Boostcon 2009 call for sessions

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Boostcon 2009 call for sessions

dan marsden
3rd annual Boost Conference 2009
Aspen CO, USA, May 3-9, 2009, www.boostcon.com
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Call for participation
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Promising to be the main face-to-face event for all things Boost
(www.boost.org), BoostCon'09 opens the door to your C++ future. From using
the Boost libraries to writing and maintaining them, from evangelizing to
deploying Boost within your organization, from infrastructure and process
to vision and mission, and from TR1  to TR2 and the new C++0x Standard,
BoostCon brings together the sessions, the colleagues, and the inspiration
to support your work with C++ and Boost in particular for the next year.

To reflect the breadth of the Boost community, the conference includes
sessions aimed at two constituencies: Boost end-users and hard-core Boost
library and tool developers. The program fosters interaction and engagement
within and across those two groups, with an emphasis on hands-on,
participatory sessions.

Session topics
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* Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
* General tutorial sessions introducing one or more Boost libraries
* In-depth sessions on using specific libraries
* Case studies on using Boost
* Experts panels
* Advanced sessions on implementation techniques used within Boost
  libraries
* C++0x and how it will change life for users and library writers
* TR1 and TR2
* Development workshops to extend or enhance existing Boost libraries
* Workshops on design process
* Infrastructure workshops such as Build tools, Website, Testing
* Concepts and Generic Programming
* Hardware and infrastructure presentations focused on how libraries can
  make better use of the technology
* Other topics likely to be of great interest to Boost users and
  Developers.

Interactive and collaborative sessions are encouraged, as this is the nature
of both the on-line Boost community and the style of learning and
participation that has proven most successful at such events. Sessions can
be tutorial based, with an emphasis on interaction and participant
involvement, or workshop based, whether hands-on programming or paper-based,
discussion-driven collaborative work.

Session formats
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Presentations
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Presentations focus on a practitioner's ideas and experience with anything
relevant to Boost and Boost users.

Panels
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Panels feature three or four people presenting their ideas and experiences
relating to Boost's relevant, controversial, emerging, or unresolved issues.
Panels may be conducted in several ways, such as comparative, analytic,
or historic.

Tutorials
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Tutorials are sessions at which instructors teach conference participants
specific Boost-relevant skills.

Workshops
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Workshops provide an active arena for advancements in Boost-relevant topics.
Workshops provide the opportunity for experienced practitioners to develop
new ideas about a topic of common interest and experience.

Author's Corner Presentations
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These were introduced at BoostCon 2008, and were a great success. They are
short (30 minute) sessions, focusing on tips on usage and design. In
addition, we're looking to uncover the hidden design gems boost libraries.

Tool Vendors Presentations
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We actively encourage tool vendors and ISP's to submit proposals for a
special Tool Vendors Session Track aimed at products related to Boost
and C++ (compilers, libraries, tools, etc.).

Other formats may also be of interest. Don't hold back a proposal just
because it doesn't fit into a pigeonhole.

Submitting a proposal
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Standard Sessions are 90 minutes. You may submit a proposal for fractions
or multiples of 90-minutes. Fractional proposals will be grouped into 90
minute sessions covering related topics. Longer sessions, such as
tutorials and classes, will be assigned 90 minute, three hour (i.e. half
day), or six hour (i.e. full day) time slots.

Please include:
* The working title.
* Type of session: presentation, panel, tutorial, workshop, authors corner,
  vendor track, other
* A paragraph or two describing the topic covered, suitable for the
  conference web site
* Proposed length: 10-20 minute short talks, 45 minutes, 90 minutes,
  half-day, full day
* Alternate lengths, if you are willing to make adjustments: 10-20 minute
  lightning-talks, 45 minutes, 90 minutes, half-day, full day
* Audience: users, developers, both
* Level: basic, intermediate, advanced
* A biography, suitable for the conference web site
* Your contact information (will not be made public)

Submission details
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All submissions have to be done through the EasyChair conference management
system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=boostcon09. If you have
not already registered at EasyChair, you will need to do so in order to
submit your proposal.

All submissions will go through a peer review process.

Authors are invited to submit PDF versions of full papers of up to 10 pages
in ACM conference proceedings format (see
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). The full
papers are not required unless you want them published in the proceedings.

All accepted papers will be made available in the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (approval pending). Best papers, after
further reviews, will be considered to be book chapters or journal articles
in a renowned journal.

The session materials go on the BoostCon CD handed out to attendees.

For general information on the BoostCon 2009 paper submission or the scope
of technical papers solicited, please refer to the conference website at
www.boostcon.com. For any other questions about the submission process or
paper format, please contact the Program Committee at
[hidden email]. If you have any technical problems with
EasyChair, please contact EasyChair for help.

Note: Presenters must agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to
publish submitted materials, either electronically or in print, in any
media related to BoostCon.

Important dates
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Proposals for submissions due: January 10th 2009.
Proposals acceptances sent (tentative program available): February 10th, 2009
Fully scheduled program available: March 1st, 2009
Session materials due: April 1st 2009.


Hartmut Kaiser, email: [hidden email] (Program Committee Chair)
David Abrahams, email: [hidden email] (Conference Chair)

On behalf of the conference organizers


     

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