GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe since 2000. GNOME is the Free Software project that drives the user interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones to laptops, or personal media centers. This get-together event is the world's largest gathering of those involved with the free desktop or mobile user interfaces. GUADEC 2012 is expected to draw hundreds of attendees who will discuss and direct the future of the GNOME project. Developers, artists, translators, users, and representatives from government, education, and businesses, and anyone else who shares an interest are welcome.
For the 2012 edition, GUADEC comes to A Coruña in Spain, a city that has already seen several successful GNOME-related hackfests in the past three years. The conference will be held from July 26th to 29th at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of A Coruña, with additional extra days afterwards for hackfests and meetings.
The release of the first GNOME 3 version last year has significantly refreshed the development of the project. Following this event, several hot topics are of particular interest for GUADEC 2012:
Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome, provided that they are of relevance, or inspiring to the GNOME community.
The Call for Participation for GUADEC 2012 will follow these dates:
Please submit your proposal before April 14th through the online submission system, hosted by GPUL, GUADEC 2012's primary local team. Presentations will be reviewed by the program committee between April 15th and April 28th.
A separate call for lightning talks will be issued in April. If you are interested in organizing a workshop session, a BoF or a project room during the second part of GUADEC (July 30th - August 1st), please wait for a later separate call for participation.
The program committee is looking forward to your submissions for participating to GUADEC 2012 and contributing to turn the event into a large success. In case of questions regarding the Call for Participation, feel free to talk to the program committee. For general questions on the conference, please consult the GUADEC web site or contact the GUADEC organizing team.
The program committee consists of the following members: Andre Klapper, Allan Day (Red Hat), Ryan Lortie (Codethink), Michael Meeks (SUSE), Lennart Poettering (Red Hat), Christian Schaller (Collabora) and Vincent Untz (SUSE).