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Technology in Wartime Conference

Date:
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Time:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Annalee Newitz
Location Details:
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Palo Alto, California 94305

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) announces its annual conference, at Stanford University, on the topic “Technology in Wartime.” This one-day conference will be held January 26, 2008, and feature a diverse array of speakers from computer scientists, policy makers, and military professionals, to human rights workers, civil liberties legal activists, 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. 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?

Speakers will include Bruce Schneier (BT Counterpane), Barbara Simons (ACM), Herb Lin (National Academy of Sciences), Cindy Cohn (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Patrick Ball (Benetech), Terry Winograd (Stanford University), Neil Rowe (Naval Defense Academy), Nick Mathewson (the Tor project), Ronald Arkin (Georgia Tech's Mobile Robots Lab) and Noah Shachtman (Wired magazine's war correspondent). 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.

For a complete list of speakers and a schedule, visit http://www.technologyinwartime.org.

Registration is open. You can register at http://www.technologyinwartime.org.
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