FSCONS 2011/Ideas

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Suggestion for themes/tracks (and examples of topics). Hot topics in bold:

Overall theming

As always, FSCONS will touch upon themes from Society, Technology and Culture. At the same time, we are planning to have a parallel section of self-organized tracks arranged by our partners with a more focused take on different aspects from their respective field.

Tracks suggestions

  • Desktop - Current status and future of our desktops (e.g. KDE, Gnome)
  • Community Diplomatics - communications within and between groups.
  • Commons - Common (noun), a pasture subject to common use What commons do we have historically, and what new commons emerge?
  • Accessibility - Are societies accessible to every human, regardless of visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities? What role can technology play, in increasing accessibility? Are on-line services less or more accessible than physical? What about culture?
  • Public sector - How does the public sector relate to open access and FOSS? What FOSS related projects is in use by the public sector, what are the lessons learned from those?
  • Education - Challenges, possibilities and lessons learned
  • Infrastructure - What is the status of IPv6? What tiers (if any) of communication infrastructure should be publicly owned? What is open networking and how can this be achieved?
  • Journalism - how has journalism evolved with the www?
  • Future of devices - Will everybody have access to the world's collected knowledge and wisdom in their pockets, or will devices be more targeted towards entertainment?
  • Societies - What defines a society? What is the relationship between a state and a society? How do societies evolve?

Keynote and speakers Suggestions

Keynote and Speakers suggestions

Other suggestions

  • Please help us by sharing your ideas!