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34C3: Call for Participation and Submission Guidelines

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The CCC calls for participation and your submissions!

34C334th Chaos Communication Congress
December 27th through 30th 2017, Leipziger Exhibition Grounds in Leipzig.

Es gibt eine deutsche Version dieses Aufrufs.

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The Event

The Chaos Communication Congress is the Chaos Computer Club’s (CCC) annual symposium and hacker party. During four days between Christmas and New Years Eve, thousands of hackers, technology freaks, artists, and utopians get together in Leipzig to communicate, learn from each other, and party together. We focus on topics such as information technology, networks, digital security, making, and breaking. We engage in creative, sceptical discourse on the interaction between technology and society.

We’d love to see your submission for one or more of our six tracks:

  • Art & Culture,
  • Ethics, Society & Politics,
  • Hardware & Making,
  • Security,
  • Science,
  • Resilience.

Apart from the official conference program, the Chaos Communication Congress also offers space for community assemblies, developer and project meetings, art installations, lightning talks, and workshops. We also have special places for kids to learn and tinker.

31c3 hacker kids

Tracks

Art & Culture

This track awaits submissions that address, from an artistic perspective or with artistic means, the societal changes and contradictions caused by computers, the internet, robots, and general digitalization.
One can create art and beauty with computers: We’re also open to lectures that include art installations, performances, concerts, readings, etc., that involve past, contemporary, or upcoming technologies. We will try to help with the organizational side of such lectures as much as possible.

Ethics, Society & Politics

We’re looking forward to submissions which address present and future societal, ethical, and political questions that arise from the technologization and digitization of all aspects of life. What will the future bring? Which commercial and political interests are in the way of an utopia worth living, and how can they be overcome?
Any activistic, fantastical, solidary, and commerce-free ideas and concepts are welcome here.

Hardware & Making

This track is all about developing and creatively using things that allow the digital to make a physical impression.
The focus is on creating things of all kinds of (e. g. textiles, musical instruments, robots, alternative energy, medical tools, etc.), the expansion, repair, and liberation of proprietary systems (from the decapped smart-card to the firmware of your toaster to a modified agricultural machine), the sovereign use of technology, getting your hands dirty, and all the things we can’t imagine yet – and of course rockets!

Security

For this track we would like to request submissions that show how hardware and software can be made either more secure or less secure.
If you want to share your discoveries with thousands of fellow security enthusiasts, if you have developed new solutions to previously unsolved problems, or if you have found new problems which we knew nothing about, then this is the right track for you.

Science

The rapid development of science and technology is steadily changing our view of the world. But that doesn’t only mean that we’re profiting from new technology as a byproduct. We are also increasingly trying to understand the complex relationship between nature and society, in order to comprehend how our actions parameterize this whole system. We see science as a method of reverse engineering the world API and are interested in the newest diffs. No matter whether research centres, universities, or garage-driven science: If you explore and evaluate interesting and important developments from a scientific standpoint, then send us your submissions!

This year we’re especially interested in submissions regarding the phenomenon of climate change in its whole width and complexity. We are interested in everything from sociocultural effects to frost-resistant measurement technology, from the past to the near future, from the depth of the oceans up to the atmosphere. What are the actual effects of the technical and societal systems we have built? What will be the next Dieselgate, and which active approaches towards solving the problems are there?

Resilience

The world is developing at an increasing pace, and most of it involves computers and algorithms. Unfortunately, those developments do not necessarily equal progress. Some increase complexity; others require waiving freedoms. But many projects already incorporate recent research, like p2p gossipping networks (meaning less data accumulates at central points as everyone runs their own infrastructure), extended OS security (reducing persistence, new policies, virtualisation), or reorganised social frameworks intended to simplify life (by eliminating bureaucracy and sources of stress), and, of course, reduction of our dependency on human competition.

In the resilience track all submissions are welcome that lead to a world more worthy of living in – be they long-running projects or recent developments.

New Feature: Classifier

In addition to the content tracks you know from previous years, we now ask you to rate your submission by dynamic tags we call „classifiers“. Those help your reviewers and your audience to better understand the content and what your audience can expect. If, for example, your topics cover both hardware and security, you now can show us on a scale between 0 and 100 percent – making the classic „tracks“ much more fluid. You can also tell us what level of prior knowledge you expect your audience to bring.

Further Program at the 34C3

Lightning talks

Got something interesting to say but don’t want to submit a full talk? Consider doing a lightning talk instead. You will have five minutes to present your idea or project, or to do a rant. A formal submission through our conference system (frab) is not required; as usual, the lightning talks are organized via the public wiki. Lightning talks can be held in German or English and will be streamed, recorded and published (see below).

