AsiaBSDCon 2023

March 30-April 2, 2023, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan

Dear BSD enthusiasts,

This is a quick announcement. AsiaBSDCon will run again from March 2023 as an in-person conference. March 30-April 2, 2023 in Tokyo, the same venue as the past ABCs. The first call-for-papers will be released before the end of September. The submission deadline will be around mid-November.

As you know, ABC had not been held since 2020 due to COVID-19. Because Japan was one of the first-suffered regions, the 2020's was forcibly aborted just before it happened. We deeply apologize again for your inconvenience at that time.

The organizing team is still passionate about keeping up ABC as a great event which connects you to other BSD folks and open-source technology in the Asian region. That is the sole reason why we decided to revive ABC in 2023. While the Japan border is not fully-open as of writing, we estimate that it will be improved to the same level as Europe and North America in October. Around the end of March/the beginning of April, you should be able to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom in Japan.

These two years were tough for the members of the organizing team to keep motivated, as you also had hard time. It was good for the team to reconsider what we must improve, but a long gap complicated some of the arrangements simultaneously. The biggest concern is whether ABC will get enough attendees again and the sponsors will return to us. ABC has been accepting a lot of speakers from outside Asia, and cannot run without sponsorship covering the travel expense support. While we are eager to revive the conference, our concerns need to be solved before it happens.

So the team would like your help: please spread this announcement in your way, and tell us if you are interested in visiting Japan in March 2023. The number of your voices is helpful for the arrangement and will encourage us.

Further information will be provided here, the announce mailing-list, and some social media such as Twitter.

Hiroki Sato, General Chair

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in 30 March-April 2, 2023. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

News

2022.09.14:
The first announcement was published.

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