Call for Papers: aKademy 2007

Adriaan de Groot groot at
Wed Jan 10 09:01:43 GMT 2007


The KDE community is getting ready to set a major milestone for the free 
desktop with the upcoming release of KDE 4. After more than five years of 
development this will mark a new level of user experience, technical 
excellence in the framework, and opportunities for free software on the 
desktop. The KDE contributors conference, which is part of aKademy, the world 
summit of the KDE community, will be the place to present the newest 
developments, long-term strategies or interesting input from the surrounding 
communities, projects and societies. Be part of it, present your thoughts, 
ideas, work at aKademy 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Presentations from all KDE contributors - translators, artists, coders, 
writers and organisers - are welcomed by the programme committee. We also 
welcome presentations by people not directly contributing to KDE 

Topics relating to the Free desktop that might be covered at the conference 
* KDE 4 architecture and technologies 
* KDE 4 applications 
* Desktop related hardware and software technologies 
* Innovative human-machine interface design 
* Cool programming tools, patterns and techniques 
* Advancements in l10n and i18n 
* Quality Assurance in Open Source projects 
* Legal, social, philosophical or promotional matters related to KDE 
* Desktop software standards, usability and accessibility 
* Performance analysis and improvements 
* Cross-desktop technology and collaboration 

Submit a Presentation for aKademy at 
(instructions on submission website)

150 word abstracts should be submitted by 14th February 2007. Abstracts will 
be reviewed by the program committee based on content, presentation and 
suitability for the event. Acceptance notices will be sent out on Wednesday 
February 28th 2007 at the latest. By submitting an abstract you give 
permission to publish it on the conference web site and in a printed 
conference booklet. Copyright is retained by you, the author.

The conference language is English.

A total of 30 minutes will be allocated for your presentation including a Q&A 
session, more time may be granted on request.

KDE Quality Team

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