Call for Papers

GCC Developers' Summit - Call for Papers

June 28 ~ 30, 2006, Ottawa, Canada

The GCC Developers' Summit is the premier technical conference for GCC and GNU Toolchain developers to discuss the developments of the past year and the plans for the coming year.

We invite you to submit a proposal to present a technical paper or to host a meeting (BoFS, or Birds of a Feather Session).

Step 1.

Submit Proposal

Proposals are your chance to sell the topic to the review committee. The review committee assesses the relevance of your topic to the community, your qualifications to be presenting the topic, and your rationale for presenting your topic. Your proposal must be between 1000 and 1500 characters in length. You will also need to submit a personal biography (which will be published) of up to 1000 characters at the same time as your proposal. Biographies must be submitted written in the third-person. You will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of any co-authors. Proposals will only be accepted from January 1st, 2006 until February 15th, 2006.

Step 2.

Committee Review

The programme committee will review your proposal per the guidelines above, contacting you via email with any questions or comments. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by March 11th, 2006.

Step 3

Submit Abstract

Abstracts of up to two paragraphs or less with a maximum of 2500 characters are due two weeks from the date of the acceptance of your proposal. The abstract will be published on our website and in the programme. The abstract must convey the basics of what your paper will address.

Step 4

Paper Submission

Papers must be formatted using the provided LaTeX template. If you require assistance please allow for a minimum of 2 weeks lead time prior to any published deadline. You may email questions to papers at for assistance.

Final papers must be submitted in tar format containing all the templates, images, and scripts required to build. Correctly formatted papers must be submitted prior to April 1st, 2006.

Step 5

Live Presentation

Presentations will be 45 minutes in length including time for questions.

An XGA (1024x786) LCD projector will be available to display output from a laptop computer. If you will require additional AV equipment please specify this in your proposal.

Fine Print

Publication Rights

The conference requires non-exclusive publication rights to submitted papers including the publication of audio and video proceedings. Copyright is retained by the author. We do ask that we be the first organisation to publish any given paper.

Failure to Submit

In the event that a deadline is missed we reserve the right to revoke any offer to present.

Review Committee

Ben Elliston, IBM
Andrew Hutton, Steamballoon
Janis Johnson, IBM
Mark Mitchell, CodeSourcery
Toshi Morita
Diego Novillo, Red Hat
Gerald Pfeifer, Novell
Ian Lance Taylor, Google

More To be confirmed

Proceedings Formatting Committee

John Lockhart, Redhat