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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:08:14 +0200
From:	Paolo Bonzini <>
To:	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	"" <>,
	Linux Virtualization <>
Subject: KVM Forum 2014 Call for Participation

KVM Forum 2014: Call For Participation
October 14-16, 2014 - Congress Centre Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf, Germany

(All submissions must be received before midnight July 27, 2014)

KVM is an industry leading open source hypervisor that provides an ideal
platform for datacenter virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure,
and cloud computing.  Once again, it's time to bring together the
community of developers and users that define the KVM ecosystem for
our annual technical conference.  We will discuss the current state of
affairs and plan for the future of KVM, its surrounding infrastructure,
and management tools.  Mark your calendar and join us in advancing KVM.

Once again we are colocated with the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon Europe,
CloudOpen Europe, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) Europe, and this year, the
Linux Plumbers Conference. KVM Forum attendees will be able to attend
LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC for a discounted rate.

We invite you to lead part of the discussion by submitting a speaking
proposal for KVM Forum 2014.

Suggested topics:

  - Scaling and optimizations
  - Nested virtualization
  - Linux kernel performance improvements
  - Resource management (CPU, I/O, memory)
  - Hardening and security
  - VFIO: SR-IOV, GPU, platform device assignment
  - Architecture ports

  - Management interfaces: QOM and QMP
  - New devices, new boards, new architectures
  - Scaling and optimizations
  - Desktop virtualization and SPICE
  - Virtual GPU
  - virtio and vhost, including non-Linux or non-virtualized uses
  - Hardening and security
  - New storage features
  - Live migration and fault tolerance
  - High availability and continuous backup
  - Real-time guest support
  - Emulation and TCG
  - Firmware: ACPI, UEFI, coreboot, u-Boot, etc.
  - Testing

  Management and infrastructure
  - Managing KVM: Libvirt, OpenStack, oVirt, etc.
  - Storage: glusterfs, Ceph, etc.
  - Software defined networking: Open vSwitch, OpenDaylight, etc.
  - Network Function Virtualization
  - Security
  - Provisioning
  - Performance tuning

Abstracts due: July 27, 2014

Please submit a short abstract (~150 words) describing your presentation
proposal. Slots vary in length up to 45 minutes.  Also include in your 
the proposal type -- one of:
- technical talk
- end-user talk

Submit your proposal here:
Please only use the categories "presentation" and "panel discussion"

You will receive a notification whether or not your presentation proposal
was accepted by Aug 20th.

Speakers will receive a complimentary pass for the event. In the instance
that your submission has multiple presenters, only the primary speaker for a
proposal will receive a complementary event pass. For panel discussions, all
panelists will receive a complimentary event pass.


A good technical talk should not just report on what has happened over
the last year; it should present a concrete problem and how it impacts
the user and/or developer community. Whenever applicable, it should
focus on the work that needs to be done or the difficulties that haven't yet
been solved.  Summarizing recent developments is okay but it should
not be more than a small portion of the overall talk.


One of the big challenges as developers is to know what, where and how
people actually use our software.  We will reserve a few slots for end
users talking about their deployment challenges and achievements.

If you are using KVM in production you are encouraged submit a speaking
proposal.  Simply mark it as an end-user talk.  As an end user, this is a
unique opportunity to get your input to developers.


We will reserve some time for people to get together and discuss
strategic decisions as well as other topics that are best solved within
smaller groups. This time can also be used for hands-on hacking
sessions if you have concrete code problems to solve.

These sessions will be announced during the event. If you are interested
in organizing such a session, please add it to the list at

Let people you think might be interested know about it, and encourage
them to add their names to the wiki page as well. Please try to
add your ideas to the list before KVM Forum starts.


If you are proposing a panel discussion, please make sure that you list 
all of
your potential  panelists in your abstract. We will request full biographies
if a panel is accepted.

The KVM Forum 2014 will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany at
Congress Centre Düsseldorf

Notification: August 20, 2014
Schedule announced: August 29, 2014
Event dates: October 14-16, 2014

Thank you for your interest in KVM.  We're looking forward to your
submissions and seeing you at the KVM Forum 2014 in October!

-your KVM Forum 2014 Program Committee

Please contact us with any questions or comments.

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