O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention. Call for Participation -- XML Track
O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention. Call for Participation -- XML Track. July 23-27, 2001 in San Diego, California Call for Participation -- XML Track Overview O'Reilly & Associates is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Open Source Convention. This event is the central gathering place for the Open Source community to exchange ideas, techniques, and to advance the language. The Open Source Convention is a five-day event designed for programmers, developers, and technical staff involved in Open Source technology and its applications. The convention will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California, July 23-27, 2001. The Open Source Convention includes two days of intensely focused tutorials aimed at novices and experienced users of XML, Linux, MySQL, Python, and other key open source technologies. These tutorials are designed to provide concrete knowledge that leads directly to greater productivity. Three days of multi-tracked convention sessions focus on cutting edge technologies and feature talks, demonstrations, and panel debates. Technically sophisticated individuals who are actively working with the technology make all tutorials and convention presentations. Participation Opportunities Individuals and companies interested in making technical presentations at the convention are invited to submit proposals to the convention organizers following the guidelines below. Proposals will be considered in two classes: tutorial programs and convention presentations. Presentations by marketing staff or with a marketing focus will not be accepted, neither will submissions made by anyone other than the proposed speaker. Topics The XML program committee invites submissions of tutorials or convention presentations on "pure" XML topics, open source XML applications and the use of XML in open source platforms. Submissions tailored for open source developers new to XML, as well as for those with XML experience, are sought. Tutorial Presentations The first two days of the conference are devoted to tutorial presentations. Tutorial proposals must include: Tutorial Title Tutorial's length (3 or 6 hours) Target audience including any prerequisites for taking advantage of the material (i.e. "a basic understanding of PHP is necessary") What attendees will learn--the knowledge or skill take-away attendees will have at the completion of the tutorial Tutorial outline--a short bullet list or description of the course itself and the material it covers Speaker name Speaker biography Complete speaker contact information; if applicable, include administrative support contact information Convention Presentations Convention presentations and participation will be considered for these types of talks: Focused technology discussions covering a specific XML technology such as XSLT, and showing a variety of options for its use Case studies showing an application of a particular Open Source technology, the problems that were solved and the lessons learned New product/technology demonstrations--live demonstrations of released or near released tools or applications Convention proposals must include: Type of talk--technology, new product, case study Title of talk or demonstration Abstract of talk, maximum 250 words Speaker name Speaker biography Complete speaker contact information; if applicable, include administrative support contact information Extended abstracts should be no shorter than one page and must contain: A summary of the work done, which the paper will describe Whether the work has been done, is partially done, or is planned to be done The author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address Detailed bullet-point multi-level outline showing the expected scope and content of the paper The committee will prefer new work that has not been presented or submitted for consideration at other conventions. Please notify the committee when you are reusing a presentation or submitting it to another conference. Submitting Your Proposal Please send all proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org Submit all proposals via electronic mail in plain text with no attachments. Submit one proposal per email. The subject line of your email must follow this format: Your Last Name: proposal type (tutorial, proposal, paper): proposal title For example: Smith: Tutorial: Advanced Perl Programming You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt for each proposal. Important Dates Tutorial and Presentation proposals due: February 9, 2001 Notification to presenters: March 1, 2001 Tutorial presentations due: May 1, 2001 Convention presentations due: June 1, 2001
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