[artinfo] (fwd) Hackers at Large (HAL) 2001
Tue, 19 Jun 2001 17:21:47 +0200
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 08:54:36 +0200 (CEST)
From: Gerrit Hiddink <email@example.com>
Subject: HAL 2001: Call for Participation
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
HACKERS AT LARGE 2001
Hackers at Large (HAL) 2001 promises to be this year's hacker's event
not to miss. From August 10-12, people from all over the world will
converge on the campus of the University of Twente in the Netherlands
for the open-air event.
The Program Committee invites proposals for speakers, panels,
tutorials and special sessions. To submit a proposal, visit
The University of Twente is 2 1/2 hours by train from Amsterdam. HAL
will set up pavillions outdoors, and use indoor classrooms for some
sessions. An open-air theatre is also available. The entire
conference location will be covered by wireless and wired networking.
Attendees may camp on the Twente grounds, stay in on-site housing, or
stay at off-site hotels.
Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
- biometric technologies
- digital rights management
- closing the gap between hacker generations
- computer security & digital privacy
- weird science: creative applications of technology
TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS
HAL will feature many types of events. Campus classrooms and other
locations will be used for presentations, panels and debates. The
outdoor pavillion will feature areas for group meetings, displays, and
smaller presentations, discussions and tutorials. The outdoor theatre
will be available for artistic endeavours and events that won't fit
The Program Committee is scheduling dozens of sessions with speakers
and panalists from around the world. Session formats include:
- - Speakers. Speakers will be given 20 or 50 minutes, and may be asked
to be part of a panel or other type of session.
- - Panels. Panels of 2 to 10 people are invited to debate, share their
expertise, and discuss.
- - Tutorials. Do you have skills or knowledge to share? Teach it to
other HAL participants. Tutorials may range from 5 to 500
participants, and the most popular ones may be repeated.
- - Demonstrations. Hacks, ideas, products and skills can be
- - Special sessions. Do you have other ideas or proposals? Let's hear
In addition, smaller and less formally arranged sessions can be
planned before or during the conference. Daily updates on these
events will be publicized at HAL.
EVERYONE'S A SPEAKER AT HAL
Formal sessions are only part of the experience. HAL participants
should plan on sharing their ideas and expertise with other
participants. This can happen through unplanned gatherings and
debates, contests, games, etc. The local area network will make it
easy to communicate with others and set up ad-hoc technical events.
HOW TO PROPOSE
If you have an idea for a speaker, panel, tutorial or other session,
visit http://www.hal2001.org/hal/03Topics/07CFP to submit a proposal
form. You will get immediate confirmation your proposal was received,
and will hear whether your proposal was accepted within a few weeks.
If you have an idea, but don't want to be the speaker (or don't know
who to invite), submit a proposal form anyway. The Program Committee
can work to make your idea a reality!
Corporate tent- and table space is available, and corporate members
are urged to purchase Business Tickets to HAL. If you are interested
in becoming a corporate sponsor or deploying corporate activities in
our tent, submit a session proposal form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Program Committee is already working on the conference
schedule. Proposals will be accepted up until the last minute,
but for the best chance of being accepted, proposals should be
submitted by July 1.