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LISA '11 Call for Participation

Workshops, Training Program, and BoFs


Workshops are half-day or full-day sessions for small groups (typically no more than 30 people) to share ideas and knowledge. Workshops are intended to be participatory, not instructional, and familiarity with the specific topic/area is expected of the attendees.

Proposals are in the form of a 1-page description. A workshop proposal should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Objective
  • Organizer name(s) and contact information
  • Potential attendee profile
  • Outline of potential topics
Workshop proposals are due June 9, 2011. Please email your proposal to

Training Program

LISA offers state-of-the-art tutorials from top experts in their fields. Topics cover every level from introductory to highly advanced. You can choose from over 50 full- and half-day tutorials on such diverse technical topics as: configuration management; Linux administration and high availability; topics in Solaris administration and performance tuning; virtualization; Perl; Python; Samba; system and network services, monitoring, visualization and troubleshooting; security; filesystems; backups; server configuration; spam prevention and monitoring; legal issues; and professional development topics such as management, communication, documentation.

To provide the best possible tutorial offerings, USENIX continually solicits proposals and ideas for new tutorials, especially on subjects not yet covered. If you are interested in presenting a tutorial or have an idea for a tutorial you would like to see offered, please submit. Multiple proposals are always welcome (we would rather you let us choose which of your tutorials we need, rather than your submitting only your one "best" tutorial), as are unbiased vendor tutorials. Occasionally, USENIX offers multi-day tutorials; while less common, if you have a 2-day class idea, don't hesitate to let us know about it!

Each tutorial proposal should consist of:

  • Title
  • Length (half-day or full-day)
  • Instructor name(s) and contact information
  • Abstract or outline of topic
Tutorial proposals are due June 9, 2011. Please email your proposal to Education Director, Daniel V. Klein, at

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the evening. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by emailing BoFs may also be scheduled at the conference.

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