Linux Plumbers Conference CFP

We are now accepting proposals for presentations and BoF sessions to be given at the Linux Plumbers Conference.

Submissions close: 30 April 2011

Speakers notified: 15 May 2011

Final paper/slides due: 29 August 2011

Conference: 7-9 September 2011 in Santa Rosa, CA, USA

The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is a developer conference for the open source community. The LPC brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux — kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, etc. — and gives them three days to work together on core design problems. The conference is divided into several working sessions focusing on different “plumbing” topics, as well as a general paper track.

A good topic will cut across community boundaries, and should generate vigorous discussion leading to beneficial change. One excellent example from a past LPC was “From Naught to Sixty in 5 Seconds” back in 2008. This topic involved a sizable fraction of the Linux-related software stack, and required coordinated changes to many components. It set the goal of booting a netbook in five seconds, and within a few months actually achieved a three-second boot. That said, talks describing lessons learned during an already-completed implementation effort are also welcome, as long as they are likely to generate good discussion and to help others avoid similar pitfalls in future implementation efforts.

Submission format

LPC invites paper proposals in the form of extended abstracts. All proposals will be reviewed by the LPC Technical Program Committee. The extended abstract may be up to 500 words and should include your qualifications to speak about the topic, an overview of the topic, and why the topic will appeal to a technical audience.

Proposals are due by April 30th, and should be submitted via:

Please note that proposals will be subject to an open peer review; that is, the proposals are public, and anyone may make comments to the technical program committee regarding any of the proposals.

Acceptance notifications will be sent during the week of May 15th.

Final Papers (or Slides) are due on August 29, 2011.

— The 2011 LPC Committee