Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab


Noirin Shirley <> wrote on 10/02/2008 04:22:06 AM:

> 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
> 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
> 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, andmigration
> - 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