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Call for Papers FrOSCon 2009 (22./23.08.09 Sankt Augustin, near Cologne/Germany)

FrOSCon is a two-day conference on free software and open source, which
takes place on August, 22nd and 23rd 2009 at the University of Applied
Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Germany. 

Focus of the conference is a comprehensive range of talks about current
topics in free software and open source. Furthermore, space will be
provided for developers of free software and open source projects to
organize their own developer meetings or even their own program.

2009 will see the fourth FrOSCon. It is organized by the department of
computer science in collaboration with the Linux/Unix User Group Sankt
Augustin, the student body and the FrOSCon e.V.

= Topics = 

We are looking for contributions about current developments from the whole
field of Free Software and Open Source., e.g.:

* Operating Systems
* Development
* Administration
* Security
* Legal Issues
* Desktop
* Education

We would especially like to see contributions about the following topics:

* Open Hardware - Arduino, BeagleBoard etc.
* Cloud Computing - Free Software for building and managing large
* Free Software and SaaS (Software as a Service)
* Gadgets etc. - Free Software on netbooks, phones...

Furthermore there will be a dedicated Java subconference, organized by
high-ranking members of the german Java community. Contributions
concerning all things Java can also be provided through this CfP.

= Submitting Contributions =

Registration and submission of contributions is via the web-based frontend
under http://cfp.froscon.org/. For participating in the Call for Papers,
you will have to submit a short abstract, as well as a detailed
description. To participate in the conference, you will also need to
submit slides for your talk beforehand. 

== Language ==

Contributions can be submitted in German as well as English. The choice of
language should depend solely on which language is more suitable for
presenting the chosen topic. Language of the submitted texts and of the
talk should be the same. 

== Length of the Contributions ==

The abstract should summarize the planned content of the talk in a precise
and succinct way. We do not place a limit on its length.

The talks should take no more than 45 minutes, in order to allow some time
for questions and for preparing the stage for the following speaker. 

We can accept longer contributions in special cases; we ask for a
justification for the longer extent in this case. 

== Format ==

Abstract and Description have to be submitted as plain text via the web
frontend. We ask for submission of the slides in PDF; other open document
format such as OpenOffice should only be submitted after prior

== Licenses == 

We will publish abstract, description and slides on a website and include
the abstract in the conference program. We demand that you place your
contributions under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0
Germany (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/) license (or a
more lenient license.) 

Unless another license is noted, we will assume that your contribution is
under this license. If you want to place your works under a less
restrictive license, please note so with your submission. 

== Selection of Contributions == 

Contributions are selected based on their content by a program committee.
Please understand that we cannot accept all contributions, depending on
the number and quality of the submissions. We will favor submissions which
fall under one of the aforementioned topics.

= Other = 

== Remuneration == 

FrOSCon is organized by volunteers and is mostly funded by sponsors. We
ask you to understand that we will not be able to reimburse you for your

== Accomodation == 

The organizers of FrOSCon are looking for suitable accomodation at the
moment. Current developments will be published on the web site of the
event (http://www.froscon.org). We can also help find a place to sleep. 

== Social Event ==

We are planning to hold a social event on the evening of the 23th and
kindly invite all speakers to attend.

= Important Dates and Contacts = 

May 23rd, 2009 End of the Call for Papers. All contributions need to be
               submitted by this date in order to qualify. 

June 8th, 2009 Notification of acceptance of all contributions 

June 22nd, 2009 Final acceptance. We ask all invited speakers to give
                their final acceptance by this date. 

August 1st, 2009 Last date for submitting slides 

August 22nd, 2009 First day of FrOSCon

Further information can be found on the web under http://www.froscon.org.

Please send questions about the Call for Papers via email to:
program froscon org Contact the organizers via email: contact froscon org

Postal address:  
FrOSCon e.V.   
c/o Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg   
Grantham-Allee 20    
53757 Sankt Augustin

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