Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 13:47:19 UTC
**EuroBSDCon 2023: Coimbra, Portugal September 14-17, 2023** The Call for Talk and presentation proposals for EuroBSDCon 2023 is now open. EuroBSDCon is the European technical conference for users and developers of BSD-based systems. The conference is scheduled to take place September 14-17 2023 in Coimbra, Portugal or as an all-online event if COVID-19 developments dictate. The tutorials will be held on Thursday and Friday to registered participants and the talks are presented to conference attendees on Saturday and Sunday. The Call for Talk and Presentation proposals period will close on May 26th, 2023. Prospective speakers will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by June 1st, 2023. **Call for Talk and Presentation Proposals (CFP)** The EuroBSDCon program committee is inviting BSD developers and users to submit innovative and original talk proposals not previously presented at other European conferences. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of BSD-based operating systems, as well as topics concerning the economic or organizational aspects of BSD use. Presentations are expected to be 45 minutes and are to be delivered in English. **Call for Tutorial Proposals** The EuroBSDCon program committee is also inviting qualified practitioners in their field to submit proposals for half or full day tutorials on topics relevant to development, implementation and use of BSD-based systems. Half-day tutorials are expected to be 2.5 to 3 hours and full-day tutorials 5 to 6 hours. The tutorials and talks are to be held in English. **Submissions** Proposals should be sent through the registration system soon to be available at https://registration.eurobsdcon.org. Proposals should contain a short and concise text description in about 100 words as well as a short speaker bio. Accepted papers and presentations will be published on the conference web site as soon as feasible during or after the conference. We encourage submitters to consider writing up a formal paper for this purpose in addition to making a presentation. While we urge prospective speakers to seek funding from employers or other benevolent sources, the conference does have a budget for covering reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for speakers, with accommodation to the extent possible provided at the primary speaker hotel (see the Travel page on the conference website). Speakers who will be applying for travel funding should also submit an estimate of expected travel expenses. Please see the Speaker Reimbursement Policy page at https://eurobsdconfoundation.org/speaker-reimbursement-policy/ for details. Please also note that due to visa issues in the past, we would like to know as early as possible of any visa requirements for speakers. Please check the Portugal Visa Application Requirements site at https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/portugal-visa/ for guidance. NOTE: If conditions dictate that the conference move to an all-online format, further instructions on how to access the conference for both speakers and attendees will be forwarded by email and posted on the conference website. As such we are especially interested in proposals that would work well in a virtual format, such as panel discussions. Please also include your timezone and expected available times with your proposals. Due to known and unknown unknowns, the format of the conference has not yet been decided at this writing. If the format of the conference, on-site versus online has consequences for your ability to present, please let us know in the notes on your submission. While the registration system offers the option of adding a commercial and/or avatar to your proposal this is not expected (or supported at the moment).