Brussels, June 12-13

for attendees

Everyone interested in attending the SplinterCon as a guest must register using the form below. If you wish to present work, please fill in the Call for Proposals form below, without filling in the general admission form. Due to limited space and ambitions to keep the meeting focused and productive, we will confirm every registration manually, and with all due respect.

Brussels, June 12-13

for speakers

We look for original presentations, ideas for group discussion and lightning talks, technology showcases, awareness and capacity building workshops – relevant to the conference thematic. Our technology focus includes autonomous systems, shutdown resilient communications, new circumvention methods or obfuscation protocols, decentralized networking projects and wireless connectivity technologies. We also are open to academic submissions from researchers specialized in network measurements, as well as testimonies from countries affected by network shutdowns and isolation.

Submission deadlines:

Submission deadline: May 16, 2024
Author notification: May 21, 2024
Final papers due: June 07, 2024

Presentations lengths:

Papers must be between 3-10 pages.
Presentations no longer than 20 slides. 
Submissions need to present original work.

Lightning Talks 10 min
Full presentations 30 min

Conference thematic

The National Information Network is a decade long project to create a national intranet. When censorship evolves to a shutdown – how do we continue communications with and within a sovereign network?

We invite submissions of both long and short papers including but not limited to the following key topics:

  • Satellite (one way and bidirectional) 
  • Broader wireless (grey-market), radio, power-line communication 
  • All practical mobile telecommunications standards and LEO connectivity
  • Federated; decentralized protocols and services
  • Peer to peer and device-to-device communications services and applications
  • Traffic obfuscation and hole punching

The program committee will select from your submissions for presentation at SplinterCon. Accepted papers, proposals and presentations will be included in the post conference report with the author’s permission.