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Call for Papers DebConf12 in Managua, Nicaragua

Debian invites submissions of proposals for papers, presentations, discussion sessions and tutorials for its DebConf12 conference which will take place in Managua, Nicaragua, in July.

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 2012, 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

This year, we will continue to organize some talks into thematic
tracks. If you have a proposal for a DebConf track, please contact Previous examples included “Debian
Science”, “Debian Infrastructure”, and “Community Outreach” tracks.
If you would like to be a track coordinator, please volunteer on that

To submit an event, first register as an attendee for DebConf12 in the
Pentabarf conference management system [1], then go to the submission
page [2] 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 for your event.

While we ask speakers to submit their events before the deadline of 1
June 2012, 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, streaming, and inclusion in the proceedings, so it’s better
to get your submissions in early.

For private communication regarding your talk, please mail For more general ideas or questions about talks or
events, please mail

Looking forward to welcoming you to Managua in July,

– the DebConf team



About DebConf

DebConf is the Debian Project’s developer conference. In addition to a
full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides
an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested
people to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken
place annually since 2000 in various locations over the world.

DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Sunday 1 to Saturday 7 July.
DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event giving an opportunity for
group work on Debian projects.

If you are interested in helping by working as a volunteer during
DebConf, please contact

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring DebConf by
donating money or lending equipment, please contact the sponsorship
team at

More information about DebConf12 can be found on the conference

About Debian

The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the free operating
system Debian GNU/Linux.

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