He're a reminder to submit a talk at EuroPython!
Like each year, we have both the regular conference (see call at http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceCFA.py?confId=13919) and a somewhat separated Refereed Papers section. Here is the call for the latter.
The deadline for both is the 18th of May.
EuroPython 2007 Vilnius, Lithuania 9-11 July
Call for Refereed Papers
EuroPython is the only conference in the Python world that has a properly prestigious peer-reviewed forum for presenting technical and scientific papers. Such papers, with advanced and highly innovative contents, can equally well stem from academic research or industrial research. We think this is an important function for EuroPython, so we are even making some grants available to help people with travel costs.
We will be happy to consider papers in subject areas including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
* Python language and implementations * Python modules (in the broadest sense) * Python extensions * Interoperation between Python and other languages / subsystems * Scientific applications of Python * Python in Education * Games * Agile Methodologies and Testing * Social Skills
We are looking for Python-related scientific and technical papers of advanced, highly innovative content that present the results of original research (be it of the academic or "industrial research" kind), with proper attention to "state of the art" and previous relevant literature/results (whether such relevant previous literature is itself directly related to Python or not).
We do not intend to let the specific subject area block a paper's acceptance, as long as the paper satisfies other requirements: innovative, Python-related, reflecting original research, with proper attention to previous literature.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 200 words to the refereeing committee. You can send submissions no later than 18 May 2007. We shall inform you whether your paper has been selected and announce the conference schedule on the 25 May 2007. For all details regarding the submission of abstracts, please see the EuroPython website (http://www.europython.org). WARNING: Independently of their topic, all abstracts must be submitted *in the Refereed Papers track* in order to be considered by the refereeing committee!
If your abstract is accepted, you must submit your corresponding paper before 29 June 2006. Last-minute changes will be accepted until the start of the conference. You should submit the paper as a PDF file, in A4 format, complete, "stand-alone", and readable on any standards-compliant PDF reader (basically, the paper must include all fonts and figures it uses, rather than using external pointers to them; by default, most PDF-preparation programs typically produce such valid "stand-alone" PDF documents). There are no strict typesetting rules.
The refereeing committee, selected by Armin Rigo, will examine all abstracts and papers. The committee may consult external experts as it deems fit. Referees may suggest or require certain changes and editing in submissions, and make acceptance conditional on such changes being performed. We expect all papers to reflect the abstract as approved and reserve the right, at our discretion, to reject a paper, despite having accepted the corresponding abstract, if the paper does not substantially correspond to the approved abstract.
The paper must be presented at EuroPython by one or more of the authors. Presentation time will be between half an hour and an hour, including time for questions and answers, depending on each paper's details, and also on the total number of talks approved for presentation.
We will publish the conference's proceedings in purely electronic form. By presenting a paper, authors agree to give the EuroPython conference non-exclusive rights to publish the paper in electronic forms (including, but not limited to, partial and total publication on web sites and/or such media as CDROM and DVD-ROM), and warrant that the papers are not infringing on the rights of any third parties. Authors retain all other intellectual property rights on their submitted abstracts and papers excepting only this non-exclusive license.
Subsidised travel =================
We have funds available to subsidise travel costs for some presenters who would otherwise not be able to attend EuroPython. When submitting your abstract, please indicate if you would need such a subsidy as a precondition of being able to come and present your paper. (Yes, this possibility does exist even if you are coming from outside of Europe. Papers from people in New Zealand who can only come if their travel is subsidised, for example, would be just fine with us...).