Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference 2008

Below is the announcement email from - well as you can see:

18th Annual CFP conference
May 20-23, 2008
Omni Hotel
New Haven, CT

DEADLINES this Week:
Early Bird Registration: Fri., May 2, 2008
YJoLT Tech Policy Essay Contest: Mon., May 5, 2008

Conference Blog: http://cfp08.blogspot.com/
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10926816973


What should the technology policy priorities of the next administration

As the choice of presidential candidates becomes clearer and election
year moves towards a comparison of the candidates' platforms on the
issues, technology policy is increasingly relevant to the forefront of
public debate. In the areas of privacy, intellectual property,
cybersecurity, telecommunications, and freedom of speech, topics that
were once confined to experts now appear in the mainstream of political
issues. We now know that our decisions about technology policy are being
made at a time as the architectures of our information and communication
technologies are still being built.

This year, the 18th annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference is
focusing on those issues at the forefront of technology policy this
election year. With plenary panels on the "National Security State and
the Next Administration" and "The 21st Century Panopticon?" the
discussions taking place look towards our present and future priorities.

CFP: Technology Policy '08 is an opportunity to participate in shaping
those issues being made into laws and regulations and those technological
infrastructures being developed. Policies ranging from spyware and
national security, to ISP filtering and patent reform, e-voting to
electronic medical records, and more will be addressed by expert panels
of technologists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists. The
panel topics are listed below and full panel descriptions are available
on the conference website at:


The CFP: Technology Policy `08 conversation has already begun in the
virtual spaces connected to the conference. Even if you are unable to
attend the conference this year, there are several opportunities to
participate remotely. The guiding principles that ought to guide our
policies are being debated on the conference blog. Social networking
groups on Facebook and LinkedIn are providing new spaces for the CFP
community to meet and discuss. The Yale Journal of Law and Technology is
hosting a call for essays, on the priorities of the next administration,
with more details below.

We look forward to seeing you in New Haven on May 20-23.


Plenary Sessions
Presidential Technology Policy: Priorities for the Next Executive
The 21st Century Panopticon?
The National Security State and the Next Adminstration

A Short History of Privacy
Constitutional Law in Cyberspace
e-Deceptive Campaign Practices: Elections 2.0
Maintaining Privacy While Accessing On-line Information

Panel Sessions
Activism and Education Using Social Networks
Breaking the Silence: Iranians Find a Voice on the Internet
Charismatic Content: Wikis, Social Networks, and the Future of
User-Generated Content
Filtering Out Copyright Infringement: Possibilities, Practicalities, and
Filtering and Censorship in Europe
Hate Speech and Oppression in Cyberspace
Interoperability at the Crossroads?: The "Liberal Order" versus
Law, Regulation, and Software Licensing for the Electronic Medical Record
Measuring Global Threats to Internet Freedom
Network Neutrality: Beyond the Slogans
New Challenges for Spyware Policy
Patents: The Bleeding Edge of Technology Policy
Privacy, Reputation, and the Management of Online Communities
Rights & Responsibilities for Software Programs?
States as Incubators of Change
"The Transparent Society:" Ten Years Later
Towards Trustworthy e-Voting: An Open Source Approach?


Yale Journal of Law & Technology Call for Essays on the Technology Policy
of the New Administration
Deadline: Monday, May 5th

The Yale Journal of Law & Technology (YJoLT) is seeking essay-length
submissions concerning the technology policy platform of the new American
presidential administration. Essays selected for publication will appear
in the Fall Issue of YJoLT (publication date November 2008).

Ideal submissions will discuss the priorities and guiding principles that
American technology policy should follow. Submissions analyzing a
particular technology policy issue in depth will also be accepted.

Essays of less than 5,000 words are preferred. Please submit all essays
to yjolt.submissions@gmail.com. Please include the text "CFP Essay"
in the subject line of the email. The authors of essays selected for
publication will be notified on a rolling basis. Any questions can be
directed to Lara Rogers, lara.rogers@yale.edu.

Eddan Katz
CFP: Technology Policy '08 Program Chair

International Affairs Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Senior Fellow, Yale Information Society Project

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