OpenBSD Journal

FrOSCon 2012 Call for Papers

Contributed by tbert on from the finally-get-out-of-the-house dept.

Jochim Selzer writes in to remind us about FrOSCon which, while not specifically BSD-related, may be of interest to our readers:

Call for Papers FrOSCon 2012

The Free and Open Source software conference (FrOSCon), a summer conference for users and developers of FOSS, will again be held on the 25th and 26th of August at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Germany. It is organized by the department of computer science in collaboration with the Linux/Unix User Group Sankt Augustin, the student body and the FrOSCon e.V.

As its key feature, volunteer speakers will hold a comprehensive range of talks and workshops. Additionally the event offers space and facilities to Free Software developers and projects to organize their own meetings or sub conferences. It is topped off with a fair of booths from FLOSS projects and companies.


We are looking for contributions on current trends and development in all areas of Free and Open Source Software, e.g.:

  • Operating systems
  • Software development
  • Administration
  • IT security
  • Legal aspects
  • Desktop
  • Education
Focus areas in 2012 are:
OpenData - Free Software applications and development in the fields Open Science and Open Government
Big Data - Experience reports and lectures on Semantic Technologies, Geo-Mapping, Deduplication, Visualization
Digital Privacy - Best Practices for users and developers, Distributed Privacy, Data Leakage

Until May 23rd, 2012 developers and experts interested in giving a lecture or workshop at the conference can submit their proposals. The selection is done by a program committee early June.

Please send questions about the Call for Papers via email to:

To contact the organizers via email:

There is a social event planned, and you can save on a babysitter, if you're so inclined:

Kids Track / FrogLabs

There will be a separate CfP for the Kids Track, because we invite kids not only as participants this year, but also as instructors. So-called “FrogLabs” address young Open Source fans with playful workshops about the world of computer programming and Open Source software. We will soon publish the Call for Papers for the Frog Labs on

Further information can be found on the web under

(Comments are closed)


Copyright © - Daniel Hartmeier. All rights reserved. Articles and comments are copyright their respective authors, submission implies license to publish on this web site. Contents of the archive prior to as well as images and HTML templates were copied from the fabulous original with Jose's and Jim's kind permission. This journal runs as CGI with httpd(8) on OpenBSD, the source code is BSD licensed. undeadly \Un*dead"ly\, a. Not subject to death; immortal. [Obs.]