IDG World Expo Launches LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA, January 4, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today introduced LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 – a conference driven version of the company’s popular LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®. The two-day Summit will be held May 25-26, 2005 at the New York City Marriott Marquis and includes a highly-focused, contemporary, conference program. The event will also present a showcase component featuring an exclusive selection of the preeminent vendors in the Linux and open source arena.

LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 brings together the leading industry experts, thought leaders and visionaries to deliver a comprehensive educational program designed to meet the needs of IT professionals, developers, and business executives. Participants will learn about the most current and critical topics impacting Linux and Open Source adoption. The vendor showcase will highlight breakthrough technologies, innovative tools, and relevant IT services.

Conference tracks for LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 include:

• The Business Aspects of Linux and Open Source

• Systems and Application Management

• Security Issues: Inside and Out

Call for Papers

LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 is now accepting proposals from presenters. Abstracts should focus on real-world solutions to business issues utilizing Linux and Open Source technologies. Subject matter should include practical applications of Linux and Open Source, new Open Source projects and the evolution of the Linux and Open Source platforms. Some topical areas could include: Intellectual property; Integration; Platform security; and Managing mixed environments.

LinuxWorld New York Summit 2005 will feature fifteen sessions over one and a half days. There will be two feature presentations with executive level speakers on panels moderated by members of the trade press. Please submit proposals by January 14, 2005 online at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/speakers.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit http://www.linuxworldexpo.com

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for open

source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood(A-M) at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com or John Yurewicz (N-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Bio•IT World Conference + Expo™, Portable Power Conference & Expo™, Wireless Sensing Solutions™, WinSEC™, Context™ and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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