SFScon 2017 Call 4 Speakers

The official Call for Speakers for the Free Software Conference 2017 – www.SFScon.it -, to be held November 10th, 2017 at IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, is now open.

The SFScon is an annual conference dedicated to Free Software in South Tyrol that is aimed in particular at developers, coders and other talents, but also at the general public and decision makers in business and in public administration. SFScon promotes the use of Free Software in IT infrastructures as a tool to achieve greater innovation and competitiveness.

Through the Call for Speakers, the Conference Committee will accept speaker submissions for possible inclusion in the program.

The Conference Committee encourages proposals for lightning talks. All lightning talks are 15 minutes in length including Q&A.

The Conference Committee is particularly interested in submissions on the following thematic:

SMART Cities

Category: Technology

  • IoT
  • Big Data, Open Data, remote sensors
  • Machine learning
  • Green Software
  • Programming languages
  • Internet infrastructure
  • Cloud integration

Category: Industry

  • Open source economics
  • Business model open source
  • Cultural change in the Free Software and open source community

The commission will evaluate and select the proposals that will focus and have a very concrete approach to those topics.

The Conference Committee is also interested in submissions on the following topics:

  • Cloud Computing & Process Innovation
  • GIS
  • Open Data & Big Data
  • PostgreSQL
  • Software Development & Testing
  • Creative Industries
  • Virtual Reality & Gaming
  • Artificial Intelligence and new frontiers
  • Road Weather Information Systems
  • SMART Energy & Green ICT
  • SMART Government
  • SMART Health
  • SMART Mobility
  • SMART Tourism

To be considered, interested speakers should submit proposals by email to info(at)sfscon.it with the subject line “SFScon 2017 Call4Speakers” within August 31, 2017.

Submissions must include the proposed presentation title, an informative talk abstract and contact information, description of the relevance to Free Software & Open Technologies, and a speakers bio, including a picture (600×600 pixel) for the speakers’ section https://www.sfscon.it/speakers/. All information must be provided in English.

All speakers must adhere to the 100% vendor neutral / no commercial policy of the conference. If speakers cannot respect this policy, they should not submit a proposal.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for the SFScon are available. Please contact info(at)sfscon.it for information.