openSUSE Conference 2011 CfP open!

Dear friends,

On Sunday the 11th of September it will be that time again: the openSUSE
Conference starts. And of course we want an exciting program. Today, the
proposal submission time starts and you have until July 11th to let us know
what you want to discuss at the conference!

The openSUSE Conference 2011 will happen from Sunday 11th to Wednesday 14th of
September in Nuremberg, Germany. This date shouldn’t conflict with too many
other conferences. We’ll be open for registration and a pre-party on Saturday
night! The website on conference.opensuse.org is being updated still and we’ll
let you know once you can register.

We expect about 500 visitors this year and hence had to find a new location. A
perfect spot was found in a previous industrial complex from AEG named
‘Zentrifuge‘. This cultural center might not be the ‘usual’ space for an IT
conference but offers a very creative and open space, currently used for art
and music. Exactly right for the openSUSE Free Software gathering!

The committee is looking for a wide range of talks and sessions from Free
Software contributors, however openSUSE related topics are obviously our
focus.

To simplify the wide range of activities one could plan, we have created three
different sessions following the Read/Write/Execute theme. For Read-Only there
are talks with the traditional slides and 5-10 minutes Q&A at the end. For
Write there are the BOF sessions where discussions can take place. Finally, in
Workshops the Execute bit can be set!

Each session will last 40 minutes but for complicated subjects it is perfectly
OK to ask for 2 consecutive or non-consecutive discussion or workshop slots!
For more information about the format and how to give a talk, organize a
Discussion/BOF or give a workshop, please refer to our guidelines for
speakers[1]. Authors are also advised to consult the code of conduct[2] before
submitting their paper.

[1]http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Conference_Planning_2011_guidelines_for_speakers
[2]http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Code_of_Conduct

The proposals can be submitted to cfp@opensuse.org

Deadline for the submission is July 11th 2011.

We look forward to your proposals!

Read the full announcement here:
http://news.opensuse.org/2011/05/16/opensuse-conference-2011-to-be-creative-
and-open/

Cheers,
The oSC 2011 Paper Committee

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