[FOSDEM] Open Source Computer Aided Design and Modeling devroom at FOSDEM 2021

Seth Hillbrand seth.hillbrand at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 21:32:32 UTC 2020

We are pleased to announce the CfP for the Open Source Computer Aided
Design and Modeling devroom at FOSDEM 2021, on Sunday, 7 February 2021.

FOSDEM website: https://fosdem.org/2021/
FOSDEM Code of Conduct:  https://fosdem.org/2021/practical/conduct/

We hope you'll join us for a full day of talks, demos and interesting
discussions on designing, modeling and testing hardware using Open
Source tools.  This year's event will be fully virtual and will feature
multiple channels for talks, Q&A as well as hallway discussions.

We welcome any talk proposals about the creation of physical objects.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Open Hardware projects
- Circuit Design
    * Printed circuit board design tools
    * Circuit simulation
- 3d modeling and analysis
    * Solid modeling tools
    * Meshing, modeling and transforming physical representations
    * Finite element analysis
- 3d printing
    * 3d slicing tools
    * Motor control
- Machine design and integration
    * ECAD/MCAD integration
    * Thermal analysis
    * Wire modeling
- Physical Model Data storage
    * Data representation and optimization
    * Version control in hardware data storage
    * Collaborative and team-based hardware design techniques

Slots will be allocated for short (20 minutes) and long (40 minutes)

Speakers need to specify their preferred format. Both include time for
questions and answers.

Depending on the number of submissions, submitters may be asked to
utilize an alternate time format.

The submission process

Please submit your proposals at

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 include the following information with your submission:

- Abstract
- Preferred Session length
- Speaker bio
- Link to any hardware / code /slides for the talk

When you submit your proposal (creating an "Event" in Pentabarf), make
sure you choose the "Open Source Computer Aided Modeling and Design" in
the track drop-down menu. Otherwise your proposal may go unnoticed.
Fill in at least a title and abstract for the proposed talk and a
suggested duration. Keep in mind that much of the value in these
meetings comes from the discussions, so please allot at least 20%
of the talk time for questions and answers.

Important dates

- Call for papers available: 2 December 2020
- Call for participation closes: 20 December 2020
- Devroom schedule available: 24 December 2020
- Talk recording uploads due: 24 January 2020
- Devroom day: Sunday 7 February 2021 (09:00 to 17:00)


Because this year's conference will be fully virtual, all talks must be
pre-recorded.  These will be verified for sound and video quality prior to
the conference.

Each accepted talk will have a dedicated chaperone to help you through the
process of recording, encoding and uploading your talk.

The recordings will be published under the same licence as all FOSDEM
content (CC-BY).
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