[FreeBSD-Announce] Announcing EuroBSDcon 2009 - Cambridge, UK

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Mon Feb 9 03:46:25 PST 2009

                   EuroBSDCon 2009 - Cambridge, UK
                        18-20 September 2009

      The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) family of
      computer operating systems is derived from software
      developed at the University of California at Berkeley.
      The various family members (Dragonfly-, Free-, Net- and
      OpenBSD, among others) are extensively used both for
      embedded appliances and for large internet servers and
      have an excellent reputation for stability and state-of-the-
      art technology. BSD-derived software is a driving force
      for IT research and development and is well-received as
      a building block in commercial software due to its
      unique license scheme.

      The ninth European BSD conference is a great opportunity
      to present new ideas to the community and to meet some
      of the developers behind the different BSDs.

      The two day conference program (September 19 - 20) will
      be complemented by a tutorial day preceding the
      conference (Sept 18).

      Call for Papers

      The Conference is inviting authors to submit innovative
      and original papers not submitted to other European
      conferences on the applications, architecture,
      implementation, performance and security of BSD-derived
      operating systems. Investigations on economic aspects
      regarding the operation of BSD systems are also welcome.
      Topics of interest for the EuroBSD Conference 2009
      include, but are not limited to:

          - embedded application development and deployment
          - device drivers
          - security and safe coding practices
          - methods others should know about
          - system administration: techniques and tools of the trade
          - operational and economic aspects

      Prospective authors of contributions to the technical
      program are requested to submit an abstract by email to
      eurobsdcon at ukuug.org All submissions will be
      acknowledged. Presentations may last from 15 to 45
      minutes - please indicate how long you would like.

      This is the initial call for papers; a more focussed
      call based on initial accepted submissions will
      follow in March 2009. We will begin accepting talks
      early in 2009.

      Authors of accepted submissions should provide a full
      paper for publication in the conference proceedings and
      give permission to the organizers to publish the
      results in the printed proceedings and on the
      conference web site.

      Call for Tutorial Proposals

      Selected tutorials on practical and problem-solving
      aspects of BSD-derived operating systems will be offered
      on the day before the Conference. The tutorials will be
      presented by speakers who have wide experience in
      developing and administering the different BSDs.
      Potential tutorial themes could include, but are not
      limited to:

          - Safe coding practices to provide secure solutions
          - System load testing and tuning
          - BSD in a large network
          - Solving sets of problems

      If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please
      contact the organisers on eurobsdcon at ukuug.org with what
      you're thinking. Initial exploratory conversations are
      as welcome as full proposals.

      Sponsorship Opportunities

      We are seeking companies or institutions to sponsor
      various elements of the conference in order to keep
      delegate fees as low as possible. Sponsorship
      opportunities include: paying for a speaker's travel or
      accommodation; providing bursaries for delegates who
      cannot pay the conference fee themselves; sponsoring
      catering, lunches, or the conference dinner.

      All sponsors will be listed in the conference
      proceedings and included on our website with a link back
      to your site. You will also have the opportunity to
      provide literature for distribution in delegate packs.
      Please contact the UKUUG Secretariat (office at ukuug.org)
      to discuss the possibilities.

      Important Dates

          Final abstract deadline: May 31st 2009 Final
          tutorial deadline: May 31st Final papers due:
          August 1st Tutorial day: September 18 Conference:
          September 19 - 20

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