[Battlemesh] A call for papers on DIY networking

Greg D haitinet at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 14:44:40 CET 2017

Good morning,
I want to attend your workshop. I am not sure what's entail as far as who
can attend, if there are costs, etc? I would be coming from the USA. I
would like to implement some of the ideas from the conference in the
developing world. Please let me know who should I reach out too for details
about this event. Thanks

On Feb 14, 2017 1:53 PM, "Leonardo Maccari" <mail at leonardo.ma> wrote:

> Hi battlemeshers,
> for those of you that work in (conjunction with) the academia,
> but also for those that can afford a scientific conference, there
> is this nice workshop we are setting up, the week right after
> the battlemesh.
> http://diynetworking.net/ifipnetworking2017/
> The theme of the workshop is exactly what we do in community networks,
> so, along technical papers we also welcome non strictly technical
> contributions to understand what is needed to empower people
> to make "the Internet": experiences, architectures, incentives,
> governance,
> success or failure cases are very useful, because normally these things
> remain under the surface.
> The full CFP is below, and the website of the main conference is here
> with all the details: http://networking.ifip.org/2017/
> I hope to see papers coming from some of the people of the BM community.
> leonardo.
> CFP: IFIP Networking 2017 - Interdisciplinary Workshop on DIY and
> Community Networking, Stockholm, Sweeden
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------------
> Our apologies if you received multiple copies of this CFP
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------------
> IFIP Networking 2017 Interdisciplinary Workshop on DIY and Community
> Networking
> Place: Stockholm, Sweden
> Date: June 12, 2017
> http://diynetworking.net/ifipnetworking2017/
> Important Dates
> Abstract submission:             March 20, 2017
> Full paper:                            March 30, 2017
> Notification of acceptance:    April 10, 2017
> Camera-ready papers due:    April 27, 2017
> DIY networking Workshop:     June  12, 2017
> Submission guidelines
> http://diynetworking.net/ifipnetworking2017/submission.php
> ---------
> Scope:
> This workshop is a joint venture of three EU Horizon2020 projects, MAZI,
> netCommons, and RIFE, in an effort to join forces around the design and
> use of DIY and community networking technologies for the common good,
> using a highly interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach. With
> DIY and community networking we refer to a diverse set of networking
> technologies that range from large-scale community networks to small
> scale wireless installations supporting local applications accessible
> only to those residing in the coverage area of the network. DIY and
> community networking represent two frontier research themes that can
> open new and exciting research and application areas. On the one hand,
> the locality of DIY networks enables the design of hybrid spaces and
> places for social sustainability, collective awareness, and
> conviviality. On the other hand, community networking is one of the most
> promising approach to overcome digital divide.
> What bridges these two themes is the idea that networks are not only a
> way to "access the Internet", but they are a way to connect people, and
> people make "the Internet". This workshop will contribute to investigate
> the way that local applications can influence the creation and the
> governance of community networks, and how community networks can
> stimulate the creation of novel local applications.
> DIY and community networks are embedded with the local social
> environment where they grow, so their study cannot be separated from the
> understanding of their societal stimuli and societal impact. For this
> reason the workshop will be highly interdisciplinary aiming to bridge
> the communication gap between those that build the technology (computer
> scientists, engineers, and hackers) and those that understand better the
> complex urban environment where this technology will be deployed (social
> and political scientists, urban planners, and designers). More
> specifically, people working on applications and uses of ICT are not
> always aware of the capabilities of technology for building local
> communication networks, on the other hand, scientists in the field of
> networking are often indifferent on the actual use and social
> implications of the technical solutions they design. We believe that we
> are currently in a moment in history when it is particularly important
> to bridge this gap between engineering and social sciences, to create an
> alternative to the current trend of centralization of resources and
> control that is taking place at a global scale on the Internet.
> Some of the themes that we want to be central in the workshop are:
> - Technical contributions that render DIY networking technology easier
> to understand and use by for less technically savvy people
> - Theoretical contributions that can facilitate the understanding of the
> various inherent trade-offs in the design of DIY networks and the
> translation of engineering decisions to constraints and requirements for
> applications developers and vice versa.
> - The integration of community networking with DIY applications, models
> of deployment, experiences of success and failure for this combination.
> - The exploration of the trade-off between Internet access networks and
> local networks for experimenters, hackers and citizens.
> - The way DIY and community networks can be placed in the frame of other
> horizontal and bottom-up experiences, such as Peer Production movements.
> - The links and interrelations between DIY and community networking in
> the frame of the models for alternative Internets, such as peer-to-peer
> networking, overlay networks, blockchain technologies etc.
> - Revisit key engineering questions, such as routing protocols, energy
> consumption, automation, resiliency in light of the possible practical
> uses of DIY networking technologies.
> For the special interdisciplinary session we welcome the following types
> of contributions:
> - Demos of working prototypes of DIY networking applications or systems
> - Posters or design mock-ups of imaginary applications
> - Short tutorials on important concepts that can facilitate
> interdisciplinary collaborations
> - Other alternative formats like interviews, testimonies, artistic
> treatments
> -----
> Organizing Committee:
> Chairs
> Panayotis Antoniadis (NetHood, CH)
> Leonardo Maccari (University of Trento, IT)
> Jörg Ott (Technical University of Munich, DE)
> Arjuna Sathiaseelan (University of Cambridge, UK)
> Programme Committee
> Ileana Apostol (NetHood Zurich, CH)
> Roger Baig (Guifi.net Foundation, ES)
> Bart Braem (University of Antwerp, BE)
> Dimitris Boucas (University of Westminster, UK)
> Roberto Caso (University of Trento, IT)
> Renato Lo Cigno (University of Trento, IT)
> Manos Dimogerontakis (UPC, ES)
> Melanie Dulong de Rosnay (CNRS, FR)
> Felix Freitag (UPC, ES)
> Mark Gaved (The Open University - Milton Keynes, UK)
> Federica Giovanella (University of Trento, IT)
> Christian Fuchs (University of Westminster, UK)
> Ingi Helgason (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
> Karin Anna Hummel (Johannes Kepler University Linz, AU)
> George Iosifidis (Trinity College Dublin, IR)
> Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki, FI)
> Merkourios Karaliopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, GR)
> Thanasis Korakis (University of Thessaly, GR)
> Matthias Korn (University of Siegen, DE)
> Iordanis Koutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, GR)
> William Lieu (Auckland University of Technology, NZ)
> Anders Lindgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science ­ Kista, SE)
> Maria Michalis (University of Westminster, UK)
> Leandro Navarro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ES)
> Andrea Passarella (CNR - Pisa, IT)
> Claudio Pisa (CNIT - Roma, IT)
> Amalia Sabiescu (Loughborough University London, UK)
> Douglas Schuler (Evergreen State College - Olympia, US)
> Michael Smyth (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
> Felix Treguer (CNRS, FR)
> Andreas Unteidig (UdK Berlin, DE)
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