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Linux-Kongress 2010
17 International Linux System Technology Conference
September 21-24, 2010
Georg Simon Ohm University Nuremberg / Germany

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Call for Proposals: Linux-Kongress 2010

Important Dates

Call for Proposals closes: June 1, 2010  
Notification to speakers: June 14, 2010
Publication of program / visitor registration online : June 22, 2010
Refereed papers due: August 18, 2010
Tutorials: September 21 and 22, 2010
Technical sessions: September 23 and 24, 2010

You are invited to participate in this traditional Linux event by giving a presentation about your current development work, the future plans and experiences with Linux on a high level. The Linux-Kongress is 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.

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


For the first two days, Tuesday and Wednesday (September 21 and 22), we are seeking a number of tutorials, related to Linux and Open Source, preferably with a development background but not necessarily restricted to. Typically our attendees have a somewhat good Linux background but like to make a step forward in the special field of the tutorial. Tutors may offer tutorials with a length of either half a day, one or two days.

Technical Conference

Thursday and Friday (September 23 and 24) 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 2010 conference seeks original and innovative submissions 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!). Proposals for the technical sessions and the tutorials will be reviewed by the program committee. An extended abstract is required for the selection process. Abstracts have to be submitted via the Linux-Kongress 2010 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. If you have constraints/preferences when you iwould like to give your tutorial/presentation: Please let us know (the right place for this is the comment field in the submssion).
    By submitting an abstract, you also grant permission for publishing it on the conference web site. Double check what you wrote as we don't do any proof reading before publication.

We will send you (date see above) a notification whether your submission was accepted or not.
    Authors of accepted submissions for the technical sessions (not tutorials) are asked to provide a paper for publication in the conference proceedings. This paper preferably should not have been published before. You have to use the predefined templates in OpenOffice or TeX format. .
    Authors of accepted tutorials are kindly asked to provide handouts to speakers. We are happy to process the PDF to a ring binder for you.

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 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 mail to the organizing committee

Program Committee

Members of program committee

Kurt Garloff, SUSE Linux Products GmbH, Germany
Alasdair G. Kergon, UKUUG, UK
Heinz Mauelshagen, Red Hat, Germany
Bernd Neubacher, GUUG e.V., Germany
Ralf Spenneberg, OpenSource Training Ralf Spenneberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Andreas Steffen, Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Peter Trommler, Georg Simon Ohm University (FH) Nuremberg, Faculty of Computer Science, Germany
Theodore Ts'o, Linux Foundation, USA
Jos Vos, X/OS, The Netherlands
Dr. Christoph Wegener, wecon, Germany
Harald Welte,, Germany
Dr. Dirk Wetter, Dr. Wetter IT-Consulting, Germany (Chair)

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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