Call For Papers

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, 2nd June 2006
Papers/Slides for Proceedings: Friday, 21st July 2006

The theme for this year's conference is "The Accessibility of Perl", which we hope will inspire submissions for this and related topics. If Perl has helped you or your company in enabling access, whether that is in terms of website accessibility and applications or even education and services, we'd like to hear about it. Although this is our main topic for the conference, it will not be the only one, and as such we will also be accepting talks on topics on just about any theme.

If you have an idea for a talk you'd like to give, or a topic you'd like to hear a talk on, you may like to post a synopsis on our conference wiki to see what others think. Proposed talks with a favourable response on the wiki have a better chance of getting accepted!

Please submit your proposals to The Organisers no later than midnight GMT on Friday 2nd June 2006.

Each submission should be for only one talk, and include:

  • a brief bio
  • the talk title
  • the proposed length for the talk
  • a brief description of the talk.

An outline of the main points can also be helpful, and is required for tutorial proposals.

All accepted speakers, except lightning talk only speakers, will have their registration fee waived.

We will be offering a number of time-slots for talks:

  • Standard: 20 minutes (the preferred format)
  • Long: 40 minutes
  • Short Tutorial: 60-90 minutes
  • Standard Tutorial: 3 hours (including break)

The preferred format is a 20 minute talk. It is expected that the majority of talks will be of this length.

Long talks are reserved for experienced speakers covering large topics. If you have an in-depth topic you would like to present in some detail, perhaps with considerable discussion, a double-slot may be available. However you should also consider splitting it into two standard talks (perhaps an introduction and a more advanced talk).

Short tutorials are available for beginner and introductory style presentations.

Half-day tutorials tend to cover a wide range of material on a certain aspect of Perl programming. For example, an XML tutorial could cover XML basics, to writing XML, to parsing XML, to practical uses of XML.

Conference organisers reserve the right to change the length assigned to a talk, if deemed appropriate.

Lightning talks will be a feature of the conference, but should not be submitted yet. Details of how to submit these will follow in due course.