Mobile Linux Conference Set To Debut At LinuxWorld 2008

FRAMINGHAM, MA – April 3, 2008 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe has announced that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® will include a new event, the Mobile Linux Conference, to address the increasing penetration of Linux into the mobile handset marketplace. During the conference, attendees will receive in-depth technical training, strategic insights, and hands-on experience in mobile Linux from industry experts covering topics including application development and deployment, power management, mobile initiatives, best practices, and more. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is scheduled to take place August 4-7, 2008 at the Moscone Center.

“The timing of this conference is perfect because it compliments the success of the mobile Linux focus that LinuxWorld® 2007 featured. This conference expands on that successful content, the audience, and the sponsor participation,” said Bill Weinberg, Conference Chair and independent analyst and consultant, “Linux has quietly been making inroads in embedded and mobile marketplace for some time now, and it has the potential to achieve end-to-end acceptance with a unified code base and development paradigm.”

The Mobile Linux Conference will intricately explore how Linux-based platforms really work, offering developers insight into the technical capabilities of mobile Linux, avenues for creating and customizing mobile system software, and building applications on Linux-based mobile phones and “stacks.” The conference tracks, Mobile Linux Platforms and Building Applications on Mobile Linux, will detail technical and marketplace challenges facing Linux deployment in mobile at each stage of the ecosystem – from chipmakers to OSVs, to handset OEMs to operators and ISVs. Key themes will include interoperability, application development frameworks, and innovations in platform.

In addition to strong interest in having content dedicated to mobile Linux at LinuxWorld, the vendor community support for this conference is equally as strong with companies including ACCESS, Motorola, Nokia, Trolltech, and Wind River participating.

“Linux is poised to become the operating system of choice for mobile and beyond-PC devices,” said Toru Arakawa, CEO, president and co-founder of ACCESS. “With the release of innovative Linux-based handsets and devices we look for 2008 to be a pivotal year for developers of mobile Linux applications. Conferences like LinuxWorld and now the Mobile Linux Conference will be key in helping developers take advantage of these opportunities.”

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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 , or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Amy Bonner at (508) 424-4892 or or Giovanni Stein at (508) 424-4864 or For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.