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Datenspuren 2015: Call for Participation

Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Sat+Sun October 24+25, 2015

Girls and boys, get up on your feet and make some noise, because hackers are in the house!

In June 2013, Edward Snowden came public with an intelligence affair, so extensive and intricate, that it went straight into the history books. Since that day, no day has passed without continuing intelligence scandals continuously filling print and online news.These affairs create a new awareness for our digital rights, which we once took for granted but now find fading away to mere symbols in an erosive atmosphere of clever policing in our shiny new digital world.

Where "everyone is suspicious" is a mantra, which leaks out from behind the closed doors of the security agencies. This violates the fundamental trust between citizens and the executive authorities, which is a key ingredient for democracies.

Where digitalisation makes every person transparent and privacy shall remain a state-owned privilege, we ask: how much secrecy does a democracy need and how much of it can we bear?

Where Big Data determines more and more of our everyday life and the vague promised advantages provided by of smart applications suffices to vilify perseverance on privacy rights as obsolete and reactionary, we need to discuss how much privacy to concede and who grants it.

Thus, Big Data requires a wholesome realignment of the relationship between people, state and economy. It also requires the digital vanguards that significantly further these developments in big corps' IT departments, at universities, in hackerspaces, or in the data centres of the services to rethink their responsibilities.

Therefore, the Chaos Computer Club Dresden (c3d2) invites you to submit proposals for technical, scientific, and artistic contributions to our event "Datenspuren 2015". Topics are, not exclusively:

Deadline for submissions
30th of August 2015 (prolongued due to Camp)
Abstract (max. 300 words) for a lecture, workshop, installation/performance, young hackers track
Submission of lectures and workshops
with the conference system frab: https://frab.cccv.de/en/DS2015/cfp/session/new#new_user
Contact and questions
Organizing team: datenspuren@c3d2.de
Mailing list: datenspuren@lists.c3d2.de

Notice on acceptance/rejection of submissions will be given until 15th of September 2015.

The event Datenspuren is a non-commercial community event. As we neither ask for entrance nor participation fees, we cannot pay any royalties. However, subsidizing travel and overnight stay might be granted for limited exceptions if reasonably founded. Applications can be directed to the organization team.

See you in da house!