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BSDCon Europe 2002: November 2002, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Announcement and Call for Papers

2nd European BSD Conference

November, 2002
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A conference organized by Stichting EuroBSDCon


The Berkeley Software Distributions (BSDs) represent one of the oldest and most vigorous streams of Open Source development. Together, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Darwin, and BSD/OS represent millions of servers and desktops. The BSDs have long been part of the backbone of the Internet, in everything from embedded applications to large server installations, and will soon be widely deployed on consumer desktops. If you want to develop cutting-edge network applications, then the European BSD conference is the place to be. Meet all the movers and shakers of the BSD community, and learn how you can use BSD as part of your enterprise-grade solutions.

This second European BSD conference will feature one day of tutorials and two days of technical sessions. The combination of technical tracks, invited talks, tutorials, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions provides an opportunity for people of all experience levels to learn from BSD experts, professionals with real world experience, and industry leaders.

The official language at the conference will be English. The exact date of the conference will be announced on the website.


On the first day of the conference, a selection of practical, problem-solving, in-depth tutorials will be presented to you by the most authoritative, popular and widely acclaimed speakers in the field.

If you're interested in presenting a tutorial or would like to share ideas about what would make a terrific tutorial, please contact the Program Committee at


The next two days will offer comprehensive technical sessions, including keynote address, presentations of refereed papers and invited talks. Join peers and gurus during the enjoyable social event.

The European BSD conference seeks original and innovative papers about the applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of BSD-derived operating systems. Papers that analyze problem areas and draw important conclusions from practical experience are especially welcome.

Presentations are being solicited in areas including but not limited to:

  • BSD kernel hacking
  • Embedded BSD application development and deployment
  • Device drivers
  • IPv6 deployment on BSD
  • BSD and security (Network Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, VPNs, practical cryptography, auditing and computer forensics)
  • High performance networking
  • System and network performance tuning
  • Innovative BSD system administration tools and techniques
  • Running BSD on your toaster


Papers for the technical sessions will be reviewed by the program committee. An award will be given at the conference for the best paper in this track.

An extended abstract is required for the paper selection process. Abstracts must be submitted through this web form and can be up to 400 words long. Abstracts accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned unread.

Authors of accepted submissions must provide a final paper for publication in the conference proceedings. These final papers are held in the highest confidence prior to publication in the conference proceedings. By agreeing to present your paper at the European BSD conference, you also give license to the conference organizers that it may be published on the BSD conference web site.


Extended abstracts due:June 24, 2002
Notification to speakers:July 12, 2002
Final papers due:October 7, 2002


Program chair <>
Walter Belgers, Madison Gurkha, NL

Program Committee <>
Frank van der Linden, Wasabi Systems, NL
Wim Vandeputte, bvba, BE
Paul Kranenburg, Erasmus University, NL

Event Organization <>
Guido van Rooij, chairman, Madison Gurkha, NL
Robert Kochheim, treasurer, HCC Unix gg, NL
Walter Belgers, secretary, Madison Gurkha, NL
Jos Jansen, member, Snow bv, NL
Mariëlle Klatten & Sabina Beeke, conference organizer, ICONIQ, NL

Complete program and registration information will be available in July 2002.

For questions not being answered at this website, please contact the Iconiq office by e-mail: