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From "Martin Cooper" <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Call for Papers Opens for ApacheCon US 2008
Date Sun, 02 Mar 2008 03:17:51 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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