Thursday, February 15, 2007

YAPC::Europe 2007 / Cfp

Key dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: Sunday, 27th May 2007
Speaker Notification: Friday, 15th June 2007
Papers/Slides for Proceedings Deadline: Sunday, 22nd July 2007

Theme

The theme for this year's conference is "Social Perl", which we hope will inspire submissions for this and related topics. If Perl has helped you or your company to get people together, or if you can report how Perl is "social" to other programming languages, or how Perl may profit from inspirations from other languages, we'd like to hear about it. Although this is our main topic for the conference, it will not be the only one, and as such we will also be accepting talks on just about any theme.

How to submit proposals

Please submit your proposals at the conference web site no later than midnight GMT on Sunday, 27th May 2007.

Each submission should be for one talk only, and include:

  • a brief bio
  • the talk title
  • the proposed length for the talk
  • a brief description of the talk.

An outline of the main points can also be helpful, and is required for tutorial proposals.

All accepted speakers, except lightning talk only speakers, will have their registration fee waived.

Type of talks

We will be offering a number of time-slots for talks:

  • Standard: 20 minutes (the preferred format)
  • Long: 40 minutes
  • Tutorial: 60-90 minutes
  • Hack-a-thon / BOF / Workshop: 3 hours

The preferred format is a 20 minute talk. It is expected that the majority of talks will be of this length.

Long talks are reserved for experienced speakers covering large topics. If you have an in-depth topic you would like to present in some detail, perhaps with considerable discussion, a double-slot may be available. However you should also consider splitting it into two standard talks (perhaps an introduction and a more advanced talk).

Tutorials are available for beginner and introductory style presentations.

The three-hour slots are intended for a group of people who want to discuss a topic in depth, or even hack on some code. This events will take place in a fully equipped computer lab.

Conference organisers reserve the right to change the length assigned to a talk, if deemed appropriate.

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