Only 1 month left for Call For Participation!

Posted by greebo on Aug 3, 2006 10:37 AM EDT 2007 team; By Pia Waugh
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The 2007 Call For Particiation is open for only one more month! Get your talks, papers and miniconf proposals in soon. Go ahead and do it!

All the details are below. Good luck and we look forward to getting some excellent submissions for lca2007.

-- The Seven team!

Important dates

  • Submissions open: July 1, 2006
  • Submissions deadline: September 1, 2006
  • Notifications by review committee: October 15, 2006
  • Conference begins: January 15, 2007

Presentations are the main part of the conference and consist of a 40 minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions. Presentations provide an an ideal opportunity to present a new technology or idea to the community.

Papers related to their presentation can be submitted by academics who are accepted to give a presentation in the conference. These papers are peer-reviewed by an international papers committee. Papers will be included in the conference proceedings. The papers track allows students, researchers and academics to have their work formally recognised.

Tutorials are half-day presentations which provide an opportunity to provide an in-depth and hands on look at a specific technology. These tutorials should be interactive, and the level of expertise required by participants should be clear so people can choose tutorials appropriate to their level.

Miniconfs form an important part of by providing an opportunity for various groups within the community to come together to share ideas and experiences. Miniconfs can be 1 or 2 day events, and an appropriate room will be provided by the team.

There will be other opportunities to participate in 2007, such as poster sessions, lighting talks and BOFs however organisation of these events will happen immediately before, or at the conference.


Most presentations will be of a technical nature, however we encourage presentations covering educational, organisational, community or similar aspects of open source software. Promotional presentations, commercial advertisements, sales pitches and their like are not appropriate for this conference.


Submissions on the following topics are encouraged:

System administration: Monitoring, Deployment, Best practices, Linux deployments, practical experiences and war stories

Deep hacking: Low level design and implementation of large and complex pieces of software such as kernels, database engines, or compilers.

The Craft of Programming Programming languages, Tools, Project Management

Free culture Open-source in education, Important legal, Advocacy, Community, Government

The user experience Open media, multi-media, Desktop environment, End-user applications, productivity apps

Cool hacks Anything which doesn't fall under one of the other topics, as open-source

Submission Guidelines

Proposals for presentations and tutorials should be around 400 words and should detail the subject you want to talk about and include links to any other relevant details, such as a project home page. Remember this proposal needs to convince our programme committee that you should be talking at 2007.

Proposals for miniconfs can be up to 2000 words, and should detail the community involved, the expected number of attendees, proposed activities and detail any support you would like from the organising committee. This proposal needs to convince us that you can organise an interesting, successful miniconf that people are going to want to go to!

Papers should be no longer than 14 pages and are reliant upon the related presentation being accepted for

Papers and proposals should be submitted in an appropriate open format, such as 7-bit ASCII text, HTML, DocBook or LaTeX.

Submission requires pre-registration, providing the following information:

Full name (and preferred handle, if any), Complete email address, Affiliation with commercial or relevant organisations, Postal address, Telephone and/or mobile numbers, with area and country codes, Short biography, in around 1 - 3 paragraphs. The biography should include any previous speaking or organising experience.

Proposals, papers and miniconfs and should be submitted through our web form at

Any featured software in papers must be available under a licence compatible with the Open Source Definition. Any papers that are accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will be rejected. All successful papers must be eligible for republication on-line and on distribution media given to conference attendees. requires publication rights to accepted papers, including the publication of the audio proceedings as well as publication and reproduction rights to any video filmed during the presentations. These rights are non-exclusive. Copyright ownership is retained by the author. Submitting an abstract indicates understanding of and consent to these conditions.

In the event that you miss one of the deadlines we reserve the right to revoke any offer to present your paper. We take having the paper for the conference proceedings very seriously and late submissions place an undue burden on our formatting team.

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