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DebConf6: Call For Papers

          Call for papers

    Call for Papers and Presentations Debconf 6 Oaxtepec, Mexico

The annual Debconf conference is a technical and social forum for Debian
developers, sponsors, affiliates, and friends. It allows various groups
within Debian a chance to come together and network.
We invite you to submit a proposal to present a technical paper, panel
discussion or tutorial, or to host a meeting (BoFS, or Birds of a
Feather Session).

      Step 1. Submit Proposal

The proposal lets us know in advance what sort of talks we will have.
This helps us in attracting developers and potential sponsors to the
Your proposal can be a rough outline, but should be at least 500 words
in length (and ideally no more than 1500 words). Your proposal should be
clear about whether your proposal is political (Free Software, dealing
with traditionally marginalised groups, etc.), technical, or social
(Dealing with debian structures and groups). It's okay to hit all three
of these.
Your proposal should also include some information on why you're
qualified to talk about this. Ideally it will also include links to
posts your have made to Debian mailing lists. A presentation is not the
best place to mention your idea for the first time.
Proposals will be accepted until December 6th 2005, 23h59 UTC.
To submit your proposal, go to
https://www.debconf.org/comas/attendees/new and register as an attendee.
Once you are registered, there is a "Submit a proposal" link. You will
see your proposal on the site. If it's not there for some reason, please
tell us right away!

      Step 2. Committee Review

The review committee for this year consists of Alexander Schmehl,
Andreas Schuldei and Joerg Jaspert.
This committee will make its decision by December 20th. If you aren't
available between December 7th and December 20th for questions, please
let us know your schedule. All correspondence will be done by email.

      Step 3. Paper Submission

Like last year, we are asking for papers to be submitted along with the
presentations. The goal is to provide written information along with
transcripts of the sessions for later viewing. Having written papers in
advance will allow us to get translations done, to help
non-native-English speakers feel more comfortable with the topics
Papers are due by April 6th 2006, and should cover the topic in
reasonable depth (3 pages A4 text, plus pictures and diagrams). We will
use LaTeX to typeset the proceedings. Please submit your paper formatted
in LaTeX. Should you be unfamiliar with LaTeX earlier submission in
plain text is also fine.

      Step 4. Live Presentation

Presentations are either 45 minutes or 90 minutes in length. 90 minute
presentations have a break in the middle and should include workshop
items that directly involve the participants. If using slides, please
consider that your audience will consist of people who use free
software, and your choice of application to prepare and display the
slides should reflect this if at all possible.

    Fine Print Publication Rights

Debconf requires non-exclusive publication rights to papers,
presentations, and any additional handouts or audio/visual materials
used in conjunction with the presentation. The authors have the freedom
to pick a DFSG-free license for the papers themselves and retain all
The presentations will be recorded, and may be broadcast over the
Internet. Any copies of the presentation will be made available under a
license like the MIT/X11 license.

    Failure to Submit

In the event that a deadline is missed we reserve the right to revoke
any offer to present.

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