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OpenSolaris Developer Conference 2007

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February 27 to March 2, 2007, Freie Universität Berlin

OpenSolaris 1 Year Anniversary In June 2006, Sun's OpenSolaris had its official first birthday. In this first year of existence, OpenSolaris reached more than 14.000 registered community members worldwide, initialized more than 30 active projects and currently features 4 source code distributions. Motivated by this great success, the German Unix User Group (GUUG) e. V. offers a platform for all those OpenSolaris enthusiasts, developers, programmers, hackers and evangelists around the world by organizing the first worldwide OpenSolaris Developer Conference. In 2007, the conference will be hosted by the Freie Universität Berlin.


The first OpenSolaris Developer Conference will take place from February 27, 2007 to March 2, 2007, at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. The conference intends to act as a platform for OpenSolaris developers and enthusiasts. Attendees are encouraged to share knowledge and ideas in the broad range of OpenSolaris development.

You are invited to participate this OpenSolaris community event by giving a presentation about your current development work, experiences with OpenSolaris and future plans. The OpenSolaris Developer Conference will be the best opportunity for Open Source developers all over the world to meet and exchange ideas about current and upcoming projects that are already playing or will play an important role for OpenSolaris.

Besides bringing the OpenSolaris community together and jumpstart discussions about future development the goal and scope of the conference is that attendees should learn from the tutorials, refereed papers, invited talks and discuss the newest technology with famous Solaris gurus.

The social event Thursday, March 1 will be a perfect opportunity to exchange ideas with other Solaris experts, while enjoying food and drinks.

Tutorial Program (February 27-28)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, a number of tutorials will be presented, all related to OpenSolaris. Tutorials both for beginners and for more advanced users and developers will be included. OpenSolaris Developer Conference 2007 will have two tutorial days and tutors may offer tutorials with a length of either one or two days.

Technical Conference (March 1-2)

Thursday and Friday will offer around 14 technical sessions, including keynote address, presentations of refereed papers and invited talks. The talks will focus on all aspects around OpenSolaris development. Presentations should take about 40 minutes including discussions, when applicable.

The OpenSolaris Developer Conference 2007 seeks original and innovative papers about current OpenSolaris software development. Presentations are being solicited in areas including, but not limited to:

  • OpenSolaris Kernel Issues and Device Driver Development
  • Networking and Network Security
  • Development Tools, Compiler and Application Debugging
  • High Availability and High Performance Computing
  • Performance and Performance Tuning
  • User Space Tools and Desktop Applications
  • Virtualization and Emulation Techniques
  • File Systems and Storage Management
  • Distributions
  • ...

To address the fast evolving nature of OpenSolaris, new topics not covered by the conference talks and on the "hallway tracks" the program committee encourages the community to discuss them during informal gatherings, called Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions. BoFs may be scheduled at the conference or in advance by mailing the program committee.

Refereed Paper and Tutorial Submissions

Papers for the technical sessions and tutorials will be reviewed by the program committee. An extended abstract is required for the paper selection process. These abstracts must be submitted via the conference web site. Only English abstracts in ASCII format (250-500 words), including a title, name(s) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) will be accepted. Abstracts accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will not be read. By submitting an abstract you give permission to publish your abstract on the conference web site.

Authors of accepted submissions will be notified (date see below) and are then asked to provide a final paper for publication in the conference proceedings. This paper preferably should not have been published before.

Please note that accommodation costs for accepted speakers will be paid by the German Unix User Group (GUUG). If you're on a tight budget regarding travel expenses there might be some possibility to also refund travel expenses depended on the sponsors, quality of the paper and travel distance. If you're interested in that please contact us at

Important Dates

Extended abstracts due: December 31, 2006
Notification to speakers: January 8, 2007
Final papers due: February 4, 2007
Tutorials: February 27/28, 2007
Conference: March 1/2, 2007

Program Committee

Wolfgang Stief (chairman, best Systeme GmbH, Germany)
Casper Dik (OpenSolaris CAB, Sun Microsystems, Netherlands)
Franz Haberhauer (Sun Microsystems GmbH, Germany)
Martin Schulte (GUUG e.V., Germany)
Rich Teer (OpenSolaris CAB, Rite Online Inc., Canada)
Dr. Dirk Wetter (Dr. Wetter IT-Consulting, Germany)
Dr. Robert Zwickenpflug (Sun Microsystems GmbH, Germany)

Complete registration and program information will be made available on the web site beginning in the second week of January 2007.
Companies interested in getting a booth at the exhibition or in sponsoring the first OpenSolaris Developer Conference in 2007 please send an e-mail to

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