COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Call For Papers

COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Call For Papers

The 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

Let’s Submit a Talk!

Important Information

Main Topics

Possible topics include, but not limited to

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Free-Culture Communities
    Issues on organizing and managing communities. Not necessary a “talk,” you can prepare a workshop, activity or anything fun to explain.

  5. User Experience in OSS
    Anything related to open source software and user experience; case studies are extremely welcome.

  6. 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.

  7. Art of Coding
    Philosophies and methodologies on programming, open source development tools, open source frameworks, and so on.

  8. Localization & Internationalization

         Translation, Input Method, Dictionary, anything related to L10n and I18n is welcome

  1. 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.   

  1. GNOME library and application development

         Development involves many different projects, on the GNOME Desktop Environment and the GNOME applications.

  1. Desktop deployments and customization

    Deploy and customize GNOME desktop in your country

  1. Mobile platforms and thin clients

         GNOME desktop on mobile platform, like on phone, thin clients like Sun Ray

  1. GNOME Communities

         Organize local Users Group, spreading the knowledge of GNOME and building a vibrant, thriving community around GNOME

  1. GNOME Accessibility

          Accessibility enables people with disabilities to participate in activities such as work and the use of services, products, and information.

  1. Testing
    Automation testing framework, test cases developement, bug management and all kings of topic related to QA.

  2. Other topics
    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!

  3. Lightning talks
    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 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!


Organization Team

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