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Call for Papers

22C3 - Private Investigations
22nd Chaos Communication Congress
December 27th to 30th, 2005
Berlin, Germany


The 22nd Chaos Communication Congress (22C3) is a four-day conference on
technology, society and utopia. The Congress offers lectures and
workshops  on a multitude of topics including (but not limited to)
information technology, IT-security, internet, cryptography and
generally a critical-creative attitude towards technology and the
discussion about the effects of technological advances on society.

The Chaos Communication Congress is the annual congress of the Chaos
Computer Club e.V. (CCC). The Congress has established itself as the
"European Hacker Conference" assembling people from all over the world.

Even more important, the Congress is a great party bringing together the
brightest heads of a variety of cultures and interests strengthening the
idea of cross-culture inspiration and borderless networking. 22C3 is


The 22C3 conference program is roughly divided into five separate
categories. These categories should serve as guidelines for your
submissions and as a help to our visitors. However, it is not mandatory
for your talk to exactly match the descriptions below. Anything that is
interesting for our audience will be strongly considered.


The 'Hacking' domain addresses topics dealing with technology,
concentrating on current research with high technical merit.
Traditionally, the majority of all talks held tend to be drawn from this

Topics in this domain include but are in no way limited to: network and
system security, programming, hardware hacking, applied cryptography and
creative use of technology in an unintended way in general.


The 'Science' domain deals with current or future objects of scientific
research that have the potential to radically change our lives, be it
basic research or conducted for the industry.

We are looking for talks and papers on the current state of the art in
this domain, covering subjects such as nano technology, quantum
computing, high frequency physics, bio technology, brain-computer
interfaces, automated analysis of surveillance cctv, etc.


This domain deals with the state of society itself. Anything about
politics and sociology with a relevance for hackers would go in here.

Possible topics could include wire tapping laws, surveillance practices,
net politics, intellectual property and copyright issues, effects of
technology on kids etc.


Dealing with cultural mind expansion, this domain adresses to the fringe
of the technoverse. Examples would be Diskordianism, geek entertainment,
video game culture, computer music, pixel art, and literature for


The Chaos Communication Congress invites developers, projects and
activists to present themselves and their topics at the Congress.

Developer groups are also encouraged to ask for support to hold smaller
on-site developer conferences and meetings in  the course of the


The Chaos Communication Congress Proceedings are published on paper and
online on the Internet. Only talks and presentations that were actually
accepted will be published.

Audio and video recordings of each lecture will be published online as
well in various formats. All material will be available under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Germany license
allowing free non-commercial redistribution of the material as long as
the original credit to authors and publishers is retained.

Licence URI:

If you'd like to publish your work under a more liberal license, you
should state this with your submission. See below for submission

Further Information

Since the Chaos Communication Congress is a non-profit oriented event,
we are unfortunately unable to pay any fees. Help on travel expenses and
accomodation is generally possible but is to be agreed upon after
acceptance of the lecture/workshop.

You can find the perliminary agenda at

You will find also information on the registration procedure for
participants here.

For further information and questions please feel free to contact
22c3-content at



We are looking for speakers who can give lectures and/or workshops in
either English or German. 22C3 is an international event, so we have a
certain focus on having a large share of talks in English, for the
benefit of our growing number of international guests.

However, the quality of the presentation should come first. If you feel
insecure, received criticism from your audience before, or if you just
fear that the value and understandibility of your talk might suffer,
please choose German.

Lecture Requirements

Lectures should  not exceed 45 minutes plus up to 10 minutes for Q&A.
Longer timeslots are possible if we feel the topic demands it (please
remark on submission). Workshops should include a talk on the basic
principles and a practical hands-on section.

Submitters are asked to submit their application online at the website

Your application should include the following information:

Required speaker information

* Name: Full name of speaker
* Public Name: Name you'd like to see published at 22C3
* Other Names: nicknames, titles etc.
* Contact information
** Primary E-Mail address
** Phone number(s)
** Instant messaging address(es)
* A photo, square format, min. 128x128 pixels (optional)
* Public home page, weblog and other speaker-related websites
* Short Info: Compact description of speaker (one sentence)
* Bio: Biography or other background information speaker
* Postal address
* Bank information (for money transfer)
* Expected day of arrival and departure

Rest assured that your contact information and other private data will
be kept both secure and private: our dislike for spammers and obnoxious
privacy invaders is hard to put into words to say the least. If you
already submitted a lecture for 22C3 or were a registered speaker of
21C3 please tell us so on each lecture submission.

Lecture information

* Title: Name of event or lecture (max 40 letters)
* Subtitle: Additional title description (a couple of words, optional)
  (max. 100 letters)
* Abstract: An abstract of the event's content (max. 250 letters)
* Description: A longer and  detailed description of the event's content
  (250 to 500 words)
* Please state if you are going to submit a paper to be included in the
  22C3 Proceedings
* Please state if you are going to use slides in your talk and in which
  format you are going to provide a copy
* Duration of your talk
* Links to background information on the talk
* Target Group: Beginners, Advanced Users, Pros
* Resources you need for your talk (Internet, digital projector,
  overhead projector, pens, assitant personal, presentation computer)
* Related talks at 22C3 you know of (including previously submitted
  talks by yourself)
* A lecture logo, square format, min. 128x128 pixels (optional)

You can provide papers and slides on submission or at the given deadline
the latest.


Accepted speakers can optionally hand in a paper which will be published
with an ISBN in the 22C3 Proceedings. Papers will be accepted in
Portable Document Format (PDF) only and should be around 5 pages. The
PDF file must contain passwords or other restrictions. Paper size should
be DIN A4 in portrait orientation. All margins must be set to at least 2
cm (0.78 inches). Pictures should be greyscale and up to 300dpi. Apart
>>from that, you are free to use any layout you want.


Accepted speakers are asked to hand in slides used in their talks.
Please use a well-known format for your slides.

Dates and deadlines

The deadline for submission is October 1st, 2005. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by e-mail on November 1st, 2005  the latest.
However, you may very well get your notification earlier than that if
needed. Final papers or slides are due by December 1st, 2005.

1 October 2005:     Submission due

1 November 2005:    Final notification of acceptance (or earlier)

1 December 2005:    Final papers/presentations due

27 December - 30 December 2005:   Conference takes place

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