[Talk] Linux.Conf.Au 2004 Call for Papers

Sarah Bolderoff sarah at random.net.au
Mon Jun 16 12:42:47 EST 2003

2004 - Adelaide

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

The 2004 conference is being held in Adelaide, South Australia at the
University of Adelaide, right in the centre of the city on the banks
of the river Torrens.  More information can be found on the conference


Although the majority of conference attendants are developers, papers
of more general appeal will also be considered.

People interested in giving presentations have a choice of the
following formats:

    * Paper Presentations (45 minutes)
    * Tutorials (3 hours)
    * Work in progress sessions (5 minutes)


Papers on the following topics are encouraged:

    * Linux kernel
    * File systems
    * Databases
    * Programming and scripting languages
    * Networking and communications
    * Productivity, Groupware
    * Multimedia
    * Desktop and windowing systems
    * Games
    * BSD
    * Other 'Open Source' projects

We are open to a broader range of papers as well, even non-Linux based
papers (*gasp*!). Submit it to us anyway!

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 at the address lca-cfp at linux.org.au.

Abstracts should contain meta information of:

    * 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 fax numbers, with area and country codes.
    * Author's short biography, in around 1 - 3 paragraphs.
    * Whether travel and accommodation assistance will be required -
      if so, please list the closest international air terminal.

Abstracts and biographies should be submitted as plain text. The final
paper should be submitted in one of the following electronic formats:

    * PDF (A4 paper size)
    * Postscript (A4 paper size)

We encourage you to submit the the 'source' for the paper as well
(eg. HTML, LaTeX, DocBook, MagicPoint, etc).

Any featured software in papers must be available under a licence
compatible with the Open Source Definition
(http://www.opensource.org/osd.html).  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.  You may
be asked to sign an agreement to these conditions upon arrival at the

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.

Dates to Remember

    * CFP Opens: Monday June 16, 2003
    * Abstracts Due: Monday August 18, 2003
    * Acceptance Notification by Review Committee: Friday September 19, 2003
    * Final Complete Submissions Due: Monday December 8, 2003

Travel and Accommodation Assistance

Some financial assistance is available for speakers' travel and
accommodation in cases of need.  Please indicate in your abstract
submission(s) if this is the case.  If your CFP submission doesn't
clearly state that you require assistance, the panel will assume that
you do not require any.  Financial assistance may be withheld if final
complete submissions aren't received by the date specified above.


Please feel free to forward this announcement to your local LUG.

Sarah Bolderoff.

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