Participation: The Outrageous Opinions Session
It is an outrage!
And what is worse it will happen again... Is there no decency left
in this community?
(yeah right!), the highly succesful Outrageous Opinions Session
(OOS) is seeking brave undividuals to undergo avoidable self-humilation
in front of their peers. If you have an edgy technical suggestion,
a crazy idea, a funny comment, or plain old nihilistic social satire,
this is your chance.
has been a tremendous success so far. It is slowly turning into
the most significant event of the conference with a proposal acceptance
ratio of one out of 100,000. Approximately. OOS speakers are welcomed
as Olympic gold medalists, when they return to their home countries.
are encouraged to contact this year's OOS organizer, who often reponds
to the name of Michalis Faloutsos and is not dangerous. It would
be great if you can send him an email ahead of time with: a) your
intention to participate, b) a possible topic with a brief outline
of your talk, and c) your credit card number with expiry date (we
accept them all). We may be forced to enforce a first-come first
served policy. However, you can also contact Michalis before the
session at the conference. A picture of Michalis may appear on this
page to facilitate the recognition. If it does not, you may rely
on your detective instincts or visit his website:
Speakers will have 8 minutes to unleash their creative powers. The
time may have to be adjusted (5-10) according to participation.
Questions from the audience may be allowed, if time permits.
All speakers and audience alike. In particular, the ones who drink
the most free drinks.
We intend to give certificates of participation to all speakers.
That is, if we do not prefer to embezzle the money instead.
include but are NOT limited to the following:
- My vision
of the future of networking
- Little known
facts of the history of communications
- My pet-peeves
about computers, the network, and my colleagues
- My router
does not love me any more: ten certain give-away tips
- If the future
is here now, where would I be yesterday?
- If technology
is my friend, why do I still need to work?
Science and technology are great, but nothing beats fun.