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FINAL Call for Papers: Chaos Communication Camp 2007, Berlin

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

Final Call for Paper Deadline: June 5th 2007, 23:23 CET


The Chaos Communication Camp is an international, five-day open-air event for hackers, builders, and makers organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). The camp provides a relaxed atmosphere for free exchange of technical, social, and political ideas. Discuss, sunbathe, and enjoy camping with some of the most interesting people you might ever meet. And all that with internet, power, an abundance of weird self-made gadgets, and people willing to explain them to you, right next to your tent.

The Camp area is themed as a starship launch site and will be splitted into various thematic villages organized by participating groups from all over the world. Have a look at the incredible new location, right next to an old Russian military airfield (we'll launch drones and UFOs - no kidding!). All this together with vintage MiG fighter planes the Soviet airforce left there when they left East Germany, and helicopters, oh my!

Two huge main hangars (for 400 people each) will feature conference tracks with lectures and presentations, while workshops will take place in a central workshop area and in the various villages. To get a first glimpse of what to expect have a look at our self-organizing participants in the Camp Wiki:

Furthermore there will be a hangar for not-so-lonely hacking nights and days together with hundreds of others, and a hangar featuring art and beauty created with or without a computer. Of course, there will also be a lounge with nice electronic music, German beer, great food, and a choice of caffeinated hacker drinks.

The conference languages are English and German. Don't worry about language issues though – the Camp is a truly international event! Everyone will be happy to communicate with you in the languages of the Internet - broken English and 1337speak.


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. Any cool tech, research, ideas, and presentations interesting to our audience, are interesting to us.

And even beyond the presentations, the camp lives from participation, so bring those gadgets, Go boards, webapps, p2p-simulators, knitted hardware protectors, drones, and lockpicking sets, and expect people to come to you wanting to learn more.


For this year's Camp there's a special travel opportunity. The Hacker Foundation ( has put together a package of nothing less than legendary proportions. For US$1337 (roundtrip from the US and Canada) or €1337 (roundtrip from Europe) you get admission to both the Camp and the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas just a few days before the Camp, a flight from Defcon to Frankfurt (Germany) and from there directly to Finow Airfield on a specially chartered Hackers on a Plane flight. This offer includes optional accommodation at the Camp. See for yourself:

For general travel Information see

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 license allowing free non-commercial redistribution of the material as long as the original credit to authors and publishers is retained.


All proposals MUST be submitted online using our lecture submission system at . 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 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

We've already finished our first CfP. We offer a scheduled second deadline until June, 5th. Submissions received before June 5th, 23:23 CET, will be allocated to remaining slots.

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

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