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Call for Participation
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LISA '08 Call for Participation


One-day workshops are hands-on, participatory, interactive sessions where small groups of system administrators have an opportunity to discuss a topic of common interest. Workshops are not intended as tutorials, and participants normally have significant experience in the appropriate area, enabling discussions at a peer level. However, attendees with less experience often find workshops useful and are encouraged to discuss attendance with the workshop organizer.

A workshop proposal should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Objective
  • Organizer name(s) and contact information
  • Potential attendee profile
  • Outline of potential topics
Please email your proposal to Workshop proposals are due May 20, 2008.

This year's conference will include a poster session. This is an opportunity to display a poster describing recent work. The posters will be on display during the conference, and fixed times will be advertised when authors should be present to discuss their work with anyone who is interested. This provides a very good opportunity to make contact with other people who may be interested in the same area. Student posters, practitioners sharing their experiences, and submissions from open source communities are particularly welcome.

To submit a poster, please send a 1–5 page proposal or 6–12 PowerPoint slides in PDF to Please include your name, your affiliation, and the title of your poster. The deadline for submissions is July 16, 2008. If you would like a shepherd to assist you with your poster proposal, please contact in advance of the deadline. Accepted poster authors will be notified by July 23. If your poster is accepted, you might receive a recommendation for shepherding to prepare your final poster. Completed posters will be required by the start of the conference. Poster presenters who would also like to give a short presentation may also register for a WiP as below.

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
A Work-in-Progress Report (WiP) is a very short presentation about current work. It is a great way to poll the LISA audience for feedback and interest. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To schedule a short presentation, send email to or sign up on the first day of the technical sessions.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the evening. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by emailing BoFs may also be scheduled at the conference.

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