Assemblies

Assemblies are places where communities around a certain interest can meet, talk, exchange ideas and be inspired. Assemblies play a huge part in creating the special “congress atmosphere.” We will have lots of space, so some bigger installations will be possible.

To further the exchange and the get-together of communities and groups, we will cluster the assemblies at the 34C3 along key subjects. We will link these key subjects to bigger workshop areas, stages, or auditoriums which will be available for the assemblies connected to the subject for workshops, self-organized sessions or after talks discussion.

You and your community are interested in adopting a key subject, or your established assembly wants to take care of more space? Then write an email to c3-assemblies(at)lists.ccc.de and join the effort to create a great congress. Installations with up to 30m² big roofs are possible!

The usual application for assemblies will happen in due time at the public wiki.

Projects, installations, workshops and other fun stuff

A formal submission through frab is not required. There will be a wiki page to keep track of requirements for space and other resources. Simply start already considering now what you would like to make, bring, or show, and write it down once the wiki goes online. We are open to crazy and surprising stuff.

Submission Guidelines

Please send us a description of your suggested talk that is as complete as possible. The description is of particular importance for the selection, so please ensure that it is as clear as possible. Quality comes before quantity. Due to the non-commercial nature of the event, presentations which aim to market or promote commercial products or entities will not be entertained.

As it is likely that there will be multiple submissions on the same topic, please show us exactly why your talk should be part of the conference. Remember that the teams are diversely staffed, and not every reviewer knows every submitter and their background. Please write something about yourself, your research, and your motivation. It does not matter if the talk has been held at another conference somewhere on this planet, as long as it is up to date and relevant.

Talks should be either 45 minutes long plus 15 minutes for questions and answers or 20 minutes long plus 10 minutes for questions and answers. Longer slots are possible in principle. Please tell us the proposed length of your talk at the time of submission.

Language

Although the Chaos Communication Congress is an international event and a lot of content is presented in English, this year there will again be a translation team that will simultaneously translate most German talks into English. So if you are not comfortable with presenting in English, don’t hesitate to present your lecture in German. If your talk will be held in English, your submission should also be in English.

Publication

Audio and video recordings of the lectures will be published in various formats under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This license allows commercial use of excerpts by media institutions as part of their reporting. If you do not wish for material from your lecture to be published or streamed, please let us know in your submission.

Note: As German law (and therefore the license) might differ from the law of your country, please let us know if you have any issues or questions regarding the exact implications. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee a perfect translation.

Travel, costs & visa

The Chaos Communication Congress is a non-commercial event where neither the organisers nor the speakers are being paid. As a speaker, though, you get free admission. If necessary, we are able to provide limited support for travel costs. If you need help applying for a visa, such as an official invitation to present to a German embassy, please let the content team know well in advance. Please be aware that the visa application procedure may take up to six weeks.

Dates & deadlines

  • October 15th, 2017 (23:59 UTC): Deadline for submissions (no excuses),
  • November 19th, 2017: Notification of acceptance,
  • December 27th – 30th, 2017: Chaos Communication Congress.

Online submissions only

Please submit your lecture to our conference planning system at
https://frab.cccv.de/cfp/34c3.

Simply follow the instructions there. If you have any questions regarding the submission, you are welcome to contact us via mail at 34c3-content(at)cccv.de.

Pictures taken at 31C3, FOSSASIA, CC BY 2.0.

Call for Participation: 33rd Chaos Communication Congress [EN]

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

33C3 – 33rd Chaos Communication Congress
December 27. through 30. 2016, CCH, Hamburg

The Event

The Chaos Communication Congress is the annual symposium and hacker party of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). During four days between Christmas and New Years Eve, thousands of hackers, technology freaks, artists and utopians get together in Hamburg to communicate, learn from each other, and party together. We focus on topics such as information technology, digital security, making and breaking. We engage in creative, sceptical discourse on the interaction between technology and society.

32c3

32C3 at CCH.

We’d love to see your submission for one or more of these tracks:

  • Art & Culture,
  • Ethics, Society & Politics,
  • Hardware & Making,
  • Security and
  • Science.

Apart from the official conference program, the Chaos Communication Congress also offers space for community assemblies, developer and project meetings, art installations, lightning talks and workshops.

Tracks

Art & Culture

One can create art and beauty with any technology, including computers. This track awaits submissions that address, from an artistic perspective, the societal changes and contradictions caused by computers, the internet, robots and general digitalization.
We’re open to lectures that include art installations, performances, concerts, readings, etc., that involve past, contemporary or upcoming technologies.

Ethics, Society & Politics

We’re looking forward to submissions which address present and future societal, ethical and political questions that arise from the technologization and digitalization of all aspects of life. What will the future bring? Which commercial and political interests are in the way of an utopia worth living, and how can they be overcome?
Any activistic, fantastical, solidary and commerce-free ideas and concepts are welcome here.

