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EuroBSDcon 2011 - 10th anniversary

Dear NetBSD & pkgsrc users,
the 10th EuroBSDCon will take place in Marseen, The Netherlands from
October 6, 2011 to October 9. If you are interested in recent
developments of the BSD projects or even better, if you are part of
those developments, please join us.

The conference will be on Saturday and Sunday as usual, preceeded by
two days of tutorials.

The Call For Papers has been extended to May 30 (e.g. end of this
month). Please in your abstracts if you have something interesting to
present! A copy of the CFP can be found below.

Kind Regards,
Joerg Sonnenberger


EuroBSDCon 2011 Call for Proposals

EuroBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based
systems. In October 2011, the tenth edition of the conference is being
held in Maarssen near Utrecht, The Netherlands. The conference is
for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD,
NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, or any other 4.4BSD derived operating
system. EuroBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the
best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the
latest developments in our open source community are shared with the
widest possible audience.

Program Chair

    Paul Schenkeveld, (PSconsult ICT Services BV, The Netherlands)

Program Committee Members

    Adrian Steinmann (Webgroup Consulting AG, Switzerland)
    Ed Schouten (FreeBSD Project, The Netherlands)
    Jörg Sonnenberger (NetBSD Project, Germany)
    Peter Hansteen (OpenBSD Project, Norway)

Author Schedule

    May 30, 2011
        Extended abstracts for papers and presentations acceptance ends.
    June 13, 2011
        Authors notified by the program committee.
    July 11, 2011
        Final papers due.

How to Submit

The initial submission must be in the form of a complete paper or
an extended abstract between 2 and 12 pages long (A4 paper) in
English. While there is no particular format for the abstract,
submissions which are much beyond this form such as too long or too
short one will be rejected. Submissions should be written from a strong
technical background and should clearly demonstrate that:

 o  There is a significant problem being solved or a real world
    experience being demonstrated.
 o  There is active work being done.
 o  There is enough progress to make a complete written submission.
 o  There is data proving either the success or failure of any claims.

The technical program committee are interested in all technical areas
which relate to the BSDs, including User Applications, Novel Interfaces,
Networking, Embedded Systems, Security, Device Support and systems both
inside and outside of the kernel.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format
via email to In addition to the paper 
the email should include (an in-lined form or as an attachment) the
following information in plain text:

    Paper title
    Abstract (150-250 words)
    Names and affiliations of the authors
    Contact email address
    Author Biography (50-100 words)

If you have questions or encounter problems, please send electronic mail
to the program committee at

Include appropriate references to establish that you are familiar with
related work, and where possible, provide detailed data to establish
that you have a working implementation or measurement tool. Submissions
will be judged on the quality of the written submission and whether or
not the work is of interest to the community. Business development or
marketing pieces are not appropriate for submission.

Proposals should be new papers, not previously read at other
conferences. Likewise, accepted papers should not be presented at
other conferences after EuroBSDCon without new art. All papers are
be considered 'open source' meaning that all submissions may be made
available to the community by the program conference during and after
the conference.

All of the authors will be notified by June 13, 2011. All accepted
submissions will be expected to produce a final paper by July 11,
2011 for publication on the conference web site. The final paper
should describe work that has been completed as of the time of their
submission. If necessary, members of the program committee will help
shepherd authors through the writing process prior to final acceptance
for publication in the proceedings.

To discuss potential submissions and for inquiries regarding the
content of the conference program, contact the program committee at

Invited Talks

These presentations and discussions highlight the hottest new
developments in the BSD world as well as real world experiences. These
talks may range from highly technical to survey-style presentations
and range over many timely and interesting topics. We welcome
suggestions for topics and request proposals for particular talks. In
your proposal state the main focus, including a brief outline,
and be sure to emphasize why your topic is of interest to the BSD
community. Please submit all proposals and suggestions by email to


EuroBSDCon offers full and half-day tutorials on a range of topics from
experts in the BSD community. Topics range from how the kernel works to
administering and securing BSD systems.

To provide the best possible tutorial offerings, we continually solicit
proposals for new tutorials. If you are interested in presenting a
tutorial, please send email to

Vendor Exhibits

We are considering a vendor exhibits area. If you are a vendor who is
interested in exhibiting please contact

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings
organized by attendees and for attendees interested in a particular
topic. BoFs are held in the evenings and will be scheduled on site.

Work-In-Progress Reports

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea
that is not yet ready to be published? The EuroBSDCon audience provides
valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in
presentation of student work. To schedule your short report, send email

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