FOSDEM 2018 - Microkernels developer room - CfP

Jakub Jermar jakub.jermar at
Mon Oct 9 08:37:57 CEST 2017

FOSDEM 2018 - Microkernels developer room

The developers of several free and open-source microkernel-based
operating systems will meet at FOSDEM 2018 [1] in Brussels, Belgium
and will share a developer room on Saturday of February 3, 2018 [2].
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:

* 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 and file it
under the track “Microkernels devroom”. 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 8.

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 45 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 microkernel 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 socialize.

Social events

It also has become a habit that the microkernel projects dine together
somewhere in downtown Brussels after the devroom closes. The year 2018
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. 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

* 08.12.2017: Deadline for submissions
* 15.12.2017: Schedule published and speakers notified of acceptance
* 03.02.2018: The devroom takes places



See you all at FOSDEM!

More information about the l4-hackers mailing list