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1st European Embedded Linux expo issues call for papers

Aug 30, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Zaltbommel, Netherlands — (press release excerpt) — ACTIVE Exhibitions Europe today announced the call for papers for the first Embedded Linux Expo & Conference Europe (ELEC) scheduled for Monday November 26th to Thursday November 29th, 2001. The event is scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy.

“The first international event dedicated to the Embedded Linux Market is coming to Europe. With so much focus on the Linux operating system, demand for information and education has been overwhelming,” said Zoltan Hunor, President of ACTIVE Exhibitions Europe. Besides the Embedded Linux track, an additional track dedicated to Real-Time Linux is being held in close cooperation with the Real-Time Linux Foundation. Introduced in 1999 in the U.S. the conference has taken on an international focus with last year's U.S. events pulling from over 12 countries and every major market in the U.S.

Suggested topics include:

  • Scaling Linux to meet embedded system resource constraints
  • Moving legacy embedded code to Linux
  • Graphical user interface considerations and options
  • Satisfying the real-time response requirements of real-world applications
  • Non-stop operation for critical systems
  • Considerations and techniques associated with embedding Internet connectivity
  • Using Flash memory in Linux-based embedded devices
  • Taking advantage of post-PC alternatives to the “x86” architecture
  • Case histories from actual projects based on embedded Linux
  • Combining Java with Linux
  • Using host-based tools for embedded Linux development
  • Open-source business models
Guidelines for a successful presentation for the ELEC Europe 2001 . . .
  • Focus on technology not products — For our sessions attendees expect a high technical focus and are critical of speakers who cross into product promotion. Please ensure that. We are looking for presentations by expert instructors on concise topics, case studies, “tips & tricks”, or research based.

  • Selection Criteria — Presentations are selected based on content, originality, quality and timeliness. Presentations should offer immediate technical value to the attendees and assist in better understanding issues, challenges, processes, and techniques that can be used to successfully and rapidly develop Linux-based embedded systems. We do not accept canned topics. Each session must be one-of-a-kind and intended to inform and not sell.

  • Prove your hands on experience — We are choosing potential speakers who have used a particular technology and can comment on what works and what does not based on first hand experience.

  • Be creative and choose an interesting subject — Aim your subject at a wide audience. Be creative but careful as sessions on very niche and obscure matters are less likely to be selected.

  • Neutral positioning — We strive for neutral, unbiased and balanced sessions that join the best sources in the industry to present on a specific topic.

  • Include your competitors — Proposals that suggest speakers from your competition along with your own presentation generate lively debate sessions loved by the audience. The audience learns the most when confronted with opposing positions on a subject.

  • Look at current and future trends — Our audience is deeply interested in finding out the present and future trends in the industry. Any original position that you may have regarding the present and the future will contribute to the enlightening of our audience.

  • Presentation — Presentation time slots are 45 minutes out of which 30 minutes are for your presentation and 15 minutes are for questions.

  • Timeline — Please present your abstracts before September 15th , 2001.

  • What to submit — Please submit the following:

    • An abstract of one paragraph but not more than 50-80 words;
    • A proposal of two paragraphs but not more than 100-150 words;
    • Title;
    • Speaker name, affiliation, email address;
    • Target audience;
    • In a bullet point manner describe what the audience will learn from your presentation;
    • Speaker biography for the web-site and brochure of not more than 25-50 words;
    • Complete speaker contact information.

  • Format — Please submit abstracts and proposals in plain ASCII text, RTF or in Word format. Final presentations should be submitted in PDF format for direct publication. Any other format that may be submitted may be altered during conversion into PDF.

  • How to submit — Please provide your abstract to our Logistics Manager, Jasper Muilman at [email protected] He will collect all abstract proposals and send them out to our Program Committee.

  • Review process — Received proposals will be reviewed by the members of the Program Committee. Accepted authors will be notified by email. Authors of any papers not accepted will also be notified.

  • Publication — The conference requires publication rights to the accepted papers including the publication and reproduction rights of any video or audio taken during the presentations. Copyright ownership is retained by the author. These rights are non-exclusive.
About the Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC)

The Embedded Linux Expo & Conference Europe (ELEC) is the world's first expo and conference to exclusively target the popular open-source Linux operating system in embedded applications. The ELEC event will feature two full days of technical presentations by CEOs, CTOs, and senior technical experts from leading embedded Linux companies. Speakers will address issues and challenges associated with integrating Linux and Linux-related technologies into embedded system applications. In addition, major suppliers of technologies and products useful to developers of Linux-based embedded systems will participate in the two-day exhibition portion of this event scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th and Wednesday, November 28th. In addition to the exhibition and two days of conference speakers, an in-depth tutorial on embedded Linux fundamentals will be given on Monday, November 26th and an in-depth tutorial on advanced embedded Linux topics will be given on Thursday, November 29th.

The ELEC event draws engineers, project managers, and design teams that are developing a broad range of embedded systems incorporating the Linux operating system and related technologies. Typical applications span from moderate to high performance fixed and mobile computing needs, and include: smart appliances, gaming, set-top boxes, medical equipment, defense/aerospace systems, industrial control/automation, transportation systems, instrumentation, and data acquisition.

For information on exhibiting in the Expo, contact Anine Eitrem, [email protected] , phone +.31.418.577714. For information on presenting a technical paper at the conference, contact Jasper Muilman, [email protected] , phone +.31.418.577718.

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