Call for papers 2013 will be hosted in Canberra, Australia from 28 January to 2 February 2013 with the miniconfs being held on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January. For more information about the conference check out We are pleased to announce that the Multimedia and Music miniconf proposal has been accepted for inclusion in LCA 2013.

The Multimedia and Music miniconf call for papers is now open. We would love to see wide-ranging proposals from across the FOSS multimedia and music community:

  • from developers of open-source multimedia and music software, discussing new and upcoming features, clever solutions to problems or interesting ideas they are exploring
  • from users who have built up a workflow which they want to share
  • from anyone who is doing awesome things with open-source audio and video software that they want to tell the world about

Presentations or tutorials on subjects such as the following will be welcomed.

  • exciting new additions to existing software
  • development of new multimedia programs
  • multimedia and music on the web
  • how to set Linux up for multimedia composition, authoring and/or playback
  • great user experiences with open source multimedia software
  • legal issues surrounding multimedia content and its use with open source software
  • descriptions of multimedia workflows: tools used, process followed, and so forth
  • upcoming features in low-level infrastructure (JACK, ALSA, PulseAudio, etc)
  • any other open source multimedia topic we haven't thought of

Please refer to our previous miniconf websites to see the diverse range of presentations we have had in the past. Presentations which have been accepted and confirmed are listed on our Timetable page but there is still plenty of room for more.

The miniconf will include both 20 minute and 50 minute presentation slots with a 5 minute question time to follow. The exact mix will be dependent on the number of proposals offered. In addition, time will be allocated for 5 minute "lightning talks". Projection facilities will be available. Please note that in line with guidelines miniconfs cannot receive funding, nor can they provide travel or accommodation assistance. In general presenters and attendees at miniconfs must be registered for LCA2013.

Submission will be via email to one of the organisers with the following information.

  • your name and preferred email address
  • the title of your talk
  • a brief abstract describing what you want to talk about (up to about 500 words)
  • your preferred presentation length

For more information about the miniconf please refer to the website or contact one of the organisers (Jonathan Woithe or Silvia Pfeiffer).