[Openstack] FOSDEM 2020 Virtualization & IaaS Devroom CfP
We are excited to announce that the
call for proposals is now open for the Virtualization & IaaS devroom at the
upcoming FOSDEM 2020, to be hosted on February 1st 2020.
This year will mark FOSDEMâ??s 20th anniversary as one of the longest-running
free and open source software developer events, attracting thousands of
developers and users from all over the world. FOSDEM will be held once
again in Brussels, Belgium, on February 1st & 2nd, 2020.
This devroom is a collaborative effort, and is organized by dedicated folks
from projects such as OpenStack, Xen Project, oVirt, QEMU, KVM, and
Foreman. We would like to invite all those who are involved in these fields
to submit your proposals by December 1st, 2019.
About the Devroom
The Virtualization & IaaS devroom will feature session topics such as open
source hypervisors and virtual machine managers such as Xen Project, KVM,
bhyve, and VirtualBox, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service projects such as
Apache CloudStack, OpenStack, oVirt, QEMU and OpenNebula.
This devroom will host presentations that focus on topics of shared
interest, such as KVM; libvirt; shared storage; virtualized networking;
cloud security; clustering and high availability; interfacing with multiple
hypervisors; hyperconverged deployments; and scaling across hundreds or
thousands of servers.
Presentations in this devroom will be aimed at developers working on these
platforms who are looking to collaborate and improve shared infrastructure
or solve common problems. We seek topics that encourage dialog between
projects and continued work post-FOSDEM.
Submission deadline: 1 December 2019
Acceptance notifications: 10 December 2019
Final schedule announcement: 15th December 2019
Devroom: 1st February 2020
Submit Your Proposal
All submissions must be made via the Pentabarf event planning site. If
you have not used Pentabarf before, you will need to create an account. If
you submitted proposals for FOSDEM in previous years, you can use your
After creating the account, select Create Event to start the submission
process. Make sure to select Virtualization and IaaS devroom from the Track
list. Please fill out all the required fields, and provide a meaningful
abstract and description of your proposed session.
We expect more proposals than we can possibly accept, so it is vitally
important that you submit your proposal on or before the deadline. Late
submissions are unlikely to be considered.
All presentation slots are 30 minutes, with 20 minutes planned for
presentations, and 10 minutes for Q&A.
All presentations will be recorded and made available under Creative
Commons licenses. In the Submission notes field, please indicate that you
agree that your presentation will be licensed under the CC-By-SA-4.0 or
CC-By-4.0 license and that you agree to have your presentation recorded.
"If my presentation is accepted for FOSDEM, I hereby agree to license all
recordings, slides, and other associated materials under the Creative
Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License. Sincerely,
In the Submission notes field, please also confirm that if your talk is
accepted, you will be able to attend FOSDEM and deliver your presentation.
We will not consider proposals from prospective speakers who are unsure
whether they will be able to secure funds for travel and lodging to attend
FOSDEM. (Sadly, we are not able to offer travel funding for prospective
Mentored presentations will have 25-minute slots, where 20 minutes will
include the presentation and 5 minutes will be reserved for questions.
The number of newcomer session slots is limited, so we will probably not be
able to accept all applications.
You must submit your talk and abstract to apply for the mentoring program,
our mentors are volunteering their time and will happily provide feedback
but won't write your presentation for you!
If you are experiencing problems with Pentabarf, the proposal submission
interface, or have other questions, you can email our devroom mailing
list and we will try to help you.
How to Apply
In addition to agreeing to video recording and confirming that you can
attend FOSDEM in case your session is accepted, please write "speaker
mentoring program application" in the "Submission notes" field, and list
any prior speaking experience or other relevant information for your
Code of Conduct
Following the release of the updated code of conduct for FOSDEM, we'd like
to remind all speakers and attendees that all of the presentations and
discussions in our devroom are held under the guidelines set in the CoC and
we expect attendees, speakers, and volunteers to follow the CoC at all
If you submit a proposal and it is accepted, you will be required to
confirm that you accept the FOSDEM CoC. If you have any questions about the
CoC or wish to have one of the devroom organizers review your presentation
slides or any other content for CoC compliance, please email us and we will
do our best to assist you.
Call for Volunteers
We are also looking for volunteers to help run the devroom. We need
assistance watching time for the speakers, and helping with video for the
devroom. Please contact devroom mailing list  for more information.
If you have any questions about this devroom, please send your questions to
our devroom mailing list. You can also subscribe to the list to receive
updates about important dates, session announcements, and to connect with
See you all at FOSDEM!
 iaas-virt-devroom at lists.fosdem.org
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