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FOSDEM 2019 - Microkernels developer room - CfP

From: Martin Stein
Subject: FOSDEM 2019 - Microkernels developer room - CfP
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:42:14 +0200
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I'm Martin from Genode Labs, Dresden. We're organizing the "Microkernels
and component-based OS" developer room of the FOSDEM 2019 and thought
that maybe the GNU Hurd community could be interested in participating
in this Devroom. What do you think? I was not sure about which of your
mailing lists to address, so, would you mind to redirect this request to
the one that is most appropriate?

I'm looking forward to hear from you!
Best wishes,

----- FOSDEM 2019 - Microkernels developer room -----

FOSDEM 2019 - Microkernels and Component-based OSes devroom

The developers of several free and open-source microkernel-based operating
systems will meet at FOSDEM 2019 [1] in Brussels, Belgium and will share a
developer room on Sunday February 03, 2019 [2].  The devroom is currently
looking for content in the form of talks and activities related to the
area of
microkernel-, unikernel-, and componenent-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
 * enabling support for hardware (architectures, device drivers)
 * used languages and tools
 * maintenance and testing
 * security and robustness
 * trends and challenges
 * use cases, experiences, lessons learned and demos

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]. If you do not want to give a
talk yourself, you may still send suggestions for what else you would
like to see, or do in the devroom. Please send your suggestions to the
mailing list. The deadline for your proposal is on December the 1st 2018.

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 (please, at least 25 and no longer than 55 min)

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


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.

About the devroom

Since the first Microkernel devroom in 2012 this devroom has been part of
each following FOSDEM. By now it has become a somewhat institutionalized
tradition for the micro kernel 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 Microkernel devroom is to bring the
various projects together, let them exchange ideas, cross-pollinate and

Social events

It also has become a habit that the microkernel projects dine together
somewhere in Brussels. The year 2019 will not be any different, so there is
going to be a microkernel family 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.

Important dates recap

* 01.12.2018: Deadline for submissions
* 15.12.2018: Schedule published and speakers notified of acceptance
* 03.02.2019: The devroom takes places


[1] http://fosdem.org
[2] https://fosdem.org/2019/practical/transportation
[3] https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM19
[4] https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/microkernel-devroom

See you all at FOSDEM!

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