13-15 November 2018
America/Vancouver timezone

Call for Proposals

LPC 2018 Call for Microconf and Refereed-Track Proposals

Submissions close: September 9, 2018
Speakers notified: September 23, 2018
Slides due: November 9, 2018

Refereed-track proposals (now closed)

We are pleased to announce the Call for Refereed-Track Proposals for the 2018 edition of the Linux Plumbers Conference, which will held be in Vancouver, BC, Canada on November 13-15 in conjunction with the Linux Kernel Summit.

Refereed track presentations are 45 minutes in length (which includes time for questions and discussion) and should focus on a specific aspect of the "plumbing" in the Linux system. Examples of Linux plumbing include core kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, management tools, device support, container runtimes, media creation/playback, and so on. The best presentations are not about finished work, but rather problems, proposals, or proof-of-concept solutions that require face-to-face discussions and debate.

Given that Plumbers is not colocated with the Open Source Summit this year, we are spreading the refereed-track talks over all three days. This provides a change of pace and also provides a conflict-free schedule for the refereed-track talks. (Yes, this does result in more conflicts between the refereed-track talks and the Microconferences, but we never claimed that the world was perfect.)

Linux Plumbers Conference Program Committee members will be reviewing all submitted sessions. High-quality submisssion that cannot be accepted due to the limited number of slots will be forwarded to the Microconference leads for further consideration. We also encourage submitters to consider BoF sessions and the unconference.

Microconference proposals

We are pleased to announce the Call for Microconferences for the 2018 edition of the Linux Plumbers Conference, which will be held in Vancouver BC, Canada on November 13-15 in conjunction with the Linux Kernel Summit.

A microconference is a collection of collaborative sessions focused on problems in a particular area of the Linux plumbing, which includes the kernel, libraries, utilities, UI, and so forth, but can also focus on cross-cutting concerns such as security, scaling, energy efficiency, or a particular use case. Good microconferences result in solutions to these problems and concerns, while the best microconferences result in patches that implement those solutions.

BPF microconference topics proposals

CFP for BPF microconference closes Oct 1.

Lots of great topics already on the agenda:
- Scaling BPF to 1M instructions
- Syscall interception
- Dynamic tracing w/o on the fly compilation
- Bounded loops & timers

To submit a new topic of the BPF microconference, please follow the instructions here: http://vger.kernel.org/lpc-bpf.html

Containers and checkpoint/restart microconference topics proposals

CFP for containers and checkpoint/restart microconference closes Sep. 14.

To suggest a topic for the containers and checkpoint/restart microconference, please follow the instructions here: https://discuss.linuxcontainers.org/t/containers-micro-conference-at-linux-plumbers-2018/2417

RT microconference topics proposals

For the first time this year, the realtime microconference is using the CfP process embedded inside the new LPC web plaform.

To suggest a topic for the realtime microconference, please follow the Refereed-track proposal instructions and select the "RT MC topics CfP" as the track.

Kernel Summit topics proposals

To suggest a topic for the Kernel Summit, please tag your e-mail with [TECH TOPIC]. As before, please use a separate e-mail for each topic, and send the topic suggestions to:

People who submit topic suggestions before September 21st and which are accepted, will be given a free admission to the Linux Plumbers Conference.

Please follow the instructions for Kernel Summit submissions here https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2018-August/005158.html

The call for proposals is closed.
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