[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au Call For Proposals

Luke John luke.john at osmahi.com
Sat Jun 1 20:05:38 EST 2013

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

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for

linux.conf.au 2014 is now open!

The conference is a meeting place for the free and open source
software communities. It will be held in Perth at the University of
Western Australia from Monday 6 January to Friday 10 January, 2014,
and provides a unique opportunity for open source developers,
students, users and hackers to come together, share new ideas and

=== Important Dates ===

* Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2013
* Call for proposals closes: 6 July 2013
* Email notifications from papers committee: September 2013
* Early Bird registrations open: 1 October 2013
* Conference dates: Monday 6 January to Friday 10 January, 2014

=== Information on Proposals ===

The linux.conf.au 2014 papers committee is looking for a broad range
of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from
programming and software, to desktop, mobile, gaming, userspace,
community, government, space 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 linux on the
frontier and deep technical content-- that might range from
cybernetics and mobile operating environments to large astronomy
projects and big data projects.

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

* The Cloud - What is it, how can we use it and why is it running on my toaster?
* 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, user interfaces
* Servers: clusters and supercomputers, databases and cloud computing
* Embedded systems: constraints in storage/memory, real-time aspects,
open hardware
* Virtualisation: benefits, challenges, management, kernel and
application support
* Systems administration: maintaining large numbers of machines,
disaster recovery
* Security: application security, network security, cryptography,
malware, viruses
* Programming: programming languages, software engineering practices,
testing, continuous integration/deployment, different development
methodologies, version control
* Modern web technologies: Open source web browsers, HTML5, CSS3,
JavaScript, web apps, accessibility
* Audio and video: video editing, VoIP, WebRTC, video player
development, live streaming
* Open Community: licensing changes, patent threats, open data, open apis.
* Free software use: home automation, IT, education, manufacturing,
research, government applications, home security

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://lca2014.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
* Tutorials
* Mini conferences


Presentations are 45 minute slots that are generally presented in
lecture format. These form the bulk of the available conference slots.


Tutorials are 100 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.

_Mini conferences_

Mini conf’s are one to two day long sessions on a specific topic.  A
separate CFP process will be used to propose and select mini conf’s,
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

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

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://lca2014.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 2014 Papers Committee
Email: papers-chair at lca2014.linux.org.au

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