CfP: FOSDEM 2020 - Microkernels and Component-based OS devroom

Julian Stecklina js at
Thu Nov 14 22:09:49 CET 2019

Hello everyone,

this is a gentle reminder that there are about two weeks left to submit
talks for the Microkernel and Component-based Operating Systems devroom
at FOSDEM 2020. So don't forget to get your proposals in until Dec 1st.

Please, find the full CfP with submission instructions below.

For any additional questions or if you need assistance with Pentabarf,
don't hesitate to contact me!

Thank you!

FOSDEM 2020 - Microkernels and Component-based OS devroom

The developers of several free and open-source microkernel-based
operating systems will meet at FOSDEM 2020 [1] in Brussels, Belgium
and will share a developer room.  The devroom is currently looking for
content in the form of talks and activities related to the area of
microkernel-, unikernel-, and component-based operating systems.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 * introduction of a specific OS or framework
 * design of subsystems and the general architecture of an OS
 * used languages and tools
 * enabling support for hardware (architectures, device drivers)
 * enabling support for programming languages
 * maintenance and testing
 * security and robustness
 * trends and challenges
 * use cases, experiences, lessons learned and demos

The deadline for your proposal is on December 1, 2019. Please use the
Pentabarf [2] system to submit your proposals. You do not need to
create a new account if you already have one.

Make sure to include the following in your proposal:

 * title of your talk (will be printed in the FOSDEM booklet)
 * your full name (will be printed in the FOSDEM booklet)
 * a short abstract (one or two paragraphs)
 * duration of your talk (at least 25 and no longer than 55 min)

The official devroom schedule (along with the accepted talks) will be
announced on December 15 on the devroom's mailing list [3] and the
speakers will be notified via e-mail. The schedule will also be
published on the FOSDEM website.

You are invited to send any other suggestions for what you want to see
or do at the devroom to the list. We will also use this list to
organize the traditional devroom dinner that will happen on the first
day of FOSDEM.

About the devroom

Since the first Microkernel devroom at FOSDEM 2012, this devroom has
been part of each following FOSDEM. The focus gradually widened to
include component-based operating systems. By now it has become a
somewhat institutionalized tradition for the community to meet there;
to this date over a dozen projects have participated in one way or
another. Each 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.

Social events

It also has become a habit that the microkernel projects dine together
somewhere in Brussels. The year 2020 will not be any different, so
there is going to be a dinner on Saturday night. We try place a
reservation, so we will inform you about the exact location and time
later.  Consult the FOSDEM web and other projects for additional
social events such as the famous FOSDEM-organized Friday Beer Event
and the FOSDEM-arranged free sightseeing tours for spouses.


FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the
widespread use of free and open source software. Taking place in the
beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM is widely recognised as
the best such conference in Europe. FOSDEM covers a wide spectrum of
free and open source software projects, and offers a platform for
people to collaborate. To this end, FOSDEM has set up developer rooms
(devrooms) with network/internet connectivity and projectors where
teams can meet and showcase their projects. Devrooms are a place for
teams to discuss, hack and publicly present latest directions,
lightning talks, news and discussions. Besides developer rooms, FOSDEM
also offers main tracks, lightning talks, certification exams and
project stands. Every year, FOSDEM hosts more than 5000 developers at
the ULB Solbosch campus.  Participation and attendance is totally
free, though the organisers gratefully accept donations and
sponsorship. No registration necessary.

Important dates recap

* 2019-12-01: Deadline for submissions
* 2019-12-15: Schedule published and speakers notified of acceptance
* 2020-02-01: Devroom Dinner (details to be announced)
* 2020-02-01/2020-02-02: The devroom takes places (check the schedule)



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