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CFP

The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is dedicated to creating open source software solutions for automotive applications.

To encourage open collaboration and stimulate discussions that will help advance open source adoption and drive the automotive industry forward, we invite our members, developers and industry experts to submit a speaking proposal for the AGL All Member Meeting Europe 2017 in Dresden, Germany.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Opens: Friday, June 30
  • CFP Closes: Monday, August 7
  • CFP Notifications: Week of August 14
  • Schedule Announcement: Week of August 21
  • Slide Due Date: Monday, October 2
  • Event Dates: Wednesday, October 18 & Thursday, October 19

Suggested Topics:

  • AGL Distribution and design considerations
  • AGL Application design, application framework
  • AGL Security
  • AGL Tools
  • AGL Long-team support and maintenance
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Cloud (V2C) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) Communications
  • Security and privacy
  • In-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
  • Augmented reality, heads-up display
  • Navigation
  • Autonomous driving
  • AI and Machine learning
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) Software updates
  • Telematics and emergency call services
  • Delivering live content and updates to vehicles in motion
  • Legal issues
  • Functional safety and open source software
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • W3C for automotive
  • Non-AGL technical projects (e.g. Smart roads, self-driving vehicles)
  • Non-technical subjects (e.g. lifestyle, productivity)

 

Submit a Talk

 

Guidelines to Help You Prepare Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hop you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from you presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the Linux and open source ecosystem?

At the heart of open source is the technology. We definitely do not expect every presentation to have code snippets and technical deep-deives but here are two things that you should avoid when preparing your proposal; because they are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees: 

  1. Sales or marketing pitches
  2. Unsolicited or potentially closed-source technologies

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project. 

First Time Submitting? Don't Feel Intimidated

We know that the community can be very intimidating for anybody who is interested in participating.

Our events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing. You do not need to be a core developer or a chief architect to submit a proposal, in fact, we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for all of our events. In the instance that you aren't sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal. 

Our events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration and we work closely with our attendees, sponsors and speakers to help keep our events professional. welcoming and friendly. If you have any questions about participating please don't hesitate to contact us. 

How to Submit Your Proposal

We have done our best to make the submission process as simple as possible. Here is what you will need to prepare:

  1. Choose a submission type (Presentation, Panel, BoFs or Lightning Talk)
  2. Choose the category for your proposal (Case Studies, Developer, Operations, Security, Services, Storage, Wildcard)
  3. Provide a biography, including your previous speaking experience (900 characters maximum).
  4. Provide us with an abstract about what you will be presenting at the event (900 characters maximum).
  5. Describe who the audience is and what you expect them to gain from your presentation (900 character maximum).
  6. Tell us how the content of your presentation will help better the AGL and open source ecosystem (900 characters maximum). 
  7. Select the experience level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Any). 
  8. List any technical requirements that you have for your presentation over and above the standard projector, screen and wireless internet. 

Guidelines:

Abstract

  • This is your chance to *sell* your talk to the program committee, so do your best to highlight the problem/contribution/work that you are addressing in your presentation.
  • The technical details are still important, but the relevance of what you are presenting will help the program committee during the selection process.
  • This is the abstract that will be posted on the website schedule, so please ensure that it is in complete sentences (and not just bullet points) and that it is written in the third person (use your name instead of I).

Describe who the audience is and what you expect them to gain from your presentaiton.

Tell us how the content of your presentation will help better the AGL and open source ecosystem.

*Note: We realize that this can be a diffcult question to answer, but as with the abstract, the relevance of your presentation is just as important as the content. 

Panel Discussions

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

Submitting Your Slides

If your submission is accepted you can submit your slides to events@automotivelinux.org any time leading up to the slide due date of Monday, October 2. We only accept presentation slides in PDF format to ensure that there are no formatting issues. The slides will be published to our event website after the event concludes.

Complimentary Pass for Speakers

There is no fee to attend the AGL All-Member Meeting. All speakers will receive the invitation code to register for the event.

Code of Conduct

When attending any Linux Foundation-produced event, you agree to abide by our Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy:

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. Linux Foundation events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the Linux community. They exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at Linux Foundation events or related ancilliary or social events, any participants, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form. 

All event participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with both The Linux Foundation Code of Conduct as well as their employer's policies on appropriate workplace behavior.

Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearasnce, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual attention. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.

Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities or other material in their booths and much refrain from the use of sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images or any language or images that would constitute harassment as defined above in their talks. 

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference, with no refund. The Linux Foundation reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further Linux Foundation events, trainings or other activities.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identifiec by t-shirts/staff badges onsite; and an organizer can be found at the event registration counter at any time. You are also encouraged to contact Amy Benson, onsite Meeting & Events Coordinator at abenson (at) linuxfoundation (dot) org.

Our staff has had incident response training and responds to harassment reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki. As referenced above, if a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund. Depending on the circumstances, The Linux Foundation reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further Linux Foundation events, trainings or other activities. 

Conference staff will also provide support to victims, including but not limited to:

  • Providing an escort
  • Contacting hotel/venue security or local law enforcement
  • Briefing key event staff for response/victim assistance
  • Otherwise assisting those experiencing harassment to ensure that they feel safe for the duration of the conference

If you are planning to attend the upcoing event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please contact Angela Brown, VP of Events, at angela (at) linuxfoundation (dot) org. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim's comfort and safety, including but not limited to: providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and ahrasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact. 

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