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Linux-Kongress 2008
15th International Linux System Technology Conference
7.10.-10.10.2008 at the
University of Hamburg, Germany

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Call for Papers: Linux-Kongress 2008

Linux-Kongress, the international Linux developer conference, is 2008 returning to German soil. It will take place from October 7 through October 10, 2008 in beautiful Hamburg in the north of Germany. This years conference is organized by the German Unix User Group (GUUG).

Important Dates

Call for Papers closes: August 4, 2008
Notification to speakers: August 11, 2008
Publication of program: August 18, 2008
Final papers due: September 15, 2008
Tutorials: October 7 and 8, 2008
Technical sessions: October 9 and 10, 2008

Linux-Kongress is by far one of the most traditional Linux conferences with a focus on development and cutting edge topics. GUUG will organize in 2008 the 15th edition of this event, first started in 1994 in Heidelberg, Linux-Kongress made its trip through a variety of German cities, Netherlands and on the English isle (LinuxConf Europe). Since its start 14 years ago Linux-Kongress has been evolved into the most important meeting for Linux experts and developers in Europe.
    You are invited to participate in this traditional Linux event by giving a presentation about your current development work, experiences with Linux on a high level, and your 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 play and will play an important role for Linux.

The conference language is English. The conference is divided into a tutorial program and technical sessions, both lasting two days.

Tutorial Program

On Tuesday and Wednesday (October 7 and 8), a number of tutorials will be presented, all related to Linux and Open Source. Tutorials both for beginners and for more advanced users as well as developers will be included. Tutors may offer tutorials with a length of either one, two days or half a day.

Technical Conference

On Thursday and Friday (October 9 and 10) will offer around 25 technical sessions, including keynote address, presentations of refereed papers and invited talks, divided in two parallel tracks. Presentations should take about 40 minutes, including discussions, when applicable.


The Linux-Kongress 2008 conference seeks original and innovative papers about current Linux and Open Source software topics. Presentations are being solicited in areas including, but not limited to:

How to submit

Papers for the technical sessions will be reviewed by the program committee. An extended abstract is required for the paper selection process. Abstracts have to be submitted via the Linux-Kongress 2008 web site at Only English abstracts in plain text format (250-500 words), including a title and the name(s) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) are accepted.
    By submitting an abstract, you also grant permission for publishing it on the conference web site.

We will send you around August 11 a notification whether your submission was accepted or not.
    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.

For accepted speakers GUUG will cover accomodation during the conference. In general travel sponsorship is not supported by GUUG. However if you're on a tight budget and/or your employer doesn't cover those costs, please let us know (comment field in paper submission). Granting travel sponsorship is depending on the quality of the submission, availability of a timely submitted paper, your travel distance and last but not least on our sponsors.

Informal gatherings, called Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs), may be scheduled at the conference or preferably in advance by mailing the organizing committee

Program Committee

You can contact the program committee via e-mail at for questions. For submitting your abstract please use the submission URL above.

Members of program committee

Kurt Garloff, SUSE Linux Products GmbH
Marko Jung, LinuxTag e.V.
Alasdair G. Kergon, UKUUG, UK
Nils Magnus, LinuxTag e.V.
Heinz Mauelshagen, Red Hat
Bernd Neubacher, GUUG e.V.
Martin Schulte, GUUG e. V.
Ralf Spenneberg, OpenSource Training Ralf Spenneberg
Prof. Dr. Andreas Steffen, Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications, Switzerland
Theodore Ts'o, Linux Foundation, USA
Jos Vos, X/OS, The Netherlands
Dr. Christoph Wegener, wecon
Harald Welte,
Dr. Dirk Wetter, GUUG e.V.
Ingo Wichmann, Linuxhotel

Complete registration and program information will be made available on the web site by the end of August 2008.

Sponsoring, Exhibition

Linux-Kongress is an ideal forum for vendors targeting the Linux market or to get in touch with highly qualified Linux experts and Open Source professionals. GUUG is seeking for sponsors. Options and details are available at our sponsoring page.

We thank our following sponsors
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