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EuroBSDCon 2005 - Call for Papers

4th European BSD Conference
November 25 - 27, 2005
University of Basel, Switzerland

Please take note that the Call for Papers is closed now.


The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) family of computer operating systems is derived from software developed at the University of California at Berkeley. The various family members (Free-, Net- and OpenBSD, among others) are extensively used both for embedded appliances and for large internet servers and have an excellent reputation for stability and state-of-the-art technology. BSD-derived software is a driving force for IT research and development and is well-received as a building block in commercial software due to its unique license scheme.

The fourth European BSD conference is a great opportunity to present new ideas to the community and to meet some of the developers behind the different BSDs.

The two day conference program (Nov 26 and 27) will be complemented by a tutorial day preceeding the conference (Nov 25).

Call for Papers

The program committee is inviting authors to submit innovative and original papers not submitted elsewhere on the applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of BSD-derived operating systems. Investigations on economic aspects regarding the operation of BSD systems are also welcome. Topics of interest for the Euro BSD Conference 2005 include, but are not limited to:

  • kernel hacking
  • embedded application development and deployment
  • device drivers
  • security and safe coding practices
  • system administration: techniques and tools of the trade
  • operational and economic aspects

Prospective authors of contributions to the technical program are requested to submit an extended abstract through the web-interface on the conference website. All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. The extended abstract should be at least two but no longer than four pages in either PostScript or-PDF format. Submissions accompanied by a non-disclosure agreement are not acceptable and will be returned unread.

Authors of accepted submissions have to provide a full paper for publication in the conference proceedings and give permission to the organizers to publish the results in the printed proceedings and on the conference web site. Instructions to authors will be available on the conference web site.

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Selected tutorials on practical and problem-solving aspects of BSD-derived operating systems will be offered on the day before the Euro BSD Conference. The tutorials will be presented by speakers who have wide experience in developing and administering the different BSDs. Potential tutorial themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Using FreeBSD in a datacenter environment
  • Firewall configuration with OpenBSD
  • Porting NetBSD to embedded devices
  • Safe coding practices to provide secure solutions

If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please contact the program committee at with details about the topic, intended audience, required room and facilities as well as a meaningful CV before August 1, 2005.

Important Dates

Extended abstracts due:August 1
Tutorial proposals due:August 1
Notification to speakers:August 31
Final papers due:October 20
Tutorial day:November 25
Conference:November 26 - 27

Conference Organizers

General Chairs <>
Marc Balmer, micro systems
Vera Hardmeier, micro systems

Program Chair <>
Christian Tschudin, CS Department, University of Basel

Program Committee
Marc Balmer, micro systems
Emmanuel Dreyfus, the NetBSD project
Felix Kronlage, bytemine
Max Laier, the FreeBSD project
André von Raison, iX Magazin
Christian Tschudin, University of Basel
Wim Vandeputte, the OpenBSD project

Local Organizers
Marc Balmer, micro systems
Marcus Glocker, UBS AG
Vera Hardmeier, micro systems
Massimiliano Stucchi,

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