Sep 12 – 14, 2022
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Call for Proposals

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Refereed Presentations Proposals (Closed)

Submissions close: (June 19, 2022) - Speakers notified: TBD

Refereed presentations are 45 minutes in length (which includes time for questions and discussion) and should focus on a specific aspect of the "plumbing" in the Linux system. Examples of Linux plumbing include core kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, management tools, device support, container run-times, media creation/playback, and so on. The best presentations are not about finished work, but rather problems, proposals, or proof-of-concept solutions that require face-to-face discussions and debate.

Linux Plumbers Conference Program Committee members will be reviewing all submitted proposals. High-quality submission that cannot be accepted due to the limited number of slots will be forwarded to the Microconference leads for further consideration.

Microconference Proposals (individual Microconference proposals: OPEN; new Microconferences: CLOSED)

Submissions close: April 16, 2022 - Speakers notified: from April 17, 2022

A microconference is supposed to be research and development in action and an abstract for a microconference should be thought of as a set of research questions and problem statements.

In past years microconferences were organized around topics such as security, scalability, energy efficiency, toolchains, containers, printing, system boot, Android, scheduling, filesystems, tracing, or real-time. The LPC microconference track is open to a wide variety of topics as long as it is focussed, concerned with interesting problems, and is related to open source and the wider Linux ecosystem. We are happy about a wide range of topics!

A microconference submission should outline the overall topic and list key people and problems which can be discussed.

Microconferences that have been at previous LPCs should list results and accomplishments in the submission and should make sure to cover follow-up work and new topics.

eBPF & Networking Proposals (Open)

Submissions close: August 10, 2022 - Speakers notified: from August 12, 2022

This year's Networking and BPF track technical committee is comprised of: David S. Miller, Jakub Kicinski, Paolo Abeni, Eric Dumazet, Alexei Starovoitov, Daniel Borkmann, and Andrii Nakryiko.

The track will be composed of talks, 40 minutes in length (including Q&A discussion). Topics will be advanced Linux networking and/or BPF related.

CFP announcement: https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/cd33ca74-aec9-ff57-97d5-55d8b908b0ba@iogearbox.net

Toolchains Proposals (Open)

Submissions close: August 15, 2022 - Speakers notified: shortly after August 15, 2022

The Toolchains and Kernel track that will focus on topics of interest related to building the Linux kernel, and kernel development in general. The goal is to get kernel developers and toolchain developers together to discuss outstanding or upcoming issues, feature requests, and further collaboration.

Note that LPC "activities" are not quite the same than regular talks as they are found in most other free software events. The activities shall be related to the Linux kernel and should focus on some particular toolchain problem, or issue, or proposed enhancement, that require or would benefit from the input of kernel hackers. The pursued outcome of the activity shall not be some vague directions or promises of future work and/or collaboration: you should aim to discuss and agree on the spot using the fact the kernel hackers will be present. The duration of each activity depends on its nature and on how it actually develops: some discussions will require just a few minutes, while others may require more time. However, it would be useful if you specify an estimation of how much time you expect your activity will require; that will help us in the scheduling. Slides are actually discouraged, so please try to keep them at a minimum, the ideal is just one or two slides to establish the context for the discussion.

The CFP closes the 15th of August. We will announce the approved activities and publish the schedule of the track shortly after that.

Kernel Summit Presentation Proposals (Open)

Submissions close: TBD - Speakers notified: TBD

The goal of the Kernel Summit track will be to provide a forum to discuss specific technical issues. The program committee will also consider "information sharing" topics if they are clearly of interest to the wider development community (i.e., advanced training in topics that would be useful to kernel developers).

In addition to submitting proposals here, please also send an e-mail for each submission to the ksummit@lists.linux.dev mailing list with the subject prefix [TECH TOPIC].

We will be reserving roughly half the Kernel Summit slots for last-minute discussions that will be scheduled during the week of Plumber's, in an "unconference style".

Birds of a Feather (BoF) Proposals (Open)

Submissions close: July 13, 2022 - Speakers notified: shortly after July 13, 2022

BoF sessions are free-form get-togethers for people wishing to discuss a particular topic.

The call for proposals is open
You can submit a proposal for reviewing.