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From Ate Douma <...@douma.nu>
Subject CFP open for ApacheCon Europe 2009
Date Sun, 05 Oct 2008 09:12:10 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 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
- Expertise level (beginner to advanced)
- Format and duration (trainings vs. general presentation; half-, full- or two-day workshop,
- 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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