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FOSDEM 2016 - Microkernel devroom

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The developers of several free and open-source microkernel-based operating systems will meet at FOSDEM 2016[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-based operating systems. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • project introductory and status update talks, demos
  • architecture, subsystem and components' design
  • hardware and device drivers
  • tools, languages and toolchains
  • development, debugging, testing and release engineering
  • best practices and learning from mistakes
  • trends and challenges
  • community and life with a microkernel project

Please use the Pentabarf[3] system to submit your proposals. You do not need to create a new account if you already have one. When in doubt, please use the devroom mailing list[4]. The deadline for your CfP submissions is on 2015-12-13. Make sure to include the following in your proposal:

  • title
  • abstract (one or two paragraphs)
  • your full name
  • your short bio
  • a picture of yourself
  • duration of your talk

The final devroom schedule (along with the accepted talks) will be announced on 2015-12-18 in the devroom's mailing list[4] and the speakers will be notified via e-mail. The schedule will also be published on the FOSDEM web and in the FOSDEM booklet when it is published shortly before FOSDEM begins.

The devroom is scheduled for Saturday of January 30, 2016.

About FOSDEM

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. 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.

About the Microkernel devroom

The Microkernel devroom has been a part of each FOSDEM since its inception in 2012. Since then, 13 projects have participated in one way or another, delivering 40 talks and other contributions in total. The goal of the Microkernel devroom is to bring the various projects together and have them share ideas and cross-polinate

Social events

It has become a tradition that the microkernel projects dine together somewhere in downtown Brussels after the devroom closes. The year 2016 will not be any different, so there is going to be a microkernel family dinner on Saturday night. The exact location and time will be specified later. Besides the microkernel family dinner on Saturday, there is going to be an official beer event organized by the FOSDEM staff on Friday night and lots of smaller beer events going on over the whole weekend organized by the various projects attending FOSDEM. Additionally, if you decide to bring your spouse along, FOSDEM traditionally provides a free sightseeing program for spouses, so it may be something to consider.

Important dates

  • 2015-10-23 Call for Participation
  • 2015-12-13 Deadline for devroom talk / activity proposals
  • 2015-12-18 Devroom schedule published, accepted talks notified
  • 2016-01-30 Microkernel devroom takes place
  • 2016-01-30 Microkernel family dinner

[1] http://fosdem.org/2016

[2] https://fosdem.org/2016/practical/transportation/

[3] https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM16

[4] https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/microkernel-devroom