28C3: CFP for 28th Chaos Communication Congress

Call for Participation for 28th Chaos Communication Congress

27|28|29|30 December 2011, bcc, Berlin, Germany

The Event

The Chaos Communication Congress the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Berlin, Germany. First held in 1984, it has since established itself as “The European Hacker Conference” attracting a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopists from all around the world.


In general, lectures, workshops, and projects dealing with technology, ethics, science, security, art, philosophy, politics, and culture are welcome. However, it is not mandatory for your talk to exactly match the given topics. Anything that is interesting and/or funny will be taken into consideration. We use hacking in a very broad sense of the word, but we won’t say no to excellent submissions on computer security research.

Some of the many topics we want to hear more about

– Cloud security
– Mobile Hacking and Telecommunications Security
– Privacy
– Net Neutrality and Censorship
– Copyright
– Exploitation Techniques
– Video Game Culture and Art
– Cryptography and Cryptoanalysis
– Reverse Engineering
– Forensics and Anti-Forensics
– Web Security
– Electronic Music and Literature
– Retrocomputing
– Economical Systems – think about collapsing financial markets and anonymous money transfers
– Constructivist Epistemology
– Artificial Intelligence and Robotics – machine learning, humanoid robots, RoboCup, autonomous cars
– Transportation Hacking – with electronics and bus systems
– Studies about Social Networks – e.g. how different networks are being used
– The Long Tail – crowdsourcing, crowdcasting, crowdfunding, peer to peer
– Media and Internet Technologies in education
– Cyberspace identities and gender issues
– Law Enforcement Activities and Active Countersurveillance
– Revolutions
– Hacktivism
– Handling Transparency in Governmental Affairs
– Micropayment and electronic currencies
– Transportation hacking – with electronics and bus systems
– Cooking and Baking with Club-Mate
– Fun with large datasets and visualizing data
– Social Justice on the Internet
– Media and Internet Technologies in Education
– Conspiracy Theories

Lecture Requirements

Lectures should not exceed 45 minutes plus up to 15 minutes for questions and answers. Longer time slots are possible if we feel the topic demands it (please tell us if necessary). This year, due to popular demand, we also introduce 20 minute talks. Please state the length of your presentation clearly on your submission.


Audio and video recordings of the lectures will be published online in various formats. All material will be available under the Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Germany” license
We encourage contributors to publish their work under a more liberal license; if you wish to do so, please state this with your submission.

Language of the Presentation

While the 28C3 is an international conference that aims to present lots of content in English, we would rather have a good presentation in German than a bad one in so-called Denglisch. So please be honest when judging your language skills and choose your lecture language accordingly.
Sales and marketing droids are known to vanish without any trace at the congress, please refrain from submitting company propaganda.

Travel expenses

The Chaos Communication Congress is a non-profit oriented event and speakers are not paid. However, financial help on travel expenses and accommodation is possible. It needs to be agreed upon after acceptance of the submission, though. Don’t be shy and state your requirements in the application when submitting your lecture and we’ll work something out.

Dates and Deadlines

The deadline for submission is October 11th, 2011 Midnight (23:59) UTC. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail on November 20th, 2011 the latest. However, you may very well get your notification earlier than that if needed.
– October 11th, 2011 (Midnight UTC) Submission due
– November 20th, 2011 (Midnight UTC) Final notification of acceptance (or earlier)
– December 27th – 30th, 2011 Chaos Communication Congress


All proposals must be submitted online using our online lecture submission system at https://cccv.pentabarf.org/submission/28C3. Please follow the instructions given there. If you have any questions regarding your submission, feel free to contact us at 28c3-content@cccv.de.