We are pleased to announce the Call for Participation for the FOSDEM 2021 Software Defined Networking devroom! FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.
Please feel free to forward this CFP to anyone you think may be interested.
New rules / what changes since last year
For obvious reasons, this year the event will not take place in a physical location but online.
- The reference time will be Brussels local lime (CET).
- Talks will be pre-recorded in advance, and streamed during the event
- Q/A session will be live
- A facility will be provided for people watching to chat between themselves
- A facility will be provided for people watching to submit questions
- Clearly the venue will be more comfortable this year, please don't expect this level of service every year!
|20th Dec||Submission deadline|
|24th Dec||Announcement of selected talks|
|15th Jan||Presentations upload deadline|
|6th & 7th Feb||Conference dates (online)|
|Sun 7th Feb||SDN devroom date (online)|
Talks covering any projects or technologies within the networking domain are welcome, with the only condition being that the project or technology must be free and open source. The SDN devroom team are asking contributors to make a special effort to attend, present, contribute and discuss at this years FOSDEM. Please accept our apologies for the relative lateness of this CFP, there is a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes to make this years FOSDEM happen.
If it moves network packets, or interacts with, or supervises entities that moves network packets, it is likely a topic the devroom is interested in. This year the devroom topics will include the following fields.
|Domain||IoT, Cloud, Enterprise, Service Provider, Wireless and Cellular.|
|Physical||low power, mesh, high throughput, low latency, optical, wireless|
|Infrastructure||switching, routingI, load balancing, translation, authentic, crypto, detection, intercept|
|Tooling||libraries, frameworks, tracing, debugging, domain specific languages and extensions.|
|Telemetry||counters & statistics, interference, analysis, automation.|
|Validation||performance, latency, packet manipulation & fuzzing, traffic generators.|
|Orchestration||management, network-layer plugins and controllers.|
A non-exhaustive representative list of the projects and topics we would love to see on the schedule are:
|Frameworks||DPDK, eBPF, XDP|
|Switching||Snabb, OpenvSwitch, Tungsten Fabric, Lagopus, FastClick|
|Stacks||Linux, *BSD, FD.io, F-Stack, DMM, mTCP, Seastar, YAStack|
|Controllers||Istio/Envoy, Network Service Mesh, Neutron, CNI, Canal, ODL, ONOS, Plumgrid, OVN, Contrail|
|Routing||FRRouting, BIRD, Netopeer, Go-BGP|
|Management||ONAP, Open-O, ManageIQ, Juju, OpenBaton, Tacker, OSM, Ganglia, NetSNMP, PNDA.io|
|Security||Suricata, Snort, Zeek|
|Tooling||VSPerf, CSIT, TRex, Moongen, Scapy, Warp17|
Talks should be aimed at a technical audience, but should not assume that attendees are already familiar with your project or how it solves a given problem. Talk proposals may cover very specific solutions to a problem, or may be a higher level project overview for lesser known projects.
Proposals should be made through the FOSDEM Pentabarf submission tool. You do
not need to create a new Pentabarf account if you already have one from a past
Please select the "Software Defined Networking" as the track and ensure you include the following information when submitting a proposal:
|Person||First/Last/Public Name||Your name.|
|Person||Photo||Please provide a photo.|
|Event||Event Title||This is the title of your talk - please be descriptive to encourage attendance.|
|Event||Abstract||Short abstract of one or two paragraphs.|
|Event||Duration||Please indicate the length of your talk; 15 min, 30 min or 45 min|
The deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2020. FOSDEM will be held on the weekend of February 6-7, 2021 and the Software Defined Networking devroom will take place on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Please also join the devroom’s mailing list, which is the official communication channel for the devroom:
email@example.com (subscription page)