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Subject: [Boost-announce] [BoostCon 2010] Call for Participation
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-01 23:10:03

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4th Annual Boost Conference 2010
Aspen CO, USA, May 4-10, 2010,

Call for participation

We invite you to submit session proposals to the 4th Annual Boost
Conference: BoostCon 2010 (Aspen CO, USA, May 10-14, 2010).

Traditionally the main face-to-face event for all things Boost
(, BoostCon 2010 will present leading speakers from
the whole C++ community. 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 the new C++ 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

* General tutorial sessions introducing one or more Boost
* 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 will change life for users and library writers
* Development workshops to extend or enhance existing Boost
* 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
in 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

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 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).

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 (but are not required) 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

All accepted proposals 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 website and will be
available to attendees.

For general information on the BoostCon 2010 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

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
Proposal submissions due: Dec 10th, 2009.
Proposals decisions sent (tentative program available): Jan 15th, 2010.
Fully scheduled program available: Feb 5th, 2010.
Session materials due: Apr 15th, 2010.

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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