OLS 2013 : Ottawa Linux Symposium
Call For Papers
Since 1999, the Linux Symposium has strived to provide a comfortable collaboration environment for technical people working on all aspects of the Linux Project. We have done our best to provide a vendor-neutral academic-style conference where developers, administrators, and users all feel at ease and are able to work together towards a common goal.
As in 2012, a formal paper is highly recommended -- but optional -- for presenters. We recognize how busy everybody is and that the additional time requirements needed to prepare a paper may prevent presenters from sending proposals.
Presenters who do elect to submit a formal paper will receive an additional free-attendance pass to allocate to any co-authors or co-workers who also wish to attend the event.
#### Our Past Keynote Speakers
Our past keynote speakers have included many core members of the Linux development community including; Alan Cox, David S. Miller, Miguel de Icaza, Ted Ts'o, Stephen Tweedie, Paul "Rusty" Russell, Andrew Morton, David Jones, Greg Kroah- Hartman, James Bottomley, Werner Almesberger, Mark Shuttleworth, Keith Bergelt, Dirk Hohndel, Tim Riker, and Jon "Maddog" Hall.
#### The 2013 Keynote will be Jeff Garzik of Bitpay Inc.
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#### Tracks & Topics
We are specifically seeking submissions dealing with leading-edge Kernel development; embedded application development including but not limited to Android application development as well as desktop and server infrastructure applications and middleware.
#### Additional Topic Suggestions Contributed by Attendees
•Cloud Computing/Open Stack
•SSD Caches, RAID, Filesystems
We are seeking content aimed at technical people, developers, administrators and high-end users from very low level detailed analysis to high-level how-to tutorials to help keep up with the latest and greatest in the Free Software ecosystem.