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AsiaBSDCon 2014 Call for Papers

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in March of 2014. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

General Chair

Hiroki Sato (FreeBSD Project, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Program Committee Members

George V. Neville-Neil (Neville-Neil Consulting)

Ryan McBride (OpenBSD Project)

Hidetoshi Shimokawa (FreeBSD Project)

Hajimu UMEMOTO (FreeBSD Project)

Masao Uebayashi (The NetBSD Foundation)

Author Schedule

22 November 2013
Deadline for Submission of Tutorial Proposals
29 November 2013
Deadline for Paper Submission
23 December 2013
Notification of Acceptance of Papers and Tutorial Proposals
17 January 2014
Deadline for Submission of Tutorial Materials
31 January 2014
Deadline for Submission of Final Papers
13 March 2014
Conference 1st day: Tutorials and Meetings 1
14 March 2014
Conference 2nd day: Tutorials and Meetings 2
15 March 2014
Conference 3rd day: Paper Session 1
16 March 2014
Conference 4th day: Paper Session 2

How to Submit

The initial submission of your paper must be in the form of a complete paper or an extended abstract between 2 and 12 pages long (A4 paper) in English. While there is no paticular format for the abstract, submissions which are much beyond this form such as too long or too short one, or talk proposals with no assicated paper will be rejected. Submissions should be written from a strong technical background and should clearly demonstrate that:

  • There is a significant problem being solved or a real world experience being demonstrated.
  • There is active work being done.
  • There is enough progress to make a complete written submission.
  • There is data proving either the success or failure of any claims.

The technical program committee are interested in all technical areas which relate to the BSDs, including User Applications, Novel Interfaces, Networking, Embedded Systems, Security, Device Support and systems both inside and outside of the kernel.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via email to . In addition to the paper itself, the email should include (an in-lined form or as an attachment) the following information in plain text:

  • Paper title
  • Abstract
  • Names and affiliations of the authors
  • Contact email address

If you have questions or encounter problems, please send electronic mail to the program chair at .
Include appropriate references to establish that you are familiar with related work, and where possible, provide detailed data to establish that you have a working implementation or measurement tool. Submissions will be judged on the quality of the written submission and whether or not the work is of interest to the community. Business development or marketing pieces are not appropriate for submission.

All papers should be considered 'open source', and as such, non-disclosure agreements and other limits will require us to return the paper.

All of the authors will be notified by 23 December 2013. All accepted submissions will be expected to produce a final paper for publication in the proceedings and electronic files for the conference web site by 31 January, 2014. The final paper should describe work that has been completed as of the time of their submission. If necessary, members of the program committee will help shepherd authors through the writing process prior to final acceptance for publication in the proceedings.

Each accepted paper must be presented by at least one author. Final papers are limited to 16 pages, including diagrams, figures, and appendices.

To discuss potential submissions and for inquiries regarding the content of the conference program, contact the program chair at .

Invited Talks

These presentations and discussions highlight the hottest new developments in the BSD world as well as real world experiences. These talks may range from highly technical to survey-style presentations and range over many timely and interesting topics. We welcome suggestions for topics and request proposals for particular talks. In your proposal state the main focus, including a brief outline, and be sure to emphasize why your topic is of interest to the BSD community. Please submit all proposals and suggestions by email to .


AsiaBSDCon offers full and half-day tutorials on a range of topics from experts in the BSD community. Topics range from how the kernel works to administering and securing BSD systems.

To provide the best possible tutorial offerings, we continually solicit proposals for new tutorials. If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please send email to with your biography, outline of the contents including time and target audience. A 1 or 2 pages summary of them in plain text or PDF would be sufficient as a tutorial proposal.

Vendor Exhibits

We are considering a vendor exhibits area. If you are a vendor who is interested in exhibiting please contact .

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by attendees and for attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs are held in the evenings and will be scheduled on site.

Work-In-Progress Reports

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is not yet ready to be published? The AsiaBSDCon audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in presentation of student work. To schedule your short report, send email to .