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sambaXP 2016

The Samba eXPerience 2016 will take place from May 10th – 12th 2016 in Central Berlin – Mitte – near Alexanderplatz, in RAMADA Hotel Berlin, Germany. It will be the 15th international SAMBA conference for users and developers. Attendants will meet the Samba Team, discuss requirements, new features and get an update on current developments. The conference is organized by SerNet.

After the first conference day, in the evening of May 11th, 2015, we would like to cordially invite all participants of the sambaXP 2016 to a social event in Hofbraeu-Berlin -Europe’s biggest beer house at the famous Alexanderplatz in Berlin.

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John Terpstra (Chairman of sambaXP)

John Terpstra
(Chairman of sambaXP)

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Call for Papers & Deadlines

Please note the following deadlines concerning paper submission:

  • until February 29th, 2016: call for papers
  • until March 8th, 2016: notification of accepted talks

Preparations for the 2016 Samba eXPerience Conference are under way. 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 2016 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
  • 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

A 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 online at sambaxp.org.

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Program Committee

The program of talks and other contributions is supervised by the program committee:

  • Jeremy Allison, Google
  • Stefan Kania, author
  • Sven Oehme, IBM
  • Thomas Pfenning, Microsoft
  • John Terpstra, Micron

Local Organizing Committee

The local organizing committee (LOC) is responsible for all activities during the conference, represented by Chen-Yu Lin.

Do not hesitate to contact her via loc@sambaxp.org.


RAMADA Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

, Germany
+49 30 3010411-0

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sambaXP is organized by SerNet:

SerNet GmbH
Bahnhofsallee 1b
37081 Goettingen

phone: +49 551 370000-0
email: contact@sernet.de

everything that matters sambaXP:

phone: +49 551 370000-0
email: loc@sambaxp.org