FW: linux.conf.au

Russell, Richard (DEH) rrussell at deh.sa.gov.au
Tue Jun 20 15:00:22 CST 2000

Some of you may be interested in presenting or attending...


-----Original Message-----
From: Conrad Parker [mailto:conradp at cse.unsw.edu.au] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 2:32 PM
To: linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
Subject: CFP: linux.conf.au

Hi Oz Linux people,

things are going smoothly for the next installment of the "intense
Linux conferences downunder" experience.

You know how it goes. You spend a few days immersed in talks about
clusters and networking, surrounded by kernel hackers, getting three
hours sleep per night and living on pizza and caffeine. You return
home only to spend the next few weeks in a nocturnal daze of
debugging symbols as you flitter between purging your email backlog
and coding up that long, inspired list of new features you jotted
down on the return journey.  

  A few weeks later, over breakfast, you suddenly realise what
  the heck Dave Miller was going on about in his talk.

With the very keen involvement of UNSW's School of Computer Science
and Engineering, a few of us random SLUG people have teed up a great
location for this event. With Linux Australia's backing and Rusty's
moral guidance, this conference is not to be missed.

Mark it in your diary to be in Sydney for January 18-20, 2001, for
a few days of Linux, beaches, and (hopefully!) fine weather.

The Call for Participation is attached. Please distribute it widely
among usergroups and anyone else who loves Linux.


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Call for Participation

January 18 - 20, 2001
Sydney, Australia

linux.conf.au consists of three days of technical sessions
concentrating on issues related to the development of Linux and
other open systems.

This event incorporates the inaugural John Lions public lecture
at the University of New South Wales, commemorating the contribution
made by John Lions to the Unix and Open Systems community.

The following types of session are available:

	Paper presentations (1 hour)
	Work-in-progress presentations (1/2 hour)
	Hands-on workshops (2 hours)
	Birds of a Feather Sessions
	Panel Sessions

Papers related to one or more of the following topics will be

	kernel, embedded and real-time systems,
	device drivers, filesystems,
	software development,
	networking, clustering, high-availability,
	high-end graphics, multimedia, simulation,
	configuration management, packaging systems,
	significant community-related developments

Please submit abstracts in plain text of up to 300 words, and
include authors' names, affiliations, postal addresses, fax and
phone numbers, and email addresses. Please also indicate the type
and duration of session you wish to hold. For Birds of a Feather
and Panel sessions, please provide an outline of the topic to be
covered and a brief description of your background as relevant.

Abstracts are to be submitted via electronic mail to:

	lca-cfp at lists.linux.org.au

Final submissions are to be made electronically in one of the
following formats: DocBook, PDF, PostScript, DVI, Latex or ASCII
text. Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is
not possible.

All software featured in presentations must be available, at the time
of submission, in source form under a license complying with the
Open Source Definition (http://www.opensource.org/osd.html).

Important Deadlines:

  Submission of Abstracts: Sep 30, 2000
  Notification of Acceptance: Oct 31, 2000
  Final Submission for Conference Proceedings: Nov 31, 2000

Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms can not be
accepted, and will not be reviewed.

Financial Assistance

Some financial assistance is available for speakers' travel and
accommodation in cases of need.


The University of New South Wales is situated in Kensington, Sydney.
It is very close to Coogee Beach and only a short distance from the
city centre. January is mid-summer in Australia.

Further Information

linux.conf.au is a collaborative effort by Linux Australia, the Sydney
Linux Users Group and affiliated organisations. It is supported by the
School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South
Wales. This event is a successor to the Conference for Australian
Linux Users (CALU) held in Melbourne in July, 1999.

For updates, see the conference website:


For further information email the organising committee at:

	lca-organisers at lists.linux.org.au

Useful Links

CALU 1999:

Linux Australia:

Sydney Linux Users Group:

UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering:

Coogee Beach

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