Accessibility topic of LSM 2017

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Mon Mar 13 21:58:31 UTC 2017

                 17th Libre Software Meeting
                      July 1-7, 2017
                  Saint-Etienne, France
              Call For Papers and Participation
               limited to accessibility topic
     [we apologize for duplicate receipt of this message]
         Last call before deadline : march *31st* 2017

Sharing of knowledge, freedom of information, community spirit,
exchange of ideas, technological progress: every year the Libre
Software Meeting (LSM) follows the Libre philosophy.

RMLL/LSM is a non-commercial series of conferences, round tables
discussions and practical workshops based on Libre/Free Software and
its uses. Its aim is to provide a platform for Libre/Free Software
users, developers and stakeholders.

Access to LSM is free of charge and open to everyone. The conference
will be held in Beauvais from July 1st to July 7, 2017.

We hereby announce the opportunity to submit papers for selection by
the technical review committee for the RMLL/LSM 2017.

This year again we would like to put a particular emphasis on
accessibility on the whole RMLL/LSM event. We will have our usual
workshop, as described below, but we would like to have accessibility
talks held in other sessions too, if possible all of them, as was
achieved in 2010 in Bordeaux.

We thus invite you to submit your accessibility talks to various
topics, so as to broaden the audience of accessibility questions.

Concerning our dedicated accessibility workshop, to better target the
various exchanges that will be taking place, the programme committee
of the accessibility workshop proposes several kinds of meetings:

- "Solution" meetings, with conferences  and round tables to present
solutions dedicated to previous areas.

- "State of the art" conferences between practitioners, developers,
scientists and users to discuss about what exists according to the
specific needs of users, what works well or a little less well,
to talk about approaches...

- "Technical" presentations between developers and scientists. This
will allow initiation of exchanges between communities that do not
necessarily have the opportunity to meet and will maybe lead to new
collaborations or projects.

Finally, a workshop area will be available to try out and exchange
tools presented by their authors or by seasoned users of those

Information on workshops from last event is available on

Information on the previous global RMLL/LSM emphasis on accessibility
in 2010 is available on

You will be able to attend conferences  on other related issues
such as "System Administration" (like Nagios, GLPI, Cfengine,
...), "Development" (like NoSQL, Lucene, GCC, ...), "Law" (like
Licenses,OpenData, FSF, ...), "Internet" (WebGL, Jabber, Typo3, ...),
... Conferences from last year are available on :

If you are interested in participating, please have a look at the
topics presentation on

and submit your presentation at:

Please feel free to share this information with others people who
may be interested. We welcome your participation and input and look
forward for a valuable meeting. 

Deadlines =========

The following dates are important if you wish to participate to the
call for papers.

Abstract submission: no later than 31st of March 2017

Submission guidelines ====================

Speakers should submit an abstract in English or French ; about 400
words, and in 2 languages if possible. If accepted, this abstract
will be published on the website.

Submissions should be submitted via this form:

Submissions should also include the following:
  * Contact information and Geographical location of presenter
  (country of origin/passport).
  * A brief biography.
  * Any significant presentation and/or educational
  * For technical topics: Reason why this material is innovative,
  significant or an useful tutorial.
  * Optionally, any outlines or samples of prepared materials.
  * Information whether the submission has already been presented,
  and if so, where.

Personal information will be used exclusively for the sole purpose
of the RMLL/LSM committee and shall not be shared with third parties.

If the paper is not accepted for the main session, it may be accepted
for a short-form or "lightning talk" session.

Travel Assistance ====================

Non-commercial and based upon volunteer work, RMLL/LSM are events with
limited resources. However, speakers who exhibit particular need may
receive a refund for their transportation charges at the discretion
of the selection committee. If you know the estimated cost of the
transportation, providing this will make it easier for us to obtain
a clearer view of the expenses that will be incurred.

Publication on the web site ======================

The abstracts and slides for the conference will be published on
the event web site. The files should use only open formats and the
contents shall be shared under a free license.

Web site =================

Event web site :

CfP website :

Best regards,
Programme Commitee of the LSM 2017 accessibility topic

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