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Call for Papers

September 06/07, 2007, Holiday Inn Hotel, Cologne Germany

The International Conference on LDAP is a technical forum for IT professionals interested in LDAP and related topics like directory servers, directory management applications, directory integration, identity and access management, and meta directories.

It focuses on implementation and integration of LDAP servers and LDAP-enabled client applications. The event will bring together vendors, developers, active and prospective LDAP practitioners to share their experiences about deployment strategies, service operations, interoperability, discuss LDAP usage in new projects and learn about upcoming trends and developments.

Topics

You are involved with LDAP in interesting projects?

  • You do LDAP client development?
  • You have used LDAP like no-one before?
  • You have innovative concepts on LDAP integration?

Why not share your experiences, good and bad, with others?

We look for speakers who are willing to talk about

  • the specific problems they ran into
  • and how they solved them or not,
  • current best practices for directory design,
  • their LDAP-enabled products,
  • new LDAP-related new standards and implementation efforts,
  • operational aspects, such as maintenance, backups, monitoring,
  • directory management applications
  • new open source project using LDAP,
  • security aspects such as access control,
  • directory deployment for provisioning and resource management,
  • client development,
  • how to develop LDAP applications with various programming languages,
  • identity management and federation,
  • PKI and LDAP,
  • LDAP and Policy
  • LDAP and XML.

The accepted talks will be grouped into a development, an administration and a product presentation track.

Talk Submissions

Presentations should last about 45 minutes including discussion; in exceptional cases 90 minute slots may be allotted.

The one and only way to submit your abstract (plain ASCII text, approximately 200-800 words, accompanied by your biography of about 100-300 words) is via the web form at http://www.guug.de/veranstaltungen/ldapcon2007/submission.html.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee.

For the conference proceedings we expect you to submit a paper (no slides, please) of approximately 2-10 pages (A4 format, 1" borders, no page headers/footers, preferably LaTeX source or PDF). By submitting a paper you grant the conference organizers the non-exclusive right to publish your paper in the conference proceedings; you maintain the right to publish it elsewhere at your discretion.

Expenses

On request we will cover the speaker's accomodation and participation costs at the conference, including the social event.

Travel expenses are generally not covered by us; if this poses a problem to you, please contact us so we can try to arrange an additional sponsorship.

BoF Sessions

Additionally, BoF (birds-of-a-feather) sessions could be held, there will be a room for such spontaneous sessions. If you intend to propose a BoF, please let us know the topic so we can announce it in advance.

Exhibition Booths and Sponsoring

We have exibition space available. If you or your company want to set up a booth or are interested in sponsoring the event, see detailed information at http://www.guug.de/veranstaltungen/ldapcon2007/sponsoring.html or contact us as <ldapcon2007@guug.de>.

Location

Cologne, the host of the 1st International Conference on LDAP, achieved the status of a town in the time of the Roman Empire. It is well known for its Gothic cathedral where the bones of the Three Wisemen are kept in a golden sarcophagus. Tourists especially like the impressive panorama over the river Rhine to the cathedral, the old storehouses, the town hall and several Romanesque churches.

The conference will take place at
Holiday Inn Köln -- Am Stadtwald
Dürener Strasse 287
50935 Köln (Cologne)
Germany
located in at a nice park in the south-western part of Cologne.

Deadlines

Abstracts due: June 15, 2007
Notification of speakers: July 14, 2007
Final papers due: August 12, 2007

Program Committee

Peter Gietz (chairman), DAASI International GmbH
David Chadwick, University of Kent
Jochen Keutel, Dr. Jochen Keutel Unternehmensberatung
Dieter Klünter, Dieter Klünter Systemberatung
Michael Ströder, stroeder.com
Kurt Zeilenga, Isode

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