EuroBSDCon 2009 - Call for Papers

May 06, 2009 posted by Matthias Scheler

EuroBSDCon 2009 - Call for Papers
9th European BSD Conference
September 18 - 20, 2009
University of Cambridge, UK


The European BSD Community is once again gathering for EuroBSDcon. In 2009, we invite you to join us in Cambridge, England for the latest in discussion, dissemination and development of material from the many BSDs and their related communities. This, the ninth European BSD conference is a great opportunity to present new ideas to the community and to meet some of the developers behind the different BSDs. The two day conference program (September 19 - 20) will be complemented by a tutorial day preceding the conference (Sept 18).

Call for Papers

The Conference is inviting authors to submit innovative and original papers not submitted to other European conferences on the applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of BSD-derived operating systems. Investigations on economic aspects regarding the operation of BSD systems are also welcome. Topics of interest for the EuroBSD Conference 2009 include, but are not limited to:
  • application development and deployment
  • device drivers
  • security and safe coding practices
  • methods others should know about
  • system administration: techniques and tools of the trade
  • operational and economic aspects
Prospective authors of contributions to the technical program are requested to submit an abstract via All submissions will be acknowledged. Presentations may last from 15 to 45 minutes - please indicate how long you would like. This is the initial call for papers; a more focussed call based on initial accepted submissions will follow in March 2009. We will begin accepting talks early in 2009. Authors of accepted submissions should provide a full paper for publication in the conference proceedings and give permission to the organizers to publish the results in the printed proceedings and on the conference web site at

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Selected tutorials on practical and problem-solving aspects of BSD-derived operating systems will be offered on the day before the Conference. The tutorials will be presented by speakers who have wide experience in developing and administering the different BSDs. Potential tutorial themes could include, but are not limited to:
  • Safe coding practices to provide secure solutions
  • System load testing and tuning
  • BSD in a large network
  • Solving sets of problems
If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please contact the organisers on with what you're thinking. Initial exploratory conversations are as welcome as full proposals.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking companies or institutions to sponsor various elements of the conference in order to keep delegate fees as low as possible. Sponsorship opportunities include: paying for a speaker's travel or accommodation; providing bursaries for delegates who cannot pay the conference fee themselves; sponsoring catering, lunches, or the conference dinner. All sponsors will be listed in the conference proceedings and included on our website with a link back to your site. You will also have the opportunity to provide literature for distribution in delegate packs. Please contact the UKUUG Secretariat ( to discuss the possibilities or see

Important Dates

Final abstract deadline: May 31st 2009
Final tutorial deadline: May 31st
Final papers due: August 1st
Tutorial day: September 18
Conference: September 19 - 20
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