7.0038 A & CFP: Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 1994 (1/117)

Tue, 1 Jun 1993 19:49:03 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0038. Tuesday, 1 Jun 1993.

Date: Tue, 01 Jun 93 16:44:22 -0500
From: "Steven C. Perkins" <pl0124@psilink.com>
Subject: Announcement & CFP: Computers, Freedom and Privacy 1994

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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 1994
23-26 March 1994


The fourth annual conference, "Computers, Freedom, and
Privacy," will be held in Chicago, Il., March 23-26, 1994. This
conference will be jointly sponsored by the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM) and The John Marshall Law School. George
B. Trubow, professor of law and director of the Center for
Informatics Law at The John Marshall Law School, is general
chairman of the conference.

The series began in 1991 with a conference in Los Angeles, and
subsequent meetings took place in Washington, D.C., and San
Francisco, in successive years. Each conference has addressed a
broad range of issues confronting the "information society" in this
era of the computer revolution.

The advance of computer and communications technologies holds
great promise for individuals and society. From conveniences for
consumers and efficiencies in commerce to improved public health
and safety and increased knowledge of and participation in
government and community, these technologies are fundamentally
transforming our environment and our lives.

At the same time, these technologies present challenges to the
idea of a free and open society. Personal privacy is increasingly
at risk from invasions by high-tech surveillance and monitoring; a
myriad of personal information data bases expose private life to
constant scrutiny; new forms of illegal activity may threaten the
traditional barriers between citizen and state and present new
tests of Constitutional protection; geographic boundaries of state
and nation may be recast by information exchange that knows no
boundaries as governments and economies are caught up in global
data networks.

Computers, Freedom, and Privacy '94 will present an assemblage
of experts, advocates and interested parties from diverse
perspectives and disciplines to consider the effects on freedom and
privacy resulting from the rapid technological advances in computer
and telecommunication science. Participants come from fields of
computer science, communications, law, business and commerce,
research, government, education, the media, health, public advocacy
and consumer affairs, and a variety of other backgrounds. A series
of pre-conference tutorials will be offered on March 23, 1994, with
the conference program beginning on Thursday, March 24, and running
through Saturday, March 26, 1994.

The Palmer House, a Hilton hotel located at the corner of
State Street and Washington Ave. in Chicago's "loop," and only
about a block from The John Marshall Law School buildings, will be
the conference headquarters. Room reservations should be made
directly with the hotel, mentioning The John Marshall Law School or
"CFP'94" to get the special conference rate of $99.00, plus tax.

The Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe., Chicago, Il., 60603
Tel: 312-726-7500; 1-800-HILTONS; Fax 312-263-2556

Call for Papers and Program Suggestions

The emphasis at CFP'94 will be on examining the many potential
uses of new technology and considering recommendations for dealing
with them. Specific suggestions to harness the new technologies so
society can enjoy the benefits while avoiding negative implications
are solicited.

Proposals are requested from anyone working on a relevant
paper, or who has an idea for a program presentation that will
demonstrate new computer or communications technology and suggest
what can be done with it. Any proposal must state the title of the
paper or program, describe the theme and content in a short
paragraph, and set out the credentials and experience of the author
or suggested speakers.

Student Papers and Scholarships

It is anticipated that announcement of a student writing
competition for CFP'94 will be made soon, together with information
regarding the availability of a limited number of student
scholarships for the conference.


Proposals for papers and programs are being accepted at this
time. It is intended that program committees will be finalized by
1 August 1993.


Conference communications should be sent to:

The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604

(Voice: 312-987-1419; Fax: 312-427-8307; E-mail: CFP94@jmls.edu)

Steven C. Perkins 8sperkin@jmls.edu
John Marshall Law School pl0124@psilink.com
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604 312/427-2737 x 551