DebConf11 call for contributions

April 8th, 2011

We invite submissions of proposals for papers, presentations, discussion sessions and tutorials for Debconf11. Submissions don't have to be limited to traditional talks, you could propose a performance, art installation, debate, or anything else. Official submissions will be accepted until May 8th 2011, 23.59 UTC.

This year submission of a formal written paper for the conference proceedings is again optional, though encouraged. Providing a written paper in advance means that interested people can attend your session ready with ideas for discussion, and especially helps those who find it hard to follow rapid English speech.

DebConf talks will be broadcast live on the Internet where possible, and videos of the talks will be published on the web along with the presentation slides and papers. Talks+Q&A should be 45 minutes long, with a 15 minute break between events.

This year, we will continue to organize talks into tracks. If you have a proposal for a DebConf track, such as Debian Science, Debian Infrastructure, or Community Outreach, please contact If you would like to be a track coordinator, please volunteer on that list. Talks will be added to tracks at a later date.

There will be a poster session this year. Posters allow you to present information throughout the week, instead of just at a single talk. A poster can help to reach a broader audience or promote a weeklong discussion.

For up to date information, and information on submission of events or posters, please see

About DebConf

DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland, Mexico, Scotland, and Argentina.

DebConf11 will take place in Banja Luka, in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina from Sunday 24th to Saturday 30th July, 2011.

DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd July, 2011. DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event intended for group work on Debian projects.

If you are interested in helping by working as a volunteer during DebConf, please contact

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring DebConf by donating money or lending equipment, please contact the sponsorship team at

More information about DebConf11 can be found on the conference website:

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at or send mail to <>.