About the event

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What is it?

Linux Bangalore 2002, is an Applied Technology Conference. It is an annual event organized by the Bangalore Linux Users Group.

Linux Bangalore/2002 is a three day conference on understanding and using Linux technologies. This conference aims to cover a large number of areas that include Core Linux technologies, Open Source, Embedded Systems and other allied technologies. It features talks and demos by a number of national and international speakers. Speakers are a mix of Linux technologists, developers, systems experts and evangelists.


The primary audience for this event are the community of developers, system administrators, users and managers/decision makers. More than 3000 delegates and over 60 speakers are expected to attend the conference.

What will happen there:


Linux Bangalore 2002 will take place from December 3 to December 5, 2002, at the J.N.Tata Auditorium at IISc in Bangalore, India.

The 3 days will offer around 72 technical sessions, including keynote address, presentations of refereed papers, and invited talks, divided in parallel tracks.

The talks will focus on Linux Kernel and systems software, as well as more generic Open Source Software, the underlying software technologies, and the free software and Open Source philosophy. Presentations should take about 50 minutes (including discussions, when applicable).

Linux Bangalore/2002 conference feature talks about current and future Linux technologies including software development and more generally about Open Source projects.

Presentations are being solicited in the following areas:

  • Development
  • SysAdmin
  • Users
  • Business
  • Community
New topics not covered by the conference talks can be discussed during informal gatherings called Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions. BoFs may be scheduled at the conference or in advance by mailing the program committee.

Paper Submissions

Papers for the technical sessions will be reviewed by the program com- mittee. An extended abstract is required for the paper selection process. These abstracts must be submitted via the Linux Bangalore 2002 website at http://www.linux-bangalore.org/2002/. Abstracts accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will not be read. By submitting an abstract to the Linux Bangalore 2002, you also give permission to publish it on the conference website. Papers submitted by Authors, preferably should not have been published before.

The Technology Showcase

The technology showcase will consist of an exposition of Linux technologies and products from the local industry. Various product lines and services that use/run on Linux and OSS will be displayed.

How can I participate:

How you can participate in the planning:

Subscribe to the mailing list at linux-bangalore-2002@yahoogroups.com and present your ideas and views there. Participate in the discussions and help in decision making.

How you can participate in the event:

You are invited to participate in this Annual Linux Community Event by giving a presentation about your current development work, experiences with Linux and Open Source, and future plans. Linux Bangalore/2002 will be the best opportunity for Open Source developers to meet and exchange ideas about current and upcoming Open Source projects.

How will you benefit:

You can learn from the tutorials, refereed papers, and invited talks, and discuss the newest technology with Linux gurus. You can also visit the vendor exhibition, where Linux and Open Source companies show their products. A social event will take place on Thursday, December 5. A perfect opportunity to exchange ideas with other Linux experts.

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