Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021
Opens Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline Jun 13 2021 11:59 PM (PDT)
Description

September 28 - October 1 | Dublin, Ireland

Open Source Summit (OSS) is the leading conference for developers, architects, and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference where developers working on embedded Linux and industrial IoT products and deployments gather for education and collaboration, paving the way for innovation. Join 800+ technical experts that are paving the way for transformation in these key areas from across the globe for education, collaboration, and deep dive learning opportunities.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, June 13 at 11:59pm PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Thursday, July 22
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, July 29
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, September 24
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, September 28 - Friday, October 1

Tracks & Suggested Topics:

Linux Systems

  • Filesystems and Storage
  • Linux Kernel Development (Advanced & Beginner)
  • Mission-Critical, Real-Time, and Long Life Systems (Scientific & Medical)
  • Programming Languages and Toolchains
  • io_uring
  • Tracing
  • Scheduler
  • VFIO/IOMMU/PCI
  • Kernel Dependability (static analysis, kcov, kocv triggered fuzzing testing, fuzzing)
  • System Boot
  • Security
  • Live Patching
  • eBPF
  • RDMA
  • Power Management 
  • Containers
  • Checkpoint/Restart
  • Distribution Kernels & Distros Considerations for Servers, Desktops, etc.
  • Linux on the Desktop
  • Virtualization
  • Networking 

Open Source Databases

  • Deployment Strategies in Enterprise Environments
  • Open Source Databases in Microservice Architectures
  • Federating Queries Across External Sources
  • Migrating from Proprietary to Open Source Databases
  • SQL vs. No-SQL vs. Graph Databases
  • Database as a Service
  • GraphQL
  • Disaster Recovery
  • High Availability & Replication
  • Backup and Restore
  • Scale out Architectures - Horizontal Scalability
  • HTAP: Operational and Analytic Convergence
  • SQL for Data Science
  • High-performance Databases

Embedded Linux Conference (ELC)

  • Audio, Video, Streaming Media and Graphics
  • System Size
  • Boot Speed
  • Embedded Storage technologies
  • Real-Time Linux - Performance, Tuning, and Mainlining
  • SDKs for Embedded Products
  • Flash Memory Devices and Filesystems
  • Build Systems, Embedded Distributions, and Development Tools
  • Linux in Devices such as Mobile Phones, DVRs, TV, Cameras, etc
  • FPGAs and Dynamic Hardware
  • Embedded CPU Architectures
  • Network and Wireless technologies in embedded systems
  • Device Tree and related technologies
  • Test frameworks and Board farms
  • System Upgrades
  • Use of Linux in Automotive
  • Drones and Robots
  • Linux in the Internet of Things and Edge Computing
  • Practical Experiences and War Stories
  • Standards
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Industrial Automation
  • Security

IoT

  • Best practices working with Resource Constraints
    • Code Footprint Minimization
    • Sensor Interaction
    • Power Usage
    • Open Hardware Support
    • Hardware/Software tradeoffs for acceleration technologies 
  • Cybersecurity & Safety Considerations for systems not based on Linux
    • Best Practices for Handling Vulnerabilities in Open Source Projects
    • Secure Bootloaders and Trusted Update Support
    • Secure Communication to the Edge
    • Considerations for Use in Sandboxes and Non-Linux Virtualization
    • Best practices for determining the scope of Edge autonomy
  • Outside World Meets IoT RTOSes
    • NTP and Synchronization
    • Connected Sensors
    • EMF/RFI Impact
    • Real-Time considerations
    • Communication technologies

Open Source Dependability

  • Testing and Hardening
    • Testability and stability of products based on open source projects
    • Best practices for verification for dependability
    • Best practices for update policies and practices
    • Maintainability of products based on open source projects
    • Automated regressions and management of test evidence
  • Cyber Security Considerations
    • Best practices for improving software transparency with SBOMs
    • Best practices for vulnerability classification, exploitability assessment, and mitigations
    • Best practices for vulnerability detection and reporting
    • Best practices for managing security incident responses (PSIRT teams, etc.)
  • Safety-Critical Considerations
    • Safety considerations when developing products based on open source projects
    • Sandboxing and Code Isolation techniques
    • Management of security issues in safety-critical applications
    • Best practices for working with certification authorities
    • Traceability between requirements, source, and testing evidence

