[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2019 CAD and Open Hardware Devroom Call for Participation

Javier Serrano Javier.Serrano at cern.ch
Mon Oct 15 14:59:51 CEST 2018

Dear all,

Please find below the Call for Participation in this year's CAD and Open 
Hardware Devroom. Many thanks to all the organisers of FOSDEM. Looking 
forward to meeting you in Brussels in February.





FOSDEM 2019 CAD and Open Hardware Devroom Call for Participation

This is the call for participation in the FOSDEM 2019 devroom on 
Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and Open Hardware, to be held on 
Sunday 3 February 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. We are looking for 
contributions under the form of talks and tutorials covering the 
following main topics:

- Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design tools (e.g. KiCad and gEDA)
- Analogue and digital simulators (e.g. ngspice, Qucs, Gnucap, Xyce,
   GHDL, Icarus and Verilator)
- Any other EDA tools such as high-level tools for digital hardware
   design (e.g. Migen) and HDL synthesis tools (e.g. Yosys)
- Field solvers such as openEMS
- Mechanical 2D and 3D CAD tools such as LibreCAD, FreeCAD, OpenSCAD and
- Open Hardware projects such as the Teres laptop and the lowRISC SoC
- Inter-project opportunities for collaboration

We hope to provide an opportunity for attendees to bring themselves up 
to date on the latest FOSS CAD and Open Hardware developments, share 
knowledge and identify opportunities to collaborate on development 
tasks. This devroom is an evolution of the EDA devroom we organised in 
2015, 2016 and 2017, which enlarged its scope in the CAD and Open 
Hardware devroom in 2018.

The submission process

Please submit your proposals at
https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM19 before 1 December 2018.

If you already have a Pentabarf account (for example as a result of 
having submitted a proposal in the past), make sure you use it to log in 
and submit your proposal. Do not create a new account if you already 
have one. Please provide a bit of information about yourself under 
Person -> Description -> Abstract. When you submit your proposal 
(creating an "Event" in Pentabarf), make sure you choose the "CAD and 
Open Hardware Devroom" in the track drop-down menu. Otherwise your 
proposal might go unnoticed. Fill in at least a title and abstract for 
the proposed talk and a suggested duration. Bear in mind that a lot of 
the value in these meetings comes from the discussions, so please be 
reasonable regarding the duration of the talk.

Important dates

8 December 2018: deadline for submission of proposals
15 December 2018: announcement of final schedule
3 February 2019: devroom day


The FOSDEM organisers hope to be able to live-stream and record all the 
talks. The recordings will be published under the same licence as all 
FOSDEM content (CC-BY). Only presentations will be recorded, not 
informal discussions and whatever happens during breaks between 
presentations. By agreeing to present at FOSDEM, you automatically give 
permission to be recorded. The organisers will agree to make exceptions 
but only for exceptional and well-reasoned cases.

Mailing list

Feel free to subscribe to the mailing list of the CAD and Open Hardware 
devroom (https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/open-hardware-devroom) to 
submit ideas, ask questions and generally discuss about the event.

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