[FOSDEM] [devroom-managers] Call for Participation: Microkernel and Component-based OS Devroom 2023

Razvan Deaconescu razvand at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 03:30:43 UTC 2022

FOSDEM 2023 In Person – Microkernel and Component-based OS DevRoom Call for Participation!

The twenty-third edition will take place Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th
February 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.

The devroom is currently looking for content in the form of talks and
activities related to the area of microkernel-based, unikernel-based,
component-based operating systems and similar topics.

Key dates / New updates
- Conference dates 4-5 February, 2023 In person
- Microkernel and Component-based OS DevRoom date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
- Submission deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022
- Announcement of selected talks: Thursday, December 15, 2022
- You must be available in person to present your talk
- Talk submissions should be 30 mins and this should include Q&A time.


Possible topics of the devroom include, but are not limited to:

- introduction of a specific OS or framework
- design of subsystems and the general architecture of an OS
- languages, tools and toolchains used
- enabling support for hardware (architectures, device drivers) and programming languages
- development processes, debugging
- maintenance, testing and release engineering
- safety, security and robustness
- trends and challenges
- research and open questions
- community and governance
- use cases, experiences and status updates
- best practices and lessons learned
- demos


Since the first Microkernel OS Devroom at FOSDEM 2012, this devroom has
been a part of each following FOSDEM (with slight variations of the
name). The focus gradually widened to include component-based,
unikernel-based and other operating systems. By now, it has become a
somewhat institutionalized tradition for the open source operating
systems community and it is one of the few places where microkernel /
unikernel enthusiasts and people with different views on how operating
systems should work meet regularly.

To this date, over a dozen projects have participated in one way or
another. Many of the projects face similar challenges but come up with
partially different solutions. Therefore, the goal of the devroom is to
bring the various projects together, let them exchange ideas,
cross-pollinate and socialize.


- Head to the FOSDEM 2023 Pentabarf website: https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM23
- If you already have a Pentabarf account, please don’t create a new one.
- If you forgot your password, reset it.
- Otherwise, follow the instructions to create an account.
- Once logged in, select “Create Event” and click on “Show All” in the top right corner to display the full form.
- Your submission must include the following information:
  - First and last name / Nickname (optional)/ Image
  - Email address
  - Mobile phone number (this is a very hard requirement as there will be no
    other reliable form of emergency communication on the day)
  - Title and subtitle of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will
    be listed with ~500 from other projects)
  - Track: Select "Microkernel and Component-based OS DevRoom" as the track
  - Event type: Lecture (talk)
  - Persons: Add yourself as the speaker with your bio
  - Description: Abstract (required)/ Full Description (optional)
  - Links to related websites / blogs etc.
  - Beyond giving us the above, let us know if there’s anything else you’d
   like to share as part of your submission – Twitter handle, GitHub activity
   history – whatever works for you. We especially welcome videos of you
   speaking elsewhere, or even just a list of talks you have done previously.
   First time speakers are, of course, welcome!
  - For issues with Pentabarf, please contact myself or Simon.

If you need to get in touch with the organisers or program committee of the
Microkernel and Component-based OS DevRoom, contact me or Simon:
* Razvan: razvand at unikraft.io
* Simon: skuenzer at unikraft.io

Razvan Deaconescu, Simon Kuenzer - Microkernel and
Component-Based OS DevRoom Co-Organizers

FOSDEM website: https://fosdem.org/2023/
FOSDEM code of conduct: https://fosdem.org/2023/practical/conduct/

Razvan, Simon

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