Welcome to Linux Bangalore/2003

OSS Expo

What is it?

Linux Bangalore/2003 is the premiere Linux/OpenSource event in India, which brings together enthusiasts from all around the country for a 3 day Applied Technology Conference. LB/2003 will feature talks and demos by national and international speakers that cover a diverse spectrum of Linux related technologies ranging from Kernel-hacking and Embedded systems to Desktop Environments and Localisation to Databases and Web Applications to Gaming and Multimedia.

Linux Bangalore/200x is an annual event facilitated by the Bangalore Linux Users Group.


The primary audience for this event are the community of developers, system administrators, users and managers/decision makers. More than 3000 delegates and over 70 speakers are expected to attend the conference.

What will happen there:


Linux Bangalore/2003 will take place from December 2 to December 4, 2003, 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/2003 conference feature talks about current and future Linux technologies including software development and more generally about Open Source projects.

Contributed papers and presentations are solicited concerning, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Development
  • SysAdmin
  • Users
  • Business
  • Community

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 committee. An extended abstract is required for the paper selection process. These abstracts must be submitted via the Linux Bangalore 2003 website at http://www.linux-bangalore.org/2003/. Abstracts accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will not be read. By submitting an abstract to the Linux Bangalore 2003, 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 and present your ideas and views there. Participate in the discussions and help the managers with your feedback on the issues related to the event.

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/2003 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 4. A perfect opportunity to exchange ideas with other Linux experts.


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