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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Fwd: CFP open for ApacheCon Europe 2009
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2008 16:26:05 GMT

--- Noirin Shirley <noirin@apache.org> wrote:

> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 09:22:06 +0100
> From: Noirin Shirley <noirin@apache.org>
> To: pmcs@apache.org
> Subject: CFP open for ApacheCon Europe 2009
> 
> PMCs: Please send this on to your users@ lists!
> 
> If you only have thirty seconds:
> 
> The Call for Papers for ApacheCon Europe 2009, to be
> held in Amsterdam, from 23rd to 27th March, is now
> open! Submit your proposals at
> http://eu.apachecon.com/c/aceu2009/cfp/ before 24th
> October.
> 
> Remember that early bird prices for ApacheCon US
> 2008, to be held in New Orleans, from 3rd to 7th
> November, will go up this Friday, at midnight
> Eastern time!
> 
> Sponsorship opportunities for ApacheCon US 2008 and
> ApacheCon EU 2009 are still available. If you or
> your company are interested in becoming a sponsor,
> please contact Delia Frees at delia@apachecon.com
> for details.
> 
> *******
> 
> If you want all the details:
> 
> ApacheCon Europe 2009 - Leading the Wave of Open
> Source
> Amsterdam, The Netherlands
> 23rd to 27th March, 2009
> 
> Call for Papers Opens for ApacheCon Europe 2009
> 
> The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) invites
> submissions to its official conference, ApacheCon
> Europe 2009. To be held 23rd to 27th March, 2009 at
> the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre,
> ApacheCon serves as a forum for showcasing the ASF's
> latest developments, including its projects,
> membership, and community. ApacheCon offers
> unparalleled educational opportunities, with
> dedicated presentations, hands-on trainings, and
> sessions that address core technology, development,
> business/marketing, and licensing issues in Open
> Source.
> 
> ApacheCon's wide range of activities are designed to
> promote the exchange of ideas amongst ASF Members,
> innovators, developers, vendors, and users
> interested in the future of Open Source technology.
> The conference program includes competitively
> selected presentations, trainings/workshops, and a
> small number of invited speakers. All sessions
> undergo a peer review process by the ApacheCon
> Conference Planning team. The following information
> provides presentation category descriptions, and
> information about how to submit your
> proposal.
> 
> Conference Themes and Topics
> 
> APACHECON 2009 - LEADING THE WAVE OF OPEN SOURCE
> 
> Building on the success of the last two years, we
> are excited to return to Amsterdam in 2009. We'll be
> continuing to offer our very popular two-day
> trainings, including certifications of completion
> for those who fulfill all the requirements of these
> trainings.
> 
> The ASF comprises some of the most active and
> recognized developers in the Open Source community.
> By bringing together the pioneers, developers, and
> users of flagship Open Source technologies,
> ApacheCon provides an influential platform for
> dialogue, between the speaker and the audience,
> between project contributors and the community at
> large, traversing a wide range of ideas, expertise,
> and personalities.
> 
> ApacheCon welcomes submissions from like-minded
> delegates across many fields, geographic locations,
> and areas of development. The breadth and
> loosely-structured nature of the Apache community
> lends itself to conference content that is also
> somewhat loosely-structured. Common themes of
> interest address groundbreaking technologies and
> emerging trends, successful practices (from
> development to deployment), and lessons learned
> (tips, tools, and tricks). In addition to technical
> content, ApacheCon invites Business Track
> submissions that address Open Source business,
> marketing, and legal/licensing issues.
> 
> Topics appropriate for submission to this conference
> are manifold, and may include but are not restricted
> to:
> 
> - Apache HTTP server topics such as installation,
> configuration, and migration
> - ASF-wide projects such as Lucene, SpamAssassin,
> Jackrabbit, and Maven
> - Scripting languages and dynamic content such as
> Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, XSL, and PHP
> - Security and e-commerce
> - Performance tuning, load balancing and high
> availability
> - New technologies and broader initiatives such as
> Web Services and Web 2.0
> - ASF-Incubated projects such as Sling, UIMA, and
> Shindig
> 
> 
> Submission Guidelines
> Submissions must include
> - Title
> - Speaker name, with affiliation and email address
> - Speaker bio (100 words or less)
> - Short description (50 words or less)
> - Full description including abstract and objectives
> (200 words or
> less)
> - Expertise level (beginner to advanced)
> - Format and duration (trainings vs. general
> presentation; half-, full- or two-day workshop,
> etc.)
> - Intended audience and maximum number of
> participants (trainings only)
> - Background knowledge expected of the participants
> (trainings only)
> 
> 
> Types of Presentations
> 
> - Trainings/Workshops
> - General Sessions
> - Case Studies/Industry Profiles
> - Invited Keynotes/Panels/Speakers
> - Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
> 
> BoF sessions and Fast Feather Track talks will be
> selected separately
> 
> Pre Conference Trainings/Workshops
> Held on the first and second day of the conference
> – 2008-03-23 and 2008-03-24, Trainings require a
> registration fee beyond the regular conference fee.
> Proposals may be submitted for half-day (3 hours),
> full-day (6 hours), or two-day (12 hours) training
> sessions, aimed at providing in-depth, hands-on
> development experience or related continuing
> education. Training submissions are welcome at
> beginner, intermediate, and expert levels.
> 
> General Sessions
> General Sessions include presentations on practical
> development applications, insight into high-interest
> projects, best practices and key advances,
> overcoming implementation challenges, and industry
> innovations. Especially welcome are submissions that
> extend participants' understanding the role of ASF
> projects and their influence on the Open Source
> community at large. General Sessions are scheduled
> for 50 minutes and are accessible to all conference
> delegates.
> 
> Case Study/Industry Profile
> Practitioners are invited to submit presentations
> that focus on how implementing particular ASF
> technologies led to improved products/solutions,
> service offerings, changes in work practices, among
> other successes. Proposals that highlight overcoming
> interesting challenges in application design and
> developing innovative frameworks using multiple ASF
> projects are particularly encouraged. NOTE:
> Marketing-oriented submissions aimed at promoting
> specific organizations or products will not be
> accepted.
> 
> Invited Keynotes/Panels/Speakers
> Each conference the ApacheCon Planning team invites
> select presenters dealing with engaging,
> dialectical, and challenging subjects to present in
> keynote and/or panel formats. Topics include
> cutting-edge technology development, industry
> leadership, hot or emerging trends, opinions on
> controversial issues, insight on technology
> paradigms, and contrasting viewpoints in
> complementary professional areas. Those interested
> in suggesting a candidate for an invited speaker
> opportunity should submit a brief proposal with the
> speaker's name, affiliation, background/bio,
> overview of topics of interest, and contact
> information.
> 
> Important Dates
> Please submit your completed proposal, at
> http://eu.apachecon.com/c/aceu2009/cfp/ before
> Friday, 24th October, 2008 Midnight GMT.
> 
> About ApacheCon 2009
> ApacheCon is co-produced by the Apache Software
> Foundation and Stone Circle Productions. The
> ApacheCon Planning team comprises ASF Members from
> all over the world working on a wholly-volunteer
> basis. For more information, visit
> http://eu.apachecon.com/c/aceu2009/
> 
> 
> ----- End forwarded message -----
> 
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