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Linux-Kongress 2005
12th International Linux System Technology Conference
October 11-14, 2005 at University of Hamburg, Germany

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Linux-Kongress 2005, the 12th International Linux System Technology Conference, is organized by the German Unix User Group (GUUG) and hosted by the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. Please contact if you have any questions.


The 12th Linux-Kongress will take place from October 11 to October 14, 2005, at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. It is the 12th edition in row of the traditional Linux-Kongress series (Heidelberg '94, Berlin '95 and '96, Würzburg '97, Köln '98, Augsburg '99, Erlangen '00, Enschede '01, Köln '02, Saarbrücken '03, and Erlangen '04) which has evolved into the most important meeting for Linux experts and developers in Europe.

You are invited to participate in this famous Linux community event by giving a presentation about your current development work, experiences with Linux, and future plans. The Linux-Kongress will be the best opportunity for Open Source developers to meet in Europe and exchange ideas about current and upcoming projects that (will) play an important role for Linux.

You can learn from the tutorials, refereed papers, and invited talks, and discuss the newest technology with famous Linux and Open Source gurus. You can also visit the vendor exhibition, where leading Linux-related companies show their newest products, or find the latest books about your favorite topic on this exhibition. A social event will take place on Thursday, October 13. A perfect opportunity to exchange ideas with other Linux experts, while enjoying food and drinks.

The conference language is English.

Tutorial Program (October 11-12)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, a number of tutorials will be presented, all related to Linux and Open Source. Tutorials both for beginners and for more advanced users and developers will be included. Like in 2004, Linux-Kongress 2005 will have two tutorial days and tutors may offer tutorials with a length of either one or two days. If you're interested in presenting a tutorial, please send in an extended abstract via the Linux-Kongress 2005 web site at Only English abstracts in ASCII format (250-500 words), including a title and the name(s) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) are accepted.

Technical Conference (October 13-14)

Thursday and Friday will offer around 25 technical sessions, including keynote address, presentations of refereed papers, and invited talks, divided in 2 parallel tracks. The talks will focus on the Linux kernel and on Linux systems software, but they may also cover more generic Open Source software and software technologies, as far as the talk covers a subject playing an important role for in the Linux world. Presentations should take about 40 minutes (including discussions, when applicable).

The Linux-Kongress 2005 conference seeks original and innovative papers about current Linux and Open Source software development.

Presentations are being solicited in areas including, but not limited to:

To address the fast evolving nature of Linux, new topics not covered by the conference talks can be discussed during informal gatherings, called Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions. BoFs may be scheduled at the conference or in advance by mailing the program committee.

Refereed Paper Submissions

Papers for the technical sessions will be reviewed by the program committee. An extended abstract is required for the paper selection process. These abstracts must be submitted via the Linux-Kongress 2005 web site at Only English abstracts in ASCII format (250-500 words), including a title and the name(s) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) are accepted. Furthermore, abstracts accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will not be read. By submitting an abstract to the Linux-Kongress 2005 organization, you also give permission to publish it on the conference web site.

Authors of accepted submissions are asked to provide a final paper for publication in the conference proceedings. This paper preferably should not have been published before.

Important Dates

Extended abstracts due: July 22, 2005
Notification to speakers: August 12, 2005
Final papers due: September 18, 2005

Program Committee

You can contact the program committee via e-mail at Abstracts can only be submitted via the web form.

Program chair

Jos Vos, X/OS


Kurt Garloff, SuSE
Heinz Mauelshagen, Red Hat
Martin Schulte, GUUG
Ralf Spenneberg
Theodore Ts'o, IBM
Harald Welte

Complete registration and program information will be made available on the web site in mid August 2005. Companies interested in getting a booth at the exhibition or in sponsoring the Linux-Kongress 2005 should send e-mail to

Comments or Questions? Mail to Last change: 2005-09-17