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From: Beatriz Busaniche <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: 18/03/2008 08:59
Subject: Call for papers: FKFT 2008

Agradecemos la difusión

 Call for Papers

 Free Knowledge, Free Technology
 Education for a free information society
 SELF International Conference 2008

 First International Conference
 July 15-17, 2008
 Barcelona, Spain

 Programme Co-Chairs:
     David Jacovkis (Free Knowledge Institute, Universitat Oberta de
     Dragoslava Pefeva (Internet Society Bulgaria)

 General Co-Chairs:
     David Megias (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
     Wouter Tebbens (Free Knowledge Institute)

 Submissions Due Date (EXTENDED): April 30, 2008, 11:59pm UTC

 The Free Knowledge, Free Technology Conference (FKFT) is the first
 international event which will centre on the production and sharing of
 educational and training materials in the field of Free Software and
 Open Standards. The FKFT 2008 Conference will bring together around 500
 people from different continents including government representatives,
 school and university teachers, IT companies, publishers, and NGO's. By
 gathering together people from all these groups, we aim to stimulate
 both present and future collaboration between diverse disciplines,
 sectors and countries, through the medium of free software programs and
 the sharing of successful experiences related to free software and free

 The Free Knowledge Institute and the SELF Consortium (Internet Society
 Netherlands, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Free Software Foundation
 Europe, Goteburg University, Internet Society Bulgaria, Fundacion Via
 Libre and Tata Institute for Fundamental Research) are preparing the
 conference and aim to build strong relationships between attendees. The
 conference partners recognise the vital importance of the collaborative
 creation and sharing of free educational and training materials on Free
 Software and Open Standards. Our conference host is the Universitat
 Oberta de Catalunya.


 Original papers, surveys, and presentations on all aspects of Free
 Software and Education are invited. Submissions must have a strong and
 visible bearing on the main topics, but can be interdisciplinary in
 nature and need not be exclusively concerned with Free Software. We
 welcome full academic papers, opinion pieces, review pieces, artistic,
 and audio-visual submissions. Possible topics for submission to the
 various sessions include, but are not limited to:

 1. Free Software and Free Technologies in society:

         * Social implications of Free Knowledge and Free Technologies
         * Who creates Free Knowledge?
         * Quality assessment in collaborative authoring systems
         * Legal issues of Free Knowledge
         * The economy of Free Knowledge and Free Technologies

 2. Free Knowledge and Free Technologies in public bodies

 3. Educating in Freedom:

         * Technological aspects of e-learning
         * Introducing the SELF Platform
         * Training Free Technologies advocates

 4. Showcase educational materials in one of the following topics:

         * Introduction to Free Software and Open Standards
         * Operating systems
         * Office tools
         * Educational tools
         * ERP
         * VoIP

 Participants are encouraged to prepare Workshops and Train-the-trainer
 practical sessions introduced by a short talk in any of these topics.
 For oral communications, case studies and success stories will be
 favored for acceptance.

 Submission Instructions

 Proposals must be submitted before 30 April 2008. They will consist on a
 short abstract of the work, no longer than 1.000 words. Acceptance of
 the proposals will be communicated to authors not later than 15 May 2008.

 On acceptance of the proposal, authors will be required to submit a
 communication before 15 June 2008. Oral communication proposals will be
 between 1.500 and 3.500 words, while Workshops and Train-the-trainer
 sessions will have a shorter introduction (between 500 and 1.500 words)
 and can be accompanied by slides or other visual material.

 Accepted formats are Open Document, PDF and plain text. Communications
 must be presented in English.

 If you want to submit a paper, please visit the conference website at

 Submission Preparation Checklist

    1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it
 before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been
 provided in Comments to the Director).
    2. The submission is in Open Document, PDF or plain text format.
    3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://www.fkft.eu/) are
 activated and ready to click.
    4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics,
 rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all
 illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the
 appropriate points, rather than at the end.
    5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements
 outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
    6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference,
 authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used
 in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper
 title, etc.

 Programme Co-Chairs:
     David Jacovkis (Free Knowledge Institute, Universitat Oberta de
     Dragoslava Pefeva (Internet Society Bulgaria)

 Programme Committee:
     Beatriz Busaniche, Fundacion Via Libre, Argentina
     Shane M. Couglan, Freedom Task Force, FSFE
     Susan D'Antoni (pending confirmation), UNESCO-IIEP
     Steven Downes, National Research Counsil, Institute for Information
 Technology, Canada
     Nagarjuna G., Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, India
     Georg Greve, Free Software Foundation Europe
     Federico Heinz, Fundacion Via Libre, Argentina
     Masayuki Ida, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
     Mathias Klang, Gothenburg University, Sweden
     Rafael Macau, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

 Submissions Due Date (EXTENDED): April 30, 2008, 11:59pm UTC

 Conference information: http://fkft.eu

 Contact addresses:

 David Megias, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
 Tel: (+34) 933 263 735
 Fax: (+34) 933 568 822

 Wouter Tebbens, Free Knowledge Institute
 Tel: (+31) 20 8910 319
 Fax: (+31) 877 844 107
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