SCALE 2012 : Southern California Linux Expo
Call For Papers
The Linux Exposition of Southern California is proud to announce the 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo -- SCALE 10x -- will be held January 20-22, 2012 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of SCALE, we have introduced these additional speaker tracks:
General Open Source / Free Software Advocacy and Technical Content
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest which have been subjects of presentations in the past include, but are not limited to:
Kernel Internals and Enhancements
Unix variants: Tools and Appliances
Open Source for Embedded Platforms
Open Source development tools for Mobile Devices
Open Source for Cloud Computing
Open Source for Unified Communications
In-depth Programming/Scripting with Open Source Languages (Examples include Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, etc.)
Desktop Operating Systems
Open Source Productivity Applications
Tools for Multimedia and Gaming
Tools for Profiling and Performance Tuning
Open Source Animation Tools
Open Source Database Platforms
Open Source Licensing
Government Policies with Open Source
Open Source Promotion and Adoption: Current State
Open Source Success Stories
Open Source Audio/Video Manipulation tools
Presenters may have an opportunity to host tutorial sessions in a separate track. If you believe your presentation is appropriate for a hands-on lab, please mention that in the proposal. The reviewers will determine if the content is suitable for a hands-on session.
How to Submit a Proposal
Visit the Speaker Registration page and register by filling in the required fields. Registrations from previous years are no longer valid. Please ensure that the personal biography is not more than 1,000 characters; focus on relevant experience to your proposal topic and write from the third-person perspective. Note that the upper email-address field is the one that will be used to confirm the speaker registration.
Once registration is complete, an email will be sent confirming the speaker registration and a link to activate the account.
After returning as a registered speaker, click on the Submit presentation link. You may submit multiple presentations and you may include co-speakers who are already registered as speakers.
If you have problems during the submission process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCALE provides the presenters with:
a laptop running Linux with a PDF viewer as well as LibreOffice or OpenOffice.
If you require special equipment, contact us at email@example.com.
Presenters will be allotted 45 minutes for their presentations. Please ensure that presentations are in an open, non-proprietary format.
The number of quality submissions received has increased substantially every year. Proposals are reviewed by an expert committee and evaluated solely on their merits. We request that submission dates be strictly honored in order to provide the committee enough time to choose the best set of proposals.
We invite you to share your work on FOSS projects with the rest of the community, as well as to exchange ideas with some leading experts in FOSS. Details about previous editions of SCALE can be found online:
2011 Session Videos
25 Aug, 2011: CFP Opens
17 Nov, 2011: Deadline for abstracts/proposals submissions
3 Dec, 2011: Last date for notification of acceptance
20 Jan, 2012: Conference starts