[Announce] linux.conf.au 2016 Geelong - CfP Update
dtbell91 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 17:17:23 AEST 2015
This email is to let you know about the progress of the linux.conf.au 2016
Call for Proposals (CfP).
The call has now been open for four weeks, and the quality of submissions
so far has been outstanding. It is clear that there are many interesting
stories to be told in our community, and that makes me very proud. Thank
you to everyone who has submitted a proposal so far -- the conference
wouldn’t be what it is without your contributions.
However, we think there are more stories out there that deserve attention.
Originally scheduled to be closed today, the papers committee has agreed to
extend the deadline, just to give everyone a little extra time to have
their voice heard.
The linux.conf.au 2016 CfP will now close *midnight Sunday 2nd August 2015*
But that’s the absolute latest we’ll be taking proposals - we need to give
our papers committee time to choose the best possible conference program!
In addition to our time-honoured classic talks - the state of the Linux
Kernel, advancements in architecture, storage, file systems and utilities -
we’d like to see lots of talks from people who use Linux and F/LOSS to make
our lives better. To make better people. And a better humanity.
How do we develop for wearables and implantables? How do you do unit tests
for an implantable wetware device? What happens when we see the first IoT
murder? And who owns our data from wearable devices - us, or our insurance
companies? Linux is now embedded in a raft of wearable, tiny devices -
which present challenges and opportunities to be met and maximised. These
are the questions we’d like to see answered.
If you have been working on something interesting, now is the time to tell
the world! Visit linux.conf.au/cfp, and submit your proposal today.
Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2015
Call for proposals now closes: 2 August 2015
Email notifications from conference organisers: by 7 September 2015
Early Bird registrations open: 14 September 2015
Conference dates: Monday 1 February to Friday 5 February 2016
How do I stay in touch?
Potential Delegates and Speakers are encouraged to remain up to date with
conference news through the following channels;
*Twitter:* @linuxconfau, hashtag #lca2016
*IRC:* #linux.conf.au on freenode.net
*Email:* contact at lcabythebay.org.au
*Announce mailing list:*
We warmly encourage you to forward this announcement to technical
communities you may be involved in.
Conference Director linux.conf.au 2016
contact at lcabythebay.org.au
On 1 June 2015 at 06:52, David Bell <dtbell91 at gmail.com> wrote:
> linux.conf.au 2016 Geelong - LCA By the Bay are delighted to announce
> #CfP is now open
> We're delighted to announce that the Call for Presentations for the
> conference, to be held *1st-5th February at Deakin University's
> Waterfront Campus*, are now open. *CfP will remain open until 6th July.*
> Given the recent advances in wearable technology, embedded platforms, and
> fruitful marriages between open design and technology, open source software
> and hardware is delivering a number of tangible and intangible benefits for
> our daily lives.
> *Life is better with Linux.*
> And that’s exactly what our conference theme is. linux.conf.au 2016 will
> focus on how Linux and open source technologies are improving lives -
> through humanitarian projects, wearables that give us greater control and
> choice over our health and habits, and which enrich our lives through
> protecting our privacy and our ‘digital health’.
> What types of presentations are being sought?
> - *Presentations* - the standard, time-tested format for most
> linux.conf.au. A sage on the stage presents interesting and hopefully
> informative and engaging content, with time for questions. Around 45 mins
> - *Tutorials* - double slots with a defined syllabus, where delegates
> walk out with a key skill or ability. Some prep work is usually required.
> - *Prototypes* - we’d like to do something different this year and
> introduce 45 minute sessions called ‘Prototypes’ - where Makers, Hackers,
> and Voiders are able to show and tell what they’ve made. It could be a
> hardware prototype, a software prototype, or a ‘wetware’ prototype - where
> technology is interacting with the biomedical field for things like
> implantable NFC chips.
> What presentation topics are welcomed?
> We’re still expecting to have our time-honoured classic talks - the state
> of the Linux Kernel, advancements in architecture, storage, file systems
> and utilities.
> But we’d also like to see lots of talks from people who use Linux and
> F/LOSS to make our lives better. To make better people. And a better
> How do we develop for wearables and implantables? How do you do unit tests
> for an implantable wetware device? What happens when we see the first IoT
> murder? And who owns our data from wearable devices - us, or our insurance
> companies? Linux is now embedded in a raft of wearable, tiny devices -
> which present challenges and opportunities to be met and maximised.
> These are the stories we would like to hear.
> What about Miniconfs?
> Miniconference proposals are also now welcome. *Miniconf #CfP will close
> on 6th July*.
> How do I submit to the #CfP?
> 1. Go to http://linux.conf.au
> 2. Create an account
> 3. Confirm your email address
> 4. On the conference website, log in and choose 'Submit a Proposal'
> from the left hand menu
> 5. Fill out the required information - remember, the more info you
> provide, the better informed Papers Committee will be.
> How do I stay in touch?
> Potential Delegates and Speakers are encouraged to remain up to date with
> conference news through the following channels;
> *Website:* https://linux.conf.au
> *Twitter:* @linuxconfau, hashtag #lca2016
> *Facebook:* https://www.facebook.com/lcabythebay
> *Google+:* https://www.google.com/+LcabythebayOrgAu
> *Lanyrd:* http://lanyrd.com/2016/linuxconfau/
> *IRC:* #linux.conf.au on freenode.net
> *Email:* info at lcabythebay.org.au
> *Announce mailing list:*
> We warmly encourage you to forward this announcement to technical
> communities you may be involved in.
> Kind regards,
> David Bell
> Conference Director linux.conf.au 2016
> contact at lcabythebay.org.au
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