Nordic Perl Workshop 2004
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Previous Workshops
  SPW 2003
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Call For Papers

Attention Speakers! We are very interested in hearing about the following subjects at the 2004 Nordic Perl Workshop in Copenhagen:

  • Prototyping in Perl
  • Development in and with Perl
  • Testing using Perl
  • Optimisation of Perl
  • Perl in general and Parrot/Perl 6
  • Your Favourite Topic?
    (systems administration / life science / web development)

We expect to run at two parallel tracks, where one will be aimed at introductory and intermediate levels and the other at intermediate to advanced content.

We accept these presentation types:
  • Lightning Talks (5-7 minutes)
  • Standard Talks (30-60 minutes)
  • Panel Talks (30-90 minutes)

BOFs are expected to appear where and when necessary during the workshop, we will try to accommodate these as well. If you want to attend the workshop as a speaker, please send a abstract of your talk (see the submission section below for details).

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are brief talks that focus on a single example, idea, project, or technique. Lightning talks do not attempt to cover all aspects of their subject matter, but rather to present a facet of the idea clearly and succinctly. Lightning talks are an excellent forum for first-time speakers.

Due to the time-constraint on lightning talks, it is recommended that you either abstain from using slides, or have your slides in HTML-format on a floppy or on a web-site. We will provide an Internet-connected computer attached to the display.

To submit a proposal for a lightning talk, please send your proposed title and an abstract of up to four sentences to: <contact@copenhagen.pm.org>. It is also possible to hand in a proposal at the conference registration, but we prefer to know of your talk in advance.

Standard Talks

A standard talk is the preferred format. This gives enough time to introduce a topic, presenting it with some slides, and a coverage of the main points leading up to later, hopefully more in-depth, discussions (possibly at a BOF).

Panel Talks

This is a new kind of talk, which we hope will enable us to cover subject more thoroughly. The concept is a talk where the speaker acts more as a moderator. After giving a shortish presentation on the subject a discussion can commence. The speaker/moderator should invite special "panel-members" and domain experts that can help covering the subject.

We evaluate submissions for Panel Talks very seriously because they are on an experimental level. We might therefore ask the speaker to give a standard talk instead, if we do not find that the subject or the submission is not interesting enough to support a Panel Talk.

The speaker/moderator should list the names of the special invitees in the submission and is responsible for the invitations personally. We will of course help where and if we can.

Submission

To submit a proposal for a talk/presentation, please send your proposed title and an abstract to: <contact@copenhagen.pm.org>.

Submissions are due midnight on the 15th of February (CET). Submitters will be notified by end-of-day 29th of February whether their talks have been accepted. If your proposal is accepted, you will be expected to confirm within 24 hours that you in fact will give the talk; otherwise, your slot may be given to someone else.

Please submit abstracts/papers to <contact@copenhagen.pm.org> where our program committee will review the submission. If you have something which does not fit the formats listed please feel free to contacts us anyway and we will evaluate it.

Workshop organisers reserve the right to change the length assigned to a talk, if deemed necessary. If you want to speak on multiple topics, please submit separate proposals for each one.

Please include the following with your abstract(s):

  • A little information about yourself (and possibly an link to an image of your choosing - preferably of yourself).
  • An indication of preferred language and possible languages the presentation can be given in (English preferred, Danish/Swedish/Norwegian also accepted).
  • An indication of the length of the presentation.
  • A listing of any requirements you might have for doing your presentation. We will try to accommodate your request. Projectors will be available for all talks.
  • Finally an expected difficulty level indicating how advanced the contents of the talk are, choose from the following:
    • Introductory
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

If possible, please include your slides/paper ready for online publishing, in one of the following file formats:

  • plain text
  • HTML
  • PDF

The files are also accepted just after talk ends, so we can include any last minute modifications.

We take the liberty of filming presentations. If you are not interested in being filmed during your presentation, please let us know in advance.

Fee (does not apply for lightning talk speakers)

We cannot offer much, but what we can offer is:

  • Free admittance
  • Lunch at the workshop
  • A speakers dinner
  • A chance to meet a lot of Perl people

If you have any special requests, which have to do with fee and payment please contact us at <contact@copenhagen.pm.org>.

Thank you; we hope you will participate either as a speaker or as an attendee.

If you have any questions at all, please done hesitate to contact us <contact@copenhagen.pm.org>.

Important dates

February 1st - Opening of Registration
February 15th - Proposals due
February 29th - Notification of acceptance
March 1th - Final confirmation for accepted proposals/programme available
March 15th - Closing of Registration
March 27th and 28th - The 2004 Nordic Perl Workshop



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