Linux and Open Source in Government
Adelaide, 12–13 January 2004
Call For Papers
Linux.conf.au is proud to announce the first
annual Australian conference on Linux and Open Source in Government. Sponsored by Oracle and organised as a miniconference of the Linux.conf.au in cooperation with Linux Australia and AUUG, the conference will be held in Adelaide, South
Australia, on 12 and 13 January 2004. Titled “The Challenges,” this
conference will focus on best practices, raise awareness and share experiences amongst Policy
Makers and IT officials. Participants will come from Government and public departments,
the academic sectors, and local, national and international organizations.
The Programme Committee invites proposals for
papers for this conference. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the
Demonstrations of Open Source Projects
The Role of Open Source in Government
State / Local Government using Open Source
IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture
Open Source Licenses and other Legal Issues
Business Cases: Total Cost of Ownership
Contemporary Security Issues
Open Source and the Critical Information Infrastructure
Open Source in the Military
Open Source in Health Care and Bioinformatics
Open Source Empowering People with Disabilities
Presentations may be given as technical papers or management studies. Technical papers
are designed for those who need in-depth knowledge, whereas management studies present case
studies of real-life experiences in the conference's fields of interest.
Those proposing to submit papers should submit an abstract (between ½ page and 2 pages), and
a brief biography including:
Full name (and preferred handle, if any)
Author's affiliation with commercial or relevant organisations
Telephone and fax numbers, with area and country codes
Short biography, in around 1–3 paragraphs.
If travel and accommodation assistance will be required, please list your closest
international air terminal.
Abstracts and biographies should be submitted as plain text. Final presentations
should be in the format of a 30–40 minute talk with 5–15 minutes for questions (a
total of 45 minutes.) A written paper, for inclusion in the conference proceedings, must
accompany all presentations. An electronic copy of your written paper, in an open format,
is preferred over a paper copy. We discourage the use of proprietary
formats. Conference proceedings will be produced on A4-sized paper, and you should
format your written paper accordingly.
Any papers that are accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will be rejected.
All successful papers must be eligible for republication on-line and on distribution media
given to conference attendees. Linux.Conf.Au
requires non-exclusive publication rights to accepted papers, including the publication of the
audio proceedings as well as publication and reproduction rights to any video filmed during the
presentations. Copyright ownership is retained by the author. You may be asked to
sign an agreement to these conditions upon arrival at the conference.
Late submissions place an undue burden on our formatting team. In the event that you
miss one of the deadlines we reserve the right to revoke any offer to present your paper.
At the submission stage only an abstract is required.
Panel sessions will also be timetabled in the conference and speakers should indicate their
willingness to participate, and may like to suggest panel topics.
Presenters of papers are afforded complimentary registration to this mini-conference.
|Deadline for abstracts/proposals
||31 October 2003
|Notification of acceptance
||14 November 2003
|Final submissions due
||12 December 2003
||12–13 January 2004
Associated Technical Conference
The conference will take place within the framework of Linux.conf.au, a major technical conference for open
source developers, held in the same precinct on subsequent days, January 14–16. Linux.conf.au is for Linux, BSD and other related tools
of the open source trade. Registrants for linux.conf.au receive complimentary entry to
Linux and Open Source in Government and all other miniconfs being held in the same week.
How to Submit
Proposals should be sent in electronic form to the Programme Committee
Please refer to either of the AUUG or linux.conf.au websites for further information and
IBM is Penguin sponsor of linux.conf.au 2004.