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The Call for Participation in the Australian FOSS in Research miniconf is closed.

Members of the scientific and research community were invited to submit papers for review and presentation at the Australian FOSS in Research miniconf.

In addition to the presentation of papers, there will be a panel of case studies of FOSS in the research sector, and a workshop/discussion session focusing on the barriers to the adoption, use and development of FOSS in Australian research as a BOF later in the conference.

Presentations will be 40 or 20 minute talks.

Topics covering research or experiences with FOSS are welcome. Fields such as bioinformatics, engineering, grid computing, high-performance computing, geosciences, standards development, and scientific applications are of special interest.

Submission Guidelines:

Papers should be no longer than 14 pages and are reliant upon the related presentation being accepted for the Australian FOSS in Research miniconf.

Papers should be submitted in an appropriate open format, such as 7-bit ASCII text, HTML, DocBook or LaTeX.

With your submission, please include the following information:

* Full name (and preferred handle, if any) * Complete email address * Affiliation with commercial or relevant organisations * Postal address * Telephone and/or mobile numbers, with area and country codes. * Short biography, in around 1 - 3 paragraphs. The biography should include any previous speaking or organising experience.

Please also include whether you are intending to attend and/or speak at

Papers should be submitted via email to the miniconf organiser, Elspeth Thorne, at .

Any featured software in papers must be available under a licence compatible with the Open Source Definition ( 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. requires 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. These rights are non-exclusive. Copyright ownership is retained by the author. Submitting an abstract indicates understanding of and consent to these conditions.

In the event that you miss one of the deadlines we reserve the right to revoke any offer to present your paper. We take having the paper for the conference proceedings very seriously and late submissions place an undue burden on our formatting team.

Abstracts due: 15th December

Full papers due: 30th December

Miniconfs/Research/Cfp (last edited 2006-12-19 04:06:24 by elspeth)

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