Registration is now open for Technology in Wartime Conference
Technology in Wartime Conference
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Palo Alto, California 94305
Registration is now open for Technology in Wartime, a conference organized by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
The event will attract an international audience of computer scientists, policy makers, military professionals, human rights workers, and academics. The goal of this non-partisan conference will be to consider the ethical implications of wartime technologies and how these technologies are likely to affect civilization in years to come. Topics will range from high tech weapons systems and internet surveillance, to privacy-enhancing technologies that aid human rights workers documenting conditions in war-torn countries and help soldiers communicate their experiences in blogs and e-mail. We are also interested in the history of computer-aided weapons systems. Ultimately we want to engage a pressing question of our time: What should socially-responsible computer professionals do in a time of high tech warfare?
The proceedings will be broadcast live on the Web, and the presentations collected in book form online, released under an open license, and made available to the public and policy makers looking for expert opinions on wartime technology issues during the election year.
We have an amazing lineup, including Bruce Schneier (BT Counterpane), Barbara Simons (ACM), Herb Lin (NAS), Cindy Cohn (EFF), Patrick Ball (Benetech), Nick Mathewson (Tor), and Noah Shachtman (Wired magazine’s war correspondent). Plus more!
Visit the Technology in Wartime site to register.
Last modified December 14, 2007 03:39 PM