The Call for Presentations is closed. Selected speakers will be notified by 31/5.

Critical Dates

November 19, 2015 Call For Presentations opens!
April 22, 2016 Abstracts due to IDUG. IDUG will confirm receipt of your abstract(s) submission(s) via e-mail.
May 31, 2016 Speakers will be selected and notified via e-mail/telephone.
August 22, 2016 Draft presentation due to IDUG
October 3, 2016 Final presentation due to IDUG

Presentation Requirements

All presentations must be strongly technical in nature, cannot contain marketing content, and must support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of DB2 and it’s family of products.

Presentations may cover details of DB2 tools and other ancillary DB2 products. In case a technical demo is incorporated, the presentation must be able to convey the same information in absence of it.

Speakers Guide

IDUG strongly encourages speakers to read through the IDUG Speakers Guide.

Submission Instructions

You may submit an unlimited number of abstracts. IDUG will accept two-part presentations. If you have a two-part presentation from another conference, please select "Double Session" in the Call for Presentations Form. It is very important that you provide ALL of the information requested below when submitting your presentation(s) for review. Failure to provide all requested information might impact whether or not the abstract is accepted.

An user ID is required to submit your abstract. Please register for a free membership if you don't have one already.

Presentation Title: Titles must be clear, concise, and 50 characters or less.

Abstract: Provide a concise abstract of your presentation, not exceeding 425 characters.

Example: This presentation provides an early look at some DB2 10 features which will be important to you as the Application Developer or DBA. We will start with the basics and demonstrate how they can be an integral part of a good design strategy. This will allow you to start the planning process early and see if/how they fit in your organization.Unlike other DB2 10 Overview sessions, we will focus exclusively on those which impact application development.

If your presentation is selected, this information will be published on the IDUG Web site and in the Final Program distributed to all conference attendees. (Note: Any abstract of more than 425 characters may be edited). Some presentations may also be selected as repeat sessions.

Objectives: Describe in a few bullet points what the attendee will take home from your presentation.

Speaker Biography:
In 650 characters or less, recap your professional and outside experiences as they pertain to your presentation(s).

Presentation Length: Single Session presentations are 60 minutes in length. Double Sessions are 120 minutes in length. Full Day Seminars are held on Friday.

Audience Experience Level

Presentation Category
: Specify the category that applies most to your presentation.

The presentation material is already available: Indicate if this is a new or existing presentation.

2017 Conferences: If you would like your abstract to be considered for IDUG Tech Conference North America 2017 and IDUG Tech Conference AU 2017 conference, please indicate this here.

Presentation Topics

The Conference Planning Committee strives to achieve a balanced conference program of business solutions relevant to today’s IT environment and usage of DB2 on one or more platforms (e.g., Windows, Linux, UNIX, z/OS). 

We are also looking to empower data professionals in a changing marketplace and open up to new members by extending the presentation offerings into new areas. We are looking for your presentations on:

  • New DB2 releases: migrating and effective usage
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • New Technologies: Mobile Applications, Cloud, xAAS, …
  • Performance, Availability & Security
  • Application Development and Data Modelling
  • DB2 and Packaged Applications (ERP, ...)
  • User Experiences and Best-Practices: what did you achieve with DB2?

Please consider forwarding this invitation to speakers who you believe could contribute to this goal.

Speaker Marketing Kit

Utilize the Speaker Marketing Kit to increase your visibility and to promote the conference.

Presentation Templates

To make use of all the available screen size, please use our standard sized template.

A widescreen version is provided and allowed, but note that black bars will appear above and below your presentation, potentially reducing the legibility of the presentation.

IDUG Brussels 2016 Presentation Template - Standard

IDUG Brussels 2016 Presentation Template - Wide

User speaker

Not sure if this is something for you? Check out the User Speakers page for some convincing arguments and learn how we can help you.

Contact information

If you do have questions regarding the presentations or abstract submissions, please contact IDUG at:

Permissions and Release: Provide permission to electronically post speaker biography, abstract and five key bullet points on the IDUG Web site and to publish this information in any printed or electronic IDUG conference marketing materials. In addition, IDUG may edit speaker’s abstract, and five key bullet points for consistency, style, and grammar as necessary. Also, provide permissions for IDUG to post your presentation on the Conference Web Proceedings and CD ROM, as well as IDUG Insider.