[Linux-aus] CFP for Australian FOSS in Research miniconf

Elspeth Thorne elspeth at thorne.id.au
Mon Dec 4 07:07:03 UTC 2006

Good day everyone,

The Call for Participation in the Australian FOSS in Research miniconf is open.

This 1-day miniconf is attached to linux.conf.au, which is one of the
best FOSS software conferences worldwide. In January 2007, it will be
held in Sydney, Australia. The conference is comprised of community
miniconfs, two days of talks, tutorials, and associated social events.
The conference regularly attracts world leaders in FOSS.

Members of the scientific and research community are invited to submit
papers for review and presentation at the Australian FOSS in Research

In addition to the presentation of papers, there will be a panel of
case studies of FOSS in the higher education sector, and a
workshop/discussion session focusing on the barriers to the adoption,
use and development of FOSS in Australian research.

Presentations will be a 20 minute talk.

Topics covering research or experiences with FOSS are welcome. Fields
such as bioinformatics, engineering, grid computing, high-performance
computing, geosciences, standards development, and scientific
applications are of special interest.

Submission Guidelines:

Papers should be no longer than 14 pages and are reliant upon the
related presentation being accepted for the Australian FOSS in
Research miniconf.

Papers should be submitted in an appropriate open format, such as
7-bit ASCII text, HTML, DocBook or LaTeX.

With your submission, please include the following information:

* Full name (and preferred handle, if any) * Complete email address *
Affiliation with commercial or relevant organisations * Postal address
* Telephone and/or mobile numbers, with area and country codes. *
Short biography, in around 1 - 3 paragraphs. The biography should
include any previous speaking or organising experience.

Please also include whether you are intending to attend and/or speak
at linux.conf.au.

Papers should be submitted via email to the miniconf organiser,
Elspeth Thorne, at elspeth at thorne.id.au .

Any featured software in papers must be available under a licence
compatible with the Open Source Definition
(http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php). 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.

Please feel free to forward this to people you feel may be interested
in presenting.


Elspeth Thorne.

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