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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject [general] CFP open for ApacheCon Europe 2009
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2008 08:43:41 GMT
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

Conference Themes and Topics


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
- 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
- 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

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