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Call For Speaker Proposals
Linux Plumbers Conference
17-19 September 2008
Portland, Oregon USA

Call For Speaker Proposals

The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is a developer conference for the
open source community.  LPC brings together the top developers working
on the "plumbing" of Linux - kernel subsystems, core libraries,
windowing system, etc. - and gives them three days to work together on
core design problems.  The conference is divided into several
microconferences focusing on different "plumbing" topics, as well as a
general track for topics that don't fit into the microconferences.

LPC is requesting proposals to speak at the LPC microconferences and
general track.  Microconference topics include:

* The future of Linux storage
* Video input infrastructure and V4L2
* Power management and tools for efficient resource usage
* Future displays and input devices
* Dbus for desktop integration
* Linux server management
* XCB and graphics
* Audio
* Kernel/userspace interfaces
* Debugging, tuning, tracing, and profiling

General track topics include any technical topic related to the Linux
software "ecosystem."  Preference will be given to proposals
presenting a reasonable solution to a well-known or little-recognized
problem, rather than just a problem description.

The exact timing and organization of speaking slots will be under the
control of each microconference's organizer, but as a general rule
talks should be less than 25 minutes long and speakers should expect
discussion and audience interaction.  The format of the general track
will be determined based on accepted submissions, but will also tend
towards short, discussion-oriented talks.

Submission format

LPC invites speaker proposals in the form of extended abstracts.  All
proposals will be reviewed by the LPC Technical Program Committee
(TPC).  The extended abstract may be up to 500 words and should
include your qualifications to speak about the topic, an overview of
your presentation, and why your presentation will appeal to a
technical audience.  We also encourage the submission of extended
abstracts from members of the academic community on topics of current
interest in the Linux community.  We are particularly interested in
researchers seeking community feedback on work in progress.  Proposals
to speak on previously published work are welcome, in particular work
that has not yet come to the attention of the Linux community.

Submissions should include:

* Extended abstract (for publication on conference website, max 500 words)
* Speaker bio (for publication on conference website, max 250 words)
* Speaker's email address and phone number
* Notes or background on the proposal if desired (not for publication)
* Whether travel assistance is requested

Email submissions to  Please limit
attachments (if any) to PDF format.  Speaker proposals must be
submitted no later than Sunday 20 July 2008 20:00 (8 PM) UTC.
Notification of acceptance and rejection of proposals will be emailed
to the authors by 8 August 2008.  Revised versions of accepted
abstracts will be accepted until 24 August 2008.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technical Program
Committee at

Travel and registration

At least one author of each accepted presentation must register for
LPC and present their work at the conference.  Registration is free
for speakers.  If a speaker has already registered and paid for the
conference before notification of acceptance, all registration fees
will be refunded in full.

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover speaker travel
and will be awarded based on need.  If you need assistance paying for
travel, please include a request in your submission.  If you have any
other questions, please email the program committee at


Major sponsors of the Linux Plumbers Conference include Intel, IBM,
and NetApp.  The LPC is underwritten by the Linux Foundation.  We
thank these and all of our other sponsors for their support of this
community conference!

We hope to see you at Linux Plumbers Conference 2008!


Linux Plumbers Conference
17-19 September 2008
Portland, Oregon USA

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