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Announcing EuroBSDcon 2009 - Cambridge, UK

             EuroBSDCon 2009 - Cambridge, UK
                  18-20 September 2009

The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) family of computer operating
systems is derived from software developed at the University of
California at Berkeley.  The various family members (Dragonfly-,
Free-, Net- and OpenBSD, among others) are extensively used both for
embedded appliances and for large internet servers and have an
excellent reputation for stability and state-of-the- art
technology. BSD-derived software is a driving force for IT research
and development and is well-received as a building block in commercial
software due to its unique license scheme.

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:

    - embedded 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 by email to 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.

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

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

Matthias Scheler                        

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