[Linux-aus] Virtualisation Miniconf - LCA 2008 - Call for presentations

Adams, Aland (OSLO R&D) aland.adams at hp.com
Wed Sep 19 21:47:33 UTC 2007

Virtualization Miniconf, linix.conf.au 2008

Any topics related to virtualization will be entertained.  Following are some examples of topic areas of particular interest:

* Virtualization Technology:

Review and/or provide deep insight into the fundamentals of specific virtualization technologies.  Exploration of project development opportunities.  Discussion of ideas to improve the technologies.

* Layered Tools and New Opportunities:

How can virtualized environments be made manageable? What's worked and not worked? What new ideas are cropping up?

* Virtualization Deployment Experiences:

What's the "Good, the Bad and the Ugly"?   What has gone right? What has gone wrong? What have end users thought about the whole experience? Are folks meeting goals and saving money overall? What are the unexpected benefits?


There will be two types of presentations:

* Full Presentations:  These presentations will consume an entire 40 minute time slot.  It is suggested that the presentation be planned for 25-30 minutes which will allow for a 10-15 minute period of discussions with the audience.

* Lightning Talks:  These talks will be scheduled for 10 to 15 minutes.

The mix of full presentations and lightning talks will be determined as a result of evaluation of submissions

Please note that the accepted abstracts will be posted on the LCA Virtualization Miniconf website.  It is also intended that final presentation materials for each of the talks will be collected and posted to this website at the conclusion of the miniconf.

Presentation Submissions

Please login to http://virtminiconf.linux.hp.com and submit to the Virtualization Miniconf. Please create a login account via the "new user?" link located in the login box on the main page. Login and navigate to the "Call for Presentations" -> "Submit Here" folder. In the upper right drop-down menu "add to folder" your "file" or new "page" with your submittal (see the example template). In the same upper right menu bar, ensure that the content is the state of "private", only the admin will have access to review the proposal.  Please include the following information in your proposal:


Email Address: (will be obscured in posting)


Title of talk:

Type of Presentation: (Full and/or Lightning)

Short presentation abstract: (400-500 words)

Short biography: (400 words max.)

Submission Timeline:

    * Early Abstract submission deadline:            October 7, 2007
    * Late abstract submission deadline:             November 10, 2007
    * Presentation acceptance notification before:   December 2, 2008
    * Program schedule and abstracts posted:         December 21, 2008
    * Virtualization miniconf:                       January 28, 2008

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