Lucid Imagination and the Apache Foundation have agreed to co-locate Lucid’s Apache Lucene EuroCon with ApacheCon Europe being held this November 5-8 in Sinsheim, Germany.  Lucene EuroCon at ApacheCon Europe will cover the breadth and depth of search innovation and application. The dedicated track will bring together Apache Lucene/Solr committers and technologists from around the world to offer compelling presentations that share future directions for the project and technical implementation experiences. Topic examples include channeling the flood of structured and unstructured data into faster, more cost-effective Lucene/Solr search applications that span a host of sectors and industries.

Some of the most talented Lucene/Solr developers gather each year at Apache Lucene EuroCon to share best practices and create next-generation search applications. Coupling Apache Lucene EuroCon with this year’s ApacheCon Europe offers a great benefit to the community at large. The combined attendees benefit from expert trainings and in-depth sessions, real-world case studies, excellent networking and the opportunity to connect with the industry’s leading minds.

The Call for Papers for ApacheCon has been extended to August 13, 2012, and can be found at . As always, proceeds from Apache Lucene EuroCon benefit The Apache Software Foundation.  We encourage all Lucene/Solr committers and developers  who have a technical story to tell to submit an abstract.  Apache Lucene/Solr has a rich community of developers.  Supporting ApacheCon Europe by submitting your abstract and sharing your story is important for maintaining this important and thriving community.