Call for Proposals - 2014-12-02
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Netdev 0.1 Call for Proposals ----------------------------- Netdev 0.1 (year 0, conference 1) is a community-driven conference geared towards Linux netheads. Linux kernel networking and user space utilization of the interfaces to the Linux kernel networking subsystem are the focus. There are 4 phases/formats to Netdev 0.1 1) Workshops (day 1) The workshop format is inspired by Netconf and the wireless mini-summits, with workshops being centered around existing networking subsystems. workshops are intended to be an extension of the mailing list in the sense that many times previous discussions from the mailing list (or that could otherwise have happened there) are taken to the round-table to simplify the decision-making process. The networking subsystem maintainer(s) should at least prepare a list of agenda items well before the workshop takes place to allow participants to come prepared; this makes the discussions most productive. Sometimes brain-storming sessions will also be appropriate where being prepared is less important, for example for discussions around new user requirements this can be very valuable. At the workshop meeting itself discussions prevail and notes are later sent back to the mailing list; presentations are typically - at the discretion of the chairs - only used where needed to clarify a problem statement for discussion. The sitting format is round-table. 2) BOFs (day 1) BOFs are sessions with a potential to become a workshop in a future Netdev conference. The lifetime of a BOF may be only one or two Netdev conference gatherings. We discourage perpetual BOFs. BoFs don't need to have an existing networking subsystem or mailing list. BOFs also don't need to strive to be upgraded to be a Workshop in the future. Their longevity could only be one conference. The sitting format could vary and be either lecture or round table format depending on the proposal. 3) Tutorials (day 2) Tutorials are generally about 2 hours long (or more at the discretion of the proposal). Tutorials are educational in nature and are presented in a classroom format with a specific educational outcome for the attendees. 4) Paper proposals (days 3 and 4) These are classical conference paper + presentations. Presentations are 30 minutes long with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A presented in a lecture format. We will require paper submissions for these sessions. The committee believes that a paper submission raises the quality of the presentations and makes it easier to build on presented ideas in the future. The Netdev conference this year is structured to be 50% by-invitation and 50% submission. We are making sure that we reach out to speakers who have interesting relevant topics because we recognize most of these folks would typically not be submitting papers to a conference. The invitation will be made by the technical committee to the individual speakers for workshop, paper and tutorial sessions. This call for papers is for the 50% submission portion of the conference for paper submissions, tutorials and workshops. We *highly discourage* submission of recycled talks. Current technical focus topics include: - wireless - performance analysis, debugging and improvement - networking hardware and offload - netfilter - traffic control - different networking layers (L2/3, etc) - Internet of things - security - additional topics can be suggested Unlike other conferences, we are going to try and accommodate as many submissions as possible - but please stay within the relevant topic focus and tie to Linux networking to make it easier for the technical committee to provide quick feedback. In order to give a talk you must be registered. If your proposal is accepted you will not be charged a conference fee or your conference fee will be refunded to you when your talk gets accepted. We expect minimum of 2 parallel tracks but likely more depending on the (quantity of submissions) in all phases i.e during tutorials, workshops and main talks. Why you should submit a proposal --------------------------------- If you yearn for the old community tech driven conferences where you mingle with fellow geeks (only these would be Linux networking geeks) then this would be it. There will be no marketing flashy openings. There will just be a pure feed of Linux networking. Netdev 0.1 will be held back to back with Netconf 2015, the by-invite Linux kernel networking workshop (http://vger.kernel.org/netconf2015.html). So gurus of all sorts will be there mingling and giving talks. While there will be heavy Linux kernel influence we expect a lot of user space presence as well. How to submit a proposal ------------------------ Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a paragraph or two of your proposal. For paper proposals, if your submission is accepted we will provide you a template to use. A minimum of two pages is needed so as to to allow people to skip the burden of writing a large paper. The maximum page limit is 10 pages. Location: --------- Downtown Ottawa, Canada www.netdev01.org Important Dates: ---------------- December 02, 2014 Call for Papers opens December 10, 2014 Registration opens January 24, 2015 *UPDATED* Call for sessions deadline January 29, 2015 *UPDATED* Conference schedule announced February 14-17, 2015 Conference days Please register as soon as registration opens up on December 10. Registering helps us plan properly for numbers of attendees, ensuring venue sizes and supplies are appropriate without wasting resources. slainte mhath, RGB -- Richard Guy Briggs -- ~\ -- ~\
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