Hardware & Making

This track is all about developing and creatively using things that allow the digital to make a physical impression. Reverse engineers, micro-controller developers and quantum physicists are all very welcome. Decapped smart cards and system-on-chips, sanded-down PCBs and reverse-engineered firmware should feel right at home, next to the cocktail-mixing 3D-printer and the hidden nuclear reactors you are secretly operating in your basement. The focus is on all kinds of hardware design, the expansion and liberation of proprietary system, getting your hands dirty – and of course rockets!

Security

For this track we would like to request submissions that show how hardware and software can be made either more secure or less secure. If you want to share your discoveries with thousands of fellow security enthusiasts, if you have developed new solutions to previously unsolved problems or if you have found new problems which we knew nothing about, then this is the right track for you.

Science

We have science to thank for our blinking computers, but not just that – nearly all progress in society and technology is facilitated by science in one way or another. This track features talks that look into progress from a scientific point of view and evaluate what has been achieved by science, whether it happened in research institutions, in universities, or in your backyard.
Besides topics in the social sciences, such as the history of secret services, research of alternative coexistence or economies, we are also interested in pressing questions of humanity’s growing need for energy, drug-resistant pathogens or access to drinking water. Furthermore, the big questions are also relevant: Are we alone in the universe? How does life work? How do I detect an infinite loop?

Submission guidelines

For talks

Please send us a description of your suggested talk that is as complete as possible. The description is of particular importance for the selection, so please ensure that it is as clear as possible. Quality comes before quantity. Due to the non-commercial nature of the event, presentations which aim to market or promote commercial products or entities will not be entertained.

As it is likely that there will be multiple submissions on the same topic, please show us exactly why your talk should be part of the conference. Remember that the teams are diversely staffed, and not every reviewer knows every submitter and their background. Please write something about yourself, your research and your motivation. It does not matter if the talk has been held at another conference somewhere on this planet, as long as it is up to date and relevant.

Talks should be either 45 minutes long plus 15 minutes for questions and answers or 20 minute long plus 10 minutes for questions and answers. Longer slots are possible in principle. Please tell us the proposed length of your talk at the time of submission.

For lightning talks

Got something interesting to say but don’t want to submit a full talk? Consider doing a lightning talk instead. You will have five minutes to present your idea, project, or to do a rant. The lightning talks will only be organised during the event. A formal submission is not required.

For projects, installations, workshops and other fun stuff

A formal submission is not required. There will be a wiki page to keep track of requirements for space and other resources. Simply start considering already now what you would like to make, bring or show, and write it down once the wiki goes online. We are open to crazy and surprising stuff.

For Assemblies

Assemblies are places where communities around a certain interest can meet, talk, exchange ideas and be inspired. Assemblies play a huge part in creating the special „congress atmosphere“. They are comparable to villages at the Chaos Communication Camp. The assemblies are organized in the public wiki.

Language

Although the Chaos Communication Congress is an international event and a lot of content is presented in English, this year there will again be a translation team that will simultaneously translate most German talks into English. So if you are not comfortable with presenting in English, don’t hesitate to present your lecture in German. If your talk will be held in English, your submission should also be in English.

Publication

Audio and video recordings of the lectures will be published in various formats under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This license allows commercial use of excerpts by media institutions as part of their reporting. If you do not wish for material from your lecture to be published or streamed, please let us know in your submission.

Note: As German law (and therefore the license) might differ from the law of your country, please let us know if you should have any issues or questions regarding the exact implications. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee a perfect translation.

Travel, costs & visa

The Chaos Communication Congress is a non-commercial event where neither the organisers nor the speakers are being paid. As a speaker you get free admission though. If necessary, we are able to provide limited support for travel costs and accommodation. If you need help applying for a visa, such as an official invitation to present to the German embassy, please let the content team know well in advance. Please be aware that the visa application procedure may take up to six weeks.

Dates & deadlines

  • September 30th, 2016 (23:59 UTC): Deadline for submissions
  • November 13th, 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • December 27th – 30th, 2016: Chaos Communication Congress

Online submissions only

Please submit your lecture to our conference planning system at https://frab.cccv.de/cfp/33c3.

Simply follow the instructions there. If you have any questions regarding the submission, you are welcome to contact us via mail at 33c3-content(at)cccv.de.

Picture: CC-BY-NC 2.0, Sascha Ludwig.

Call for Participation for 29th Chaos Communication Congress

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

27|28|29|30 December 2012, CCH, Hamburg, Germany

The Event

The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). 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 practical utopists from all around the world.

