Call for papers 2012 will be hosted in Ballarat, Australia from 16-20 January 2012 with the miniconfs being held on Monday 16 January. For more information about the conference check out

Multimedia encapsulates a wide variety of topics: composition and playpack of video, audio and music. Submissions are now invited from those interested in giving presentations or short tutorials at the Multimedia and music miniconf on any topic related to opensource multimedia and music software, such as the following:

  • exciting new additions to existing software
  • development of new multimedia programs
  • multimedia and music on the web
  • how to set Linux up for multimedia composition, authoring and/or playback
  • great user experiences with open source multimedia software
  • legal issues surrounding multimedia content and its use with open source software
  • descriptions of multimedia workflows: tools used, process followed, and so forth
  • upcoming features in low-level infrastructure (JACK, ALSA, PulseAudio, etc)
  • any other open source multimedia topic we haven't thought of

It is expected that the miniconf will include both 20 minute and 50 minute presentation slot with question time to follow, with the exact mix being dependent on the number of proposals offered. In addition, time will be allocated for 5 minute "lightning talks". Projection facilities will be available. Please note that in line with guidelines miniconfs cannot receive funding, nor can they provide travel or accommodation assistance. In general presenters and attendees at miniconfs must be registered for LCA2012 although miniconf-only registration can be arranged - contact the multimedia minconf organisers for more information.

Submission will be via email to or one of the organisers with the following information.

  • your name and preferred email address
  • the title of your talk
  • a brief abstract describing what you want to talk about (up to about 500 words)
  • your preferred presentation length

In order to make the printed conference program, presentation details must be available by 24 November 2011. Space permitting, we can still accept talks after this date, but they won't be publicised in the official conference program.

For more information about the miniconf please refer to the website or contact one of the organisers (Jonathan Woithe, Silvia Pfeiffer or Roderick Dornan).