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CfP: Microkernel and Component-based OS Devroom at FOSDEM 2024

From: Martin Decky
Subject: CfP: Microkernel and Component-based OS Devroom at FOSDEM 2024
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2023 21:17:39 +0100
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Microkernel and Component-based OS Devroom at FOSDEM 2024

   On-line version of this CfP: http://fosdem.microkernel.info/

   The developers and users of several free and open source
   microkernel-based, unikernel-based and component-based operating
   systems will meet as part of FOSDEM 2024 [1] and will share
   a developer room. The devroom is currently looking for content in
   the form of talks and other activities related to microkernel-based,
   unikernel-based, component-based operating systems and similar areas.

   Possible topics of the devroom include, but are not limited to:

     * introduction of a specific OS or framework
     * design of subsystems and the general architecture of an OS
     * languages, tools and toolchains used
     * enabling support for hardware (architectures, device drivers)
       and programming languages
     * development processes, debugging
     * maintenance, testing and release engineering
     * safety, security and robustness
     * trends and challenges
     * research and open questions
     * community and governance
     * use cases, experiences and status updates
     * best practices and lessons learned
     * demos

   The devroom has been scheduled to Saturday February 3rd 2024 in the
   afternoon (Central European Time).

   This is a call for your participation. We kindly ask you to submit
   your proposals no later than on December 10th 2023 (End of Day,
   Anywhere on Earth). Please use the pretalx [2] web site to submit
   your proposals. Note that this is a new submission system and the
   user accounts from the previous submission system (pentabarf) have
   not been transferred.

   Make sure to select the Microkernel and Component-based OS as the
   track when submitting your proposal and include at least the
   following information:

     * title of your proposal
     * short abstract (one or two paragraphs)
     * duration (at least 15 minutes and no longer than 40 minutes)
     * your full name
     * your short bio

   You can specify your preferred time slot of your proposal and any
   other relevant information. The communication language of the
   devroom is English. Please note that the devroom has been allocated
   only a half of a day this year. Therefore the final decision on the
   duration of the talks will be made by the devroom organizers based
   on the number of accepted proposals.

   The official devroom schedule (along with the accepted talks) will
   be announced on December 15th 2023 on the devroom's mailing list [3]
   and the speakers will be notified via e-mail. The schedule will be
   published on the FOSDEM web site, too.

About the Devroom

   Since the first Microkernel OS Devroom at FOSDEM 2012 [4], this
   devroom has been a part of each following FOSDEM (with slight
   variations of the name). The focus gradually widened to include
   component-based, unikernel-based and other operating systems. By
   now, it has become a somewhat institutionalized tradition for the
   open source operating systems community, a kind of "extended family
   meeting" and it is one of the places where microkernel and unikernel
   enthusiasts meet regularly.

   To this date, over two dozen projects have participated in one way
   or another. Many 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.

   As every previous year, the devroom will offer the "stage" both to
   established community members and to newcomers. We like to select
   the talks in an inclusive manner, while staying true to the main
   technical topics (system-level software, broadly speaking) and
   creating a balanced and unbiased schedule. We would like to keep the
   quality bar of the devroom same as in the previous years.

   Presenting at FOSDEM implies that the recordings of the talks will
   be published under Creative Commons license by FOSDEM. By submitting
   a proposal, the speaker agrees to have the talk made available
   publicly indefinitely. For organizational purposes, we also need
   contact information of the speakers of accepted talks.

Microkernel Dinner

   It has also become a habit that the devroom participants dine
   together somewhere in Brussels. The year 2024 will not be any
   different, so there is going to be a dinner on Saturday night. We
   will inform you about the exact arrangements later.


   FOSDEM [5] is a two-day conference organized by volunteers to
   promote the widespread use of free and open source software. FOSDEM
   is widely recognized as one of the largest and best such events
   worldwide. FOSDEM covers a wide spectrum of free and open source
   software and hardware projects and offers a platform for people to

   To this end, FOSDEM has set up developer rooms (devrooms) 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 proposals. Besides developer rooms, FOSDEM
   also offers main tracks, lightning talks, certification exams and
   project stands.

   In recent years, FOSDEM has been hosting more than 8000 developers
   annually at the ULB Solbosch Campus in Brussels, Belgium. The
   participation in FOSDEM is totally free, although the organizers
   gratefully accept donations and sponsorship. No registration is
   necessary. Attendees are expected to follow the FOSDEM's code of
   conduct [6].

Important Dates Recap

     * 2023-12-10: Deadline for proposal submission
     * 2023-12-15: Schedule published and speakers notified of
     * 2024-02-03: Devroom taking place


   For any comments, questions and suggestions, please do not hesitate
   to use the devroom's mailing list [3] to contact the devroom

   The primary organizers of the devroom in 2024 are:

     * Martin Decky
     * Razvan Deaconescu


   [1] https://fosdem.org/2024/
   [2] https://pretalx.fosdem.org/fosdem-2024/cfp
   [3] https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/microkernel-devroom
[4] https://archive.fosdem.org/2012/schedule/track/microkernel_os_devroom.html
   [5] https://fosdem.org/
   [6] https://fosdem.org/2024/practical/conduct/

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