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Call for Papers: Linux-Kongress 2009

Important Dates

Call for Papers closes: August 31, 2009  (hard deadline: 11:59pm UTC)
Notification to speakers: September 4, 2009   (delayed 9/7/2009)
Publication of program: September 7, 2009   (delayed, probably 9/10/2009)
Final papers due: October 5, 2009
Tutorials: October 27 and 28, 2009
Technical sessions: October 29 and 30, 2009

The conference takes place in the Dorint Hotel, Dresden, (Grunaer Street) a few blocks distance from the historical center.

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. Simultaneously the 3rd OpenSolaris Developer Conference (OSDevCon) is taking place. Depended on the overlap of the topics of the submissions, there'll be one common session.

Tutorial Program

On Tuesday and Wednesday (October 27 and 28), 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 half a day, one or two days.

Technical Conference

Thursday and Friday (October 29 and 30) will offer around 25 technical sessions, including keynote address, presentations of refereed papers and invited talks, divided in two parallel tracks. One track will be focused on core development topics, one more dedicated to user space topics. The latter track is the one where we seek submissions which could be of interest to both the Linux and OpenSolaris developer community. Presentations should take about 40 minutes, including discussions, when applicable.


The Linux-Kongress 2009 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

(please read carefully!). 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 2009 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 (date see above) 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. Please use for the the predefined templates in OpenOffice or TeX format.

For accepted speakers GUUG will cover accomodation during the conference, unless your employer takes care of this. In general GUUG doesn't cover travel costs. However if you're on a tight budget and/or your employer doesn't cover travel costs either, 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

Members of program committee

Kurt Garloff, SUSE Linux Products GmbH
Marko Jung, LinuxTag e.V.
Alasdair G. Kergon, UKUUG, UK
Heinz Mauelshagen, Red Hat
Bernd Neubacher, 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. (Chair)
Ingo Wichmann, Linuxhotel

Complete registration and program information will be made available on the web site by September 2009.

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

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