[Linux-aus] Open Computing in Government 2005 Call for Papers (fwd)

Gordon Hubbard gordon at customtech.com.au
Fri Jan 7 10:11:03 UTC 2005

Hi Avi,


Best Regards

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Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005 11:04:48 +1100
From: Grant Allen <grant.allen at auug.org.au>
To: auug-announce at auug.org.au
Subject: Open Computing in Government 2005 Call for Papers

AUUG is pleased to announce the second annual Australian conference on Open
Source Computing in Government.  The conference will be held  at the
Manning Clark Centre at The Australian National University, Canberra, on 18
and 19 April 2005.

Titled "Future-proofing Government Computing: Open Formats, Standards and
Protocols", this conference will focus on the heightened awareness and
presence of Open Source Computing in Government throughout Australia and
the world.  Highlights will include evolving best practices, new case
studies and shared experiences amongst policy makers, IT officials and
industry servicing the government sphere.  Participants will come from all
levels of Government and public bodies, academia, and local, national and
international organizations.

The Programme Committee invites proposals for this conference, with
suggested topics including

* Movement of Open Source Software from edge services to core infrastructure
* The Role of Government policy in Open Source Software
* State and Local Government initiatives using Open Source
* Open Source service delivery to the community
* Intellectual Property, Software Patents, and the role of Government
* Business Cases.  E.g. Linux for the government desktop
* Open Source and Secure Government - SPAM, Phishing, and more
* Service Delivery business models in Government procurement of Open Source

Presentations may be given as technical papers or management studies.
Technical papers are designed for those who need in-depth knowledge,
whereas management studies present case studies of real-life experiences in
the conference's fields of interest. Submission Guidelines

Those proposing to submit papers should submit an abstract (between ½ page
and 2 pages), and a brief biography including:

     * Full name (and preferred handle, if any)
     * Email address
     * Author's affiliation with commercial or relevant organisations
     * Postal address
     * Telephone and fax numbers, with area and country codes
     * Short biography, in around 1 to 3 paragraphs.

If travel and accommodation assistance will be required, please list your
closest international air terminal.

Abstracts and biographies should be submitted as plain text.  Final
presentations should be in the format of a 30 to 40 minute talk with 5 to
15 minutes for questions (a total of 45 minutes.)  A written paper, for
inclusion in the conference proceedings, must accompany all presentations.
An electronic copy of your written paper, in an open format, is preferred
over a paper copy.  We discourage the use of proprietary formats.
Conference proceedings will be produced on A4-sized paper, and you should
format your written paper accordingly.

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.  AUUG requires
non-exclusive 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. Copyright
ownership is retained by the author.  You may be asked to sign an agreement
to these conditions upon arrival at the conference.

Late submissions place an undue burden on our formatting team.  In the
event that you miss one of the deadlines we reserve the right to revoke any
offer to present your paper.

At the submission stage only an abstract is required.

Panel sessions will also be timetabled in the conference and speakers
should indicate their willingness to participate, and may like to suggest
panel topics.

Speaker Incentive

Presenters of papers are afforded complimentary registration to this

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts/proposals 		31 January 2005
Notification of acceptance 	                14 February 2005
Final submissions due 	                        14 March 2005
Conference 	                                18 - 19 April 2005

Associated Technical Conference

The conference will take place in facilities adjacent to the Linux.conf.au
LCA2005 conference.  Registrants for linux.conf.au receive concessional
entry to Linux and Open Source in Government 2005.  AUUG thanks LCA2005 and
Linux Australia for their support of the conference.

How to Submit

Proposals should be sent in electronic form to The Programme Committee,
ocgconf at www.auug.org.au

Please refer to the AUUG websites for further information and up-to-date

auug-announce - announcements from AUUG Inc.
auug-announce at auug.org.au

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