KDE Developers' Conference - Call for Papers

Harri Porten porten at trolltech.com
Fri May 23 20:23:51 BST 2003

KDE Developers' Conference - Call for Papers
August 23th to 25th 
Zamek, Nove Hrady, Czech Republic

Conference Program

The KDE Developers' Conference is a meeting of KDE contributors from
all over the world. It will feature three days of technical talks and
tutorials. Following the conference there will be some - albeit
limited - opportunity for interested groups to gather together in
computer labs for a hacking session until the 31st of August.
Besides, there will be plenty of time for socializing.

More information is available at http://events.kde.org/info/kastle

Do you have a particular expertise related to KDE programming that
could be useful for your fellow developers? Do you want to present a
particular programming pattern, a tool, a development strategy, or
anything else that helps KDE developers become more productive? Then
consider talking about it or giving a tutorial at the KDE Developers'

We solicit submissions for presentations and tutorials from, but not
restricted to the following fields. Everything KDE-related will be

- KDE and Qt programming tricks
- DCOP, KParts, KOffice, multimedia etc. development
- programming tools, patterns
- programming patterns and development strategies
- project management issues
- internationalization
- documentation
- usability, accessibility, interoperability

Talks will be scheduled for 45 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.

Finally, BoF sessions can be announced in advance or planned on the
spot. A limited number of group rooms will be available for BoFs.

Submission Guidelines

Those proposing to present papers should submit an abstract including
the name and e-mail address of the author or authors to
nove-hrady-committee at kde.org. The conference language is English. The
abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee based on content,
presentation and suitability for the event. By submitting an abstract
you give permission to publish it on the conference web site.


The KDE Developers' Conference will take place at the Zamek ("Castle")
in Nove Hrady in the southern part of the Czech Republic in Central
Europe. Facilities are hosted and sponsored by the Institute of
Physical Biology of the University of South Bohemia. Nove Hrady cannot
easily be reached by public transportations, but a shuttle service
will be provided from Prague-Ruzyne airport and Prague Central

Speaker Incentives and Financial Compensation

The KDE Developers' Conference is run by KDE e.V., the Academic and
University Center Nove Hrady and the Polytechnic University of Upper
Austria in Hagenberg. KDE e.V. is a non-profit organization of
volunteering professionals and enthusiasts of free and open-source

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 15-20 Euros per day for full board
and lodging, but don't expect luxury accommodation), and the shuttle
service from and to Prague will be free of charge.

KDE e.V. is soliciting donations from companies and individuals
towards this conference. These donations will be used both for running
the conference and for bursaries for delegates from other continents
and/or without income. Delegates with an accepted paper will be
prioritized in the distribution of these bursaries.

Please note that even if we can grant you a bursary, you will still be
expected to pay a part of trip yourself, as well as your boarding and

Important Dates

Please submit your contributions no later than the indicated dates:

Abstract submission deadline:
May 31, 2003

Acceptance notification:
June 16, 2003

Final papers due:
July 16, 2003

all 23:59 UTC

For the Program Committee

Matthias Kalle Dalheimer
President, KDE e.V.

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