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CodeCon 2002 CFP
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 04:18:27 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded by: Ryan Lackey <ryan () havenco com>

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: CODECON 2002
http://www.codecon.org/

CodeCon 2002, scheduled for February 15, 16, and 17 in San Francisco,
California, is the premier event in 2002 for the P2P, cypherpunk, and
network/security application developer community. It is a workshop for
developers of real-world applications that support individual
liberties.

During the first two days, our policy is "bring your own code"; while
those not demonstrating software are welcome to attend, the focus is
primarily on developer discussion. The final day of the workshop is
intended to be more inclusive, consisting of public and press
demonstrations, interviews, panels and a public session allowing a
larger number of presenters to demonstrate their projects in a more
informal setting. All presentations must be accompanied by functional
applications, ideally open source. Presenters must be one of the
active developers of the code in question.

CodeCon strongly encourages presenters from non-commercial and
academic backgrounds to attend for the purposes of collaboration and
the sharing of knowledge by providing free registration to workshop
presenters and highly-discounted registration to full-time students.
Public session presenters and approved members of the press will
receive free registration for the public session on Sunday.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions open:                               1 October 2001
Final submission deadline:                      1 January 2002
Final notification of acceptance:              15 January 2002
Conference begins:                            15 February 2002
Public session and public demonstrations:     17 February 2002
Post-conference web-based proceedings:           15 March 2002

SUGGESTED TOPICS

The focus of CodeCon is on running applications which:

*  use one or more of: cryptography, steganography, distributed 
   network architectures, peer to peer communications, anonymity 
   or pseudonymity
              
*  enhance individual power and liberty 

*  can be discussed freely, either by virtue of being open source or having
   a published protocol, and preferably free of intellectual property
   restrictions
               
*  are generally useful, either directly to a large number of users, or 
   as an example of technology applicable to a larger audience


Examples of excellent presentations include Mixmaster remailers and
extensions, OpenNap, Swarmcast, Mojo Nation, Magic Money, and OpenPGP
applications. Novelty in technical approaches, security assumptions,
and end-user functionality are excellent properties.

Presentations about basic technologies, such as a new cipher or hash,
non-interesting vulnerabilities in existing applications, or
discussions of unimplemented protocols are better suited for other
conferences. The guidelines for the CodeCon public session on Sunday
are less stringent than the main workshop; presentations which are
more tangential to CodeCon's focus may be accepted.

FORMAT OF PRESENTATIONS (main workshop)

Paper and Q & A
-------------
For those most comfortable with a traditional conference format, we
will accept papers up to 25 pages. We encourage HTML or plain ASCII
submissions, but can accept PostScript, PDF, or LaTeX. We will
distribute papers in advance of the conference, and will provide 30 or
60 minutes for discussion and Q&A, at the presenter's discretion. In
exceptional cases, we will accept anonymous papers and conduct either
a non-directed discussion or a Q&A session directed by proxy. All
papers should be accompanied by source code or an application. When
possible, we would prefer that the application be available for
interactive use during the workshop, either on a presenter-provided
demonstration machine or one of the conference kiosks. Additionally,
during the paper presentation, some use of this demo must be made; it
may be relatively brief, but a demonstration of the running
application is essential.

Interactive demo
----------------
In addition to the traditional conference paper format, we encourage
highly interactive presentations. Throughout the event, we will have
several kiosks and local servers available for demonstration purposes.
We also strongly encourage presenters to bring their own hardware.
Application demos can be up to 20 minutes, followed by a period of up
to 40 minutes for Q&A, which can include demonstration of additional
features of the application not covered in the main presentation. If
desired by the presenter, we can distribute URLs of applications
several days before the workshop to allow attendees to familiarize
themselves with the basics of applications prior to the workshop
sessions.

Panel
-----
In areas where multiple projects fall roughly in the same domain, the
most efficient presentation may be a panel with one or more developers
from each team. These developers may then individually demonstrate
their applications, followed by discussion among the panel and Q&A
with the other attendees as to differences in design goals,
implementation, and other aspects of the systems. If we receive
multiple submissions from related projects for papers or demos, we may
suggest to the presenters that they combine into a panel.
Additionally, presenters are free to submit jointly as a pre-selected
panel.

There is some flexibility in requirements and formats for
presentations;  please enquire if you would like to use an alternate
form.

FORMAT OF PRESENTATIONS (public session)

On the afternoon of Sunday 17 February, we will set aside a
substantial amount of time for 5 minute-or-less project public session
presentations. Other events on this day, including panels and main
presentations, will be targeted at members of the press and public, so
brief presentations on Sunday will reach a wide audience. Presenters
from the first two days who wish to make an additional public session
presentation may do so.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Presentations must be performed by one of the active developers on the
project. That's the rule -- no code, no mike. Multiple people may be
involved in a presentation. You do get in free if you're part of a
presentation even if you don't speak during it, so creativity (within
reason) is encouraged.

The workshop language is English, for both presentations and papers.

Ideally, demonstrations should be usable by attendees with 802.11b
connected devices either via a web interface, or locally on Windows,
UNIX-like, or MacOS platforms. Cross-platform applications are most
desirable.

Our venue may be 21+. If you are submitting and are under 21, please
advise the program committee; we may consider alternate venues for one
or more days of the event. If you have a specific day on which you
would prefer to present, please advise us.

Main workshop submissions should include in the plain-text body of
email to submissions () codecon org the following information:

                   - Name of presenter
                   - Name of others involved in project attending conference
                   - Title of presentation
                   - Brief summary of topic
                   - URL or attachment of example code
                     (must be received by the final submission deadline)
                   - Brief project history
                   - Brief summary of demo, or abstract of paper
                   - Any other details considered relevant

Public session submissions should include in the plain-text body of email to
submissions () codecon org the following information:

                   - Name of presenter
                   - Title of presentation
                   - Brief summary of topic
                   - URL or attachment with example code
                   - Any other details

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

                       Bram Cohen, BitTorrent
                       Dan Egnor, ofb.net
                       Jered Floyd, Permabit
                       Ian Grigg, Systemics
                       Ryan Lackey, HavenCo
                       Don Marti, LinuxJournal
                       Guido Sanchez, New Hack City
                       Bill Stewart, AT&T
                       Brandon Wiley, Freenet
                       Jamie Zawinski, DNA Lounge

COSTS

Recognizing that many of the developers of the most interesting
cypherpunk applications are unable to afford accommodations and other
expenses in San Francisco, CodeCon will attempt to locate housing and
otherwise assist with issues for presenters on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact codecon-admin () codecon org if your submission is
accepted but you require assistance to attend.

SPONSORSHIP

If your organization is interested in sponsoring CodeCon, we would
love to hear from you. In particular, we are looking for sponsors for
social meals and parties on any of the three days of the conference,
as well as sponsors of the conference as a whole, prizes or awards for
quality presentations, and assistance with transportation or
accommodation for presenters with limited resources. If you might be
interested in sponsoring any of these aspects, please contact the
conference organizers at codecon-admin () codecon org 

QUESTIONS

If you have questions about CodeCon, or would like to contact the
organizers, please mail codecon-admin () codecon org  Please note this
address is only for questions and administrative requests, and not for
workshop presentation submissions.
-- 
Ryan Lackey [RL7618 RL5931-RIPE]        ryan () havenco com
CTO and Co-founder, HavenCo Ltd.        +44 7970 633 277 
the free world just milliseconds away   http://www.havenco.com/
OpenPGP 4096: B8B8 3D95 F940 9760 C64B  DE90 07AD BE07 D2E0 301F



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