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From ApacheCon Team <l...@apache.org>
Subject Final Call for Papers for ApacheCon Europe 2008
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:17:17 GMT

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) invites submissions to its official
conference, ApacheCon Europe 2008. To be held 7 April through 11 April,
2008 at the new Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. ApacheCon serves
as a forum for showcasing the ASF's latest developments, including its
projects, membership, and community. Offering 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 Europe 2007, we are excited to
return to Amsterdam in 2008. And we are proud to announce that we are
going to intensify and deepen the pre-conference trainings by offering
several 2-day trainings and each training session will have certifications
of completion for those to 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 have to be a member or committer with 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 such as installation, configuration, and
 * 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 broader 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
 * 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(s) with affiliation and
email address; format (Training vs. General Session) and duration
1-hour general session, or half-, full-day, or two-day training);
intended audience and maximum number of participants (Trainings only);
expertise level (beginner to advanced); background knowledge expected of
the participants (Trainings only); a brief summary (50 words or less);
full description including abstract and objectives (200 words or less);
and speaker bio(s) (100 words or less).

Types of Presentations: Trainings and Workshops, 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.

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline:   Friday, 26 October, 2007
Notification of acceptance:     Friday, 23 November, 2007
Materials for Web site:         Friday, 7 March, 2008
Materials for Trainings:        Friday, 22 March, 2008
Conference Date:                Monday to Friday, 7-11 April 2008
Trainings:                      Monday and Tuesday, 7+8 April, 2008
General Sessions:               Wednesday to Friday, 9-11 April, 2008

To submit your completed proposal, please log on to the
ApacheCon CFP system: http://www.apachecon.com/html/login.html

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

About ApacheCon Europe 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 Europe Web site at http://www.eu.apachecon.com/.

Other current ApacheCon events:

- ApacheCon US 2007, Atlanta, USA, 12-16 November
- OSSummit Asia 2007, Hong Kong, 26-30 November

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