Example CFP2000 Plenary Session Submission

Submission #2 (Doe, Jane: jane@doe.com)

Submission type: Plenary Session
Phone number: 1-123-123-4567
Affiliation: Anonymous R Us
Title of proposed session: Anonymity and Responsibility in Cyberspace
Proposed time for session: 1 1/2 hours
Proposed format for session: panel discussion
Related URL: http://www.janedoe.com

Brief description of content:

Many techniques have been developed that allow people to be anonymous in cyberspace. In this panel, technical experts will provide an overview of online anonymity techniques. This presentation will be followed by a discussion between anonymity proponents and representatives from law enforcement about the benefits and problems of anonymity.

About the presenters:

Jane Doe (Moderator)
Jane Doe was a practicing lawyer for 10 years before she decided
to live her life completely anonymously. She has been practicing
anonymous living for 5 years and recently published the best-selling
book "Living Anonymously."

Jim Anon (confirmed)
jim@anon.com
Anon.com
Jim Anon is the developer of the Anon.com anonymity system.

Ann Smith (unconfirmed, if Ann is unavailable I will invite one of her
colleagues from Cyber Systems)
ann@hotmail.com
Cyber Systems
Ann Smith is co-developer of Cyber System's anonymous email system.

Ed Jones (confirmed)
ed@doj.gov
Department of Justice
Ed Jones works in the cyber crimes division of the US Department of Justice.

Someone form the Toronto police department who specializes in investigating criminal activity that takes place on the Internet. (Or if nobody is available from the Toronto police department, I will find someone from another police department.)

Your qualifications:

Detailed description:

Many techniques have been developed that allow people to be anonymous in cyberspace. In this panel, technical experts will provide an overview of online anonymity techniques. We will discuss in detail the Anon.com anonymity system (see http://www.anon.com) and the Cyber Systems anonymous email system (see http://www.cyber.com/anonemail/). We will also review about half a dozen other anonymity tools currently available. In order to illustrate the complicated concepts behind how these anonymity tools work, we will show a short animated video that visually illustrates the functioning of a Chaum Mix (a system on which many anonymity systems are based).

This presentation will be followed by a discussion between anonymity proponents and representatives from law enforcement about the benefits and problems of anonymity. Representatives from the US Department of Justice and a local police force will talk about their experience fighting crime on the Internet and why anonymity tools make their jobs more difficult. This should be a very interactive "round table" sort of discussion. About half way through the panelists will take questions from the audience and get them involved in the discussion as well.

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