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Date:   Sat, 6 Apr 2019 11:02:22 +0200
From:   Paolo Bonzini <>
To:     qemu-devel <>, KVM list <>,
        "" <>,,
        "" <>,
        Linux Virtualization <>
Subject: CFP: KVM Forum 2019

KVM Forum 2019: Call For Participation
October 30-November 1, 2019 - Lyon Convention Center - Lyon, France

(All submissions must be received before June 15, 2019 at 23:59 PST)

KVM Forum is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity
for developers and users to meet, discuss the state of Linux
virtualization technology, and plan for the challenges ahead. 
We invite you to lead part of the discussion by submitting a speaking
proposal for KVM Forum 2019.

At this highly technical conference, developers driving innovation
in the KVM virtualization stack (Linux, KVM, QEMU, libvirt) can
meet users who depend on KVM as part of their offerings, or to
power their data centers and clouds.

KVM Forum will include sessions on the state of the KVM
virtualization stack, planning for the future, and many
opportunities for attendees to collaborate. As we celebrate ten years
of KVM development in the Linux kernel, KVM continues to be a
critical part of the FOSS cloud infrastructure.

This year, KVM Forum is joining Open Source Summit in Lyon,
France. Selected talks from KVM Forum will be presented on
Wednesday October 30 to the full audience of the Open Source Summit.
Also, attendees of KVM Forum will have access to all of the talks from
Open Source Summit on Wednesday.

Suggested topics:
* Scaling, latency optimizations, performance tuning, real-time guests
* Hardening and security
* New features
* Testing

KVM and the Linux kernel:
* Nested virtualization
* Resource management (CPU, I/O, memory) and scheduling
* VFIO: IOMMU, SR-IOV, virtual GPU, etc.
* Networking: Open vSwitch, XDP, etc.
* virtio and vhost
* Architecture ports and new processor features

* Management interfaces: QOM and QMP
* New devices, new boards, new architectures
* Graphics, desktop virtualization and virtual GPU
* New storage features
* High availability, live migration and fault tolerance
* Emulation and TCG
* Firmware: ACPI, UEFI, coreboot, U-Boot, etc.

Management and infrastructure
* Managing KVM: Libvirt, OpenStack, oVirt, etc.
* Storage: Ceph, Gluster, SPDK, etc.r
* Network Function Virtualization: DPDK, OPNFV, OVN, etc.
* Provisioning


Abstracts due: June 15, 2019

Please submit a short abstract (~150 words) describing your presentation
proposal. Slots vary in length up to 45 minutes.

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 August 12, 2019.

Speakers will receive a complimentary pass for the event. In case
your submission has multiple presenters, only the primary speaker for a
proposal will receive a complimentary 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, focus on
work that needs to be done, difficulties that haven't yet been solved,
and on decisions that other developers should be aware of. 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.

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 who might be interested know about your BOF, and
encourage them to add their names to the wiki page as well. Please 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 the abstract. We will request full
biographies if a panel is accepted.


This year's event will take place at the Lyon Conference Center.
For information on hotels close to the conference, please visit
Information on conference hotel blocks will be available later in
Spring 2019.


Submission deadline: Saturday, June 15 at 23:59 PST
Notification: Monday, August 12
Schedule announced: Friday, August 16
Slides due date: Wednesday, October 23
Event dates: Wednesday, October 30 - Friday, November 1

Thank you for your interest in KVM. We're looking forward to your
submissions and seeing you at the KVM Forum 2019 in October!

-your KVM Forum 2019 Program Committee

Please contact us with any questions or comments at

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