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Speakers Announced for the Linux and Open Source in Government Conference

  • 15 December, 2003 11:31

<p></p><center><b>AUUG announces the speakers and program for the joint AUUG and Linux
Australia conference on Linux and Open Source in Government to be held
in January 2004 in Adelaide.</b></center>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia -- 15 December, 2003 -- AUUG, the organisation for
UNIX and Open Source professionals, today announced  the speakers
and program for the first annual Australian conference on Linux and Open
Source in Government. The conference is being jointly organised by AUUG
and Linux Australia as a "miniconference" of Linux.conf.au and will be
held in Adelaide, South Australia, on 12 and 13 January 2004.  Titled
"The Challenges", the conference will focus on best practices, raise awareness
and share experiences amongst Policy Makers and IT officials. Participants
will come from Government and public departments, the academic sector,
and local, national and international organizations.
Keynote presenters include:
</p><ul>
<li>
Honourable Ian Gilfillan MLC, Australian Democrats Member of the South
Australian Legislative Council</li>
<p></p><li>
Tony Judge, General Manager Business Strategies, National Office for the
Information Economy (NOIE)</li>
<p></p><li>
Senator Kate Lundy, Labor Senator for the ACT</li>
<p></p><li>
Roland Slee, Director, Business and Technology Solutions, Oracle Corporation
Australia</li>
</ul>
With the growing importance of Open Source and Open Systems to Government,
as demonstrated by recent ACT legislation, the conference will be a key
resource and meeting place for users, developers and vendors wanting to
learn more.
Conference papers and speakers include:
<ul>
<li>
"Commonwealth Administrative Health Data Mining using Debian GNU/Linux",
Graham Williams, Principal Computer Scientist, CSIRO Data Mining</li>
<p></p><li>
"The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's new Internet and
Intranet Web portals", Peter Bailey, Synop</li>
<p></p><li>
"NOIE's Open Source Solution to Web Content Management", Avi Miller, NOIE</li>
<p></p><li>
"Open source software in health", Dr. Peter Schloeffel</li>
<p></p><li>
"A demonstration of technology to facilitate disabled access", Malcolm
Tredinnick</li>
<p></p><li>
"Using open standards to share spatial data using Mapserver, PostGIS and
other open source GIS software", Antti Roppola, Scientific Information
Analyst, Bureau of Rural Sciences</li>
<p></p><li>
"Software access regimes in government", Brendan Scott</li>
<p></p><li>
"Legal Issues For the Use of Free and Open Source Software in Government",
Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Head of the School of Law, QUT</li>
<p></p><li>
"Open Source and the Public Sector", Ian Oi, Blake Dawson Waldron</li>
<p></p><li>
"Overcoming the Challenges Facing Open Source in Government", Con Zymaris</li>
</ul>
The full programme and abstracts for most papers can be view online at
<a href="http://www.auug.org.au/events/2004/ocgconf/programme.html">http://www.auug.org.au/events/2004/ocgconf/programme.html</a>
Those wishing to attend need to register online at <a href="http://www.auug.org.au/events/2004/ocgconf/register.html">http://www.auug.org.au/events/2004/ocgconf/register.html</a>
<b>Key Partners in the event:</b> Oracle (Platinum Sponsor). IBM is
Penguin sponsor of linux.conf.au 2004.
"Linux and Open Source in Government 2004 - The Challenges" will be
held at The University Of Adelaide, 12 to 13 January 2004. More details
will be available at <a href="http://www.auug.org.au/events/2004/ocgconf">http://www.auug.org.au/events/2004/ocgconf</a>
The conference will take place within the framework of Linux.conf.au,
a major technical conference for open source developers, held in the same
precinct
on subsequent days, January 14-16.  Linux.conf.au is for
Linux, BSD and other related tools of the open source trade.  Registrants
for linux.conf.au receive complimentary entry to "Linux and Open Source
in Government" and all other miniconfs being held in the same week.
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<p><b>About AUUG Incorporated</b>
<br/>AUUG Inc. is the Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group, the organisation
for UNIX and Open Source professionals. Dating from 1975, AUUG is a national
body with chapters that organise local activities in most capital cities.
Visit <a href="http://www.auug.org.au/">http://www.auug.org.au/</a>
<br/>Previous AUUG press releases can be viewed at <a href="http://www.auug.org.au/publications/press/">http://www.auug.org.au/publications/press/</a>
</p><blockquote>AUUG Inc.
<br/>PO Box 7071
<br/>Baulkham Hills BC NSW 2153
<br/>Australia
<br/>Free Call 1800 625 655, Fax 02 8824 9522
<br/>International: Tel +61 2 8824 9511, Fax +61 2 8824 9522
<br/>E-mail: <a href="mailto:auug@auug.org.au">auug@auug.org.au</a>
<br/>ABN 15 645 981 718</blockquote>
<p><br/><b>Press Contact</b>
<br/>Gordon Hubbard
<br/>Treasurer, AUUG Inc.
<br/>&lt;<a href="mailto:Gordon.Hubbard@auug.org.au">Gordon.Hubbard@auug.org.au</a>&gt;
<br/>Tel: 02 9659 9590
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