Subject: [boost] [CfP] 5th Annual BoostCon, Aspen (CO, USA), May 15-20, 2011
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-16 10:51:34
5TH ANNUAL BOOST CONFERENCE 2011
Aspen CO, USA, May 15 - 20, 2011, www.boostcon.com
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
We invite you to submit session proposals to the 5th Annual Boost
BoostCon 2011 (Aspen CO, USA, May 15 - 20, 2011).
Traditionally the main face-to-face event for all things Boost
BoostCon 2011 will present leading speakers from the whole C++ community.
using the Boost libraries to writing and maintaining them, from evangelizing
deploying Boost within your organization, from infrastructure and process to
vision and mission, and the new C++ Standard, BoostCon brings together the
sessions, the colleagues, and the inspiration to support your work with C++
Boost in particular for the next year.
To reflect the breadth of the Boost community, the conference includes
aimed at three constituencies: Boost end-users, hard-core Boost library and
developers, and academics focusing on researcher. The program fosters
and engagement within and across those groups, with an emphasis on hands-on,
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 Boost libraries
* Case studies on using Boost
* Experts panels
* Advanced sessions on implementation techniques used within Boost libraries
* C++0x and how it changes life for users and library writers
* 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
better use of the technology
* Software development tools and their application to C++ and or Boost
* Other topics likely to be of great interest to Boost users and developers
Interactive and collaborative sessions are encouraged, as this is the nature
both the on-line Boost community and the style of learning and participation
has proven most successful at such events. Sessions can be tutorial based,
an emphasis on interaction and participant involvement, or workshop based,
hands-on programming or paper-based, discussion-driven collaborative work.
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
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
we're looking to uncover the hidden design gems in Boost libraries.
Tool Vendors Presentations
We actively encourage tool vendors and ISP's to submit proposals for a
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
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
will be assigned 90 minute, three hour (i.e. half day), or six hour (i.e.
* 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
* Proposed length: 10-20 minute short talks, 45 minutes, 90 minutes, half
* Alternate lengths, if you are willing to make adjustments: 10-20 minute
short-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).
All submissions have to be done through the EasyChair conference management
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=boostcon2011. If you have not
registered at EasyChair, you will need to do so in order to submit your
All submissions will go through a peer review process.
Authors are invited (but are not required) to submit PDF versions of full
up to 10 pages in ACM conference proceedings format
(see http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). The full
are not required unless you want them published in the proceedings.
All accepted proposals will be made available in the Association for
Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (approval pending). Best papers, after
reviews, will be considered to be book chapters or journal articles in a
The session materials go on the BoostCon website and will be available to
For general information on the BoostCon 2011 paper submission or the scope
technical papers solicited, please refer to the conference website at
www.boostcon.com. For any other questions about the submission process or
format, please contact the Program Committee at boostcon2011_at_easychair.com.
you have any technical problems with EasyChair, please contact EasyChair for
Note: Presenters must agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to
submitted materials, either electronically or in print, in any media related
Proposal submissions due: December 10th, 2011.
Proposals decisions sent (tentative program available): January 17th, 2011.
Fully scheduled program available: February 7th, 2011.
Session materials due: April 15th, 2011.
Hartmut Kaiser, email: hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden] (Program Committee Chair)
David Abrahams, email: dave_at_[hidden] (Conference Chair)
On behalf of the conference organizers
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