29C3 will be an entirely new Congress experience. The location will change to the city of Hamburg in northern Germany to provide a large venue to the growing number of enthusiastic participants of the Congress who have always been much more than just visitors. Expect a spirit more similar to that of outdoor hacking events like the CCC Camp, just indoors. There will be room for all kind of fun activities, smaller informal talks and workshops, more permanent installations and way more options to relax and socialise. To make this happen, we offer lots of space for groups to set up installations, project demonstrations, small workshops and come together in a village-style setting like you know it from the CCC Camps.

Keeping that in mind, we invite you to send us proposals for talks, lectures and workshops on all topics of relevance, also bring your installations and projects. The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Hackers as the digital armourer for the coming cyberwars?
  • Ethical responsibility of exceptional talents and powers
  • Dancing with the devil – funding models for research and development, risks and ethical dilemmata
  • DPI (deep packet inspection) – current state of introduction, breaking, circumvention and political situation
  • Mobile Device Hacking and Telecommunications Security, Security of Apps
  • Privacy enhancing technologies – next generation anonymity systems, filesharing security, overlay networks, encryption
  • Privacy in the age of Big Data – policy options, power questions and new human rights
  • Net and device neutrality – ownership, censorship, circumvention and the politics of de-facto standards, search engine politics
  • Novel Exploitation Techniques for all kind of technology
  • Programming languages — state of the art and research
  • Future or no future of IT security – state of fail, new concepts and methods, implications for society and infrastructure
  • Retrocomputing, Video Game Culture and Art
  • Molecular cuisine and kitchen hacks
  • Cryptography, Cryptoanalysis and Cryptopolitics
  • Reverse Engineering, Forensics and Anti-Forensics – Technology, Law and Politics
  • New economic systems – alternatives to the collapsing financial markets, micropayment and electronic currencies
  • Energy – concepts for a future world with scarce and expensive energy ressources
  • Robotics – humanoid, football playing, autonomous vehicles, (armed) drones, ethics, utopias and dystopias
  • Social Networks – unexpected use, abuse and analysis
  • New ways of education, learning, teaching
  • Politics and technology of surveillance and opression – state trojans, interception, social media monitoring, laws and countermovements
  • Xenolinguistics and languages of non-human intelligences, possibly from outer space
  • Revolutions and Hacktivism
  • Clouds – hacking, breaking, unexpected usage
  • Competitive soldering
  • Lockpicking
  • Transparency and participation in politics and governance
  • Copyright and Patents – the war on filesharing, alternatives to the current system
  • Making and fabbing – technologies, tools, economy, models for sharing
  • Transportation – hacking, usage privacy, innovation and new concepts for an energy starved era
  • Fun with large datasets and visualizing data
  • Hacker Space Program, Space Travel and Satellites – technology, goals and ethics

Submission Guidelines

For Talks, Lectures and Workshops:

Please try to submit a meaningful and complete description that tells us about your presentation. The description is all the content comitee has to judge your submission by, so better be convincing. Quality, not size does matter. Sales and marketing droids are known to vanish without any trace at the congress, please refrain from submitting company or product propaganda. Also consider that other people may submit a talk on the same topic, so please indicate why your talk is special. Feel free to also include some facts about yourself and your motivation. We don’t care if your talk has already been held at a conference on the other side of the world, but please make sure your content is up-to-date.

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). Due to the success at last year’s 28C3, there will also be slots for 20 minutes. Please state the length of your presentation clearly on your submission. There are also five-minute “lightning talk” slots for “I have written this cool thing”-announcements, “someone should do this”-rants and other brief contributions. Those are not reviewed by our content team, check the wiki-page beforehand.

For Projects, Installations and other fun stuff:

A formal submission is not required. There will be a Wiki with some guidelines on the data needed to plan for space and other requirements. Feel free to already start thinking about what you may want to bring, show or organize so you are ready when the Wiki goes online. There will be lots of space, so we are very open for crazy and surprising things to show up.

Language of the Presentation:

While the 29C3 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. There is no language bias in judging the merrit of submissions. There is a live-translation project that hopes to provide cross-translation for many lectures.

Publication:

Audio and video recordings of the lectures will be published online in various formats. All material will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany License.
Note that this license allows for the commercial use of the content to allow media organisations to use snippets from lecture recordings for their reporting. If you wish to use alternatively a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Germany License or if you require that your lecture is not recorded or streamed at all, please state this with your submission.
If you don’t tell us otherwise, audio and video of your lecture will be under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany License.

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:

– September 30th, 2012 (23:59 UTC): Submission deadline
– November 15th, 2012: Final notification of acceptance
– December 27th – 30th, 2012: Chaos Communication Congress

Online Submissions only:

All talks, lecture and workshop proposals must be submitted online using our online lecture submission system at
https://cccv.pentabarf.org/submission/29C3.
Please follow the instructions given there. If you have any questions regarding your submission, feel free to contact us at 29c3-content(at)cccv.de