DConf 2014 Call for Submissions
Please join us at DConf 2014, the conference of the D programming language (Menlo Park, CA, May 21-23 2014).
These are heady days for the D programming language. Since
last year's conference we've witnessed a growing user base, accelerated
participation to core development, and stronger corporate support. Quality and
stability have improved all across the board for dmd, gdc, ldc, and the standard library.
DConf is the main face-to-face event for everyone and everything related to
the D language and environment. Facebook will host the conference for the second consecutive year at its headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. We aim at making this next edition even bigger, better, and badder than DConf 2013!
Call for Submissions
We are looking forward to your submission for a paper, talk, demo, or panel for DConf 2014. The topics of choice are anything and everything related to the D language. Such include:
- Language Proper issues, such as new idioms and techniques enabled by D
- Tools and Techniques for maximizing productivity when
working in D
- Experience reports on using D in the real world
- Under the hood looks at compiler and standard library implementation artifacts
- Hot topics that are sure to engender lively debates, such
as manual and automatic memory management, migrating from other
languages, and of course the perennial matter of managing the D development itself
But don't be constrained! Originality in topics and formats is warmly encouraged. If it is relevant to the D language, it fits. Just mind the guidelines and don't forget the deadlines below.
DConf 2014 does not accept presentation proposals that are advertisements of for-sale products or technologies. Vendors interested in doing so, please contact us for sponsorship information. We appreciate your understanding.
We expect original work, or work synthesized from community folklore into interesting tidbits by the author. Related work can be mentioned with credit. Overviews of an area covered by other authors is acceptable, again with due credit and assuming the overview has intrinsic value.
The committee will review and rate submissions according to the following criteria:
- Relevance: Is the topic interesting to DConf attendees? Will a coverage be beneficial? Is it building on tried and true ideas, or on the contrary, blazing new trails?
- Coverage: Does the proposal cover the topic in depth? What are the main insights dispensed by the submission?
- Organization: Is the submission well organized? Will the audience tune into the narrative?
- Novelty and Originality: How new and noteworthy is the material? Previously published material is acceptable provided it hasn't reached a wide audience within the D community yet.
- Credentials: What qualifies you to talk on the topic of choice? Although this criterion favors experienced and well-known submitters, we also very strongly encourage submissions from up-and-coming contributors who have accumulated "street cred" through their open source and forum contributions.
- Bottom line: What's your session's takeaway? How is it going to improve attendees' knowledge, outlook, and inspiration?
We expect submission in plain text format or one of the usual rich document formats, such as PDF or DOC. Send your submissions to email@example.com. The submission should include:
- Kind (e.g. talk, panel, contest, interpretive dance)
- Duration (we're aiming for 50-minutes presentations, but are considering smaller and larger durations)
- Target Audience (e.g. beginner, intermediate, advanced)
- Abstract: the "elevator pitch" of the talk, in one paragraph
- Extended description: an extended abstract including any details you believe are relevant for evaluating the submission
- Brief speaker biography including a summary of their expertise relative to the talk topic
- Keyword tags
||Friday January 31, 2014, 23:59:59.99 PST
|Early bird registration deadline
||To Be Determined
||To Be Determined
||Wednesday May 21–Friday May 23, 2014