LinuxTag 2002 - Call for Papers

From: Oliver Zendel (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 18:00:03 CET

LinuxTag 2002 Call for Papers

June 6th to 9th, 2002

8th Annual International LinuxTag 2002

Convention Center, Karlsruhe, Germany

Free Conference Program

   Introduction: LinuxTag is Europe's largest Linux conference and
   exhibition. Last year 15,000 visitors came to find the latest
   information on Linux, Free Software and Open Source solutions. The
   event is aimed at professionals, enthusiasts, researchers, developers
   and the community at large.

   From Friday to Sunday there will be a free conference track attracting
   people ranging from beginners to experts. All four days will be
   accompained by an exhibition with more than 100 vendors and projects.

   Would you, as an expert and experienced Linux user, like to share and
   discuss your experiences with like-minded people, or present your
   current project to an interested audience? We seek submissions of high
   quality that significantly advance the knowledge and understanding of
   the Linux community. In keeping with LinuxTag tradition, we will give
   preference to work that

     * explores new territory,
     * comes from project members directly involved in developing,
     * gives a good overview of broader fields of general interest,
     * introduces new users to important techniques in an understandable
     * discusses the legal, ethical, social or economic impact of Linux.

   Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

     * Security: firewalls, VPNs, IPsec, IDS, scanners, exploits and
     * Operating Systems: kernel, file systems, new device drivers and
     * Desktop Applications: GUIs, KDE, GNOME
     * Multimedia: graphics, sound, video
     * Clustering and High Availibility
     * Hardware, embedded systems and real time solutions
     * Software Development: languages, scripting, IDE, XML
     * Networking: high-speed, Gigabit-Ethernet, ATM, IrDA, WavLAN
     * System Management: administration, monitoring, remote software
       distribution, packaging
     * Business Applications: solutions with a focus on non-technical
     * Computer Aided Engineering: CAD/CAM, CAE, CAx
     * Internet and WWW: web servers, application servers, e-commerce,
       script languages, content management
     * Games and Entertainment
     * Database Applications: RDBMS, ODBMS, ERP systems
     * Business case studies and success stories
     * reports on Linux in day-to-day use environments
     * Significant community-related developments: Open Source, Free
       Software, patents, privacy, legal issues, trademarks, DRM,
     * Non-technical developments: Open Music, Open Documents, Open

   We will schedule a 60-minute slot for each presentation including time
   for questions and discussion. If you need some extra time for a
   complex topic or a workshop, please contact the conference chairs for
   an individual solution. In such cases please note your time
   requirements in your abstract.

   Submission Guidelines: Submissions will be accepted only
   electronically. Those proposing to present papers should submit an
   abstract and a brief biography using a form on our web page Conference languages are German and
   English. The abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee based
   on content, presentation and suitability for the event. Accepted
   speakers will be notified and will be required to submit a written
   paper of about ten pages for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
   The papers must be in an XML/DocBook format. Detailed guidelines will
   be provided to accepted speakers. Submissions violating these rules or
   the formatting guidelines may not be considered for publication.
   Handling of accepted papers can also be accomplished through the
   website or via e-email to the program committee:

   Licensing of Accepted Papers: On acceptance, authors will be required
   to sign a Free Document License that grants an unlimited,
   non-exclusive right to Linux Tag e. V. and its partners to publish the
   papers both in electronic form on CD-ROM and the website and in paper
   form for the conference proceedings and magazines. Your submission
   indicates that you agree to these terms. Papers accompanied by
   non-disclosure agreement forms can not be accepted, and will not be
   reviewed. Papers will be held in full confidence during the reviewing
   process. Authors of accepted papers will be encouraged to supply
   electronic versions of their papers, as well as source code and raw
   data to help others replicate and better understand their results.

   Location: The 8th Annual International LinuxTag will take place at the
   Convention Center in the Messe at Karlsruhe, Germany. Karlsruhe is
   located in the southern part of Germany near Heidelberg and can be
   easily reached via Frankfurt International Airport and by rail. The
   city is famous for its baroque palace, which now houses part of the
   renowned Technical University. Accommodations will be provided for
   accepted speakers in hotels close to the venue.

   Speaker Incentives and Financial Compensation: Some financial
   assistance is available for speakers' travel and accommodation in case
   of need. LinuxTag is run by LinuxTag e. V., a non-profit organization
   of volunteering professionals and enthusiasts of free and open-source
   software. We therefore have only a limited budget for travel expenses
   and request that you or your employer kindly pay for your trip if
   possible. However, there will be a stipend program available for
   students and non-affiliated free/open source software project members.
   Anyone can apply. We are able to pay travel expenses (economy class
   plane and train tickets) for a limited number of speakers, and will
   provide accommodation including breakfast for all speakers. All
   speakers will be our guests at the exclusive social event dinner. We
   are not able to pay any royalties for presenters.

   Important Dates:
   Please submit your contributions no later than the indicated dates.

   Abstract submission deadline February 28, 2002
   Acceptance notification March 15, 2002
   Final papers due April 30, 2002
                                     all 23:59 UTC
   8th Annual International LinuxTag June 6-9, 2002

   Program Committee:
   * Torsten Spindler (chair)
     ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
   * Nils Magnus (co-chair)
     secunet Security Networks AG, Germany,
   * Harald Böhme
     Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
   * Matthias Kalle Dalheimer
     Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, Sweden
   * Jörg Dorchain
     Europeonline, Luxemburg
   * Christian Egle
     SuSE Linux AG, Germany
   * Sven Geggus
     Linux User Group Karlsruhe, Germany
   * Dr. Denis Havlik
     Mandrakesoft, France
   * Christian Hüttermann
     Red Hat GmbH, Germany
   * Alasdair G. Kergon
     United Kingdom Unix Users Group, UK
   * Thomas Maus
     Security, Performance + Management for IT-Systems, Germany
   * Alexander Perry
     Quantum Magnetics, Inc., USA
   * Christian Ritter
     Red Hat GmbH, Germany
   * M. Drew Streib
     Free Standards Group, USA
   * Prof. Dr. Peter Weibel
     ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
   * Florian Zumbiehl
     ffis e. V., Germany

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