[linux-elitists] USELINUX call for papers

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Dec 2 10:46:59 PST 2003

Attention elitists: get your proposals in now.  That is all.

Call for Speakers/Proposals: USELINUX

USELINUX will be one (or possibly two) day special interest track
hosted as part of the 2004 USENIX Annual Technical Conference in
Boston (June 27 through July 2, 2004).  The focus of USELINUX, as the
name implies, will be on showcasing ways in which creative members of
the Linux community are making use of Linux --- on the desktop, in
embedded applications, in corporate data centers, in retail
environments --- the possibilities are endless!

We are soliciting proposals for presentations covering any of the
following topics:

             * Linux advocacy --- quantifying Linux TCO/ROI advantages
             * Linux adoption in lesser developed countries
             * Development tools and GUI libraries for embedded Linux
             * Technologies which enable the use of Linux
                         - desktop technologies
                         - file format conversions
                         - integration with legacy Unix and Windows
                           operating systems
             * Case studies
                         - Using Linux in Business
                         - Commercial uses of free software
                         - Using Linux in network infrastructure 
                           and telephony
                         - Cluster applications using Linux
                         - Embedded Linux applications
                         - Business models involving open source
             * Organization issues: Linux Users Groups
             * Next generation Linux security models
             * Managing large-scale and high-availability Linux

Proposals for more informal, "Bird of a Feather" sessions are also

Submission guidelines:

In order to judge a proposal, we are requesting a submission of a 2-3
page extended abstract of the proposed presentation.  These abstracts
must be submitted by December 16, 2003.  While formal papers are
requested, they are not required; in leiu of papers, camera-ready
copies of the slides to be used in the presentation may be submitted
by May 4, 2004.  Formatting guidelines for papers may be found at:

In order to submit a presentation proposal, please go the the
following web page:



* Proposals due:                     December 16, 2003, 11:59 p.m. EST
* Notification to authors:           February 4, 2004
* Camera-ready papers due:           May 4, 2004

USELINUX Program Committee

Jerry Feldman
Jim Gleason
Bdale Garbee
Jon "Maddog" Hall
Don Marti
Stacey Quandt
Theodore Ts'o
Victor Yodaiken

Don Marti
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dmarti@zgp.org                        from the experts in California, USA 

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