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From David Blevins <>
Subject Call for Papers Opens for ApacheCon US 2008
Date Sun, 02 Mar 2008 04:09:11 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,  
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

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 or the
ApacheCon US Web site at

-- ApacheCon Planning Team
   planners-2008-us (atsymbol)

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