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Sydney, January 2018

Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations 2018 Systems Administration Miniconf

There will be a one day mini conference on Linux Systems Administration held as part of 2018. LCA2018 will be held in Sydney, Australia on 22 - 26 January 2018.

The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like to invite proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf. Please forward this CFP to your colleagues, peers, social networks, and other relevant mailing lists. Please help by encouraging submissions from people you would like to hear present at this Miniconf.

This is our 12th Sysadmin Miniconf at Previous presentations can be found at the website

Presentation Topics

We welcome talks on best current practice, new developments in Systems Administration, cutting edge techniques and technologies, and ways to better manage Linux environments large and small.

Topics for presentations could include (but are not limited to):

Presentations should be of a technical nature and speakers should assume that members of the audience have at least a couple of years experience in Unix/Linux administration.

Format of Presentations

We are now seeking proposals for presentations at the mini-conference. We have openings for:

Please note, due to the single day available (and whole-LCA keynote before morning tea), we expect the majority of available timeslots to be 20 minutes or less, with possibly 1-2 slightly longer talks if there is space in the schedule. We have a general policy of accepting a high proportion of proposals but handing out relatively short timeslots. Please see previous years Miniconf schedules for examples of how the programme is organised.

Submitting talks

Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the Miniconf you must be registered (and paid up by the time the conference happens) for the main conference. Presenting at the Miniconf does not entitle you to discounted or free registration at the main conference nor to priority with registration. Unfortunately the Miniconf has no budget for sponsorship of speakers.

To submit a talk to the LCA2018 Sysadmin Miniconf, create an account on the LCA2018 website:

create a speaker profile, and then select "New Proposal" and "System Administration Miniconf Presentation", or while logged into the LCA2018 site, go directly to:

If you have a preferred length of your Short Presentation (15/20/25 minutes) or Lightning Talk (5/10 minutes) please use the Private Abstract field to describe what would work best for your talk. Otherwise we will pick a length that best suits the gaps in the programme as we put the final programme together. In some cases we maybe able to add a few extra minutes to a few Short Presentations if there is any spare time left in the programme.

Questions should be sent to:

lca2018 @

Dates and Deadlines

To encourage early submissions, priority (both of inclusion and scheduling) will be given to presentations submitted by 23:59 UTC on the 5th of November 2017. If you have a good presentation idea, please let us know early, even if you need time to finalise the presentation abstract. Please indicate if you need an early confirmation to aid you in arranging time off work or travel; we will do our best to assist.

Contact and Questions

Please see our website at for more information on the miniconf, past presentations and presenting at it.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers at:

lca2018 @

News (updated Oct 2017)

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