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2009 Linux Plumbers Conference Call For Topics

Last year’s Linux Plumbers Conference covered a range of exciting topics such as power management, video integration, SSD’s, audio, and fast boot. This year the LPC program committee invites the community to submit ideas for topics for microconferences. All users, vendors and developers are welcome. Topics should relate to the Linux kernel and related support infrastructure, or “plumbing”, such as system libraries, daemons, scripts, desktop libraries, window managers, and so on.

In addition, good topics will cut across community boundaries, and should generate beneficial change. For example, a microconf on how to use the Linux kernel’s RCU implementation would be a poor choice for the Linux Plumbers Conference because (1) it is wholly contained within the Linux kernel, (2) it is of interest to a fairly small subset of even the kernel community, and (3) it simply describes what is already present in the kernel rather than motivating substantial widely visible improvements.

Microconferences will be a half day in length (2.5 hours), so good topics should involve multiple viewpoints, generate productive discussions, and, most important, result in real patches that make the Linux plumbing work better in a widely visible way. Each microconference will need a “runner” to run the microconference, including refining the topic, selecting speakers, and actually running the microconference. We of course welcome topic suggestions from people who don’t want to actually be the runner for the microconference, but topics lacking runners cannot be accommodated.

Feel free to review the microconferences from 2008 and to refer to an example description and schedule. Please post your suggestions as a comment to the article.

There will be a more formal Call For Participation posted in April, however, in keeping with the spirit of the Linux Plumbers Conference, we are starting out a bit informally. Microconference proposals that garner sufficient interest and support and that seem likely to have a good effect on the plumbing will be included in the formal Call For Participation along with the contact information for the runner for that microconference. Please note that a number of microconference slots will be reserved for late-Summer decisions in order to ensure focus on topics that are hot during the September 23rd—25th timeframe when the conference will be held.

Again, please submit topic ideas as comments to the article.


Linux Plumbers Conf- huge success and looking to 2009

Linux Plumbers Conf was a huge success due to the huge effort put forth by the organizers and the great turnout of attendees. Thanks everyone!

For those who weren’t able to make it LWN has a collection of good wrap-up articles on the front page. Also, we will be posting videos of select talks in the next few days- keep an eye on this blog for details.

Looking towards LPC 2009

Next year we would like to get other people involved in the conference organization and planning. If you are interested in helping please register for the 2008 WRAP PARTY / 2009 Kickoff taking place this Friday September 26th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Portland’s Andina’s Restaurant – 2nd floor (above the restaurant).

Call for Speaker Proposals

The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is a developer conference for the open source community. LPC brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux – kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing system, etc. – and gives them three days to work together on core design problems. The conference is divided into several microconferences focusing on different “plumbing” topics, as well as a general track for topics that don’t fit into the microconferences.

LPC is requesting proposals to speak at the LPC microconferences and general track. Microconference topics include:

* The future of Linux storage
* Video input infrastructure and V4L2
* Power management and tools for efficient resource usage
* Future displays and input devices
* Dbus for desktop integration
* Linux server management
* XCB and graphics
* Audio
* Kernel/userspace interfaces
* Debugging, tuning, tracing, and profiling

General track topics include any technical topic related to the Linux software “ecosystem.” Preference will be given to proposals presenting a reasonable solution to a well-known or little-recognized problem, rather than just a problem description.

The exact timing and organization of speaking slots will be under the control of each microconference’s organizer, but as a general rule talks should be less than 25 minutes long and speakers should expect discussion and audience interaction. The format of the general track will be determined based on accepted submissions, but will also tend towards short, discussion-oriented talks.

Submission format

LPC invites speaker proposals in the form of extended abstracts. All proposals will be reviewed by the LPC Technical Program Committee (TPC). The extended abstract may be up to 500 words and should include your qualifications to speak about the topic, an overview of your presentation, and why your presentation will appeal to a technical audience. We also encourage the submission of extended abstracts from members of the academic community on topics of current interest in the Linux community. We are particularly interested in researchers seeking community feedback on work in progress. Proposals to speak on previously published work are welcome, in particular work that has not yet come to the attention of the Linux community.

Submissions should include:

* Extended abstract (for publication on conference website, max 500 words)
* Speaker bio (for publication on conference website, max 250 words)
* Speaker’s email address and phone number
* Notes or background on the proposal if desired (not for publication)
* Whether travel assistance is requested

Email submissions to Please limit attachments (if any) to PDF format. Speaker proposals must be submitted no later than Sunday 20 July 2008 20:00 (8 PM) UTC. Notification of acceptance and rejection of proposals will be emailed to the authors by 8 August 2008. Revised versions of accepted abstracts will be accepted until 24 August 2008.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technical Program Committee at

Travel and registration

At least one author of each accepted presentation must register for LPC and present their work at the conference. Registration is free for speakers. If a speaker has already registered and paid for the conference before notification of acceptance, all registration fees will be refunded in full.

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover speaker travel and will be awarded based on need. If you need assistance paying for travel, please include a request in your submission. If you have any other questions, please email the program committee at


Major sponsors of the Linux Plumbers Conference include Intel, IBM, and NetApp. The LPC is underwritten by the Linux Foundation. We thank these and all of our other sponsors for their support of this community conference!

We hope to see you at Linux Plumbers Conference 2008!

LPC Student Mini-conference

We are pleased to announce the addition of a Student Mini-conference for student attendees of the Linux Plumbers Conference 2008, held on the day before the regular conference.

If you would like to present at this event please contact us; we are open to new topic ideas too.

Who: Student attendees and presenters

When: 09:00-18:00, September 16, 2008

Where: PSU Business Accelerator