Hyperledger Global Forum 2021
Opens Jan 29 2021 09:30 AM (PST)
Deadline Mar 12 2021 11:59 PM (PST)
Description

Starting June 8, 2021 | Virtual Event

Hyperledger Global Forum will offer the unique opportunity for more than 1,200 users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the communities.

The Hyperledger Global Forum agenda will comprise both a technical and enterprise track covering a mix of Distributed Ledger and Smart Contracts Introductions, sharing roadmaps for Hyperledger projects, cross-industry keynotes and panels on use cases in development, social networking for the community to bond, and hacking activities with mentors to help deliver specific pipeline features and bring developers up the learning curve.

Submissions can address a technical or business audience with focus on:

  • Research (academic, Hyperledger Labs, mentorship projects, etc.)
  • Innovation (project specific content, new use cases, production examples, labs)
  • Solutions (commercial implementations)

Each submission will be reviewed by a program committee made up of community members according to the following criteria (in no particular order):

  1. Experience of the presenters - we would like to hear from industry experts, researchers and all of you who have battle stories to tell
  2. Relevance to Hyperledger community - does the session talk about a solution that uses Hyperledger technology in some aspect, discusses some research work done with the Hyperledger community, provides guidelines to our community, etc.
  3. Applicability - will the audience come away with learnings, tips, etc.
  4. Interactiveness - given the virtual nature of the conference, we encourage submissions that will engage the audience. This can be done by shortening your talk and increasing the Q&A time, hosting a discussion rather than giving a talk, including polls, demos, tutorials and follow-alongs.  
  5. Timeliness - We are looking for sessions that include the latest research, deployments, and newest features in enterprise blockchain technology and implementation. Please consider creating new content to keep it timely and interesting. We will also accept content that is introductory in nature or that detail an element of the blockchain landscape.
  6. Diversity - we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects. At Hyperledger “all are welcome here” and we will be making sure that our agenda includes a variety of voices and representation.

Accepted submissions will receive feedback on the talk outline and may be asked to adjust it according to the guidance provided. 

CFP must be submitted in English; however, talks can be presented in your language of choice. In particular, we’d love to see talks in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.

Below we list some areas of Interest. This is not an exhaustive list and we welcome topics that do not fit into these bullet points. We encourage depth over breadth, so use the list as inspiration. 

  • Best practices, challenges, solutions
    • Blockchain Network Governance
    • Consortium Governance
    • Policy setting
    • Consortium Building 
    • Bridging between Permissioned and Permissionless networks
    • Industry specific topics
    • Identity using Blockchain - implications and opportunities
    • Proposals for Reference Architectures
    • Usability and user interface
    • Contributing to Hyperledger
    • Management and Operation of Blockchain Networks
  • Research and Innovation
    • Return on Investment calculations
    • Interoperability of Frameworks (different DLTs)
    • Interoperability of Networks (same DLT, different networks)
    • Fighting National and International Crises - anything from pandemics to political and environmental issues.
    • Using Blockchain to make a difference - Social Impact, Diversity, Equality, etc. 
    • Scalability of the Networks
    • Security of a Blockchain
    • SSI - in all aspects
    • Novel applications of DLTs
    • DLT supporting infrastructures - hardware, cloud, etc.
    • Consensus protocols - new proposals, analysis of existing ones. 
    • Improving Smart Contracts 
    • Crypto as in Cryptography
  • Hands on Experience
    • Business case studies
    • Successful implementations
    • Stories from the Battlefield - production learnings and business analysis
    • Failed Projects
    • The People of Blockchain - Meeting different thought leaders - from the member community - encouraging underrepresented groups
    • Improving system Security and user Privacy using Blockchain
    • Deployment tips & tricks with Hyperledger technologies
    • DevOps of Blockchain
    • Hyperledger project tutorials
    • Project updates

Some tips on submissions:

  • This is a community conference — avoid blatant product and/or vendor sales pitches.
  • Every part of the submission is important. The “Session Details” is crucial. In addition to the abstract, give us a short overview/agenda of your talk. It will give us a better idea what you want to accomplish and what type of session it will be. If you don’t have enough time to come up with the session details before submission, don’t worry. If you run out of time, or are not ready with the details just know and send in the outline by March 19th. 
  • We will prioritize talks that have agendas and learning outcomes in the submission. 
  • Mark the level of your topic appropriately. It is ok to have beginner or very technical sessions, as long as attendees know in advance. 
  • Think outside of the box: your audience might think they already know a lot about the topic, so think about angles you can propose. Panel discussions often do not provide sufficient depth of discussion - prioritize depth over breadth of topics. Maybe set up a debate or an Ask the Expert.
  • Accepted submissions will get feedback on the talk outline and may be asked to adjust according to the guidance provided. 
  • Contact us at hyperledger-speakers@linuxfoundation.org if you would like feedback on your submission prior to sending it out.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Opens: Friday, January 29 at 12:00 am PST
  • CFP Closes: Friday, March 12 at 11:59 PM PST
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, April 9
  • Schedule Announcement: Monday, March 15
  • Slide Due Date: Tuesday, June 1 
  • Event Dates: Starting, June 8

For questions about the CFP system, please contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org

Apply

Hyperledger Global Forum 2021


Starting June 8, 2021 | Virtual Event

Hyperledger Global Forum will offer the unique opportunity for more than 1,200 users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the communities.

