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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 


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,

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

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. 


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

     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

Submitting Your Proposal

Please send all proposals to: 

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 

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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