[FOSDEM] Graph Processing Devroom CfP

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FOSDEM GraphDevroom 2015
  Call for Participation (CfP)

++ Please do feel free to forward this CfP to anyone who you do
   think might be able to contribute to the GraphDevroom ++

Devroom day:  31. January 2015
Location:     Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
CfP deadline: Sunday, 7. December 2014

We are happy to announce the 4th edition of the Graph Devroom
co-located with FOSDEM 2015 at the UniversitÈ Libre de Bruxelles
(Campus Solbosch) in Belgium. FOSDEM is an annually software
developers meeting attended by over 5000 free and open source
enthusiasts from all over the world. The devroom will take place on
Saturday, 31. January 2015 with a welcome at 9:45, and talks from 10AM
till 18PM.

For the last 6 years graph processing systems are gaining an emerging
impact for processing complex semi-structured interrelated and
distributed data sets. Thanks to many high quality open source
implementations and outstanding community support, this movement is
still winning a lot of momentum. The past year had again been full of
impressive developments: e.g. Neo4j 2.1 with improved Cypher query
processing, OrientDB 2.0, first pre-releases of the LDBC benchmark
suites, Stardog 2.2, Sparksee 5.1, Structr 1.0, GraphHopper for OSM
routing, a new graph traversal framework called Steffi.io (imGraph),
the Bitsy database and Pixy query language, and even SAP, Intel and
Oracle joined the movement.

In previous devrooms a lot of great presentations and demos had been
given and substantiated discussions took place. Therefore, also in
2015 we will again give researchers, geeks and open source hackers the
possibility of an awesome meet up for showing each other their recent
work and improvements. This includes:

 - Graph databases, RDF stores and specialized databases
 - Graph Query Languages (like e.g. Gremlin, Cypher or SPARQL)
   and user-friendly APIs
 - (Distributed) Graph Processing Frameworks
 - Semantic Graphs (RDF)
 - Graph and RDF Benchmarks
 - Geographic Information Systems and Graphs (Routing et al.)
 - (Large-Scale) Graph Visualization
 - Graphs and the Internet-of-Things
 - Real-life application of graph processing including industry

 This list is not closed, other related topics are always welcome.

- -= Submit your idea =-

Convinced? Interested in giving a talk or presenting a demo? We are
looking for high quality technical (non-marketing) submissions,
ranging from principles to practice and interesting to attendees with
widely different backgrounds. Talks should be 20 to 30 minutes,
lightning talks 5 to 10 minutes and consist of a presentation
supported by slides, videos and/or demos. Any degree of interactivity
is highly welcome. We also welcome other activity proposals different
from ìtraditionalî project presentations and talks. All submissions
should be based on free and open software solutions or free and open
APIs. All accepted presentations will be recorded.

To submit a talk, please go to the FOSDEM submission system[8] follow
the instructions. If you previously spoke at FOSDEM, chances are high
that you already have an account! If you forgot your password, do just
reset it. If not, follow the instructions to create an account. If you
encounter any problems with the Pentabarf submission system, please
contact us and we will help you.

When you are logged in, please click on the "create event" item in the
menu to load the submission form. Then click on the "Show All" tab in
the top right corner of the browser window. (All the way to the right
on a large screen!)

Please include at least the following information:
  - Your name, nick, contact information (public/only for orga) and a
    short biography
  - Select "Graph Processing Devroom" as the track.
  - The title and a short abstract describing your
    presentation/demo/talk (max. 500 words)
  - Intended audience and goal of the talk (e.g., "Beginner",
    "Advanced", "Analysts, helping them to discover and visualize
    patterns" or "Developers, trying to optimize processing of highly
    connected data sets")
  - The desired length of your time slot (typical 30 min. incl. 5
    minutes for Q/A, or 5-10 minutes for lightning talks)
  - Links to background information on the given talk for the hungry
    and impatient
  - Links to your previous talks, code snippets or repositories

If you previously spoke at FOSDEM, chances are you already have an
account! If you forgot your password, do just reset it. If not, follow
the instructions to create an account. If you encounter any problems
with the Pentabarf submission system, please do contact us and we will
help you.

To avoid any kind of misunderstandings and confusions please send also
a short e-mail to fosdem2015 at graphdevroom.org and wait for our

  -= Important dates =-

Submission deadline:			07. Dec 2014
Notification of accepted speakers:	10. Dec 2014
Preliminary Schedule:			10. Dec 2014
Publication of the final schedule:	10. Jan 2015
Devroom day: 	  			31. Jan 2015

  -= The Orgteam =-

  - Achim Friedland, Founder of GraphDefined GmbH
  - Lutz Lukas, symanto research GmbH & Co KG.
  - Martin Junghanns, University of Leipzig
  - Pere Urbon-Bayes, Fyber
  - Peter Karich, GraphHopper

The GraphDevroom team can be reached via: fosdem2015 at graphdevroom.org

Ideas, suggestions and helping hands are always welcome. Just use the
Etherpad[9] to get in contact.

  -= Stay in Contact =-

In order to stay in contact and be updated with the latest news of the
event, you can either go to Twitter and follow @GraphDevroom[3] or
search for #graphdevroom, or goto Google and subscribe to our Google
Group[4] or become a member of our Google+ community[5].

Impressions, recorded talks and slides from the last years are
available at our website[2], at YouTube[6] within our Google+
community or at SlideShare[7].

[1] https://fosdem.org/2015/
[2] http://graphdevroom.org
[3] https://twitter.com/graphdevroom
[4] https://groups.google.com/d/forum/graphdevroom
[5] https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114424455964265722048
[6] http://www.youtube.com/graphprocessing
[7] http://www.slideshare.net/graphdevroom
[8] https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM15
[9] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/GraphDevroom

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