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SCALE 2012 : Southern California Linux Expo


When Jan 20, 2012 - Jan 22, 2012
Where Los Angeles, CA
Submission Deadline Nov 17, 2011
Notification Due Dec 3, 2011
Final Version Due Jan 15, 2011
Categories    linux   open source   free software

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:

System Administration

Kernel Developer

Application Developer


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

Linux/Unix/Windows Inter-operability

Shell Programming

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 Registrations from previous years are no longer valid.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

SCALE provides the presenters with:


overhead projector

a laptop running Linux with a PDF viewer as well as LibreOffice or OpenOffice.

If you require special equipment, contact us at

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:

Past Events
2011 Session Videos

Important Dates
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

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