SIGINT is an annual hacker conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club. It features talks covering both technical and social aspects of our digital society.
VOLUNTEERS For SIGINT to be as great as always, we need your help. First and foremost, we need eager volunteers to help on-site with the intricate details of organizing a conference for hundreds of people. Please register as a volunteer as soon as we have the registration online.
ARTS AND PROJECTS Asides from helping us having everything run smoothly, we’d gladly accept any kind of project that can be built upon our conference infrastructure. Do you have a cool project you want to show off? Great! You’re just dying to have a venue to try out your fancy new art installation? Cool! Drop us a line at sigint-content(at)koeln.ccc.de and we’ll see if we can sort it out.
TALKS As a community-organized conference, we want to offer you the best lectures you can get. For this, we need your talk submissions—we’re offering one-hour slots (including Q&A), and your talk will be recorded and put online after the conference. Unless you opt out, of course.
If you think you have a great talk that other hackers should listen to, great! Just submit it at our talk submission site!
In case you’re undecided on whether your talk is appropriate, here’s a list of things we are interested in:
Anything that is related to these topics or close enough is welcome too!
- Signals intelligence and surveillance techniques, e.g. digital wiretapping, deep packet inspection, etc.
- Mobile device hacking and telecommunications security and exploiting weaknesses in mobile app ecosystems
- Network neutrality, i.e. the ownership, censorship, circumvention and the politics of de facto standards
- Programming languages, the state of the art and research as well as interesting new or old applications
- Privacy in the age of big data, ensuring it via policy or technical means, ethical considerations, etc.
- (Post-)Privacy, conflict between the desires of an individual and the public regarding social networks and public spaces
- Alternative worlds, communities in the deep web, augmented reality, hackerspaces and other environments
- Storming the clouds, hacking, breaking, exploiting and securing cloud-based computing and storage ideas
- Transparency and participation in politics and governance, sousveillance, open data and its applications
- Physical hacking, making and fabbing, lockpicking, electronics and hardwarde design, artistic expression
- Painting it green, concepts for reducing the ecological footprint our urban lifestyle has on the planet
- Automation, labor market, terms of employment and future chances
As mentioned before, the above list is meant as an inspiration, and not a restriction. It is neither exhaustive nor complete.
All talk submissions will be reviewed and a benevolent selection of talks will try to represent the broadest possible spectrum to the best of our abilities.
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