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february 6 - 9
university of qld,
brisbane, australia


Call for Papers
February 6 - 9, 2002
Brisbane, Australia is a technical conference aimed at giving Linux developers, admins and users a chance to get together and talk about all the arcana that no one else understands. It consists of a day of tutorials and three days of technical sessions concentrating on issues related to the development of Linux and other open systems.

The following types of session are available:

  • Paper presentations (1 hour)
  • Work-in-progress presentations (1/2 hour)
  • Tutorials (2-4 hours)
  • Birds of a Feather Sessions
  • Panel Sessions

Papers related to one or more of the following topics are encouraged:

kernel, embedded and real-time systems, device drivers, filesystems, software development, networking, clustering, high-availability, high-end graphics, multimedia, simulation, configuration management, packaging systems, significant community-related developments

If you have a technical talk on a Linux related topic that doesn't fit into any of the above categories, please submit it for consideration anyway.

Please submit abstracts in plain text of up to 300 words, and include authors' names, affiliations, postal addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please also indicate the type and duration of session you wish to hold. For Birds of a Feather and Panel sessions, please provide an outline of the topic to be covered and a brief description of your background as relevant.

Abstracts are to be submitted via electronic mail to:

Final submissions are to be made electronically in one of the following formats: DocBook, PDF, PostScript, DVI, Latex or ASCII text. Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible.

All software featured in presentations should be available, at the time of submission, in source form under a license complying with the Open Source Definition (

Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms can not be accepted, and will not be reviewed.

Important Deadlines

  • Submission of Abstracts: October 31, 2001
  • Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2001
  • Final Submission for Conference Proceedings: January 15, 2002

Papers submitted after these deadlines may be accepted at the discretion of the papers committee. If you have to be overdue, earlier is still better.

Financial Assistance

Some financial assistance is available for speakers' travel, accommodation and registration in cases of need. Please indicate if this is the case.


The University of Queensland is situated in St Lucia, Brisbane. It is close to the Gold Coast and only a short distance from the city centre. February is mid-summer in Australia.

Further Information is a collaborative effort by Linux Australia, the Home Unix Machine Brisbane Users Group and affiliated organisations. It is supported by the School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, at The University of Queensland. This event is a successor to 2001, held in Sydney in January 2001.

For updates, see the conference website

For further information email the organising committee at

An announcement list for the conference can be found at

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