Cloud Infrastructure

  • Open Cloud Infrastructure
  • Hybrid & Multicloud
  • Edge Cloud Computing
  • Container-Native Virtualization
  • Container and Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Native Storage
  • Infrastructure-as-Code

Cloud Native Development

  • CI/CD, Configuration Management
  • Cloud-native Application Development
    • Architectures and Architectural Patterns
    • APIs
  • Cloud-native Developer and Operator Experience
  • Observability: Metrics, Logging, Tracing, Service Mesh
  • Serverless and Functions-as-a-Service
  • Security/Authentication
  • Data Flow Management

AI & Data

  • Machine and Deep Learning (Framework, Libraries, Platform, Tools)
  • Reinforcement Learning 
  • Natural Language Processing
  • AI on the Edge
  • Model (Benchmarking, Training, Parameter, Format, Marketplace, Workflow, Inference, Tools)
  • Notebook Environments 
  • Data (Versioning, Format, Pipeline Management, Stream Processing, SQL Engines, Feature Engineering, Visualization, Governance, Labeling)
  • Security and Privacy
  • Trusted and Responsible AI (Explainability, Adversarial, Bias, Fairness)

Beginner/101 Level Technical Training

  • Embedded Essentials (Beginner)
    • Embedded system setup and development
    • Kernel Basics
    • Linux boot-up sequence
    • Bootloaders
    • Embedded Toolchains and libraries
    • Debugging
    • Driver Model & Device Trees
    • Embedded Drivers
    • Root Filesystem Builders
  • Linux Administration Essentials (Beginner)
    • Introduction to Working with Open Source Software
    • Achieving Bash Mastery
    • Troubleshooting the Network
    • Monitoring Your System 
    • Tracing
    • Networking Basics
    • Understanding Linux Security
    • Systemd basics
    • Security Compliance testing
    • Overcoming Scaling Challenges
    • Introduction to systemd-nspawn
    • Introduction to Xen
    • Introduction to KVM
  • Cloud Administration Essentials (Beginner)
    • Cloud Infrastructure 101
    • Cloud-native App Developer 101
    • Serverless 101
    • Cloud security 101
    • Introduction to LXD and System Containers
    • Introduction to Docker containers
    • Container runtime engines replacing Docker
    • Introduction to Kubernetes
    • Introduction to Software-Defined Networking
    • Introduction to Cloud Foundry

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Strategies for Inclusiveness
  • Diversity Research & Metrics
  • Team Dynamics & Case Studies of Positive Outcomes from Diverse Teams
  • How to be an Ally
  • Mentorship
  • Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Talent
  • Diversity Badging
  • Navigating Inclusivity Roadblocks

Community Management & Leadership

  • Incentivization and Engagement
  • Software Development Methodologies and Platforms
  • Building Internal Innersource Communities
  • Remote Team Management and Methods
  • Bug/Issue Management and Triage
  • Communication Platforms and Methods
  • Open Source Governance and Models
  • Mentoring and Training
  • Event Strategy
  • Content Management and Social Media
  • DevOps Culture
  • Community Management
  • Advocacy and Evangelism

Open Source Program Management

  • Creation and Best Practices of Open Source Program Offices
  • Consuming and Contributing to Open Source
  • Managing Competing Corporate Interests while Driving Coherent Communities
  • How to Vet the Viability of OS Projects
  • Internal vs External Developer Adoption
  • Handling License Obligations in Organizations
  • Open Source Corporate Sustainability

Wildcard

  • WebAssembly (Wasm)
  • Emerging Platforms (Software & Hardware)
  • Networking 
  • Blockchain
  • Public Health/COVID
  • Open Hardware
  • AR/VR with Cloud Native
Apply

Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021


September 28 - October 1 | Dublin, Ireland

Open Source Summit (OSS) is the leading conference for developers, architects, and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference where developers working on embedded Linux and industrial IoT products and deployments gather for education and collaboration, paving the way for innovation. Join 800+ technical experts that are paving the way for transformation in these key areas from across the globe for education, collaboration, and deep dive learning opportunities.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, June 13 at 11:59pm PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Thursday, July 22
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, July 29
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, September 24
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, September 28 - Friday, October 1

Tracks & Suggested Topics:

Linux Systems

  • Filesystems and Storage
  • Linux Kernel Development (Advanced & Beginner)
  • Mission-Critical, Real-Time, and Long Life Systems (Scientific & Medical)
  • Programming Languages and Toolchains
  • io_uring
  • Tracing
  • Scheduler
  • VFIO/IOMMU/PCI
  • Kernel Dependability (static analysis, kcov, kocv triggered fuzzing testing, fuzzing)
  • System Boot
  • Security
  • Live Patching
  • eBPF
  • RDMA
  • Power Management 
  • Containers
  • Checkpoint/Restart
  • Distribution Kernels & Distros Considerations for Servers, Desktops, etc.
  • Linux on the Desktop
  • Virtualization
  • Networking 

Open Source Databases

  • Deployment Strategies in Enterprise Environments
  • Open Source Databases in Microservice Architectures
  • Federating Queries Across External Sources
  • Migrating from Proprietary to Open Source Databases
  • SQL vs. No-SQL vs. Graph Databases
  • Database as a Service
  • GraphQL
  • Disaster Recovery
  • High Availability & Replication
  • Backup and Restore
  • Scale out Architectures - Horizontal Scalability
  • HTAP: Operational and Analytic Convergence
  • SQL for Data Science
  • High-performance Databases

Embedded Linux Conference (ELC)

  • Audio, Video, Streaming Media and Graphics
  • System Size
  • Boot Speed
  • Embedded Storage technologies
  • Real-Time Linux - Performance, Tuning, and Mainlining
  • SDKs for Embedded Products
  • Flash Memory Devices and Filesystems
  • Build Systems, Embedded Distributions, and Development Tools
  • Linux in Devices such as Mobile Phones, DVRs, TV, Cameras, etc
  • FPGAs and Dynamic Hardware
  • Embedded CPU Architectures
  • Network and Wireless technologies in embedded systems
  • Device Tree and related technologies
  • Test frameworks and Board farms
  • System Upgrades
  • Use of Linux in Automotive
  • Drones and Robots
  • Linux in the Internet of Things and Edge Computing
  • Practical Experiences and War Stories
  • Standards
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Industrial Automation
  • Security

IoT

  • Best practices working with Resource Constraints
    • Code Footprint Minimization
    • Sensor Interaction
    • Power Usage
    • Open Hardware Support
    • Hardware/Software tradeoffs for acceleration technologies 
  • Cybersecurity & Safety Considerations for systems not based on Linux
    • Best Practices for Handling Vulnerabilities in Open Source Projects
    • Secure Bootloaders and Trusted Update Support
    • Secure Communication to the Edge
    • Considerations for Use in Sandboxes and Non-Linux Virtualization
    • Best practices for determining the scope of Edge autonomy
  • Outside World Meets IoT RTOSes
    • NTP and Synchronization
    • Connected Sensors
    • EMF/RFI Impact
    • Real-Time considerations
    • Communication technologies

Open Source Dependability

  • Testing and Hardening
    • Testability and stability of products based on open source projects
    • Best practices for verification for dependability
    • Best practices for update policies and practices
    • Maintainability of products based on open source projects
    • Automated regressions and management of test evidence
  • Cyber Security Considerations
    • Best practices for improving software transparency with SBOMs
    • Best practices for vulnerability classification, exploitability assessment, and mitigations
    • Best practices for vulnerability detection and reporting
    • Best practices for managing security incident responses (PSIRT teams, etc.)
  • Safety-Critical Considerations
    • Safety considerations when developing products based on open source projects
    • Sandboxing and Code Isolation techniques
    • Management of security issues in safety-critical applications
    • Best practices for working with certification authorities
    • Traceability between requirements, source, and testing evidence

