CFP for Internet Computing issue on Internet Censorship and Control
Internet Censorship and Control (May/June 2013)
Final submissions due 1 September 2012
Please email the guest editors a brief description of the article you
plan to submit by 15 August 2012
Guest Editors: Hal Roberts and Steven Murdoch (email@example.com)
The Internet is a battleground where fights for technical, social, and
political control are waged, including between governments and their
citizens, separate governments, and competing commercial interests.
These fights take many forms, such as Internet filtering versus
circumvention, surveillance versus anonymization, adversarial attacks
versus protection mechanisms, and on- and offline persecution and
defense of online activists. These battles impact and are impacted by
the Internet?s technical structure. As the Internet continues to embed
itself into our world, its structural changes will have an increasing
effect on our social and political structures and vice versa.
This special issue seeks articles on the technical, social, and
political mechanisms and impacts of Internet censor- ship and control.
We're soliciting both technical and social science articles, and
especially encourage those that combine the two. Appropriate topics include
* explorations of how the Internet's technical, social, and political
structures impact its censorship and control;
* evaluations of how existing technologies and policies affect Internet
censorship and control;
* proposals for new technologies and policies;
* discussions on how proposed technical, legal, or governance changes to
the Internet affect censorship and control;
* analysis of techniques, methodologies, and results of monitoring
Internet censorship and control; and
* examinations of trade-offs between control and freedom, and how these
sides can be balanced.
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