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2003-05-17 00:00:00, webmaster

Chaos Communication Camp 2003

The International Hacker Open Air Gathering

7/8/9/10th August 2003 near Berlin, Germany (Old Europe)

Papers are being solicited for the second Camp of the Chaos Computer Club e. V., Germany, to be held near Berlin, on 7/8/9/10th August 2003. The Camp is intended to promote the interchange of technical, social and political ideas and concepts to find ways to make this world a little bit more friendly to intelligent beings.

The conference language is English, therefore all lectures and workshops have to be held in English. For especially interesting topics, an  on-stage translation might be available, but this service will be strictly limited to a few instances of special importance.

In general, all papers, lectures and workshops from the field of technology, security, art, philosophy, politics and cooking are welcome. We try, however, to create a certain focus on a number of topics that we regard as important for the near future. These are:



  • mobile phone security (e. g. OTA attacks)
  • distributed, cryptographical secure storage and peer-to-peer networking technology
  • semantic web (xml, wsdl, rss and related technologies)
  • complex network attack methods, detection and defense
  • advanced wireless networking and security
  • autonomous systems and robotics
  • attacks on cryptosystems
  • even more ways of breaking biometry
  • Open Source Security (code audits and "who reads the open source anyway?")
  • instant messaging
  • surveillance, wiretapping and crowd control: state of the art
  • reengineering hands-on workshops and publication standards
  • using print-on-demand-technology to improve the availability of interesting content
  • satellite imagery analysis for non-state actors
  • monitoring sat-feeds and other interesting sat-related stuff
  • groups that want to held special interest gatherings (like coordination of an open-source software project) on the Camp are very welcome


Philosophy & Politics


  • over-analysis of the world and the resulting problems, interdependencies and next-order complexities
  • power-politics and the economic roots of today's bizarre world
  • military vs. civilian R&D and the resulting moral problems
  • truth, trust, perception-management and propaganda
  • legal situation in relevant areas of interest
  • lobbying and influence politics




  • every creative use of modern technology in art is welcome
  • poetry, performances, music, DJs, optics, paintings, sculptures
  • movies, flash-films, animations and demo-competitions
  • there will be a camp radio station (both local broadcast and internet streaming) that is looking for content, especially radio drama and documentary


Lectures are expected to be highly relevant in practice or better be darn funny. Sales droids have been known to disappear without traces on past events. Interactive workshops welcome. Hands-On anything even more welcome.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted in English as soon as possible, latest on 1st July 2003 17:00 GMT. There will be a very limited number of slots reserved for presentations covering stuff that happens between the submission deadline and the start of the Camp, but we will be extremely discriminate regarding the allocation of these slots. The submission should include references and URLs, a short biography of the speaker, contact information (e-mail) and any time constrains or preferences the speaker might have.

Notice of acceptance will be sent out as soon as possible. Final presentations should be in English and be up to 60 or up to 120 minutes long, including a question-and-answer period. Follow-up discussions and hands-on workshops are strongly encouraged, there will be space for such activities available outside the main lecture tents (if you don't prefer a nice sit-in on the gras in the sun).

As this is a non-profit event organised by a non-profit organisation, the CCC will not be able to compensate travel costs let alone a speaker honorarium. Well, maybe travel costs in a few cases. The event is outdoor, that means you will need to bring a tent or camping car for accommodation.

The preliminary agenda will be published on the web in the near future. Registration information will be posted, too.

Attractive time-slots in the agenda might get filled up before 1st of July, so please, don't wait too long for your submission.