The GNOME Foundation provides travel sponsorships to individuals who want to attend GNOME.Asia 2010 and need financial assistance.
We are happy to announce the Travel Committee is ready to receive applications for sponsorships to attend to GNOME.Asia 2010. This year, GNOME.Asia is jointly held with COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters) in Taipei, Taiwan on August 14 and 15, 2010.
The instructions are detailed at http://live.gnome.org/Travel. Please read them carefully.
Deadline: June 25 2010 14:00 UTC. You can start sending your applications now!
COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Call For PapersThe joint conference of COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 is calling for papers now. COSCUP is the largest open source conference in Taiwan, and GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The joint conference will be held in Taipei on August 14 and 15. With a tagline of "Open Web and Mobile Technologies", it emphasizes the exciting development in these two areas as well as the GNOME desktop environment, and leverages the world-leading hardware industry in Taiwan.
Call for Paper
- The deadlines:
- Submission: June 25th, 2010
- Notification of Acceptance: July 4th, 2010
- Conference Date: August 14th-15th, 2010
- Venue: International Conference Hall, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Possible topics include, but not limited to
HTML 5 and the Web Technologies
Topics around web technologies including demonstrations, tips and applications etc. It would be best if it was related to HTML 5 and front-end technologies but is not a requirement.
OSS & Hardware
Hack your devices using open source software! The term “devices” include embedded systems, home electronics, set-top boxes, wireless base stations, e-book readers, automotive electronics, mobile phones, and PDA/MIDs etc.
OSS Business, legally
FLOSS legal issues which include standard processes on open source commercial usage, open source business model research, and reverse engineering for GPL compliance check.
Issues on organizing and managing communities. Not necessary a “talk,” you can prepare a workshop, activity or anything fun to explain.
User Experience in OSS
Anything related to open source software and user experience; case studies are extremely welcome.
Open Source & Digital Art
Authoring/editing tools for digital art, live show with open source software like GIMP or PureData, or show cases on art activities with “Open” in mind.
Art of Coding
Philosophies and methodologies on programming, open source development tools, open source frameworks, and so on.
Localization & Internationalization
Translation, Input Method, Dictionary, anything related to L10n and I18n is welcome
The latest GNOME 3.0
The three big things about GNOME 3 are user experience, accessibility, and apps. The most coolest apps on GNOME 3.0 etc.
GNOME library and application development
Development involves many different projects, on the GNOME Desktop Environment and the GNOME applications.
Desktop deployments and customization
Deploy and customize GNOME desktop in your country
Mobile platforms and thin clients
GNOME desktop on mobile platform, like on phone, thin clients like Sun Ray
Organize local Users Group, spreading the knowledge of GNOME and building a vibrant, thriving community around GNOME
Accessibility enables people with disabilities to participate in activities such as work and the use of services, products, and information.
Automation testing framework, test cases developement, bug management and all kings of topic related to QA.
Any open source related topic which not listed above is still welcome. Your participation can help us make the conference better, and that’s how Open Source communities work!
A five-mintues presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an interesting topic. Reservation and on-site application are both accepted.
The sessions at the COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 will be scheduled for two time blocks:
A: 45mins talk + 15 mins Q&A
B: 25mins talk + 5 mins Q&A
Please take into consideration any time you will need for preparation. The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF.
If you’d like to share your knowledge, experience, or opinion at COSCUP 2010, please fill in the form at http://bit.ly/coscup2010paper before June 25th, 2010. The program committee will contact you before July 4th, 2010 to inform you whether your submission has been accepted or not.
All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their talks. Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential participants. Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider joining COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010. This is going to be a great event!