Cloud Infrastructure

  • Open Cloud Infrastructure
  • Hybrid & Multicloud
  • Edge Cloud Computing
  • Container-Native Virtualization
  • Container and Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Native Storage
  • Infrastructure-as-Code

Cloud Native Development

  • CI/CD, Configuration Management
  • Cloud-native Application Development
    • Architectures and Architectural Patterns
    • APIs
  • Cloud-native Developer and Operator Experience
  • Observability: Metrics, Logging, Tracing, Service Mesh
  • Serverless and Functions-as-a-Service
  • Security/Authentication
  • Data Flow Management

AI & Data

  • Machine and Deep Learning (Framework, Libraries, Platform, Tools)
  • Reinforcement Learning 
  • Natural Language Processing
  • AI on the Edge
  • Model (Benchmarking, Training, Parameter, Format, Marketplace, Workflow, Inference, Tools)
  • Notebook Environments 
  • Data (Versioning, Format, Pipeline Management, Stream Processing, SQL Engines, Feature Engineering, Visualization, Governance, Labeling)
  • Security and Privacy
  • Trusted and Responsible AI (Explainability, Adversarial, Bias, Fairness)

Beginner/101 Level Technical Training

  • Embedded Essentials (Beginner)
    • Embedded system setup and development
    • Kernel Basics
    • Linux boot-up sequence
    • Bootloaders
    • Embedded Toolchains and libraries
    • Debugging
    • Driver Model & Device Trees
    • Embedded Drivers
    • Root Filesystem Builders
  • Linux Administration Essentials (Beginner)
    • Introduction to Working with Open Source Software
    • Achieving Bash Mastery
    • Troubleshooting the Network
    • Monitoring Your System 
    • Tracing
    • Networking Basics
    • Understanding Linux Security
    • Systemd basics
    • Security Compliance testing
    • Overcoming Scaling Challenges
    • Introduction to systemd-nspawn
    • Introduction to Xen
    • Introduction to KVM
  • Cloud Administration Essentials (Beginner)
    • Cloud Infrastructure 101
    • Cloud-native App Developer 101
    • Serverless 101
    • Cloud security 101
    • Introduction to LXD and System Containers
    • Introduction to Docker containers
    • Container runtime engines replacing Docker
    • Introduction to Kubernetes
    • Introduction to Software-Defined Networking
    • Introduction to Cloud Foundry

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Strategies for Inclusiveness
  • Diversity Research & Metrics
  • Team Dynamics & Case Studies of Positive Outcomes from Diverse Teams
  • How to be an Ally
  • Mentorship
  • Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Talent
  • Diversity Badging
  • Navigating Inclusivity Roadblocks

Community Management & Leadership

  • Incentivization and Engagement
  • Software Development Methodologies and Platforms
  • Building Internal Innersource Communities
  • Remote Team Management and Methods
  • Bug/Issue Management and Triage
  • Communication Platforms and Methods
  • Open Source Governance and Models
  • Mentoring and Training
  • Event Strategy
  • Content Management and Social Media
  • DevOps Culture
  • Community Management
  • Advocacy and Evangelism

Open Source Program Management

  • Creation and Best Practices of Open Source Program Offices
  • Consuming and Contributing to Open Source
  • Managing Competing Corporate Interests while Driving Coherent Communities
  • How to Vet the Viability of OS Projects
  • Internal vs External Developer Adoption
  • Handling License Obligations in Organizations
  • Open Source Corporate Sustainability

Wildcard

  • WebAssembly (Wasm)
  • Emerging Platforms (Software & Hardware)
  • Networking 
  • Blockchain
  • Public Health/COVID
  • Open Hardware
  • AR/VR with Cloud Native
Apply
Opens
Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline
Jun 13 2021 11:59 PM (PDT)