ApacheCon Europe 2012: Call For Papers announced
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced that the Call For Papers for this year's upcoming ApacheCon Europe event is now open. The ASF's official European user conference will take place from 5 to 9 November at the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, Germany.
The theme for the 2012 European event is "Diversity: Worldwide Technical Collaboration Creates Great Open Source Projects", and its organisers are now seeking proposals on a number of topics from both developers and users alike. Suggested topics include tools frameworks and components that developers use on a daily basis, ApacheEE, Big Data projects (such as Cassandra, Hadoop and Hive), Apache Camel, Cloud-related Apache projects, Modular Java Applications, Lucene, Solr, Apache OpenOffice, NoSQL Databases (Cassandra, HBase, CouchDBa and Accumulo) and Web Infrastructure (HTTPD, TomCat and Traffic Server).
All submissions are due by 3 August and talks selected for inclusion will be announced on 19 August; the conference schedule will be published on 27 August. Further information about this upcoming European event, including a full list of tracks, can be found on the ApacheCon Europe 2012 web site. Early-bird registration will open on 6 August; at the time of writing, conference pass prices have yet to be announced.
Alongside the ApacheCon Europe 2012 CFP announcement, the foundation also detailed its next North American conference. ApacheCon North America 2013 will be held from 26 to 28 February at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. The ASF says that pre- and post-conference events such as training and sprints will be taking place and that additional details will be published at a later date. The Call For Participation will open on 3 September.