Debian invites submissions of proposals for papers, presentations, discussion sessions and tutorials for its DebConf13 conference which will take place in Le Camp by Vaumarcus, Switzerland, in August.
Submissions are not limited to traditional talks: you could propose a performance, art installation, debate, or anything else. Official submissions will be accepted until 1 June 2013, 23:59 UTC.
This year submission of a formal written paper for the conference proceedings is again optional, though encouraged. Providing a written paper in advance means that interested people can attend your session ready with ideas for discussion, and especially helps those who find it hard to follow rapid English speech.
DebConf talks will be broadcast live on the internet when possible, and videos of the talks will be published on the web along with the presentation slides and papers. Regular sessions will be 45 minutes long, including time for questions, with a 15 minute break between events.
This year, we will continue to organize some talks into thematic tracks. If you have a proposal for a DebConf track, such as "Debian Science", "Debian Infrastructure", and "Community Outreach", please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be a track coordinator, please volunteer on that list. Talks will be added to tracks at a later date.
To submit an event, first register as an attendee for DebConf13 in the Pentabarf conference management system, then go to the submission page and use the "New event/paper" button on the left. Fill in information about your submission on the various tabs. The most common event types are "Lecture" or "Open Discussion (BoF)". Please include a public "Abstract", and a "Description" listing any notes for the DebConf talks team, such as special requirements or requests..
While we ask speakers to submit their events before the deadline of 1 June 2013, late submissions will continue to be accepted until the end of DebConf. All attendees will have an opportunities to schedule ad-hoc events during DebConf itself, and very promising late submissions may be considered for inclusion in the main conference. Note that ad-hoc events have a much lower chance of video archiving, and streaming, so it's better to get your submissions in early.