[LINK] CFP: ACM Computers, Freedom, and Privacy - Jun 2010

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Oct 16 19:28:12 AEDT 2009

Venue:  Silicon Valley, June 15-18 2010

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 http://cfp.acm.org/wordpress/?p=28#more-28

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!

Roger Clarke                                 http://www.rogerclarke.com/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd      78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
                    Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au                http://www.xamax.com.au/

Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre      Uni of NSW
Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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