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From "Greg Reddin" <gred...@gmail.com>
Subject Call for Papers Opens for ApacheCon US 2008
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:35:49 GMT
 Call for Papers Opens for ApacheCon US 2008

 !REMINDER: this will be a short CFP, ending on 3 April, so please be
 sure to get your CFP submissions in soon!

 The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) invites submissions to its official
 users' conference, ApacheCon US 2008, held 3 November through 7
 November, 2008 at the Sheraton New Orleans.  ApacheCon serves as a forum
 for showcasing the ASF's latest developments, including its projects,
 membership, and communities.  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.

 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.

 With the great success of ApacheCon US 2007, we are excited to move to
 New Orleans in 2008.  We're proud to announce that we are going to
 intensify and deepen the pre-conference trainings by offering 2-day
 trainings alongside full- and half-day trainings, and each training
 session will have certifications of completion for those who fulfill all
 the requirements of the training.

 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.  Please note you
 do not need to be committer or project contributor at the ASF to submit
 a proposal!  The unique nature of the Apache community lends itself to
 creating a conference content that is not only the best of Open Source
 but cutting edge as well.

 Conference Themes and Topics

    * Apache HTTP server topics: installation, configuration, migration
    * ASF-wide projects such as, Jakarta, Tomcat, Maven, Geronimo,
      Harmony, Lucene, SpamAssassin, Portals, and Web Services
    * 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 initiatives such as Web Services and Web 2.0
    * ASF-Incubated projects such as Abdera, CXF, and Qpid
    * Case studies and industry profiles demonstrating the use of Apache
      software
    * Open source community and business models, legal and marketing
      issues

 NOTE: Marketing-oriented submissions aimed at promoting specific
 organizations or products will not be accepted.


 Submission Guidelines

 Submissions must include title; speaker's name with affiliation and
 email address; format (Training vs. General Session) and duration
 (1-hour general session, or half-, full-day, or two-day training);
 expertise level (beginner to advanced); a full description including
 abstract and objectives (200 words or less);  intended audience and
 maximum number of participants, with background knowledge expected of
 the participants (Trainings only); and speaker bio (100 words or less).
  Full presentation and training materials will be due at a later
 date, as noted below.

 Types of Submissions: Trainings, General Sessions, Case Studies and
 Industry Profiles.

 Speakers whose proposals are accepted have registration fees waived,
 reasonable travel and part of their lodging expenses paid.  Only one
 speaker will be covered per accepted proposal.


 Important Dates

 Proposal submission deadline:  3  April, 2008 *Before* ApacheCon Europe!
 Notification of acceptance:    25 April, 2008
 Materials for Web site:        3  October, 2008
 Materials for Trainings:       17 October, 2008
 Conference Date:               Monday to Friday, 3-7 November 2008
 Trainings:                     Monday and Tuesday, 3-4 November 2008
 General Sessions:              Wednesday to Friday, 5-7 November 2008


 To submit your completed proposal, please follow the directions to logon
 here to the existing ApacheCon CFP system:
   http://www.us.apachecon.com/us2008/

 Use your existing ApacheCon CFP login, or create a new one as needed.
 Then under ApacheCon US 2008 Status and Options, click the "Fill out a
 CFP form" link.

 If you are not yet subscribed to the ApacheCon announcement mailing
 list, send an email message to announce-subscribe@apachecon.com.


 About ApacheCon US 2008

 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://www.apachecon.com/ or the
 ApacheCon US Web site at http://www.us.apachecon.com/us2008/.

 -- ApacheCon Planning Team
    planners-2008-us (atsymbol) apachecon.com

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