scientific papers at the Desktop Summit

At previous Akademys people could, in addition to the normal talks, submit scientific papers. We want to do this again. Are you doing research around Free Software and particularly the free desktop? We’d like you to submit a scientific paper on it. We are especially interested in the topics also relevant for the talks at the Desktop Summit:

  • Closer collaboration between GNOME, KDE and related projects
  • GNOME, KDE and the mobile platform
  • The free desktops and social networks
  • Search, meta-data and the semantic desktop
  • The Desktop and the OS
  • Relationship with distributions and platforms
  • Optimizing power, memory and disk I/O usage
  • Designing and writing applications with strong user interfaces
  • Supporting non-technical contributions (e.g. documentation, visual design, marketing, project management, etc.) and attracting new community members
  • GNOME beyond the 3.0 release: the GNOME OS
  • Powerful foundations, elegant interfaces: Improvements in KDE applications
  • Government use of the free desktops; Free Software and non-governmental organization
  • Attention for Free Software software in education and participation of students

If you would like to submit a paper please send an email to all the reviewers listed below to figure out the details.

Papers will be reviewed by Celeste Lyn Paul (, Kevin Ottens (, Helio Castro ( and me (

NOTE: This is not connected to the call for participation that closes on 25th. If you want to give a talk you need to submit it via the Desktop Summit website.