Among other things it depends on the number of people who attend the conference. The first conference was attended by about 170 people. Usually these people will be distributed between three parallel tracks.
We will have several rooms where spontaneous BOF sessions (unprepared discussion rounds) may take place. We don't know yet how big they will be, but they will probably be seminar rooms with a capacity of 30-40 people.
We will plan a program, in which all planned presentations are scheduled.
By default we will have two hour slots. Prepared presentations should last not longer than one hour. At least three quarters of an hour should be left for discussion. A quarter hour is used to allow changing rooms.
We will try to provide access to the Internet. Probably not many computers will be available. If you like to use such things, please contact the Oekonux project team as soon as possible.
We will try to get beamers. Overhead projectors will be available in all rooms.
Yes. We want to document all conference contributions publicly - i.e. on the web.
By default each contribution should be documented as a paper. Length is not dictated by us. In justified exceptions we do accept documentation of the presented slides.
We need the documentation by
November 17th, 2002
Please contact Stefan Merten.
We don't insist on a special format. Plain text is a useful basis, but HTML is ok, too.
Generally speaking: The simpler, the better. All layout bells and whistles will be removed anyway while reformatting it for the web site. So only markup what is important structurally (headings, emphasis, description of pictures, etc.) and do not hide this information in layout markup like "bold", "italics" or similar.
We will publish all submitted papers on this web site after the conference.
All papers need to be free from rights of third persons. It is best to put your paper under the GNU Free Documentation License or another Free license. We assume that if we don't have other information.
Why I have been subscribed to email@example.com?
The mailing list serves the coordination of the content of presentations as well as being a simple facility to give organizational hints by the Oekonux project team.
Yes, because the mailing list is archived.
We will reimburse costs for travelling to and from the conference. Please use cheap travelling opportunities. If it is possible for you to cover your own travelling costs completely or partially, we would be grateful. If you travel by car we only pay the costs for an equivalent train ticket.
If you want to fly, please contact us. Invited speakers receive a estimate of the costs for the flight, which they can book themselves then.
We will try to get private accommodation for all speakers.
No. We will only pay for travelling costs and we will provide free private accomodation.
In general we work as a team for the preparation of the conference. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For some tasks there are special people caring about them. You may contact these directly (please note the obfuscation of email addresses to prevent spammers from harvesting them):
- General care about the speakers: LutzH
- Financial issues, reimbursement of traveling costs: LutzH
- Accomodation: Stefan Meretz stefan.meretz AT hbv.org
- On-site-helpers: Stefan Meretz stefan.meretz AT hbv.org
- Papers, documentation: Stefan Merten smerten AT oekonux.de
- Web-site: Stefan Merten smerten AT oekonux.de
A note to international guests: The project team consists more less exclusively from German speakers with differing abilities in the English language. For difficult questions Graham Seaman is available.
There is a general FAQ, which is meant for all visitors to the conference.