The deadline for proposals was October 15, 2001. The system is now closed.


The Twelfth Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy

Cathedral Hill Hotel
San Francisco, California, USA

April 16-19, 2002

Call for Proposals

The Program Committee of the Twelfth Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy (CFP2002) seeks your proposals for innovative conference sessions and speakers.

The Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference has been a leading venue for public debate on the future of privacy and freedom in the online world for over a decade. Each year, key representatives from government, business, education, and non-profits including the legal, law enforcement, security, media, consumer, and hacker communities have gathered together to anticipate policy trends and issues and to help map the future of society in the online world. Attendees will meet again next April to address cutting edge questions and issues in computing, freedom and privacy.

The conference's site, San Francisco, brings CFP back to its Bay Area roots, and provides a rich backdrop of the people, ideas and culture that have shaped both the Internet as well as global Internet activism. The conference hopes to examine the role the Internet is playing in democratic activism at all levels: local, national, and global.

Proposals are welcomed on all aspects of computers, freedom, and privacy. We strongly encourage proposals that explore some of the most important issues facing the Internet and freedom, including: global activitism; technology and monopoly; voting technology and democracy; technology and weapons; ICANN and Internet governance; borders and censorship; digital divide; biometric systems; consumer privacy; wireless privacy and security; hacktivism; intellectual property and intellectual freedom; digital rights management and privacy; public records and private lives.

We are seeking proposals for tutorials, plenary sessions, workshops, technical demonstrations, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. We are also seeking suggestions for speakers and topics. Sessions should present a wide range of thinking on a topic by including speakers from different viewpoints. Complete submission instructions appear on the CFP2002 web site at

All submissions must be received by October 15, 2001. Proposals will be reviewed by the CFP2002 Program Committee and Advisory Board. The Program Committee will notify submitters of the status of proposals no later than December 7, 2001.


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