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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Call for Papers Opens for ApacheCon US 2008
Date Sun, 02 Mar 2008 15:39:37 GMT
From the ApacheCon Planning Team:

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
    * Open source community and business models, legal and marketing

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:

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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