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BEC: Call for Papers

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April 15-17 2010, Rennes, France
Call for Proposals

Passionate individuals and non-profit organizations from the region of Rennes, Brittany, France invite you to participate in the first Breizh Entropy Congress. This inter-disciplinary event focuses on free (as in freedom) creations and culture.

Through a meeting fostering open-mindedness, exchange of ideas and learning, we hope to show solutions to technical, social and political problems, and celebrate free, reclaimed and creative art and technology.

We happily welcome entropy, as a means to break artificial boundaries between disciplines and find unexpected ways of doing things that promote liberalization, sharing and reclaiming of technologies that traditionnally belonged to the realm of corporations and well-funded academic labs.

NB! We are grateful for any kind of distribution of this CfP!


We gladly accept your proposals for the following formats. You can submit a proposal alone or as a group. The list is not exhaustive.

and 8 hours.


Free hardware

Free devices

Free software

Free radio

Free science

Free society

Free individuals

Free art

...And anything that does not fit...


Sébastien Bourdeauducq

Sébastien is a passionate science and technology generalist. He is a core member of /tmp/lab, a Paris hackerspace, since 2008 and participated in organizing the Hacker Space Festivals. His projects include Milkymist (an open source hardware system-on-chip for live video art), Consumer-B-Gone (a mobile phone ringtone that blocks shopping carts), reverse engineering Prism54 Wi-Fi cards, and many others. Web:

Nicolas Brodu

Nicolas Brodu is a teacher and researcher, currently at University of Rennes 1. He is interested by the use of machine learning to investigate complex systems, as a way to deal with emergent phenomena. He develops free software, both for scientific and general use, amongst which the teleconference server. See

Meven Car

Pierre Cosquer

Pierre is a student at the Computer Science Department at INSA de Rennes (an engineering school). He is a member of Actux and one of the developers of The ProPHET (

Valérie Dagrain

Valérie is a consultant specialised in the stakes of information society and digital territories. She is involved full time on free software projects and on the advocacy of Internet at the service of citizens. She invests herself in usability, interoperability, digital inclusion, participative democracy, promoting access to knowledge and ensuring access to public data. She contributes in local development and the organization of Free Software events and workshops since 2002.

Nina Engelhardt

Nina is a student in computer science at ENS Cachan. She is a member of /tmp/lab and helped with the organization of the Hacker Space Festival 2009. Her interests are centered around the intersection of technology, culture and society.

Kevin Hinault

Developer in an ITC (Information Technology Consulting) company. Assistance on the Debian mailing-lists. Member of the April non profit organization. Active member of Breizhtux: mainly involved in the monthly Install Party and in organizing the RBLL (Rencontres Bretonnes du Logiciel Libre). Blogger on Occasional Mozilla contributor.

John Lejeune

Dived into Free Software ten years ago and since then, does not give up. Now involved in, he applies to hardware the principles of Free Software and DIY culture. His other passion is the radio broadcasting world, through associations like, or

Yohann Lepage

Yohann is a master student in engineering in networks and telecommunications. He has a passion for innovative and free technology.

David Mentré

Founding member of Gulliver, lead developer of demexp software ( and co-developer of MapOSMatic ( Free Software activist for more than 15 years.

Carole Thibaud

Young video maker from Nantes, member of some non-profit organizations like Makiz'art (audiovisual creation and independant production), Mire (experimental cinema), and the Crealab network (digital creation). Vj, projectionist, editor, documentary director, she's interested as much in real time video as in the techniques of argentic cinema.



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Send your submission before the deadline to cfp AT Be sure to include information about the following points:


Venue: Universite de Rennes, Campus Beaulieu 263 Avenue du Général Leclerc 35700 Rennes, France

Price: Free! Opening: Thursday, April 15th 2010, 18:00 Closing: Saturday, April 17th 2010, 18:00

For concerts & artistic performances on stage: Submission Deadline: February 2nd 2010, 23:59 Notification of Acceptance: February 4th 2010 Publication of Schedule: February 12th 2010

For all other formats: Submission Deadline: March 10th 2010, 23:59 Notification of Acceptance: March 20th 2010 Publication of Schedule: March 25th 2010

Website: CfP Mail (for sending your proposals only): cfp AT Orga Contact (for all the rest): contact AT


Breizh Entropy Congress is a zero-budget operation entirely run by volunteers and we therefore cannot help anyone with their food, travel and accommodation expenses. However, we might be able to arrange makeshift accommodation for participants in need, contact us for more information. Breizh Entropy Congress is not an academic conference.

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