The Call for Papers is closed.

Welcome to the official J-Fall 2013 Call for Papers application. Only session proposals submitted through this application will be reviewed by the selection committee. This application was developed in Java by NLJUG and runs on Google App Engine.

On November 6, 2013 the J-Fall conference of the NLJUG will be held. The conference will be taking place at conference venue 'Hart van Holland' in Nijkerk, Netherlands. The organizing committee is looking for you as a speaker to present your session in one of the available timeslots. If you have an interesting Java related topic that you would like to present to NLJUG members, this is your chance. A timeslot has 50 minutes. Attendees typically have intermediate to advanced Java skills and are looking for practical content to enhance their knowledge. Most valued sessions include best practices, code samples and/or live demos. Besides regular technical sessions, we are also looking for hands-on labs proposals and unconference-style sessions. Submitting multiple papers is allowed of course. Before submitting a paper, make sure you've read the selection criteria.

If you have any questions regarding the call for papers, please contact papers@nljug.org.

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A session timeslot has 50 minutes. Attendees typically have intermediate to advanced Java skills and are looking for practical content to enhance their knowledge. Most valued sessions include best practices, code samples and/or live demos. Besides regular technical sessions, we are also looking for hands-on labs proposals and unconference-style sessions.


Session types


Content for J-Fall can be any of the following three session types:


Tracks


We are accepting content in the following tracks:


Paper submission fields


Please, make sure that your session proposal contains at least the following elements:

N.B. Incomplete proposals will unfortunately be rejected! Please, submit your proposal before the Call for Papers deadline. Please refer to the timeline for important dates. You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon submitting.


How proposals will be judged


When the deadline has passed, the session selection committee are handed the session abstracts and they have to individually rate the sessions using a "five star system" (1: bad -- 5: excellent). The committee consists of two members from the NLJUG board and is complemented by at least six individuals that stand out in the NLJUG community. Selection committee members judge the session abstracts for themselves paying attention to the following criteria in no particular order:

Finally, the committee sits together and adds up the individual ratings. Remarkably, most of the time this produces very uniform results. Still, the final cut is a tough call. If conflicts arise the NLJUG board members make the final call, but most of the time we'll manage to come to an agreement before that happens.

Fortunately for us, we do receive lots of proposals. Mostly, over four times the amount of session slots available. This means we have to disappoint people as well. Sometimes we get angry e-mails or funky phone calls in return. That's why we like to share this information with you here and manage expectations up front.

Is it an honest system? Yes, we like to think so. This way we try to eliminate all kinds of conflicts of interests. Quality content first! If you think there’s anything wrong with that, or have suggestions for improvement, we would love to hear from you. Drop the selection committee a line at papers@nljug.org.

The Call for Papers is closed.

Key dates



Due dates Deliverables
2 July Call for Papers opens
30 August Call for Papers closed
6 September Speaker invitations and decline notifications sent
12 September Registration opens
30 October Registration closed
6 November J-Fall 2013