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Article: Call for Papers: Embedded Linux Expo and Conference

Mar 23, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

San Clemente and Palo Alto, Calif. — March 22, 2000 — The RTC Group and, cosponsors of the Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC), today announced the call for papers for the first ELEC technical conference to be held on June 22nd in San Jose, Calif.

ELEC technical presentations must be given by Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or equivalent senior technical experts, and on technical issues associated with integrating Linux and Linux-related technologies into embedded system applications. Emphasis will be placed on presentations which 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. Suggested topics include . . .

  • Minimizing system overhead for resource-constrained systems
  • 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 embedded Internet appliances
  • Using Flash memory in Linux-based embedded devices
  • Taking advantage of post-PC alternatives to the X86 architecture

Product pitches or product-related presentations will not be accepted. Abstracts of proposed presentations meeting the above criteria are requested by April 10, 2000 and should submitted via email to the ELEC Technical Conference Chair, Rick Lehrbaum.

About the Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC) (see info)

The Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC) is the world's first expo and conference exclusively targeting the use of the popular open-source Linux operating system in embedded applications. Each ELEC event features a full day of technical presentations about using Linux and related technologies in non-desktop embedded and real-time computing applications.

ELEC is directed towards 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 the gamut 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.

The event features six 50-minute technical presentations on various aspects of Linux-based embedded system design, presented by CTOs and senior technical luminaries from leading companies in the embedded Linux market. In addition, dozens of suppliers of technologies and products useful to developers of Linux-based embedded systems will be present in the expo portion of the event, to provide product demonstrations and answer product and technical questions.

To further enhance the benefit to the attendees, the first ELEC event (June 22; San Jose, CA) is co-located with The RTC Group's popular Embedded Computing Show (ECS). Together, the ELEC / ECS joint event is designed to promote the maximum exchange of information, by offering over 12 technical sessions in the conference – plus a rich variety of product information via the expo – within a single days' time.

A second ELEC event is planned for Toronto, Ontario, November 16, 2000. For more information regarding exhibition opportunities, contact Cindy Hickson at 949-226-2035 or email [email protected].

About the RTC Group (

The RTC Group has been producing effective table-top exhibitions and conferences for over 12 years. The events target the real-time and embedded communities and are augmented by several specialized events for companies such as Microsoft and Intel. In addition, the company publishes the RTC trade magazine and COTS Journal – both standard-bearers in the real-time, embedded and COTS marketplace. For additional information regarding upcoming events, publications and other marketing services, contact The RTC Group at 949-226-2000.

About (

Founded in October 1999, has established itself as the worldwide “Embedded Linux Portal” — the first place developers go for the latest information on using Linux in embedded applications. The popular portal site features a broad spectrum of embedded Linux topics including news, articles, events, links, jobs, polls, an interactive forum, and product information – all targeted to Linux-based embedded system developers. carries up-to-date information about Linux-related single-board computers, chips, tools, and support, and highlights a wide variety of embedded, real-time, and small-footprint Linux implementations, including both commercial distributions and open source projects.

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