10th European BSD Conference: Oct 6-9 2011, Maarssen, The Netherlands

EuroBSDcon 2011 Call for Proposals

EuroBSDcon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. In October 2011, the tenth edition of the conference is being held in Maarssen near Utrecht, The Netherlands. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, or any other 4.4BSD derived operating system. EuroBSDcon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

Program Chair

Paul Schenkeveld

Program Committee Members

Adrian Steinmann

Ed Schouten

Joerg Sonnenberger

Peter Hansteen

Author Schedule

May 30, 2011
Extended abstracts for papers and presentations acceptance ends.

June 30th, 2011
Authors notified by the program committee.

July 11, 2011
Final papers due.

How to Submit

The initial submission must be in the form of a complete paper or an extended abstract between 2 and 12 pages long (A4 paper) in English. While there is no particular format for the abstract, submissions which are much beyond this form such as too long or too short one will be rejected. Submissions should be written from a strong technical background and should clearly demonstrate that:

The technical program committee are interested in all technical areas which relate to the BSDs, including User Applications, Novel Interfaces, Networking, Embedded Systems, Security, Device Support and systems both inside and outside of the kernel.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via email to . In addition to the paper itself, the email should include (an in-lined form or as an attachment) the following information in plain text:

If you have questions or encounter problems, please send electronic mail to the program committee at .

Include appropriate references to establish that you are familiar with related work, and where possible, provide detailed data to establish that you have a working implementation or measurement tool. Submissions will be judged on the quality of the written submission and whether or not the work is of interest to the community. Business development or marketing pieces are not appropriate for submission.

Proposals should be new papers, not previously read at other conferences. Likewise, accepted papers should not be presented at other conferences after EuroBSDcon without new art. All papers are be considered 'open source' meaning that all submissions may be made available to the community by the program conference during and after the conference.

All of the authors will be notified by June 13, 2011. All accepted submissions will be expected to produce a final paper by July 11, 2011 for publication on the conference web site. The final paper should describe work that has been completed as of the time of their submission. If necessary, members of the program committee will help shepherd authors through the writing process prior to final acceptance for publication in the proceedings.

To discuss potential submissions and for inquiries regarding the content of the conference program, contact the program committee at .

Invited Talks

These presentations and discussions highlight the hottest new developments in the BSD world as well as real world experiences. These talks may range from highly technical to survey-style presentations and range over many timely and interesting topics. We welcome suggestions for topics and request proposals for particular talks. In your proposal state the main focus, including a brief outline, and be sure to emphasize why your topic is of interest to the BSD community. Please submit all proposals and suggestions by email to .


EuroBSDcon offers full and half-day tutorials on a range of topics from experts in the BSD community. Topics range from how the kernel works to administering and securing BSD systems.

To provide the best possible tutorial offerings, we continually solicit proposals for new tutorials. If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please send email to .

Vendor Exhibits

We are considering a vendor exhibits area. If you are a vendor who is interested in exhibiting please contact .

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by attendees and for attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs are held in the evenings and will be scheduled on site.

Work-In-Progress Reports

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is not yet ready to be published? The EuroBSDcon audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in presentation of student work. To schedule your short report, send email to .