Hotsos Symposium 2010 Call for Presentations

See what you missed by not presenting at Hotsos Symposium 2009 by watching this video.

Now...don't you want to be a speaker at Hotsos Symposium 2010? Unfortunately, our "call for presentations" is now closed, but you can submit an idea for next year.

Download the abstract submission form in Microsoft Word format: 2010 Abstract Submission Form and get started!


Hotsos Symposium is unique in focus and quality. The paper selection committee accepts only those papers dedicated to the topic of Oracle performance. However, "performance" is still a broad, multi-dimensional topic area. For example, we have accepted papers on topics like these...

  • Measurement and management of response time

  • Competing methods for managing performance

  • Organizational barriers to effective software performance management

  • Performance results for specific applications or configurations

CJ DateTwo key distinctions of Hotsos speakers are that our speakers innovate, and they show their work. It is ok to present on product "new features", if you are revealing performance measurements on those new features, along with the means by which the audience can execute reproducible tests to see the results for themselves. Similarly, it is ok to propose a "tips and techniques" presentation, if you are revealing reproducible tests by which the audience can evaluate the effectiveness of your tips and techniques in advance of their trying them on a production system.

So...what do you get out of presenting? You reap the following benefits:

  • Free registration for Symposium and Training Day
  • A cool speaker gift
  • Accolades from your peers
  • Timely feedback on your presentation to help you polish your skills and enhance your resume
  • A moment or two of pure joy that you were able to share something you know a lot about with people who want to learn it
  • Mostly, though, it's just plain fun!

Start thinking about your topic now!

Presentation Topics and Abstracts

In case you missed the link above, you may download the abstract submission form from 2010 Abstract Submission Form. C'mon...don't be shy!

You will need to complete this form and send it to by September 30, 2009 for consideration.

Presenter Selection

Hotsos will notify each presenter by Friday, November 6th, 2009, if selected, and the list of speakers will be posted online shortly thereafter.

Presentation Materials

Gerwin HendriksenPresentation materials must be uploaded or emailed to Hotsos by February 5, 2010.