[FOSDEM] Internet of Things Devroom - call for proposals

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Tue Oct 21 12:16:26 CEST 2014

More on http://iot-devroom.wikidot.com/blog:2

On February 1st 2015, we're organizing the second [http://fosdem.org
FOSDEM] devroom for the Internet of Things. We're now calling for
proposals. Do you have an interesting project you'd like to present to
5,000+ free and open source developers?

++ Introduction

FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting) is
a non-commercial, volunteer organized European event centered around
free and open source software development. It is aimed at developers
and anyone interested in the free and open source software movement.
It aims to enable developers to meet and to promote the awareness and
use of free and open source software.

For general news and discussion on FOSDEM, please sign-up to the
fosdem at lists.fosdem.org mailing list at:

For specific news and discussion on the IoT Devroom, please sign-up
at: https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/iot-devroom.

FOSDEM is held annually during the first weekend of February at the
Université Libre de Bruxelles Solbosch campus, situated in the
southeast of Brussels, Belgium and easily reachable by public
transport from Brussels-Central railway station.

The FOSDEM devrooms are whole-day tracks focused on one topic, aimed
at developers. For the the first time, we're organizing an Internet of
Things devroom at FOSDEM. As Helen Duce said, "//We have a clear
vision: to create a world where every object -- from jumbo jets to
sewing needles -- is linked to the Internet.//"

Thousands of keen developers come to FOSDEM. There's no better event
in Europe for reaching out to free and open source developers.

++ How to Submit a Proposal

If you have a IoT project you'd like to present, please submit it via
[https://penta.fosdem.org/submission FOSDEM's Pentabarf] web tool. You
will create an account (if you don't have one from a previous year),
and select the "Internet of Things devroom" as the track.

We'll discuss and select talks on
[https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/iot-devroom the iot-devroom mailing
list]. If you want to join in the review process, please just join
that group. The organizers will take the final decision on talks where
there is no consensus.

We're looking for talks that cover one or more of the following topics:

* FOSS solutions for machine-to-machine communication on small embedded devices.
* Distributed FOSS applications in any field of interest for
autonomous/self-controlled devices, (e.g. domotics, automotive, etc.
* Presentation of embedded devices with one or more possibilities to
join a network.
* Infrastructure related (TCP/IP, mesh networking, message queuing,
cross-layer solutions).
* Real-life problematics and their solution (Cost of maintenance,
power management, reachability).
* Interoperability solutions for heterogeneous applications, devices,
protocols, media.

All presentations must be fully FOSS, and related to software development.

The devroom will last one day, with a welcome at 9:45, and talks from
10:00 to 17:00. Talks will last 25 minutes each, starting on the hour,
with a 5-minute break between talks.

The format we recommend for talks is a ten minute demo, followed by
five minutes of explanation, and then ten minutes for Q&A with the
audience. All talks are recorded and streamed live, and by submitting
a talk you agree to this.

We want to make this devroom as interesting and diverse as possible,
which means we will favor talks that contrast each other.

The deadline for submissions is December 1st. If you submit late, your
talk may still be considered but will have to be exceptionally
interesting. The program will be finalized by December 30th.

We will try to keep a slot open at the end of the day for open ended
discussion and unscheduled talks.

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