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EuroBSCon: 18-20 Sept 2009

EuroBSDCon 2009 - Call for Papers
9th European BSD Conference
September 18 - 20, 2009
University of Cambridge, UK


The European BSD Community is once again gathering for
EuroBSDcon. In 2009, we invite you to join us in Cambridge,
England for the latest in discussion, dissemination and
development of material from the many BSDs and their related
communities. This, the ninth European BSD conference is a
great opportunity to present new ideas to the community and
to meet some of the developers behind the different BSDs.

The two day conference program (September 19 - 20) will be
complemented by a tutorial day preceding the conference
(Sept 18).

Call for Papers

The Conference is inviting authors to submit innovative and
original papers not submitted to other European conferences on the 
applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of 
BSD-derived operating systems. Investigations on economic aspects regarding the 
operation of BSD systems are also welcome. Topics of interest for the EuroBSD 
Conference 2009 include, but are not limited to:

         application development and deployment
         device drivers
         security and safe coding practices
         methods others should know about
         system administration: techniques and tools of the trade
         operational and economic aspects

Prospective authors of contributions to the technical program are
requested to submit an abstract via .
All submissions will be acknowledged. Presentations may last from
15 to 45 minutes - please indicate how long you would like.

This is the initial call for papers; a more focussed call based on
initial accepted submissions will follow in March 2009. We will
begin accepting talks early in 2009.

Authors of accepted submissions should provide a full paper for
publication in the conference proceedings and give permission to the
organizers to publish the results in the printed proceedings and on
the conference web site at

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Selected tutorials on practical and problem-solving aspects of
BSD-derived operating systems will be offered on the day before the
Conference. The tutorials will be presented by speakers who
have wide experience in developing and administering the different
BSDs. Potential tutorial themes could include, but are not limited to:

         Safe coding practices to provide secure solutions
         System load testing and tuning
         BSD in a large network
         Solving sets of problems

If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please contact the
organisers on with what you're thinking. Initial
exploratory conversations are as welcome as full proposals.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking companies or institutions to sponsor various
elements of the conference in order to keep delegate fees as
low as possible. Sponsorship opportunities include: paying
for a speaker's travel or accommodation; providing bursaries
for delegates who cannot pay the conference fee themselves;
sponsoring catering, lunches, or the conference dinner.

All sponsors will be listed in the conference proceedings
and included on our website with a link back to your
site. You will also have the opportunity to provide
literature for distribution in delegate packs. Please
contact the UKUUG Secretariat ( to discuss
the possibilities or see

Important Dates

     Final abstract deadline: May 31st 2009
     Final tutorial deadline: May 31st
     Final papers due:       August 1st
     Tutorial day:   September 18
     Conference:     September 19 - 20

For more, see

Matthias Scheler                        

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