OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2005)
Call for Papers
Your proposal must be sent before 10 July 2005 in order to be considered for inclusion in the Conference.
We are soliciting papers from the broad OpenOffice.org community on topics ranging from developing OpenOffice.org to marketing it; from the global politics of the free and open-source software (FOSS) movement to the technical challenges of localization. This conference is meant to be a forum for technical as well as general examinations of OpenOffice.org's place in the expanding world of FOSS.
The conference will cover the following OpenOffice.org topics organized into five tracks:
Commercializing, integrating, and supporting OpenOffice.org
Funding the project, defining the product, and extending it
Attracting people (programmers, documentation writers, linguists, support, marketing...)
OpenOffice.org in schools and universities
Case studies of student's/pupil's help in developing OpenOffice.org
The source and how to work with it
Tools for development
Integration and localization
UNO and what it can do
QA, user interface, and development processes
Macros and installers
Filters and other topics....
4. Public Administration & Small Business
Case studies of OpenOffice.org in government and business (SME)
Government support of OpenOffice.org (and FOSS in general)
Collaboration of PA and SME in developing, deploying and using OpenOffice.org
OASIS OpenDocument XML format
Introduction to XML
Examples of XML technology
XML: bridge between OpenOffice.org and other tools
Please submit an abstract by filling out the template and sending it to:
template for paper submission
As the OpenOffice.org community consists of members from countries all over the world the talk must be in English.
While the time slots have not yet been finalized we made
good experience with 50 minutes sessions
Your proposal must be sent before 10 July 2005 in order to
be considered for inclusion in the Conference.
A presentation is a general discussion of some topic, including (but not limited to) the software, the community, relationships with other software or communities, and political or philosophical issues.
A case study is a specific type of presentation that tells what you did to achieve some result; this is usually a success story, but could include a discussion of what mistakes you made and how you overcame them.
A workshop is a "how-to" session, in which the presenter gives step-by-step instructions for doing some task such as writing macros, setting up a database, or developing a complex spreadsheet. Workshops usually include some audience activities.
A BoF ("Birds of a Feather" meeting) is an informal gathering of people in a particular group, or interested in a specific topic. Examples include the members of a native-language group, the marketing project, documentation writers, or Macintosh coders.
A panel discussion involves a group of people (usually 3 or 4) led by a moderator. The participants make opening and closing statements on the topic, may discuss the topic among themselves, and may answer questions from the audience (usually submited in advance).
A lightning talk is a brief presentation on any topic relevant to the conference.
It could be an
interesting format to give many people the chance to make their point in a series of exactly 5 minute slots.
The Template for Paper Submission includes a section for requesting a travel subsidy. At this point we are not in a position to offer funding for all speakers, and those speakers who do get a subsidy are unlikely to have their full expenses covered. Each request will be considered on the basis of both merit and need, so if you are requesting a subsidy, please give as much information as possible to help us evaluate your request. Please note that someone presenting only a lightning talk is unlikely to receive assistance.
We recommend to use the OpenOffice.org Impress template for your presentation.
... and stay tuned for further information ...