KDE Community World Summit 2004
aKademy/UserConf: Call For Presentations
(event module 4, weekend 28th/29th of August)
Please send all paper submissions to: email@example.com. Please note the different sub-events happening 21st to 29th of August.
This is a Call for Presentations to showcase KDE applications and KDE technology at our public KDE Users and Administrators Conference. As one major emphasis during this conference we like to welcome topics related to KDE as a Desktop for the Enterprise.
Date of full aKademy: August 21st to 29th Location: Filmakademie Ludwigsburg (Stuttgart Region, Germany)
More info at http://conference2004.kde.org/ (Bookmark this -- there will be more announcements and infos forthcoming!). See also separate Call for DevConf Papers and Talks and outline of different sub-events.
Participants of the "KDE User and Administrator Conference"
The "KDE User and Administrator Conference" is open to all KDE contributors, KDE power users, KDE administrators, KDE friends and all people interested to evaluate KDE as a desktop environment for their own or their users' benefit. We are also inviting participants and delegates from companies and third parties who are interested to learn about KDE technology and its power as a development platform by seeing what is there already.
Considerations for your submission
Think about this:
- Do you have a particular expertise related to KDE usage or a special KDE program that could be useful for your fellow KDE users or any MS Windows user converting to a Linux desktop?
- Do you want to present a particularly cool KDE technology, a tool, a program or anything else that helps Linux desktop users to become more productive?
- Do you have an interesting success story or use case about KDE to tell which can help other users or administrators to deploy KDE on desktop workstations?
Topics of interest for the User and Administrator Conference
We solicit submissions for presentations and mini-tutorials about the following fields (but not restricted to these only). Everything KDE-related will be considered. We aim to heavily target on how KDE fulfills the needs of administrators and users in corporate or governmental bodies' network environments when they decide to migrate to Linux:
- - Showcasing KDE as the powerful Integrative Platform for "external" programs that it is now
- - KDE and Qt programs for Linux and Unix desktops and servers
- - DCOP, KParts, KIO Slaves, KOffice, multimedia etc. usage in KDE desktop deployments
- - KDE service menus
- - KDE administration tools
- - Desktop installation, maintenance, update and support strategies in large scale enterprise environments
- - User management issues in large networks
- - User training
- - KDE power user tips and tricks
- - KDE kiosk mode
- - Internationalization
- - Documentation
- - Quality assurance
- - Usability, accessibility, interoperability
- Quanta Plus
- Integrating OpenOffice.org into KDE with cuckooo, Qt/VCL and NWF
- and many more.....
Time slots are currently scheduled for 30 minutes talk and 15 minutes Q&A. In some cases, it may be possible to occupy two slots for a total talk time of 90 minutes or offer short presentations of 15 minutes each. Please note the estimated talking time in your application.
Not only KDE developers, but also documentation writers, translators, promoters, deployers and other contributors as well as KDE power users should consider to respond to this CfP.
Those proposing to make a presentation should submit a 150-300 words abstract including the name and e-mail address of the author(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The presentation should at least contain as one part a live demo of the KDE program you talk about (if applicable). Please indicate if the submission is meant for the "Conference for KDE Contributors and Developers" or for the "User and Administrator Conference" part The abstract should at least contain one sentence about the following items:
- Who is the target audience of the presentation/talk?
- What are the specially highlighted features of the app/topic you are presenting?
- Which features are you going to show "live" and how?
Speaker Incentives and Financial Compensation
We only have a limited budget for this conference, and cannot generally pay travel expenses or any other reimbursement or gratification to speakers. We can provide accommodation and boarding at a very low price (expect about 20 -25 EUR per day for bed and breakfeast, but don't expect luxury accommodation).
Please note that even if we can grant you a bursary, you will still be expected to pay a part of the trip yourself, as well as your boarding and lodging.
There will also be time for socializing during the weekend (or during preceding days) of this exciting *KDE World Summit*. Especially pleasing is that you can join us at Saturday, 28th of August to celebrate the "First International Software FreedomDay" as well as for the big evening Social Event!
Please submit your contributions no later than the indicated dates:
- Abstract submission deadline:
- Sunday, May 30, 2004, 23:59 h (UTC)
- Acceptance notification:
- Tuesday, June 30, 2004 (e-Mail)
For the KDE User and Administrator Conference Program Committee:
- The KDE User and Administrator Conference Program Committee also accepts proposals to invite speakers. Some potential speakers may not be aware about our conference, or may not consider their particular topic worth while talking about. So please: you are encouraged to actively look for good and exciting topics and contributors, even if you are not yourself doing a presentation... ;-)
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