|LAC2005||3rd International Linux Audio Conference|
|21 - 24 April 2005 | ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany|
LAC 2005 Calls|
Call for Papers
We invite submissions of papers addressing all areas of audio processing based on Linux and open source software. Papers can focus on technical, artistic or scientific issues and can target developers or users. This includes (but is not limited to) the following categories:
In contrast to the last conferences we are asking you to submit elaborated papers rather than abstracts only, for the following reasons:
Length of a paper is 4-8 pages. Papers should include an abstract (50-100 words). The abstract will be published separately on the conference website once the paper has been accepted. Also, papers should include up to 5 keywords. We are going to use these keywords to create an index of the proceedings.
In general talks should take 20-30 minutes followed by 5 minutes discussion. If you think you need more time, please tell us. Please also notify us if you need a special technical setup.
The technical standard setup will be:
How to submit
10 Jan 2005: Paper submission deadline
18 Feb 2005: Notification of acceptance
11 Mar 2005: Final version deadline
21 - 24 Apr 2005: Conference
Call for Project Notes
A project note is very similar to a paper, but does not need to be as elaborated and complete.
Length of a project note is 2-4 pages. Project notes should include an abstract (50-100 words) and up to 5 keywords.
In all other respects, the same criteria apply as for papers (see section "Call for Papers").
How to submit
Call for Posters
With respect to their content poster presentations do not differ from regular talks: Posters can focus on technical, artistic or scientific issues and can target developers or users. See section "Call for Papers" for more info on this.
Since we never had poster sessions up to now, here is a short description of what we are planning:
Authors will bring a printed poster to be attached to the wall. There will be enough space to have about 10 posters presented simultaneously. Authors are expected to present their posters by short presentations (max 10 min), which they repeat several times during the whole poster session. A whole poster session will take 2 hours. People can walk around and freely choose which poster presentation to attend and can visit several presentations during the whole poster session.
Two reasons why we decided to include poster sessions into the conference:
The poster will not be part of the conference proceedings. However you may additionally provide a paper or project note on your topic which will be included in the proceedings. See the section "Call for Papers" for more info (especially about the paper templates). The poster itself will be included on the conference CD and on the conference website.
How to submit
Call for Workshops/Tutorials
With respect to their content workshops do not differ from talks: Workshops can have technical focus as well as artistic or scientific focus. Workshops can be targeted to developers as well as users. See section "Call for Papers" for more info on this.
Workshops will take place in seminar rooms. Attendance is limited to ca. 10 people. A workshop can take significantly longer than a talk (2-3 hours).
We have already had workshops during the last conferences, but most of them were rather spontaneously initiated. We will still retain the possibility of spontaneous workshops, but additionally we would like to encourage people to submit carefully prepared workshops.
You might submit a paper along with your workshop proposal. If accepted, the paper will be included in the conference proceedings. Make use of the paper templates (see section "Call for Papers").
How to submit
Call for BOFS
"Birds Of a Feather Sessions" - among all the events during the conference, the BOFS will be the most spontaneous. So there is no deadline for BOFS submissions.
A BOFS is a chance for like-minded users and/or developers to exchange experience and knowledge about a specific topic. This can happen in a public place like the ZKM cafe or in a seminar room (if available).
If you like to suggest a topic for a BOFS, do not hesitate. Send an email to lac2005 at zkm dot de, include an abstract (50-100 words), a title for the BOFS, and possibly additional remarks.
Call for Music
There will be again some concerts during the conference. We are looking for music that has been produced completely or mostly under Linux and/or with open source software:
Linux Sound Night
ZKM | Institut fuer Musik und Akustik
Make use of one of the following media formats:
A jury will select the compositions that will be performed/played. Furthermore, the jury will give out 3 prices to participants to contribute to their travel expenses.
Besides artistic criteria and technical reasons, these criteria apply for the selection:
"Plug & Chill - The Linux Jam Night"
at Saturday night (23 Apr 2005), where attendents of the conference are invited to perform their pieces in a less "official" context. There is no deadline for this, so people can decide during the conference if they want to participate.
However if you already know that you want to participate do not hesitate to inform us. Send us an email to lac2005 at zkm dot de and include a description of your equipment and a short characterisation of your music (keywords only).
During the conference it is possible to register at the info desk. Note that there is a time limit for "Plug & Chill". If we have received too many registrations already you might not get a slot.
Contributions to "Plug & Chill" should not exceed 10 min.
There will be a room at ZKM where people can meet during the conference and rehearse for "Plug & Chill".
last modified: June 25, 2005