I did an e-mail submission before the announced “deadline“. According to the e-mail server logs of alternatifbilisim.org, the submission was technically successful.
However, for some unknown reason, my submission had not landed into the organizer’s (Marisol Sandoval) inbox (“junk”? “spam”? classification?)
As a result, she was unable to acknowledge my submission, eventhough I was able to prove by the server logs that it indeed took place.
This inability to acknowledge a proven fact led the organizer Marisol Sandoval to appeal to the authority of the “main organizer” Christian Fuchs.
She encrypted her appeal to him in the notion of a “slot” that was “unfortunately already filled.”
I had written the e-mail below to inform the organizing board members about the incident.
They did not respond.
The name of the meeting they organize, “ICTs and Society” means:
“Information and Communication Technologies and Society.”
Işık Barış Fidaner
PS: I had written another very short text at the time about the four kinds of discrimination mentioned in the e-mail (informal discrimination, physical discrimination, formal discrimination, electronic discrimination) that just makes their distinction and does not elaborate much about their specifics.