The Hyperledger Global Forum agenda will comprise both a technical and enterprise track covering a mix of Distributed Ledger and Smart Contracts Introductions, sharing roadmaps for Hyperledger projects, cross-industry keynotes and panels on use cases in development, social networking for the community to bond, and hacking activities with mentors to help deliver specific pipeline features and bring developers up the learning curve.

Submissions can address a technical or business audience with focus on:

  • Research (academic, Hyperledger Labs, mentorship projects, etc.)
  • Innovation (project specific content, new use cases, production examples, labs)
  • Solutions (commercial implementations)

Each submission will be reviewed by a program committee made up of community members according to the following criteria (in no particular order):

  1. Experience of the presenters - we would like to hear from industry experts, researchers and all of you who have battle stories to tell
  2. Relevance to Hyperledger community - does the session talk about a solution that uses Hyperledger technology in some aspect, discusses some research work done with the Hyperledger community, provides guidelines to our community, etc.
  3. Applicability - will the audience come away with learnings, tips, etc.
  4. Interactiveness - given the virtual nature of the conference, we encourage submissions that will engage the audience. This can be done by shortening your talk and increasing the Q&A time, hosting a discussion rather than giving a talk, including polls, demos, tutorials and follow-alongs.  
  5. Timeliness - We are looking for sessions that include the latest research, deployments, and newest features in enterprise blockchain technology and implementation. Please consider creating new content to keep it timely and interesting. We will also accept content that is introductory in nature or that detail an element of the blockchain landscape.
  6. Diversity - we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects. At Hyperledger “all are welcome here” and we will be making sure that our agenda includes a variety of voices and representation.

Accepted submissions will receive feedback on the talk outline and may be asked to adjust it according to the guidance provided. 

CFP must be submitted in English; however, talks can be presented in your language of choice. In particular, we’d love to see talks in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.

Below we list some areas of Interest. This is not an exhaustive list and we welcome topics that do not fit into these bullet points. We encourage depth over breadth, so use the list as inspiration. 

  • Best practices, challenges, solutions
    • Blockchain Network Governance
    • Consortium Governance
    • Policy setting
    • Consortium Building 
    • Bridging between Permissioned and Permissionless networks
    • Industry specific topics
    • Identity using Blockchain - implications and opportunities
    • Proposals for Reference Architectures
    • Usability and user interface
    • Contributing to Hyperledger
    • Management and Operation of Blockchain Networks
  • Research and Innovation
    • Return on Investment calculations
    • Interoperability of Frameworks (different DLTs)
    • Interoperability of Networks (same DLT, different networks)
    • Fighting National and International Crises - anything from pandemics to political and environmental issues.
    • Using Blockchain to make a difference - Social Impact, Diversity, Equality, etc. 
    • Scalability of the Networks
    • Security of a Blockchain
    • SSI - in all aspects
    • Novel applications of DLTs
    • DLT supporting infrastructures - hardware, cloud, etc.
    • Consensus protocols - new proposals, analysis of existing ones. 
    • Improving Smart Contracts 
    • Crypto as in Cryptography
  • Hands on Experience
    • Business case studies
    • Successful implementations
    • Stories from the Battlefield - production learnings and business analysis
    • Failed Projects
    • The People of Blockchain - Meeting different thought leaders - from the member community - encouraging underrepresented groups
    • Improving system Security and user Privacy using Blockchain
    • Deployment tips & tricks with Hyperledger technologies
    • DevOps of Blockchain
    • Hyperledger project tutorials
    • Project updates

Some tips on submissions:

  • This is a community conference — avoid blatant product and/or vendor sales pitches.
  • Every part of the submission is important. The “Session Details” is crucial. In addition to the abstract, give us a short overview/agenda of your talk. It will give us a better idea what you want to accomplish and what type of session it will be. If you don’t have enough time to come up with the session details before submission, don’t worry. If you run out of time, or are not ready with the details just know and send in the outline by March 19th. 
  • We will prioritize talks that have agendas and learning outcomes in the submission. 
  • Mark the level of your topic appropriately. It is ok to have beginner or very technical sessions, as long as attendees know in advance. 
  • Think outside of the box: your audience might think they already know a lot about the topic, so think about angles you can propose. Panel discussions often do not provide sufficient depth of discussion - prioritize depth over breadth of topics. Maybe set up a debate or an Ask the Expert.
  • Accepted submissions will get feedback on the talk outline and may be asked to adjust according to the guidance provided. 
  • Contact us at hyperledger-speakers@linuxfoundation.org if you would like feedback on your submission prior to sending it out.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Opens: Friday, January 29 at 12:00 am PST
  • CFP Closes: Friday, March 12 at 11:59 PM PST
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, April 9
  • Schedule Announcement: Monday, March 15
  • Slide Due Date: Tuesday, June 1 
  • Event Dates: Starting, June 8

For questions about the CFP system, please contact cfp@linuxfoundation.org

Apply
Opens
Jan 29 2021 09:30 AM (PST)
Deadline
Mar 12 2021 11:59 PM (PST)