Boostcon 2009 call for sessions

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    3rd annual Boost Conference 2009
    Aspen CO, USA, May 3-9, 2009,

    Call for participation
    Promising to be the main face-to-face event for all things Boost
    (, BoostCon'09 opens the door to your C++ future. 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 from TR1 to TR2 and the new C++0x 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 two constituencies: Boost end-users and hard-core Boost
    library and tool developers. The program fosters interaction and engagement
    within and across those two 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 libraries
    * Case studies on using Boost
    * Experts panels
    * Advanced sessions on implementation techniques used within Boost
    * C++0x and how it will change life for users and library writers
    * TR1 and TR2
    * 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
    * Other topics likely to be of great interest to Boost users and

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

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

    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
    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 boost libraries.

    Tool Vendors Presentations
    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
    lightning-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: 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 to submit PDF versions of full papers of up to 10 pages
    in ACM conference proceedings format (see The full
    papers are not required unless you want them published in the proceedings.

    All accepted papers 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 CD handed out to attendees.

    For general information on the BoostCon 2009 paper submission or the scope
    of technical papers solicited, please refer to the conference website at For any other questions about the submission process or
    paper format, please contact the Program Committee at
    . 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
    Proposals for submissions due: January 10th 2009.
    Proposals acceptances sent (tentative program available): February
    10th, 2009
    Fully scheduled program available: March 1st, 2009
    Session materials due: April 1st 2009.

    Hartmut Kaiser, email: (Program Committee Chair)
    David Abrahams, email: (Conference Chair)

    On behalf of the conference organizers

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