event / venue / date announcement

Much earlier than in previous years, has announced the date + venue for the 2009 incarnation of the event.

The CfP is not out yet, but I hope it will also be out sooner rather than later, as scheduling long-distance travelling is something that most speakers prefer to do rather sooner than later. And you won't book your ticket before you know your paper has been accepted, etc.

I'm definitely looking forward to it. As the frequent follower of my blog will know, I've been there every year since 2003, which probably makes it the only conference (next to the Chaos Communication Congress) that I've been visiting that often in a row.