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Key Dates

  • 19th July: deadline for regular submissions for consideration by the OOoCon Jury. Your paper will be considered on its merits against all the other proposals.
  • 31th July: we will let you know if your proposal has been accepted. If you have applied for a travel bursary, we will tell you if we have been able to grant you one.
  • The Conference Programme will be published on 7th August with all accepted proposals. Registration will open at this point.
  • Your Conference Presentation must be submitted by 23th October.

Type of sessions

A presentation is a general discussion of some topic, including (but not limited to) the software, the community, relationships with other software or communities, and political or philosophical issues. Presentations should be limited to 50 minutes (including questions and answers).

A workshop is a "hands-on labs." session, in which the presenter takes the audience step-by-step through a task, or provides hands-on tuition for audience in a classroom format. Presenters may request extended workshop sessions up to half a day in duration for complex tasks (e.g. how to set up a build environment).

A BoF (Birds of a Feather meeting) is an informal gathering of people in a particular group, or interested in a specific topic. Examples include the members of a native-language group, the marketing project, documentation writers, or Apple Mac porters.

A panel discussion involves a group of people (usually 3 or 4) led by a moderator. The participants make opening and closing statements on the topic, may discuss the topic among themselves, and may answer questions from the audience (usually submitted in advance).

A lightning talk is a mini (15 minutes), informal and practical presentation where the speaker presents how to solve a specific problem.

Conference Topics


  • The source and how to work with it
  • The roadmap
  • Tools for development
  • Integration and localization
  • QA, UI, and development processes
  • Packaging for distribution
  • Porting and platform specifics
  • System integration with OpenOffice.org (ODF, UNO, API, extensions)
  • Macros and Extensions
  • User Experience (UX)

OpenDocument Format

  • ODF State of the art
  • ODF Future Directions
  • ODF interoperability


  • Commercializing, integrating, and supporting OpenOffice.org
  • Migration methodology
  • Marketing OpenOffice - the product and the Community
  • Branding and artwork
  • Funding the project, defining the product, and extending it
  • Support and documentation

Native Languages

  • More than translation: building local language communities
  • Tools and techniques for localisations
  • The OpenOffice.org Release Process

Case Studies

  • OpenOffice.org in Government and Public Administrations
  • OpenOffice.org in the private sector (SME - Small to Medium-sized Enterprise)
  • Building a successful business around OpenOffice.org (training, migration, support, development of extensions, technical authors...)
  • User Experience (UX)

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, 3th November

  • Aftenoon: Community Meetings. We have lot of flexibility because of several rooms availability
  • Evening: community beer. Very informal event.

Wednesday, 4th November

  • Morning: Keynotes & general sessions
  • Following: 4 parallel track
    • Two standard presentation tracks
    • Ligntning talks
    • OOo and Floss in education (italian session with simultaneous

interpreting). Special english speeches are admitted

  • Late afternoon: BoF
  • Evening: conference institutional event (town visit and dinner)

Thursday, 5th November

  • All day: 4 parallel tracks
    • Three standard presentation tracks
    • OOo development for beginners (italian session with simultaneous interpreting) by Paolo Mantovani (macros and extensions) and Giuseppe Castagno (OOo coding)
  • Following: Workshops
  • Evening: community party (very informal event)

Friday, 6th November

  • Morning: general session (i.e. ODF status and adoption?)
  • Following: 4 parallel tracks
    • Three standard presentation tracks
    • Document Interoperability Day (in english with simultaneous


  • Evening: closing ceremony
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