-in on the grass in the sun).

Audio and video recordings of the lectures will be published online in various formats. All material will be available under a Creative Commons licence allowing free non-commercial redistribution of the material as long as the original credit to authors and publishers is retained.

=== Submissions ===

All proposals MUST be submitted online using our lecture submission system at https://pentabarf.cccv.de/submission/Camp+2007 . Please follow the instructions given there. You can provide papers and slides for the digital conference pack upon submission. Please make sure your submission contains all information we need to review your talk and send us everything in one go.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, feel free to contact us at camp-content@xxxxxxx but do NOT submit your lecture via e-mail.

Accepted speakers are asked to hand in slides used in their talks. Please use a well-known format for your slides.

=== Dates and deadlines ===

The deadline for submission is May, 15th, 2007. This deadline is final. If there are remaining slots, we offer a second deadline on June, 5th. Accepted submissions between May, 15th, and June, 5th, will then be allocated to the remaining slots.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by June, 27th, or earlier. Early submissions will be treated with higher priority.

"I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free."
  Eris, Goddess Of Chaos, Discord & Confusion