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Province MA
Country US
Twitter #foci18
Website https://www.usenix.org/conference/foci18/call-for-papers
CFP Deadline May 29, 2018, 11:59 p.m.


Please join us in Baltimore for the 8th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet. FOCI brings together researchers and practitioners from technology, law, and policy who are working on means to study, detect, or circumvent practices that inhibit free and open communications on the Internet.

Political and social change around the world is driven by Internet communications, which governments and other actors seek to control, monitor, and block using multifarious methods. These threats to free and open communications on the Internet raise a wide range of research and interdisciplinary challenges.

Interested in participating? The FOCI '18 Call for Papers remains open through May 29, 2018, and registration is now open.

** Topics**

We encourage submission of new, interesting work on a wide variety of topics of interest, including but in no way limited to the following areas:
- Measurement, detection, and analysis (including metrics) of Internet censorship and censorship circumvention tools
- Techniques to detect, circumvent, or analyze the impact of mass surveillance or its effects
- Usability and performance studies for censorship-resistant systems
- Understanding censoring adversaries and attack capabilities, including theoretical modeling/analysis and surveillance tools
- Deployment of circumvention mechanisms in real-world platforms such as Tor
- Legal, economic, policy, social, and ethical analysis of issues in relation to Internet censorship, surveillance, or surveillance/censorship circumvention practices and tools
- Legal, economic, policy, social, and/or ethical considerations in the design and deployment of censorship or censorship-resistant tools
- The role of private corporations in enabling surveillance and censorship
- Effects of censorship or surveillance on individuals, society, business, or political processes
- Extraterritorial effects of domestic and regional legislation on global populations seeking free and secure communications
- We emphasize that this workshop seeks to draw submissions from a range of disciplines. As such, non-technical work that examines the wider implications of censorship, surveillance, and their effects will be considered favorably.

Full CFP and submission guidelines here: https://www.usenix.org/conference/foci18/call-for-papers