Call For Papers
Linux Symposium - Call for Papers
Wednesday, June 27th ~ Saturday, June 30th, 2007
The Linux Symposium is the premier world leading Linux Kernel
and open userspace technical conference. Although there is a bias
on the technical aspects of the kernel we also welcome submissions
which address leading edge user space development as well as
advanced system administration.
We are looking for proposals in several categories:
- Technical papers addressing specific leading-edge Linux related
- Tutorial sessions of 2, 4 or 8 hours.
- Bird of a Feather Sessions free form meeting time set aside for topical
discussion between interested parties.
Some examples of topics presented in the past would be:
- Paper: Measuring Resource Demand in Linux
- Tutorial: Write a real, working Linux driver
- BOFS: High-Availability Linux (Linux-HA) BOFS
We recommend that you review past proceedings to get a feel for the
kind of topics and level of detail and technical focus that we are
looking for. Links to past proceedings are available on the Symposium
Proposal to Present
The proposal submission process now requires that you prepare a proposal,
and a personal biography that will be used on the website
and printed in the event programme.
Submissions will be accepted from January 3rd, 2007 ~ February 15th, 2007.
Your proposal is your pitch to the programme committee and your chance
to convince them that your topic has merit and that you understand and
are qualified to be invited to present at the symposium.
There is no fixed format for proposals but they should be clear, concise
and a maximum of 300 words. (1500 characters)
Co-authors may be mentioned in the format: "In collaboration with Name,
Your biography should give some background both professional and personal
covering who you are and why you are the one submitting the proposal. Please
try to keep the information relevant. A biography is limited to a maximum
of 150 words (750 characters) and should be as close to the maximum as
possible. It must be written in the 3rd person perspective.
You can submit your proposal and biography here. If you are already
registered, you can login using your email address and password. If it is your first time submitting a proposal, you will need
The programme committee will review your proposal per the guidelines
above. Failure to read and follow the guidelines will result in your
proposal being rejected. The committee will do their best to send out
acceptance and rejection notifications by February 28th, 2007.
The abstract will be published on the website, and in the Programme. It should
be divided into two paragraphs. The first paragraph should describe the topic of
your presentation. The second, should describe what the audience can expect from
your presentation, and any requirements they may need to better understand your
presentation. I.e. "You should have a solid understanding of..., etc." The abstract
is limited to a maximum of 150 words (750 characters). Your abstract will replace the
proposal if your paper is accepted.
Papers should be a minimum of 6 pages (formatted) and a maximum of 15
pages (formatted). We encourage the use diagrams, charts and screen shots
please make sure they look good printed in both black and white and colour
Final papers must be formatted using the Linux Symposium LaTeX template. No
other format will be accepted. If you send your paper in another format it
will result in your offer to present being revoked. If you require assistance
please ensure you notify us a minimum of two weeks prior to the final
Papers will be accepted until April 15th. Failure to submit will result
in your offer to present being revoked. Please submit your paper to papers2007 at linuxsymposium.org.
While there is no fixed format for tutorials we ask that any hand-outs,
slides and any other related materials that you wish to submit be sent
by April 15th.
Bird of a Feather Sessions
Bird of a feather sessions have no submission requirements. You are
responsible for bringing any materials that you will require.
Paper presentations are 45 minutes including time for questions
followed by a 15 minute break between sessions.
Tutorials may be presented in 2hr or 4hr sessions, depending on the content.
Bird of a Feather Sessions
BOFs are 45 minutes including time for questions, followed by a 15 minute break
between sessions. There will be a number of areas allocated at the conference
centre for "Impromptu BOFs" as well.
An XGA (1024x786) LCD projector will be available to display output from
a laptop computer. If you will require additional AV equipment please
specify this in your proposal.
Summary of Important Deadlines
January 3rd, 2007 ~ February 15th, 2007 ~ Proposal Submissions
February 28th, 2007 ~ Acceptance/Rejection Notification
April 15th, 2007 ~ Final Paper Submission
The conference requires non-exclusive publication rights to submitted papers
including the publication of audio and video proceedings. Copyright
is retained by the author. We do ask that we be the first organisation to
publish any given paper.
Further, as stated in the official templates, and on the Credits page from
the Proceedings of this year and prior years: "Authors retain copyright to all submitted papers,
but have granted unlimited redistribution rights to all as a condition of submission."
Failure to Submit
In the event that any deadline is missed we reserve the right to revoke
any offer to present. We also accept some proposals on a provisional basis
so that when an offer to present is revoked we are able to fill the empty
Martin Bligh, Google
Dirk Hohndel, Intel
Gerrit Huizenga, IBM
Andrew Hutton, Steamballoon Incorporated
Dave Jones, Red Hat Software
Craig Ross, Linux Symposium
Proceedings Formatting Committee
John Lockhart, Redhat