Call For Papers now open for Open Source conference in Sinsheim, Germany

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced ApacheCon Europe 2012 and North America 2013.

The official conference, trainings and expo of the ASF returns to Europe 5-8 November 2012 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, Germany. The Call For Papers is now open through 13 August 2012. Early-bird registration will open 6 August 2012.

Apache powers half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers.

ApacheCon brings developers and users together to explore key issues in building Open Source solutions "The Apache Way". The 2012 Europe event will cover a wide range of topics, from Cloud to Big Data, from Content to Servers, Search to Store, Business and Tools. Tracks include:

- Apache Daily –-the tools, frameworks, and components used on a daily basis, such as Apache Logging, Apache Maven, Apache Ant, Apache Buildr, Apache Commons, and more.
- ApacheEE –-all about Java Enterprise projects at the ASF, including Apache OpenWebBeans, Apache OpenEJB, Apache TomEE, Apache Tomcat, Apache MyFaces, Apache DeltaSpike, Apache BVal, and Apache OpenJPA.
- Big Data --the ASF projects at the forefront of high-volume performance, innovation, and analytics, such as Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Apache HBase, Apache Hive, Apache Kafka, Apache Mahout, Apache Pig, Apache Whirr, Apache ZooKeeper and friends.
- Camel in Action --common problems, solutions and best practices with Apache Camel.
- Cloud –-many Apache initiatives play a key role in powering today's Cloud, from Apache Libcloud and Deltacloud, to Apache Whirr, Accumulo, and Cloudstack, to Apache Hadoop + friends.

- Linked Data –-adopting, linking, and interoperating the Web of Data using the latest in annotating, processing, extracting, reasoning, and semantics with Apache Jena, Apache Any23 (Incubating), Apache Clerezza (Incubating), and Apache Stanbol (Incubating).
- Lucene/Solr and Friends --the latest in search and analytics with Apache Lucene/Solr, Apache Tika, Apache ManifoldCF and more.

- Modular Java –-developing and deploying applications in public and private Cloud environments using Apache Felix, Apache ACE, Apache Karaf, Apache Aries, Apache Sling.
- NoSQL --use cases and latest developments in dovetailing Big Data with Apache Cassandra, Apache HBase, Apache CouchDB, Apache Accumulo, and more.
- OpenOffice --the Apache OpenOffice ecosystem, including dedicated hackathons, MeetUps, and evening sessions, as well as use cases, and technical sessions on Writer, Calc, Impress, Math, Base, and Draw.

- Web Infrastructure --the backbone of the Web, including Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Apache Traffic Server, and more.

SAP is the lead underwriter for ApacheCon Europe 2012; additional opportunities for corporate and individual sponsorship are available.

Produced by The Open Bastion, ApacheCon North America 2013 will be held 26-28 February 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, United States. Pre- and post-conference events, including trainings, unconference, and sprinting activities are also planned. The Call For Participation for ApacheCon North America will open on 3 September 2012.

For more information and to submit a presentation proposal, visit

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 400 individual Members and 3,500Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, IBM, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit

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