Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014
Submitted on 2013-05-30 18:38
*Note Submissions close Saturday midnight 20th July GMT +8.0
The Call for Proposals (CFP) has now been open for five weeks, and the quality of submissions so far has been fantastic. Originally scheduled to be closed this week, the papers committee has agreed to extend the deadline by two weeks, as there's been some requests for extension from potential speakers, and we want to make sure that everyone a chance to have their proposal considered! Read more at https://lca2014.linux.org.au/media/news/27
To submit your proposal, create an account, and select Submit a Proposal from the menu on the left hand side.
The linux.conf.au 2014 papers committee is looking for a broad range of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from programming and software, to desktop, mobile, gaming, userspace, community, government, space and education. There is only one rule:
Your proposal must be related to open source
This year, the papers committee is going to be focused on linux on the frontier and deep technical content-- that might range from cybernetics and mobile operating environments to large astronomy projects and big data projects.
However, the conference is to a large extent what the speakers make it -- if we receive many excellent submissions on a topic, then it’s sure to be represented at the conference. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
LCA is known for presentations and tutorials that are strongly technical in nature, but proposals for presentations on other aspects of free software and open culture, such as educational and cultural applications of open source, are welcome.
linux.conf.au welcomes first-time and seasoned speakers from all free and open communities - people of all ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, abilities, and walks of life. We respect and encourage diversity at our conference.
By agreeing to present at or attend the conference, you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions http://lca2014.linux.org.au/cor/terms_and_conditions. We expect all speakers and delegates to have read and understood our Code of Conduct http://lca2014.linux.org.au/cor/code_of_conduct.
This year, there are three different ways that you can present your content:
Presentations are 45 minute slots that are generally presented in lecture format. These form the bulk of the available conference slots.
Tutorials are 100 minutes that are generally presented in a classroom format. They should be interactive or hands-on in nature. Tutorials are expected to have a specific learning outcome for attendees.
Mini conf’s are one to two day long sessions on a specific topic. A separate CFP process will be used to propose and select mini conf’s, and will be announced publicly soon.
For more information on miniconfs, see: http://lca2014.linux.org.au/miniconf-cfp
In recognition of the value that speakers bring to our conference, once a proposal is accepted a speaker is entitled to:
If your proposal includes more than one speaker, these additional speakers are not entitled to free registration or to any extra benefits.
linux.conf.au does not and will not pay speakers to present at the conference.
linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some speakers, for instance, where the cost of flights or accommodation might prohibit a speaker from attending. Please note, however, that there is a limited budget for travel assistance and that asking for assistance could affect your chances of acceptance.
To increase the number of people that can view your presentation, linux.conf.au might record your talk and make it publicly available after the event. When submitting your proposal you will be asked to release materials relating to your presentation under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License. Additionally, if you are discussing software in your presentation, you must ensure the software has an appropriate open licence.
For more information, see:
Linux Australia is the peak body for open source communities around Australia, and as such represents approximately 3500 Free and Open Source users and developers. Linux Australia supports the organisation of this international Free Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.
For more information about Linux Australia see: http://www.linux.org.au/.