Our talk with the title "Make Your Processes Executable!" for EclipseCon 2009 has been accepted. Alas, it has been shortened from half an hour to ten minutes only.
For a university in Germany having a business trip to California for only 10 minutes of presentation is a very high financial burden. Especially in todays monetary crisis!
Thanks to our boss, we are allowed nevertheless to make the trip in order to bring the project some steps further, to discuss with project partners and other project leads or committers. Probably we will try to have an additional poster in the poster session in order to have some more discussion about our project.
But for the next time, we will surely make it like other committers, too: we simply make several submissions. It is kind of strange now to read on e.g. PlanetEclipse that some people get a short talk, a long talk and a tutorial accepted, whereas other people are not even allowed to speak more than 10 minutes. But for next years Eclipse Summit Europe and the following EclipseCons we will probably consider that, too!