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 Practice and Experience Reports
 Web Submission Form for Papers and Reports
 Talks and The Guru Is In
 Poster Session
 Workshops, Training Program, and BoFs
 Possible Topics for Authors and Speakers
 Need Help with Your Submission?
 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Call for Participation in PDF

LISA '11 Call for Participation

Talks and The Guru Is In


Talks are presentations on a single topic of interest to system administrators. Talks may focus on the latest hot technology or be retrospective, be serious or funny, cover a spectrum of related issues, or dive deeply into one specific topic. A list of suggested topics is available. An ideal talk is approachable and possibly controversial. The material should be understandable by beginners, but the conclusions may be disagreed with by experts. Talks should be 30–60 minutes long, and speakers should plan to take 15–30 minutes of questions from the audience. Talk proposals should be accompanied by an abstract of less than one page in length describing the content of the talk. You can also propose a panel discussion topic. It is most helpful to us if you suggest potential panelists. Proposals of a business development or marketing nature are not appropriate. Speakers must submit their own proposals; third-party submissions, even if authorized, will be rejected.

Talk proposals are due June 9, 2011. Please email your proposal to

The Guru Is In

Q&A with an expert! Are you a guru? These sessions are a chance to share your expertise with your fellow system administrators. For the audience these are a chance to get your questions on a specific topic or technology answered by an acknowledged expert. Submissions are in the form of a half-page description of the topic.

The Guru Is In proposals are due June 9, 2011. Email suggestions for Guru Is In sessions or your offer to be a Guru to

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