|| ||Matthew Wilcox <matthew-AT-wil.cx>|
|| ||Please include this CFP in your weekly edition|
|| ||Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:55:56 -0700|
Call for Papers
The 2009 Linux.conf.au Kernel Miniconf is pleased to announce that the
Call for Presentations is open.
What do we want?
We invite presentations covering any and all aspects of kernel
programming. Past conferences have featured talks on Memory Management,
writing a PCI device driver, filesystem design, video drivers and I/O
This year we would like to try something new; A Linux Problem-Solving
Hour. Tell us your gripes, the things that could be fixed, if only there
were a little discussion about them. Very specific problems are
encouraged (Good example: "I need to open 10,000 files and this takes 4
minutes." Bad example: "My laptop doesn't resume from suspend
We intend to feature an hour of lightning talks. These should be around
five minutes long and aim to educate the audience about something cool
that you're working on. While we will accept talks on the day, you may
wish to reserve your slot now.
We will also run the popular "Ask a kernel hacker" panel. In contrast to
last year, kernel hackers named 'Dave' will be discriminated against.
Presentations do not have to be limited to a slide deck. If you have an
idea for a 50-minute session that follows a non-traditional format, it
will be considered.
When do we want it?
This day-long conference will be held on Monday January 19th 2009 at the
University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia. Attendees and speakers must
be registered for the main Linux.conf.au conference, but do not need to
register separately for the Kernel Miniconf.
Talk proposals should be no more than a couple of paragraphs briefly
describing what you'd like to talk about and why people will find it
interesting. Please send them as soon as possible.
Problems for the Problem-Solving Hour should be submitted by Friday
January 9th. Lightning talks may be submitted on the day of the
conference itself. Questions for the Ask A Kernel Hacker panel should be
thought up on the spot.
Please send responses to Matthew Wilcox <firstname.lastname@example.org> and include
[LCA] in the subject line.
For more details and updates, please see the Miniconf website at
Matthew Wilcox Intel Open Source Technology Centre
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."
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