[Announce] LCA 2005 OpenOffice.org Miniconf - Call For Participation

Jacqueline McNally jacqueline-linuxchix at decisions-and-designs.com.au
Thu Dec 23 16:39:48 EST 2004

This is a call for participation in the first ever OpenOffice.org
Miniconf which will be part of the LCA 2005 conference in Canberra. The
Miniconf will be run over two days on the 18th and 19th April 2005
preceding the LCA2005 main conference.

This is the first conference of its type to be held in the Southern
hemisphere and we are looking forward to participants from areas around
Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South-East Asia, India and South America.

Presentations will be given over the two days and will take on two major
themes for the conference – User and Community, and Development. Any
topic is allowed based around OpenOffice.org, the cross-platform office
productivity suite. Some of the suggested areas of interest for
presentations are:

* Particular features within OpenOffice.org and how to use them
* Case studies showing OpenOffice.org implementation or integration
* Integrating OpenOffice.org into other software packages
* Marketing and promotion of OpenOffice.org
* Community participation and planning
* OpenOffice.org API and languages
* OpenOffice.org macro development
* Localisation and Internationalisation of OpenOffice.org
* Asian and complex language interfaces
* OpenOffice.org and Accessibility
* Porting OpenOffice.org to other platforms and architectures
* Quality Assurance of OpenOffice.org

There will be three types of presentations that can be given on the
days. These are:

1.Conference presentations (30 – 60 minutes) – these are papers or work
based around some feature or interface of OpenOffice.org or its community.

2.Case Studies (10 – 30 minutes) – these are designed to show people how
OpenOffice.org has been implemented in the real world.

3.Tutorial Sessions (up to 3 hours) – these are how to or pragmatic
sessions such that attendees will come out of a tutorial session with a
good understanding of how to use, solve or accomplish a development task
or implementation of OpenOffice.org.

Sessions time blocks include question and answer time.

Please submit an abstract of your suggested presentation via email to
callforpapers at openoffice.org

For all abstracts, the following information is required:
* Title of Presentation
* Description (no longer than 250 words)
* Targeted Audience
* Proposed Theme ("Development - API" or "General - Accessibility")
* Preferred Session Type (Conference Session or Case Study)
* Full Name
* Email Address
* URL of Home Page (if it should be listed in the program)
* Job Title (if it should be listed in the program)
* Company/Affiliation (if any)
* Postal Address
* Contact Telephone Number (for last minute issues, cell phone number
* Short Biography (1 or 2 paragraphs)

Your proposal must be sent before the 4th February 2005 in order to be
considered for inclusion in the conference.

A standard presentation template will be made available on our website
which we recommend that you use for your presentation.

Please note that the OpenOffice.org Miniconf is currently part of the
LCA 2005 main conference held by Linux Australia. This means that you
must register for LCA 2005 attendance to participate in the conference.
For further details regarding registration and accommodation for LCA
2005, please visit the link shown below.

Links of interest:
LCA 2005		http://lca2005.linux.org.au/
OpenOffice.org Miniconf	http://www.openoffice.org.nz/miniconf
OpenOffice.org		http://www.openoffice.org

All the best
Jacqueline McNally
Lead, OpenOffice.org Marketing Project

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