Debian invites submissions of proposals for papers, presentations, discussion sessions and tutorials for its DebConf12 conference which will take place in Managua, Nicaragua, in July. Submissions are not limited to traditional talks: you could propose a performance, art installation, debate, or anything else. Official submissions will be accepted until 1 June 2012, 23:59 UTC. This year submission of a formal written paper for the conference proceedings is again 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 when possible, and videos of the talks will be published on the web along with the presentation slides and papers. Regular sessions will be 45 minutes long, including time for questions, with a 15 minute break between events. This year, we will continue to organize some talks into thematic tracks. If you have a proposal for a DebConf track, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous examples included "Debian Science", "Debian Infrastructure", and "Community Outreach" tracks. If you would like to be a track coordinator, please volunteer on that list. To submit an event, first register as an attendee for DebConf12 in the Pentabarf conference management system , then go to the submission page  and use the "New event/paper" button on the left. Fill in information about your submission on the various tabs. The most common event types are "Lecture" or "Open Discussion (BoF)". Please include a public "Abstract", and a "Description" listing any notes for the DebConf talks team, such as special requirements for your event. While we ask speakers to submit their events before the deadline of 1 June 2012, late submissions will continue to be accepted until the end of DebConf. All attendees will have an opportunities to schedule ad-hoc events during DebConf itself, and very promising late submissions may be considered for inclusion in the main conference. Note that ad-hoc events have a much lower chance of video archiving, streaming, and inclusion in the proceedings, so it's better to get your submissions in early. For private communication regarding your talk, please mail email@example.com. For more general ideas or questions about talks or events, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to welcoming you to Managua in July, - the DebConf team  https://penta.debconf.org/penta/user  https://penta.debconf.org/penta/submission/dc12/person 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 various locations over the world. DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Sunday 1 to Saturday 7 July. DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event giving an opportunity for group work on Debian projects. If you are interested in helping by working as a volunteer during DebConf, please contact email@example.com If you or your company are interested in sponsoring DebConf by donating money or lending equipment, please contact the sponsorship team at firstname.lastname@example.org More information about DebConf12 can be found on the conference website: http://debconf12.debconf.org/ 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.
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