Call for papers & deadlines

Preparations for the 2015 SAMBA eXPerience Conference are under way.  December 19th 2014 marks the opening of the call for papers and presentations for this coming event. SerNet and the SAMBA Team wish to receive submissions of interest and proposals for papers, presentations, and talks about SAMBA and the broader challenges of data management at the sambaXP 2015 conference.

There will be opportunity for technical talks, user reports, presentations, and technical papers. Preference is given to English language materials although proposals in English for an other language will be gladly considered. Topics of interest include:

Data Management:

  • Special Business Solutions with Samba
  • File and object storage technology developments
    • Large capacity file storage search and index
    • Open Source solutions that facilitate file life cycle management
    • Distributed storage management
  • Meeting future challenges
    • Performance optimization
    • Project roadmaps and how to achieve them
    • The changing shape of file usage
    • Development Projects Overview
    • Mobile file storage methods involving Samba
  • Selling Open System Infrastructure File Services
    • How to get the right Support for your organization
    • Meeting HelpDesk needs.

Technology Spectrum:

  • Authentication and Identity Management
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Getting the best out of the Samba Directory Server (DS)
    • Integration with external LDAP servers
    • Samba DS use with Microsoft ADS
  • Handling extreme data sets
  • Samba SMB2.x implementation – preparations for early adopters
  • Samba Clustering for High-Availability & High-Performance
  • How to keep your protocols current, your systems secure, and avoid downtime
  • File systems and Clustered file systems
    • The things that really matter
    • Upset recovery
    • Data protection
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Use of snapshot file systems
    • Use of versioned file systems
    • Virtualization and NAS systems

Talk should last 45 minutes including discussion.

Paper registration and paper submission can be done online only via the registration form on this Website. You may upload your presentation (any format, PDF or PostScript is preferred) together with the paper registration. After acceptance by the program committee your contribution will be published in a conference transcript as handout.

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