Call for Papers
AUUG 2002 - Measure, Monitor, Control

The AUUG Annual Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 4, 5 and 6 September 2002.

The Conference will be preceded by three days of tutorials, to be held on 1, 2 and 3 September 2002.

The Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and tutorials relating to:

  • Cluster Computing
  • Managing Distributed Networks
  • Performance Management and Measurement
  • Open Source Systems Administration Tools
  • System and Application Monitoring
  • Security in the Enterprise
  • Technical aspects of Computing
  • Networking in the Enterprise
  • Business Experience and Case Studies
  • Open Source projects
  • Business cases for Open Source
  • Technical aspects of Unix, Linux and BSD variants
  • Open Systems or other operating systems
  • Computer Security
  • Networking, Internet (including the World Wide Web).

Presentations may be given as tutorials, technical papers, or management studies.  Technical papers are designed for those who need in-depth knowledge, whereas management studies present case studies of real-life experiences in the conference's fields of interest.

A written paper, for inclusion in the conference proceedings must accompany all presentations.

Speakers may select one of two presentation formats:

Technical presentation:

  • A 30-minute talk, with 10 minutes for questions.

Management presentation:

  • A 25-30 minute talk, with 10-15 minutes for questions (i.e. a total 40 minutes).

Panel sessions will also be timetabled in the conference and speakers should indicate their willingness to participate, and may like to suggest panel topics.

Tutorials, which may be of either a technical or management orientation, provide a more thorough presentation, of either a half-day or full-day duration.

Representing the largest Technical Computing event held in Australia, this conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to present your ideas and experiences to an audience with a major influence on the direction of Computing in Australia.

Submission Guidelines

Those proposing to submit papers should submit an extended abstract (1-3 pages) and a brief biography, and clearly indicate their preferred presentation format.

Those submitting tutorial proposals should submit an outline of the tutorial and a brief biography, and clearly indicate whether the tutorial is of half-day or full-day duration.

Speaker Incentives

Presenters of papers are afforded complimentary conference registration.

Tutorial presenters may select 25% of the profit of their session OR complimentary conference registration. Past experience suggests that a successful tutorial session of either duration can generate a reasonable return to the presenter.

Please note that with the GST changes to tax legislation we will be requiring the presentation of a tax invoice (which we will assist in producing) containing an ABN for your payment. If that is not provided then tax will have to be withheld from your payment.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Proposals Due10 May 2002
Authors notified7 June 2002
Final copy due6 July 2002
Tutorials1-3 September 2002
Conference4-6 September 2002

Proposals should be sent to:


Please refer to the AUUG website for further information and up-to-date details: