Info at http://cfp.org/wordpress/
The 20th annual ACM Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference is
pleased to announce our call for participation, soliciting proposals for
sessions and topics at the conference as well as volunteers to help us
organize and publicize it.
CFP is the leading policy conference exploring the impact of the
Internet, computers and communications technologies on society. We focus
on topics such as freedom of speech, privacy, digital rights and
responsibilities, free culture and intellectual property, cybersecurity,
electronic democracy, anonymity, and the future of technologies and
their implications. This year’s conference theme is Computers, Freedom,
and Privacy in the Networked Society, and we are especially interested
in exploring the ways different kinds of networks — social,
communication, information physical — interact with freedom and privacy.
If you’re interested in helping to shape the conference program, please
read on for the Call for Proposals, which describes how you can suggest
speakers, topics, workshops, tutorials, and panel sessions. Or if you
prefer, a better-formatted version is available on our blog at
And every year, somewhat miraculously, a team of volunteers gets
together to create an amazing program, organize the conference, and
publicize it online and off. This year, we hope that you’ll join us. If
you’d like to help out, please see our help wanted page at
Jon Pincus and Dorothy Glancy, co-chairs
Call for Proposals
This year’s conference theme is Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in the
Networked Society. We especially encourage proposals that focus on the
ways different kinds of networks — social, communication, information
physical — interact with freedom and privacy. We’re also looking for
proposals that take advantage of this year’s location in Silicon Valley,
include a diverse set of panelists and new voices, feature multiple
perspectives on challenging issues, and look to the future by exploring
cutting-edge technology, legal, and policy issues.
For more information on how to submit a proposal to CFP 2010, please see
our page at http://cfp.acm.org/wordpress/?page_id=29
>From these proposals (and discussions on the blog) the program
committee assembles the final program. Don’t be surprised if your
proposal undergoes some modifications; we frequently combines multiple
proposals, or take a session topic and add some different speakers.
Our early-bird deadline is December 1; selected early proposals will be
notified of acceptance by January 15.
The final deadline is January 31. Notifications will be sent by March 1.
The submission process can look very intimidating, so we’ve got some
suggestions and example proposals up in our how-to page. Don’t worry too
much if you get some of the details wrong; and if you’ve got any
questions, please ask!
If you’ve any questions — or quick suggestions of speakers and topics —
please leave them as comments on the blog at
Speaking of the blog, that’s another great way to participate in
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2010. Please check
http://cfp.org/wordpress/ for the latest!
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