GUADEC 2005 Call for Papers

The Sixth Gnome Users and Developers European Conference
29, 30, 31 May, 2005, Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract submission deadline: January 12th, 2005.

The Gnome Users and Developers European Conference (GUADEC) invite you to participate in the Sixth Conference on the 29th, 30th and 31st of May, 2005, Stuttgart, Germany.

GUADEC will bring together developers, GNOME Foundation leaders and individuals, business and government GNOME and Free and Open Source software users. The conference is a unique forum for highlighting the capabilities and direction of GNOME, the user environment for desktops, networked servers and portable Internet devices. GUADEC will also feature discussions on the future direction of development of Free Software and Open Source software in general.

We're looking for people to give

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Refereed Papers Track

GUADEC seeks original papers describing research in all areas based on GNOME or related to Free and Open Source Software. Papers should not have been published or be in submission at another conference or journal. Accepted papers will appear on the Web site and we plan to publish them in conference proceedings.

Any featured software in papers must be available under a licence compatible with both the Free Software Definition and the Open Source Definition. Any papers that are accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will be rejected. All successful papers must be eligible for republication on-line and on distribution media given to conference attendees.

The GNOME Foundation requires publication rights to accepted papers, including the publication of the audio proceedings as well as publication and reproduction rights to any video filmed during the presentations. These rights are non-exclusive. Copyright ownership is retained by the author. You will be asked to sign an agreement to these conditions upon arrival at the conference.

Paper Submission

Authors of papers are invited to submit abstracts (150 - 400 words) in plain text, before January 12th 2005. Abstracts should be accompanied by a short biographical note, and a photograph suitable for printing (at least 768x1024).

Authors should also state whether they will require financial assistance to attend. This information will not be used to decide the merits of the presentation, but will allow the organisers to better allocate resources.

Final papers (1500 - 4000 words, or maximum 5 pages) are due March 1st 2005.

Please send your submission to


GUADEC in Stuttgart is organized by the GNOME Foundation , in cooperation with Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation, GNOME Deutschland e.V. and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

See for further details and information on Posters, Panels, and Planning Sessions / BOFS. GUADEC has a wiki, which is online at

General questions about GUADEC may be sent to

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