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CodeCon 2009 Call for Presentations




CodeCon 2009 Call for Presentations
CodeCon 2009 Call for Presentations



Forwarded from: Len Sassaman 

CodeCon 2009
April 17-19, 2009
San Francisco CA, USA
www.codecon.org 

Call For Presentations

CodeCon is the premier showcase of cutting edge software development. It 
is an excellent opportunity for programmers to demonstrate their work 
and keep abreast of what's going on in their community.

All presentations must include working demonstrations, ideally 
accompanied by source code. Presentations must be done by one of the 
active developers of the code in question. We emphasize that 
demonstrations be of *working* code.

We hereby solicit papers and demonstrations.

* Papers and proposals due: February 15, 2009
* All Authors notified: March 1, 2009

Possible topics include, but are by no means restricted to:

* community-based web sites - forums, weblogs, personals
* development tools - languages, debuggers, version control
* file sharing systems - swarming distribution, distributed search
* security products - mail encryption, intrusion detection, firewalls
* malware analysis - detection, compensation, and mitigation of emerging 
  threats

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As a new feature this year, CodeCon will be presenting a Biohack! track. 
While we will continue our tradition of presenting only one talk at a 
time, a portion of one of the days' talks will be reserved for 
interesting biotechnology hacking projects. A key requirement for these 
presentations is ease of reproduction with minimal access to expensive 
laboratory equipment.

Example topics include:

* Purifying DNA using common household items
* Developing genetically-modified bacteria in a kitchen laboratory
* Using specially-designed software to assist in bioengineering
* The use of simple bioengineering techniques to solve real-world 
  problems.

Ideal Biohack! Track submissions will have a strong emphasis on the 
"hack" portion of the talk -- in the last few years, there has been a 
strong growth in the community of biology hackers; we aim to bring these 
hackers together to discuss their techniques for inexpensive, at home 
experimentation in biological engineering research.

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Presentations will be 30 minutes long, with an additional 15 minutes
allocated for Q&A. Overruns will be truncated.

Submission details:

Submissions are being accepted immediately. Acceptance dates are 
February 7th and March 1st. After the first acceptance date, submissions 
will be either accepted, rejected, or deferred to the second acceptance 
date.

The conference language is English.

The conference venue is open to all ages.

Ideally, technical demonstrations should be usable by attendees with 
802.11b connected devices either via a web interface, or locally on 
Windows, UNIX-like, or MacOS platforms. Cross-platform applications are 
most desirable. Biohacking demonstrations should be viewable with a 
presenter-provided camera, or prepared movies for projection.


To submit, send mail to submissions-2009 (at) codecon.org including the
following information:

* Project name
* Code track or Biohack! track
* url of project home page
* tagline - one sentence or less summing up what the project does
* names of presenter(s) and urls of their home pages, if they have any
* one-paragraph bios of presenters, optional, under 100 words each
* project history, under 150 words
* what makes the project novel -- how it differs from similar projects
* what will be done in the project demo, under 200 words
* slides to be shown during the presentation, if applicable
* future plans

General Chairs: Jonathan Moore and Bram Cohen
Program Chair: Jered Floyd and Len Sassaman

Program Committee:

* Jon Callas, PGP, USA
* Bram Cohen, BitTorrent, USA
* Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project, USA
* Jered Floyd, Permabit, USA
* Ben Laurie, Google, UK
* David Molnar, University of California, Berkeley, USA
* Jonathan Moore, Mosuki, USA
* Meredith L. Patterson, Osogato, USA
* Andrew S. Peek, Integrated DNA Technologies, USA
* Len Sassaman, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE
* Cliff Skolnick
* Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
* [Others may be added]

Sponsorship:

If your organization is interested in sponsoring CodeCon, we would love 
to hear from you. In particular, we are looking for sponsors for social 
meals and parties on any of the three days of the conference, as well as 
sponsors of the conference as a whole and donors of door prizes. If you 
might be interested in sponsoring any of these aspects, please contact 
the conference organizers at codecon2009 (at) codecon.org

Press policy:

CodeCon provides a limited number of passes to qualifying press. 
Complimentary press passes will be evaluated on request. Everyone is 
welcome to pay the low registration fee to attend without an official 
press credential.

Questions:

If you have questions about CodeCon, or would like to contact the 
organizers, please mail codecon2009 (at) codecon.org. Please note this 
address is only for questions and administrative requests, and not for 
workshop presentation submissions.


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