[ocbug] [ocuug] USENIX FOCI '12 Submission Deadline Next Week

Lionel Garth Jones lgj at usenix.org
Sat Apr 21 00:02:06 EDT 2012

We're writing to remind you the submission deadline for the 2nd USENIX
Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI '12) is

Please submit your work by Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PDT.
FOCI '12 seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from
technology, law, and policy to share their experiences in this field of
study. We encourage submission of new, interesting work on a wide
variety of topics of interest, including but not limited to the
following areas:

* Evaluation or analysis of existing anti-censorship systems
* Comparisons of existing performance-measurement tools that might be
used to detect tampering, blocking, or violations of net neutrality
* Studies and findings on real-world censorship or tampering from field
deployments or other methods, such as the content that states censor or
the extent to which ISPs are degrading certain types of content or
* Metrics and analysis of plausible deniability and robustness
* Metrics and benchmarks for content tampering or performance
* Detection, measuring, and analysis of the censorship of search results
* Design of network protocols and topologies that resist tampering or
* Techniques to counter mass surveillance or its effects
* The role of private corporations in spreading or enabling surveillance
and censorship
* Capabilities of deep packet inspection (DPI) and robust mechanisms to
circumvent DPI
* Legality of censorship-resistant systems or bypassing censorship
* Economic considerations in the design and deployment of
censorship-resistant systems
* Analysis of the economic impact of censorship
* Usability in censorship-resistant systems
* Effects of censorship on society, business, or political processes

For more details on the submission process, please see the complete Call
for Papers at https://www.usenix.org/conference/foci12

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project
Joss Wright, University of Oxford
FOCI '12 Program Co-Chairs
foci12chairs at usenix.org


Call for Papers
USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet
August 6, 2012
Bellevue, WA, USA
Co-located with the 21st USENIX Security Symposium, August 8-10, 2012
Submissions Due: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PDT

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