Saturday, October 15, 2005

LCA 2006 Miniconf Call

This is a call for participation in the second Miniconf which will be part of the LCA 2006 conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. The Miniconf will be run over two days on the 23rd and 24th January 2006 preceding the LCA 2006 main conference.

Presentations, case studies and tutorials will follow two major themes - User and Community, and Development. We expect this second Miniconf to be an interesting two days as speakers showcase the latest version of and the implementation of the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument).

Any topic is allowed based around the office productivity software. Some of the suggested areas of interest for presentations are:

* Particular features within and how to use them.
* Case studies showing implementation or integration.
* Integrating into other software packages.
* Marketing and promotion of
* Community participation and planning
* API and languages
* macro development
* Localisation and Internationalisation of
* Asian and complex language interfaces
* and Accessibility
* Porting to other platforms and architectures
* Quality Assurance of
* Demonstration of applicable standards such as OpenDocument

For information about submitting your abstract or proposal, please see

Your proposal must be sent before the 4 November 2005 in order to be considered for inclusion in the conference.

Please note that the Miniconf forms part of the LCA 2006 main conference held by Linux Australia. This means that you must register for LCA 2006 attendance to participate in the conference. For further details regarding registration and accommodation for LCA 2006, please visit the LCA 2006 web site (

Speakers will be notified by 11 November so that they make take advantage of the early-bird registration.

All the best
Jacqueline McNally
Lead, Marketing Project - New Zealand miniconf page:

LCA 2006: