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[Debconf-announce] DebConf7: registration and call for papers

DebConf7 Registration

Registration is now open for DebConf7, which will take place in
Edinburgh from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 June 2007.

To register, go to https://penta.debconf.org/user and create an
account on the conference management system.  After visiting the
activation URL sent to you by email, go to
https://penta.debconf.org/submission/dc7/person and log in, then fill
in at least the 'General', 'Contact' and 'Travel, accommodation and
costs' tabs reachable through the 'Registration details' button on the
bar on the left of the page.

We suggest that attendees begin making travel arrangements as soon as
possible.  Some travel information has already been collected at

We hope to obtain enough sponsorship to help some people attend who
would not be able to pay for their own accommodation/food/travel.  We
intend to allocate travel sponsorship money in March. If you would
like to apply for sponsored accommodation, food, or travel, please
fill in as much information as you can on the registration pages.
Even if you have not arranged your travel when you apply for
sponsorship, we need to know which days you intend to spend at the

DebConf7 Call for Papers

We invite submissions of proposals for papers, presentations,
discussion sessions and tutorials.  Submissions will be accepted until
31 January.

This year submission of a formal written paper for the conference
proceedings is optional, though encouraged.  Providing a written paper
in advance means that interested people can attend your session ready
with ideas for discussion, and especially helps those who find it hard
to follow rapid English speech.

DebConf talks will be broadcast live on the internet where possible,
and videos of the talks will be published on the web along with the
presentation slides and papers.

To submit papers, first register for DebConf as described above.  Then
use the 'New event/paper' button on
https://penta.debconf.org/submission/dc7 and fill in information about
your submission on the various tabs.  You can use the same interface
to submit papers for DebConf, DebCamp or DebianDay, by choosing the
appropriate 'track'.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in June,
  the DebConf team

About DebConf

DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference.  In addition
to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf
provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other
interested people to meet in person and work together more closely.
It has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as
Canada, Finland and Mexico.

DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Sunday 10 to Friday 15 June.
DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event giving an opportunity for
group work on Debian projects.

On Saturday 16 June DebianDay will take place.  DebianDay is a short
conference aimed at Debian users, and others interested in learning
more about free software.

If you are interested in helping by working as a volunteer during
DebConf, please contact debconf7-localteam@lists.debconf.org

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring DebConf by
donating money or lending equipment, please contact the sponsorship
team at sponsors@debconf.org


Saturday 9 June   Setup
Sunday 10 June    First day of DebCamp
Friday 15 June    Last day of DebCamp
Saturday 16 June  DebianDay (and arrival day for DebConf)
Sunday 17 June    First day of talks
Wednesday 20 June Day trip
Thursday 21 June  Conference dinner
Saturday 23 June  Last day of talks
Sunday 24 June    Cleanup, leave

More information about DebConf7 can be found on the conference website:

About Debian

The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the free operating
system Debian GNU/Linux.

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh, voted best UK city for seven years running (Guardian Travel
Awards), is the capital of Scotland.  DebConf7 will take place in
central Edinburgh, within the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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