Chaos Singularity 2016 - Call For Participation (CfP)

What is CoSin?

Chaos Singularity is the (swiss) conference of groups and individuals related to the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). It is held annually by the Chaos Computer Club Switzerland (CCC-CH), which is an association of numerous Hackerspaces in Switzerland.

When and Where will the CoSin take place?

This years conference will take place from Friday 10. to Sunday 12. of June at the Villa Ritter in Biel.

In what context is the CoSin this year?

Internationally, the year 2013 was marked by the relations of Snowden. But what about 2014, and what about Switzerland? While Society around the globe demands aimless monitoring and surveillance to be restricted immediately, Switzerland is going it's own path: Thanks to the Federal Law on the Interception of Post and Telecommunications (DE: BÜPF) and the Intelligence-Service-Law, not only the access to retained data shall now be possible for 12 rather than 6 months, but state issued Trojans and IMSI-Catchers should now be allowed as well. The goal is a level playing field.

What can I do politically?

Do you also want to prevent the surveillance state getting more and more of a reality? Are you active or interested in Net politics? Then you are at the right place here. We are thankful for any contributions that critically examine the ongoing developments, provide inputs, build up resistance. So that we can keep living in a free society.

How can I contribute technologically?

Are you more interested in technology, do you concern yourself deepened with Operating systems, vulnerabilities in servers, or web applications? Do you know how hold a soldering iron the right way round? The creative work with software and hardware, and the fun with the device are omnipresent at the CCC. Rather than on the assurances of authorities or Companies, we rely on our curiosity and examine the boundaries of (computer) systems. In what form can you get involved? We rely on you. We want to provide a platform so you can express your ideas, your creativity, your anger. For that, the following, as well as many other, contributions to the CoSin could be made from your side:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Screenings
  • Gatherings / meetings
  • Stands showcasing projects

Where can I submit contributions?

For organizing the Congress, we use our Frab. There you can submit your talk or contribution.

I've still got questions

NO Problem; let us know at cosin2016@ccc-ch.ch. The people organizing CoSin are on that list, and they will be happy to help you.

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Chaos Singularity 2017

Cosin is a yearly chaotic event in Switzerland. The content ranges from technical and political, to social and cultural.

Date: June 16th-18th 2017
Location: Villa Ritter in Biel
Entrance: CHF 20

Flyer CoSin 2017

IRC: #cosin on irc.chaostreff.ch