[NRG] Boston Freedom of Online Communications Day - Abstracts due tomorrow (Thursday!)

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Wed Feb 20 21:49:53 EST 2013

Hi All,

A friendly reminder to submit abstracts for posters and short talks
for BFOC by tomorrow. Also, the "Day" will be free, but registration
is required for planning purposes, so please do register now if you
plan to attend...


I'd also be grateful if you could forward this announcement to others
that might be interested.




The Internet offers great promise for improving the communication
capabilities of citizens, but our increasing dependence on networked
communications also makes it easier for organizations and governments
to control, monitor, and block communications.  The growing trend
toward blocking, tampering, or otherwise restricting communications on
the Internet calls for improved techniques both for monitoring the
state of restrictions on Internet content and communications, in order
to inform users, and for circumventing attempts to censor, degrade, or
otherwise tamper with Internet communications.

Many researchers and practitioners in the Boston area are engaged in
studying, detecting, or circumventing practices that inhibit free and
open communications on the Internet. Building on the success of many
recent Boston and NYC “Days” (e.g. this, this and this), the main
purposes of BFOC is to encourage collaboration between local
researchers and practitioners in technology, law, and policy that are
working in this area. The overall structure of the day will involve
longer ”keynote” talks by invited speakers, with a short talks session
and a poster session.  Confirmed speakers include:

Andrew Lewman, Executive Director, The Tor Project.
Hans Klein, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy.
And more to be added in the coming days.

Date / Location
BFOC 2013 will be held at Boston University on Friday, March 8, 2013
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration / Call for Presentations
Attendance is free, but registration is required for planning purposes.

For short talks and posters, send an email to bfoc at cs.bu.edu by
Thursday, February 21 2013, including a brief (<300 word) description
of your work, along with an indication of a preference for the work to
be presented as a short talk or a poster, or be considered for both.
We will select a number of short talks and put together a poster

Organizing Information
BFOC 2013 is generously hosted by the Hariri Institute and the Center
for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security at Boston
University. The organizing committee is Sharon Goldberg (Boston
University) and Nick Feamster (Georgia Tech).

Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University

Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University

Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University

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