[foms] FYI: linux.conf.au 2013 CFP now open!

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Sat Jun 2 02:46:27 PDT 2012

Audio/Video explicitly mentioned. :-)

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

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for
linux.conf.au 2013 is now open!

The conference will showcase the best of open source and
community-driven software and hardware. It will be held in Canberra at
the Australian National University from Monday 28 January to Saturday
2 February, 2013, and provides a great opportunity for open source
developers, users, hackers, and makers to share their ideas and
further improve their projects.

=== Important Dates ===

 Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2012
 Call for proposals closes: 6 July 2012
 Email notifications from papers committee: 28 August 2012
 Early Bird registrations open: 1 October 2012
 Conference dates: Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February 2013

=== Information on Proposals ===

The linux.conf.au 2013 papers committee is looking for a broad range
of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from
programming and software, to desktop, userspace, community,
government, 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 deep
technical content, and things we think are going to really matter in
the future -- that might range from freedom and privacy to open source
cloud systems or to energy efficient server farms of the future.

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
* 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
* 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
* Modern web technologies: Open source web browsers, HTML5, CSS3,
JavaScript, web apps, accessibility
* Audio and video: video editing, VoIP, WebRTC, video player development
* Free software and free culture: licensing and Free and Open
approaches outside software
* Free software use: home, IT, education, manufacturing, research,
government applications

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://lca2013.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
* Miniconferences


Presentations are 40 minute slots that are generally presented in
lecture format. These form the bulk of the available conference slots.


Tutorials are 90 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.


Miniconfs are day-long sessions on a specific topic.  A separate CFP
process will be used to propose and select miniconfs, 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://lca2013.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 2013 Papers Committee
 Email: papers-chair at lca2013.linux.org.au

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