[lca-announce] LCA2013 Reminder - CFP Closes 20 July

linux.conf.au Announcements lca-announce at lists.linux.org.au
Thu Jul 19 14:08:50 EST 2012

This email is just a quick reminder that the extended CFP closes this 
Friday 20 July. That means you have only a little more than 24 hours to 
get your proposal in!

Also, we are really close to breaking the record for the number of 
proposals this year. We would love your help to get over the line, and 
if you submit an unsuccessful proposal before the CFP deadline, we will 
put your name in the draw to win a free registration to the conference.

Following is the original Call for Proposals, with all the info you need 
to make your submission. Feel free to forward this to your interested 
friends and family.

Looking forward to seeing you at the party!

Forwarded message:

=== linux.conf.au Call For Proposals ===

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for linux.conf.au 
2013 is now open!

The conference will showcase the best of open source and 
community-driven software and hardware. It will be held in Canberra at 
the Australian National University from Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 
February, 2013, and provides a great opportunity for open source 
developers, users, hackers, and makers to share their ideas and further 
improve their projects.

=== Important Dates ===

  Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2012
  Extended call for proposals closes: 20 July 2012
  Email notifications from papers committee: 28 August 2012
  Early Bird registrations open: 1 October 2012
  Conference dates: Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February 2013

=== Information on Proposals ===

The linux.conf.au 2013 papers committee is looking for a broad range of 
proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from programming 
and software, to desktop, userspace, community, government, and 
education. There is only one rule:

_Your proposal must be related to open source_

This year, the papers committee is going to be focused on deep technical 
content, and things we think are going to really matter in the future -- 
that might range from freedom and privacy to open source cloud systems 
or to energy efficient server farms of the future.

However, the conference is to a large extent what the speakers make it 
-- if we receive many excellent submissions on a topic, then it’s sure 
to be represented at the conference. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

Kernel and core systems: file systems, embedded devices
Networking: peer to peer networking, or tuning a TCP/IP stack
Desktop: office and productivity applications, peripherals, support
Mobile: kernel, applications, programming, challenges
Servers: clusters and supercomputers, databases and cloud computing
Embedded systems: constraints in storage/memory, real-time aspects, open 
Virtualisation: benefits, challenges, management, kernel and application 
Systems administration: maintaining large numbers of machines, disaster 
Security: application security, network security, cryptography, malware, 
Programming: programming languages, software engineering practices, 
testing, continuous integration/deployment, different development 
Modern web technologies: Open source web browsers, HTML5, CSS3, 
JavaScript, web apps, accessibility
Audio and video: video editing, VoIP, WebRTC, video player development
Free software and free culture: licensing and Free and Open approaches 
outside software
Free software use: home, IT, education, manufacturing, research, 
government applications

LCA is known for presentations and tutorials that are strongly technical 
in nature, but proposals for presentations on other aspects of free 
software and open culture, such as educational and cultural applications 
of open source, are welcome.

=== Code of Conduct ===

linux.conf.au welcomes first-time and seasoned speakers from all free 
and open communities - people of all ages, genders, nationalities, 
ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, abilities, and walks of life. We 
respect and encourage diversity at our conference.

By agreeing to present at or attend the conference, you are agreeing to 
abide by the terms and conditions 
(http://lca2013.linux.org.au/cor/terms_and_conditions). We expect all 
speakers and delegates to have read and understood our Code of Conduct 

=== Format ===

This year, there are three different ways that you can present your content:


Presentations are 40 minute slots that are generally presented in 
lecture format. These form the bulk of the available conference slots.


Tutorials are 90 minutes that are generally presented in a classroom 
format. They should be interactive or hands-on in nature. Tutorials are 
expected to have a specific learning outcome for attendees.


Miniconfs are day-long sessions on a specific topic.  A separate CFP 
process will be used to propose and select miniconfs, and will be 
announced publicly soon.

For more information on miniconfs, see: 

=== Speaker Information ===

In recognition of the value that speakers bring to our conference, once 
a proposal is accepted a speaker is entitled to:
Free registration, which holds all of the benefits of a Professional 
Delegate Ticket
Exclusive tickets to the Speakers' Dinner for the speaker and their 
immediate family
One free family ticket to the Partners' Programme

If your proposal includes more than one speaker, these additional 
speakers are not entitled to free registration or to any extra benefits.

linux.conf.au does not and will not pay speakers to present at the 

linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some 
speakers, for instance, where the cost of flights or accommodation might 
prohibit a speaker from attending. Please note, however, that there is a 
limited budget for travel assistance and that asking for assistance 
could affect your chances of acceptance.

=== Recording and Licensing ===

To increase the number of people that can view your presentation, 
linux.conf.au might record your talk and make it publicly available 
after the event. When submitting your proposal you will be asked to 
release materials relating to your presentation under a Creative Commons 
ShareAlike License. Additionally, if you are discussing software in your 
presentation, you must ensure the software has an appropriate open licence.

For more information, see:  http://lca2013.linux.org.au/cfp

=== About Linux Australia ===

Linux Australia is the peak body for open source communities around 
Australia, and as such represents approximately 3500 Free and Open 
Source users and developers. Linux Australia supports the organisation 
of this international Free Software conference in a different 
Australasian city each year.

For more information about Linux Australia see: http://www.linux.org.au/

=== Papers Enquiries ===

  linux.conf.au 2013 Papers Committee
  Email: papers-chair at lca2013.linux.org.au

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