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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.

Dates to Remember:

  • CFP Close: May 1, 2016
  • CFP Notifications: May 27, 2016
  • Schedule Announced: June 3, 2016

Potential Topics Covered:

KVM and Linux

  • 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


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