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