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UKUUG Spring 2007 Conference

19-21 March 2007 in Manchester

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UKUUG's annual Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA) conference will take place in Manchester from 19-21 March 2007.

This is the UK's only conference aimed specifically at systems and network administrators. It attracts a large number of professionals from sites of all shapes and sizes. As well as the technical talks, the conference provides a friendly environment for delegates to meet, learn, and enjoy lively debate on a host of subjects.


The conference will be preceded by a tutorial or extended workshop. Recent past conferences have included sessions on: Perl for Systems Administrators; IPv6; Linux HA; Perl 6; Samba. If you would like to offer a tutorial that might interest our target audience, please submit a proposal.


We already have talks lined up on migrating to and using xen, using wmvare, and 2 talks from xensource - the authors of xen. We also have talks about Perl 6, for those who use Perl and those who have users who use Perl, amongst many others.

While the formal conference deadline for talks has passed, we have reserved some slots for interesting talks on topics which we would like to see more of. Please contact the conference organisers at with your offer of a talk.

If you have a novel solution to a problem, experience of a particular application or hardware platform, tips and tricks for fellow systems administrators, or a favourite tool you could talk about, please submit a paper for consideration by the programme committee.

Significant Dates

Authors notified by: 21st November 2006
Programme published: 5th December 2006
Final papers due: 20th February 2007

Method of Submission

Please submit a short autobiography and an initial abstract of 250-500 words via email to

Talks should normally last 45 minutes (including questions and answers). There will also be slots available for extended talks of 60 minutes and lightning talks of 15 minutes.

You do not have to be a member of UKUUG to submit a paper, and submissions from speakers outside the UK are welcome. Potential speakers may request further information from

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking companies or institutions to sponsor various elements of the conference. Sponsorship opportunities include: paying for a speaker's travel or accommodation; providing bursaries for delegates who cannot pay the conference fee themselves; sponsoring catering, lunches, or the conference dinner; providing pens, coffee cups, or other items with your company logo.

All sponsors will be listed in the conference proceedings and included on our website with a link back to your site.You will also have the opportunity to provide literature for distribution in delegate packs. Please contact the UKUUG Secretariat to discuss the possibilities.

Best Paper

The programme committee will also award a prize for the Best Paper submitted to the conference proceedings. Prizes will be a selection of O'Reilly books of the winner's choosing.

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