Draft Schedule Available

On behalf of the planning committee, I’m pleased to announce that the draft schedule is now available:

Please note, this schedule is draft only and will definitely change between now and the week before the conference. Please send feedback to contact@lists.linuxplumbersconf.org.

Conference filling quickly

Linux Plumbers Conference is pleased to announce that we are nearing our maximum number of registrants. This means that if you are thinking of attending (and we hope you are!), you should register as soon as possible.

Microconference Topics Announced **UPDATED**

Hello Fellow Plumbers,

The LPC Program Committee is pleased to announce the following list of topics for our microconferences. As you can see we have a wide range of issues to tackle and this year’s Linux Plumbers Conference is shaping up to be a great event. I’d also like to remind everyone that the regular registration cost of $350 ends this Saturday, July 28th. After that it goes up to $450. If you haven’t already registered, do so now to get the lower price!

Audio - Mark Brown and Takashi Iwai

Core OS - Kay Sievers and Lennert Pottering

Constraints – Mark Gross

Containers - Kir Kolyshkin

File and Storage Systems - Ric Wheeler and Chris Mason

Morning Sessions Focused on Management & Configuration:

  • System Storage Manager: A single tool to manage your storage – Lukas Czerner
  • Storage Management API‘s – Tony Asleson
  • Anaconda, Snapper and booting – Peter Jones, Matthias G. Eckermann, David Cantrell

Afternoon Session on File System Topics:

  • Local File Systems – Chris Mason & Ric Wheeler
  • Hinting vs Heuristics: Plumbing I/O Cache Hints Through the Linux Storage Stack – Dan Williams
  • NFS advanced projects – Jeff Layton, Bruce Fields, Chuck Lever

Networking - Tom Herbert

Real-Time - Paul McKenney

Scaling - Paul McKenney and Mathieu Desnoyers

Scheduler - Vincent Guittot and Amit Kucheria

Tracing – Mathieu Desnoyers

Virtualization – Amit Shaw

The Virtualization microconference has been organized into 5 topic groups.

Security & Storage



Memory Management


You can also expect to see date and time details for each microconference to be published this weekend.

Updated July 29th to add Virtualization topics
Updated July 30th to add Containers and Constraints topics

Room sharing page available

To assist those traveling on a budget and interested in sharing a hotel room with someone else, our room sharing page is now available. Please see our ATTEND section under hotels.

Speakers selected for the refereed-track, notifications soon.

The Program Committee has finalized the speaker line-up for the refereed-track of this year’s Linux Plumbers Conference. Final notifications are going out to all those who submitted a proposal, and we sincerely thank all of you for helping make Plumbers 2012 yet another strong edition in our history. As listed earlier, our Micro-conference sessions are also close to being finalized. If you’d like to participate as a speaker in any of the Micro-conferences listed below, please contact the runner for the event (listed on their individual wiki page), or contact us.

Please note that the Linux Plumbers Conference is still a separate conference from LinuxCon, although being run simultaneously in the same location. In order to attend both, you will need to register for both conferences separately. There are likely to be a few shared events, the details of which are being worked out. The invite-only Kernel Summit is also going to run at the same location in the same week, with potentially some shared events. Stay tuned, it’s shaping up to be a very exciting week for Linux in San Diego!

A mass of microconferences!

We are pleased to announce an excellent and informative group of microconferences for the Linux Plumbers Conference, listed here in alphabetical order:

  1. Audio
  2. Constraint Framework
  3. Containers
  4. Core OS
  5. File and Storage Systems
  6. Networking/Bufferbloat
  7. Real Time
  8. Scaling
  9. Scheduler
  10. Virtualization

We are also pleased to announce that the Tracing Summit will be held in conjunction with Linux Plumbers Conference.

We look forward to seeing you this August in San Diego!

Refereed-Track Submissions Closed

Submissions to the refereed-track talks for Linux Plumbers Conference are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a talk proposal! Authors of selected talks will be notified by June 15. If you have any questions or proposals for the Microconference sessions, contact the appropriate runners or contact us directly.

Submission Deadline Approaching

We have a great set of submissions for the 2012 Linux Plumbers Conference!  But we are missing one thing, namely a submission from you.  There are still a few more days to send in your submission, please visit http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2012/participate/.  Submissions are due at 11:59PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 15th.

We hope to see you in San Diego for Plumbers this August!

Deadline for referee-track submissions extended to May 15

Due to popular demand, the Linux Plumbers Conference is extending both the deadline for submissions to the refereed track and the early registration deadline to Tuesday, May 15th. We have quite a few interesting submissions (and attendees!), but we would very much like to see your submission and also to see you in San Diego this coming August!

Instructions for submitting a refereed-track proposal are here.

Instructions for submitting a microconference proposal are here.

2012 LPC Call for Proposals – Take 2

Since posting the call for proposals last month, we’ve received several complaints about the submission process.  Mostly the issues are that the submission form is too complex, and a few people don’t want to use Launchpad. We (the planning committee) have heard your concerns, and I apologize for any inconvenience.

Therefore, proposals may also be submitted via email to submissions@linuxplumbersconf.org, and there is no requirement to have or use a Launchpad account.

Include in your email:

  1. Session title
  2. Name of microconference (if applicable)
  3. Abstract.  Should be short (a couple of paragraphs), but clearly describe the problem, the affected areas of the Linux plumbing, and the intended audience.
  4. (optional) Required attendees – list people critical to the discussion and who should be in the room
  5. A one-paragraph bio, describing your experience.

Deadline for submission is 11:59 PDT on May 1, 2012.  If you’ve already submitted a proposal via Launchpad, then do not fear.  We have your proposal and there is no need to resubmit.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to say we’re still accepting microconference topic proposals.  Submit a proposal by going to the wiki and adding a page for the new topic.