OSCOM.4 with ApacheTracks
ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, Sept 29 - Friday, October 1, 2004
The theme of OSCOM.4 is "Cross-Pollination". This will be a conference with assistance from the Apache Software Foundation for the ApacheTracks content. The conference will have 4 tracks:
1) OSCOM Technical / Community Track
2) OSCOM Business / Legal Track
3) ApacheTrack 1
4) ApacheTrack 2
The Open Source content management community is rich and varied
with many projects such as OpenCMS, Plone, Midgard, Cofax, Drupal,
and many others. Almost all Open Source CMS rely on software from the
Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and we look forward to lots of
cross-pollination between the Apache and CMS communities.
In addition, market awareness is rapidly growing, with several
Open Source CMS and ASF projects being mentioned favorably
in recent analyst reports.
OSCOM.4 is a place for developers, vendors, integrators and
users to mingle and learn from each other. We aim to make
the conference as interactive as possible.
Scope of Proposals
Individuals and companies interested in making
presentations, giving a tutorial, or participating in panel
discussions regarding CMS or an ASF project at
OSCOM.4 are invited to submit proposals.
Proposals will be considered in two classes: tutorials and
convention presentations (sessions).
Product presentations for track 2 will be asked to follow
a standard structure (see Appendix A) to make them more
comparable to each other. This will help decision makers
to quickly learn about the pro's and con's of various
Open Source CMS.
Besides presentations from CMS projects and vendors,
we are especially looking for proposals dealing with
interesting uses of content management and related
problem areas from law, business and society.
Session presentations are 45 minutes long, and tutorials
are a half-day (3 hours). If you are interested in
participating in or moderating panel discussions, or
otherwise contributing to the conference, please let us
know (and please include your area of expertise). If you
have an idea for a panel discussion or a particularly
provocative group of panelists that you'd love to see
square off, feel free to send your suggestions to
For the ApacheTracks, we are interested in
o Apache Web server topics (installation, compilation,
configuration, migration, ...)
o All Apache Software Foundation projects (Jakarta,
mod_perl, Xerces, et cetera)
o scripting languages and dynamic content
(Java, PHP, Perl, TCL, Python, XML, XSL, etc.)
o Security and eCommerce
o Performance tuning, load balancing, high availability
o tips for writing Apache Web server modules
o Technical and non-technical case studies
o new Web-related technologies
Only educational sessions related to projects of the Apache
Software Foundation or the Web in general will be considered
(commercial sales or marketing presentation won't be accepted;
please contact email@example.com if you're interested in
giving a vendor presentation, e.g. "lunch bag session").
Proposals may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for
OSCOM and ApacheTracks.
Keep in mind that proposals need not be works of art.
A quick summary or abstract of the talk you plan to give
is sufficient for consideration. We prefer outlines for
tutorials. The proposal is what the conference committees
uses to select speakers, so give enough information that
the committee can tell what you'll be covering. As the
conference approaches, we will request additional
information about your proposal as necessary.
NOTE: All presenters whose talks are accepted will receive
free registration at the conference. Travel / accomodation
allowances will be handled on a case by case basis.
Proposals Due: July 15, 2004
Registration Opens: August 1, 2004
Speaker Notification: August 1, 2004
Presentation Files Due: September 1, 2004
Appendix A: Structure of CMS Product Presentation
Introduction (5 min)
Demo of Highlights (10 min)
Feature List (10 min)
Case Study (15 min)
Q & A (5 min)