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[lca-announce] linux.conf.au 2006 - Call For Papers

2006 - Dunedin, NZ!

linux.conf.au is the annual Australian Linux technical conference, and is
one of the largest gatherings of users and developers of Free and Open
Source Software in the Southern Hemisphere.  It is an opportunity for
developers and groups to present their ideas amongst peers, and for the Free
Software and Open Source communities to gather in general.

      Call for papers is now open!

The 2006 conference is being held in Dunedin, New Zealand, at The University
of Otago[1].  More information can be found on the conference website:


Call for papers:

      The organisers of linux.conf.au 2006 would like to invite you to
      submit a paper for presentation at one of the world's leading Linux
      community conferences.

      Most presentations will be of a technical nature, but those covering
      legal, educational, organisational, community or similar aspects of
      open source software will also be welcome. Promotional presentations,
      commercial advertisements, sales pitches and their like are not
      appropriate for this conference.

      Papers on the following topics are encouraged:

          * The Linux kernel, filesystems and networking
          * Databases and storage
          * Programming languages and tools
          * Linux on the desktop: productivity, groupware and GUIs
          * Multimedia, audio, video, music and games
          * Security
          * Linux deployments, practical experience and war stories
          * Linux on unusual platforms: embedded systems, virtual systems,
            handhelds and very large systems
          * Distributions, management and standardization
          * Other open source projects

      We are open to a broader range of topics as well, even non-Linux based
      projects. So, submit it to us anyway! Please note however, that all
      presentations must be based on 'open source' software and projects.

      We have two (very different) main presentation formats: 120+ minute
      interactive tutorials and 50 minute seminars. You may also wish to
      participate in a miniconf, lightning talk, BOF session, or present a

      ** Submission Guidelines

      Abstracts are required for paper, tutorial and work in progress
      presentations.  Abstracts should be up to 400 words and be submitted
      to the Paper Review Committee via the web page:


      Submission requires pre-registration as an Author, providing the
      following information:

      * Author's full name (and preferred handle, if any)
      * Author's complete email address
      * Author's affiliation with commercial or relevant organisations
      * Author's postal address
      * Author's telephone and/or mobile numbers, with area and country codes.
      * Author's short biography, in around 1 - 3 paragraphs.
      * Whether travel and accommodation assistance will be required

      Abstracts and biographies should be submitted as plain text. The final
      paper should be submitted in an appropriate open format, such as 7-bit
      ASCII text, HTML, DocBook or LaTeX.

      Any featured software in papers must be available under a licence
      compatible with the Open Source Definition[2]. Any papers that are
      accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will be rejected.  All
      successful papers must be eligible for republication on-line and on
      distribution media given to conference attendees.  linux.conf.au
      requires publication rights to accepted papers, including the
      publication of the audio proceedings as well as publication and
      reproduction rights to any video filmed during the presentations.
      These rights are non-exclusive. Copyright ownership is retained by
      the author. Submitting an abstract indicates understanding of and
      consent to these conditions.

      In the event that you miss one of the deadlines we reserve the right
      to revoke any offer to present your paper. We take having the paper
      for the conference proceedings very seriously and late submissions
      place an undue burden on our formatting team.

      ** Travel and Accommodation Assistance

      Some financial assistance is available for speakers' travel and
      accommodation in cases of need. Please indicate in the appropriate
      place during registration as an Author if this is the case.
      Financial assistance may be withheld if final complete submissions
      aren't received by the date specified above.

Dates to Remember:

      * CFP Opens: Tuesday July 12, 2005
      * Abstracts Due: Tuesday September 5, 2005
      * Notifications by Review Committee begin: Wednesday September 20, 2005
      * Final Complete Submissions Due: Friday December 1, 2005
      * Conference begins: Monday January 23, 2006

Please feel free to forward this announcement to your local LUG, or any
other person or group that would be interested!

[1]: http://www.otago.ac.nz/
[2]: http://www.opensource.org/osd.html


linux.conf.au 2006 Organisers