Please submit a short outline of your intentions to Project Oekonux by
March 1st, 2004
Please do not use a proprietary format. In general plain ASCII text suffices completely. We are convinced by content - not by appearance.
Please note our Call for Contribution. It gives an impression of what we do consider interesting for the conference.
The official phase for proposals is over meanwhile. If you want to contribute something on short notice this is possible as part of the open discussion sessions. Please contact the Oekonux project team.
At latest several days after you sent your proposal a member of the Oekonux project team will confirm the receipt of your proposal. This mail may include further questions regarding your contribution.
Besides that your proposal will be listed on a OpenTheory page under 3.2. Proposals received so far.
You may be interested in offering your proposal for discussion with anybody interested. There are two options for this:
This is a Wiki page where all proposals so far are mentioned. In the entry mentioning your proposal you may add another Wiki page where you can put your proposal to and then invite others to discuss it.
This option can be used for an in-depth discussion of a proposal.
- Speakers mailing list
It may make sense to coordinate your presentation with other invited speakers. This can be done best on the mailing list for speakers. All invited speakers will be subscribed there.
Also it is possible that the Oekonux team proposes to arrange several related contributions to a panel instead of having them in a single presentation. Of course only if this is wanted by the speakers also.
This option is more suited for coordination among speakers.
The Oekonux project team may have questions about your proposal because we did not understand well what you want to contribute. You should answer such questions.
Besides this it is possible that there are proposals regarding the content of your contribution. Of course you may integrate our proposals into your contribution but you do not need to be discouraged by them. You want to contribute to the conference, you are the expert for your contribution. This is crucial.
The Oekonux project team collects proposals until March 1st, 2004 and after that date decides which contributions are explicitly invited to the conference, which unfortunately can not be invited and which are rejected. The decisions will be made until
March 31st, 2004
latest but we hope to be ready earlier. All who made a proposal will be notified of the decision.
We do not require a specific form for a proposal. However, your chances for acceptance are the better the better we can imagine what you want to do. If we absolutely do not understand what you want to contribute we will ask you for more information.
Please do not use proprietary file formats for your proposal. Plain ASCII will do in very most cases.
Until the deadline March 1st, 2004 you are free to change your proposal. However, keep in mind we need to understand what you do want to contribute ultimately.
Should your contribution be invited after the deadline changes in the contribution are possible only in coordination with the Oekonux project team. In such cases it is best to use the mailing list for speakers.
The important criteria is about the content of the contribution. In the Oekonux project team we will make up our mind about what we find most suitable for a successful conference. The Call for Contribution will build a guideline for this.
Besides content related criteria we need to meet the following limitations:
- Available money for travel expenses
- Available accommodation for invited contributors
- Available time slots in the program of the conference
If you are able and willing to cover your travel expenses yourself and/or able and willing to care about accommodation yourself please tell this the Oekonux project team.
It is not only possible but wanted. We will make available at least one room for spontaneous sessions.
Among other things it depends on the number of people who attend the conference. The first conference was attended by about 170 people, the second by about 150. Usually these people will be distributed between three parallel tracks.
We will have at least one room where spontaneous sessions (unprepared discussion rounds) may take place. We don't know yet how big they will be, but they will probably be seminar rooms with a capacity of 30-40 people.
By default we will have two hour slots. Prepared presentations should last not longer than one hour. At least three quarters of an hour should be left for discussion. A quarter hour is used to allow changing rooms.
We will try to provide access to the Internet by Ethernet and Wireless. Probably not many computers will be available. If you like to use such things, please contact the Oekonux project team as soon as possible.
We will have beamers in all main rooms. Overhead projectors will be available in all rooms.
Yes. We want to document all conference contributions publicly - i.e. on the web.
By default each contribution should be documented as a paper. Length is not dictated by us. In justified exceptions we do accept documentation of the presented slides.
We need the papers by
June 6th, 2004
Please contact Stefan Merten.
We don't insist on a special format. Plain text is a useful basis, but HTML is ok, too.
Generally speaking: The simpler, the better. All layout bells and whistles will be removed anyway while reformatting it for the web site. So only markup which is important structurally (headings, emphasis, description of pictures, etc.) and do not hide this information in layout markup like "bold", "italics" or similar.
We will publish all submitted papers on this web site after the conference.
All papers need to be free from rights of third persons. It is best to put your paper under the GNU Free Documentation License or another Free license. We assume that if we don't have other information.
We will record the sound of all contributions. After the conference this will be made available on the web site also.
The mailing list serves the coordination of the content of presentations as well as being a simple facility to give organizational hints by the Oekonux project team.
Yes, because the mailing list is archived.
We will refund costs for travelling to and from the conference. Please use cheap travelling opportunities. If it is possible for you to cover your own travelling costs completely or partially, we would be grateful. If you travel by car we only pay the costs for an equivalent train ticket.
If you want to fly, please contact us. Invited speakers receive a estimate of the costs for the flight, which they can book themselves then.
We will try to get private accommodation for all speakers.
We can supply this only for one person per contribution.
No. We will only pay for travelling costs and we will provide free private accomodation.
In general we work as a team for the preparation of the conference. You may contact us at email@example.com.
For some tasks there are special people caring about them. You may contact these directly (please note the obfuscation of email addresses to prevent spammers from harvesting them):
- General contact person for contibutors: Franz Nahrada (f.nahrada AT reflex.at)
- Financial issues, reimbursement of traveling costs: GŁnther Friesinger (smerten AT oekonux.de)
- Press: Nina Wenhart (presse AT oekonux-konferenz.de)
- Accomodation: GŁnther Friesinger (smerten AT oekonux.de)
- On-site-helpers: Holger Weiss (holger AT weiss.in-berlin.de)
- Papers, documentation: Stefan Merten (smerten AT oekonux.de)
- Web-site: Stefan Merten (smerten AT oekonux.de)
There is a general FAQ, which is meant for all visitors to the conference.