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February 28, 2012: A Coruña, Spain. A public Call for Participation has officially opened for the 2012 GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC) conference. Grupo de Programadores y Usuarios de Linux (GPUL), this year’s organizers of the event, anticipate a wide range of speakers and hundreds of participants to once again make this conference a highly informative and community-building event.

You can read the press release and register in the paper submission system here.

GUADEC 2012 will be hosted in A Coruña, Spain, from July 26 – 29. Now in its 13th year, GUADEC is one of the largest annual meetings of free and open source software developers, GNOME foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses from around the world. Speakers include leading names from the GNOME, UNIX, GNU/Linux and Free and Open Source software. With additional days from July 30 – August 1 allocated for hackfests and meetings. A Coruña has already seen several successful GNOME-related hackfests over the past three years, and GUADEC will be held in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of A Coruña.

The 2011 release of GNOME 3 has significantly refreshed development of the GNOME project. Topics are of particular interest for GUADEC 2012 include:

  • Design of the core user experience
  • Writing applications for GNOME 3
  • Integration of web life into the desktop
  • Adapting GNOME to new types of devices
  • Improvements to and unification of desktop plumbing
  • Outreach to new contributors
  • Organization and governance of the project
  • GNOME’s 15th birthday

Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome, provided that they are of relevance, or inspiring to the GNOME community. You can access the secure online submission system directly via gpul.org.

The Call for Participation for GUADEC 2012 will follow these dates:

  • April 14: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • Presentations will be reviewed by the program committee
  • April 28: Notification of speakers
  • End of April: Call for Lightening talks
  • July 26 – 29: GUADEC 2012 in A Coruña, Spain
  • July 30 – August 1: hackfests and meetings

If you are interested in organizing a workshop, a BoF session or a project room during this second half of GUADEC, please wait for a later separate call for participation.

The program committee will consist of the following members: Andre Klapper, Allan Day (Red Hat), Ryan Lortie (Codethink), Michael Meeks (SUSE), Lennart Poettering (Red Hat), Christian Schaller (Collabora) and Vincent Untz (SUSE).

About the GNOME Foundation

Composed of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading companies, the GNOME Foundation is an organization committed to supporting the advancement of the GNOME project. The foundation is a member directed, non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational and legal support to the GNOME project and helps determine its vision and roadmap.

GNOME, the default graphical environment in many major GNU/Linux and Unix systems, has millions of users around the world and the support of large enterprises and small business. Holding its main tenets as freedom, accessibility and usability, GNOME is well positioned to play a key role in future FLOSS projects.


GUADEC is the GNOME Users And Developers’ European Conference. Held annually since 2000 in cities around Europe, GUADEC is the largest congress of GNOME users, developers, artists, translators, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses in the world. Presentations are given by business leaders, government spokespeople, volunteers and motivated developers on a range of topics including the future directions of the GNOME Project, Unix, GNU/Linux, Free and Open Source software, new features, exciting ideas and modern development techniques.

More information about GUADEC, GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at www.guadec.org, www.gnome.org and foundation.gnome.org.

Follow GUADEC developments: identi.ca/GUADEC & twitter.com/GUADEC

For general questions please contact the GUADEC team.