Call For Proposals XDC2012

Matt Dew marcoz at
Fri Aug 3 19:46:13 PDT 2012

# Call For Proposals
**2012 X.Org Developers Conference (XDC 2012)**
**19-21 September 2012**
**Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Germany**

The [2012 X.Org Developers Conference]
( is the annual
technical meeting for [X Window System]( and
[Free Desktop]( developers. The
attendees will gather to discuss outstanding technical
issues related to X and to plan the direction of the X
Window System and its software ecosystem. The event is free
of charge and open to the general public.

The XDC 2012 Technical Program Committee (TPC) is requesting
proposals for papers and presentations at XDC 2012. While
any serious proposal will be gratefully considered, topics of
interest to and developers are encouraged.
There are three particular types of proposal the TPC is seeking:

     1. Technical talk abstracts: 250-1000 words describing a
     presentation to be made at XDC 2012. This can be
     anything: a work-in-progress talk, a proposal for
     change, analysis of trends, etc.

     2. Informal white papers: 1000+ words on something of
     interest or relevance to developers,
     developers or the X community at large. These papers will
     appear in the online conference proceedings of XDC 2012,
     and are unrefereed (beyond basic checks for legitimacy and
     relevance). Papers can be refereed if requested in advance.

     3. Technical research papers: 2500+ words in a format
     and style suitable for refereed technical publication.
     Papers that are judged acceptable by the TPC and its
     referees will be published in the printed conference
     proceedings of XDC 2012, available on a print-on-demand
     basis online.

XDC 2012 technical presenters will be chosen from the
authors of any of these submissions (as well as other
presenters invited by the TPC).

Normally, there is time for everyone who wants to present to
do so, but one can never tell. As much as possible,
presenters will be selected from those who submit before the
deadline. We also may be able to offer financial assistance
for travel for presenters who could not otherwise afford to
attend and who submit before the deadline.  Please do submit
your proposal in a timely fashion.

**Proposals due:** Wednesday 15 August 2012 17:00 UTC
*Accepted formats:  PDF and ASCII text.
**Notification of acceptance:** Monday 3 September 2012
**E-mail:** board at

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