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hkaiser 01-30-2011 02:17 PM

[CfP] Reminder: 5th Annual BoostCon, Aspen (CO, USA), May 15-20, 2011
 
Please note the extended deadline: February 10th, 2011

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5TH ANNUAL BOOST CONFERENCE 2011
Aspen CO, USA, May 15 - 20, 2011, www.boostcon.com

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

We invite you to submit session proposals to the 5th Annual Boost
Conference: BoostCon 2011 (Aspen CO, USA, May 15 - 20, 2011).

Traditionally the main face-to-face event for all things Boost
(www.boost.org), BoostCon 2011 will present leading speakers
from the whole C++ community. From using the Boost libraries
to writing and maintaining them, from evangelizing to deploying
Boost within your organization, from infrastructure and process
to vision and mission, and the new C++ Standard, BoostCon brings
together the sessions, the colleagues, and the inspiration to
support your work with C++ and Boost in particular for the
next year.

To reflect the breadth of the Boost community, the conference
includes sessions aimed at three constituencies: Boost end-users,
hard-core Boost library and tool developers, and academics
focusing on research. The program fosters interaction and
engagement within and across those groups, with an emphasis
on hands-on, participatory sessions.

SESSION TOPICS

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to,
the following:
* General tutorial sessions introducing one or more Boost
libraries
* In-depth sessions on using specific Boost libraries
* Case studies on using Boost
* Experts panels
* Advanced sessions on implementation techniques used within
Boost libraries
* C++0x and how it changes life for users and library writers
* Development workshops to extend or enhance existing Boost
libraries
* Workshops on design process
* Infrastructure workshops such as Build tools, Website,
Testing
* Concepts and Generic Programming
* Hardware and infrastructure presentations focused on how
libraries can make better use of the technology
* Software development tools and their application to C++
and or Boost
* Other topics likely to be of great interest to Boost users
and developers

Interactive and collaborative sessions are encouraged, as this
is the nature of both the on-line Boost community and the style
of learning and participation that has proven most successful
at such events. Sessions can be tutorial based, with an emphasis
on interaction and participant involvement, or workshop based,
whether hands-on programming or paper-based, discussion-driven
collaborative work.

SESSION FORMATS

Presentations
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Presentations focus on a practitioner's ideas and experience
with anything relevant to Boost and Boost users.

Panels
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Panels feature three or four people presenting their ideas and
experiences relating to Boost's relevant, controversial,
emerging, or unresolved issues. Panels may be conducted in
several ways, such as comparative, analytic, or historic.

Tutorials
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Tutorials are sessions at which instructors teach conference
participants specific Boost-relevant skills.

Workshops
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Workshops provide an active arena for advancements in
Boost-relevant topics. Workshops provide the opportunity for
experienced practitioners to develop new ideas about a topic
of common interest and experience.

Author's Corner Presentations
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These were introduced at BoostCon 2008, and were a great
success. They are short (30 minute) sessions, focusing on
tips on usage and design. In addition, we're looking to uncover
the hidden design gems in Boost libraries.

Tool Vendors Presentations
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We actively encourage tool vendors and ISP's to submit proposals
for a special Tool Vendors Session Track aimed at products
related to Boost and C++ (compilers, libraries, tools, etc.).

Other formats may also be of interest. Don't hold back a proposal
just because it doesn't fit into a pigeonhole.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

Standard Sessions are 90 minutes. You may submit a proposal for
fractions or multiples of 90-minutes. Fractional proposals will
be grouped into 90 minute sessions covering related topics. Longer
sessions, such as tutorials and classes, will be assigned 90
minute, three hour (i.e. half day), or six hour (i.e. full day)
time slots.

Please include:
* The working title.
* Type of session: presentation, panel, tutorial, workshop,
authors corner, vendor track, other.
* A paragraph or two describing the topic covered, suitable for
the conference web site.
* Proposed length: 10-20 minute short talks, 45 minutes,
90 minutes, half day, full day.
* Alternate lengths, if you are willing to make adjustments:
10-20 minute short-talks, 45 minutes, 90 minutes, half-day,
full day.
* Audience: users, developers, both.
* Level: basic, intermediate, advanced.
* A biography, suitable for the conference web site.
* Your contact information (will not be made public).

SUBMISSION DETAILS

All submissions have to be done through the EasyChair conference
management system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=boostcon2011.
If you have not already registered at EasyChair, you will need to
do so in order to submit your proposal.

All submissions will go through a peer review process.

Authors are invited (but are not required) to submit PDF versions
of full papers of up to 10 pages in ACM conference proceedings format
(see http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications...ngs-templates).
The full papers are not required unless you want them published in
the proceedings.

All accepted proposals will be made available in the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (approval pending). Best
papers, after further reviews, will be considered to be book
chapters or journal articles in a renowned journal.

The session materials go on the BoostCon website and will be
available to attendees.

For general information on the BoostCon 2011 paper submission or
the scope of technical papers solicited, please refer to the
conference website at www.boostcon.com. For any other questions
about the submission process or paper format, please contact the
Program Committee at boostcon2011@easychair.com. If you have any
technical problems with EasyChair, please contact EasyChair for
help.

Note: Presenters must agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual
license to publish submitted materials, either electronically or
in print, in any media related to BoostCon.

IMPORTANT DATES

New proposal submissions due: January 10th, 2011.
Proposals decisions sent (tentative program): February 17th, 2011.
Fully scheduled program available: February 25th, 2011.
Session materials due: April 15th, 2011.


Hartmut Kaiser: hartmut.kaiser@gmail.com (Program Committee Chair)
David Abrahams: dave@boostpro.com (Conference Chair)

On behalf of the conference organizers


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