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AsiaBSDCon 2008 Call for Papers (PDF version)

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in March of 2008. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

General Chair

Hiroki Sato (Tokyo University of Science)

Program Committee Chair

George Neville-Neil (Neville-Neil Consultant)

Program Committee Members

  • Kenjiro Cho (IIJ)
  • Tatuya Jinmei (Internet Systems Consortium, Inc)
  • Joseph Koshy (Consultant)
  • Tsuyoshi Momose (Cisco Systems G.K.)
  • Hiroki Sato (Tokyo University of Science)

In Memory of Jun-ichiro "itojun" Hagino

Our friend and colleague Jun-ichiro "itojun" Hagino (CTO, was working as a member of our program committee, but he passed away on October 29th 2007. Itojun was a valued member of the BSD community both for his technical and personal contributions to various projects over his career. We who are working on AsiaBSDCon would like to express our condolences to Itojun's family and friends and also to dedicate this year's conference to his memory.

Author Schedule

1 December 200711 December 2007
Extended abstracts for papers and presentations acceptance ends.
24 December 2007
Authors and presenters notified by the program committee.
31 January 2008
Final papers and presentations due.

How to Submit

The initial submission must be in the form of an extended abstract between 2 and 5 pages long in English. While there is no paticular format for the abstract, submissions which are much beyond this form such as too long or too short one will be returned for resubmission. Submissions should be written from a strong technical background and should clearly demonstrate that:

  • There is a significant problem being solved or a real world experience being demonstrated.
  • There is active work being done.
  • There is enough progress to make a complete written submission.
  • There is data proving either the success or failure of any claims.

We are interested in all technical areas which relate to the BSDs, including User Applications, Novel Interfaces, Networking, Embedded Systems, Security, Device Support and systems both inside and outside of the kernel.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via our web form (will be available soon). If you have questions or encounter problems, please send electronic mail to the program chair at . Include appropriate references to establish that you are familiar with related work, and where possible, provide detailed data to establish that you have a working implementation or measurement tool. Submissions will be judged on the quality of the written submission and whether or not the work is of interest to the community. Business development or marketing pieces are not appropriate for submission.

Papers should be new papers, not previously read at other conferences. Likewise, accepted papers should not be presented at other conferences after AsiaBSDCon without new art. All papers should be considered 'open source', and as such, non-disclosure agreements and other limits will require us to return the paper.

Authors will be notified by 24 December 2007. All accepted submissions will be expected to produce a final paper for publication in the proceedings and electronic files for the conference web site by 31 January, 2008. The final paper should describe work that has been completed as of the time of their submission. If necessary, members of the program committee will help shepherd authors through the writing process prior to final acceptance for publication in the proceedings.

Each accepted paper must be presented by at least one author. Final papers are limited to 12 pages, including diagrams, figures, and appendices.

To discuss potential submissions and for inquiries regarding the content of the conference program, contact the program chair at .

Invited Talks

These presentations and discussions highlight the hottest new developments in the BSD world as well as real world experiences. These talks may range from highly technical to survey-style presentations and range over many timely and interesting topics. We welcome suggestions for topics and request proposals for particular talks. In your proposal state the main focus, including a brief outline, and be sure to emphasize why your topic is of interest to the BSD community. Please submit all proposals and suggestions by email to .


AsiaBSDCon offers full and half-day tutorials on a range of topics from experts in the BSD community. Topics range from how the kernel works to administering and securing BSD systems.

To provide the best possible tutorial offerings, we continually solicit proposals for new tutorials. If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please send email to .

Vendor Exhibits

We are considering a vendor exhibits area. If you are a vendor who is interested in exhibiting please contact .

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by attendees and for attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs are held in the evenings and will be scheduled on site.

Work-In-Progress Reports

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is not yet ready to be published? The AsiaBSDCon audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in presentation of student work. To schedule your short report, send email to .