This recently came across the ISN mailing list:
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) invites submissions for the Security track of ApacheCon Europe 2008. To be held 7 April through 11 April, 2008 at the new Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. ApacheCon serves as a forum for showcasing the ASF's latest developments, including its projects, membership, and community. Offering unparalleled educational opportunities, with dedicated presentations, hands-on trainings, and sessions that address core technology, development, business/marketing, and licensing issues in Open Source.
The conference program includes competitively selected presentations, trainings/workshops, and a small number of invited speakers. All sessions undergo a peer review process by the ApacheCon Conference Planning team.
ApacheCon welcomes submissions for security-focused trainings and presentations related to the following areas and topics:
* ASF-wide projects such as HTTP Server, Jakarta, Tomcat, Geronimo, Harmony, SpamAssassin, Portals, and Web Services
* General Web security and secure Web development
* Scripting languages and dynamic content such as Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and PHP
* Case studies demonstrating the use of Apache software
NOTE: Marketing-oriented submissions aimed at promoting specific organizations or products will not be accepted.
Submissions must include title; speaker(s) name(s) with affiliation and email address; format (Training vs. General Session) and duration 1-hour general session, or half-, full-day, or two-day training); intended audience and maximum number of participants (Trainings only); expertise level (beginner to advanced); background knowledge expected of the participants (Trainings only); a brief summary (50 words or less); full description including abstract and objectives (200 words or less); and speaker bio(s) (100 words or less).
Types of Presentations: Trainings and Workshops, General Sessions, Case Studies and Industry Profiles.
Speakers whose proposals are accepted have registration fees waived, reasonable travel and part of their lodging expenses paid.
Proposal submission deadline: Friday, 26 October, 2007 Notification of acceptance: Friday, 23 November, 2007 Materials for Web site: Friday, 7 March, 2008 Materials for Trainings: Friday, 22 March, 2008 Conference Date: Monday to Friday, 7-11 April 2008 Trainings: Monday and Tuesday, 7+8 April, 2008 General Sessions: Wednesday to Friday, 9-11 April, 2008
To submit your completed proposal, please log on to the ApacheCon CFP system: http://www.apachecon.com/html/login.html
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About ApacheCon Europe 2008
ApacheCon is co-produced by the Apache Software Foundation and Stone Circle Productions. The ApacheCon Planning team comprises ASF Members from all over the world working on a wholly-volunteer basis.