11th FOSSCOMM 2018, Heraklion

FOSSCOMM (Free and Open Source Software Communities Meeting) is the pan-Hellenic conference of free and open source software communities. It targets programmers, students and anyone else interested in the open source movement, despite their background. The content of the conference includes a wide variety of topics ranging from technical issues and workshops to translations, legal issues, political issues concerning open source software/hardware, etc. It is held on an annual basis since 2008 and till today it has been organized in 6 different cities. Everything is organized and set up by volunteers and financing comes from sponsorships and donations.

The organizing committee of FOSSCOMM 2018 calls the Free and Open source communities as well as other interested parties to submit their proposals for talks or workshops. FOSSCOMM's official language is Greek, but this year we also accept submissions in English.

Submission notes

This year, the talks of the conference will be organized in tracks. To this end we have made contact with the Greek Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) community who will organize the security track, as well as with the Libre Space Foundation (LSF) for organizing the space and Software Defined Radio (SDR) tracks. We are still figuring out the tracks, so we need your help: when you submit your proposal, please select an appropriate track. If you feel that your submission doesn't fit in one of the existing tracks, you can suggest a new one and we will add it to the list. In case you are a community who would like to organize a whole track, please contact us.

There are two available formats for submission: talks and workshops. The available time for a talk is fixed to 30 minutes max, including time for questions. You may use less time than that, but not more. The available time for a workshop is suggested to be 2 hours, but this is not a strict requirement. It may be 1 hour or 2.5 hours, but try to avoid doing a very long workshop, as this will be tiring and will potentially prohibit participants from attending interesting talks. In any case, let us know exactly how much time you want allocated for your workshop by including this information in the description.

You can enter submissions until 2018-09-23 23:59 (Europe/Athens).