RISC-V Summit

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Call For Proposals (CFP)

Please review the details on this page for instructions on submitting a talk. When you are ready to submit your proposal, please click on the “SUBMIT A PROPOSAL” button below. The deadline to submit your proposal is Friday, July 14, 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time.

For any questions regarding the CFP process, please email speakers@riscv.org.

Reminder: This is a community conference — so no product and/or vendor sales pitches.

Please be aware that the RISC-V International will now be utilizing Sessionize for CFP submissions. Sessionize is a cloud-based event content management software designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. If you need guidance, please review how to submit your session for an event to see step-by-step instructions and helpful screenshots..

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, July 16 at 11:59 pm PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • Slide Review Due Date: October 13, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 7 – 8, 2023

Tracks and Suggested Topics

  • Technical Tracks
    • ISA and Related (SAIL, ACT)
      The ISA track welcomes submissions related to the RISC-V ISA, especially ones of interest to a broad segment of the RISC-V community.  This includes evaluations of existing ISA features, proposals for new ISA standard extensions, RISC-V SAIL Formal model, Architecture Compatible Tests, and descriptions and evaluations of custom ISA extensions.  Submissions covering the active areas of security, virtualization, performance analysis and software optimization, domain-specific acceleration, and AI/ML for RISC-V are particularly encouraged.
    • Systems and Software (SOC, Tools, Apps, Operating Systems, Firmware, etc.)
      Submissions in Systems & Software track will focus on the value of improvements in applications, segment specific SW stacks and development tools in driving delivery of innovative new products and capabilities as well as innovations and benefits achieved through the use of the RISC-V instruction set SoCs utilizing Risc-V Cores. Many Software topics emanate from the fact that RISC-V ISA has matured over its first decade and still is rapidly adding new capabilities. To ensure future success and widespread adoption, the focus now moves to the availability of an optimized software ecosystem. This track will include software, applications, libraries, managed runtimes, databases, and advances in the RISC-V ecosystem that will define the next decade of this essential architecture. The SOC HW include security, performance, power, or accelerated computing gains where the use of the RISC-V ISA leads to significant advantages along one or more vectors of system performance. The goal of the submission should be to share techniques, tools, methodologies, and ideas that would help the summit participants create new solutions and approaches to new problems.
    • Security
      The Security track is intended to explore reducing risks on RISC-V – as the exponential growth of RISC-V continues, so does the complexity of system designs and the opportunities for malicious actors. RISC-V is uniquely positioned to learn the lessons from the past,  and implement innovative and scalable defenses, built into the ISA and non-ISA (Platform and Software) from the start. We invite papers on a broad range of security topics, including – ISA extensions: Isolation models, Post-quantum and other cryptography algorithms, Side-channel mitigations, Trusted execution and Confidential computing. Platform security aspects of measured/verified boot, attestation, root of trust and related technologies (PUF, RNG) are relevant. Approaches that use hardware-software codesign for security are encouraged. The increasing use of SoC and SiP-oriented designs motivates topics of authentication, authorization, access-control and supply-chain security models. Platform organization to secure data accesses during system life-cycle of such systems. Secure system design for usages from embedded, HPC, to data-centers are invited. With the increasing expectation of data privacy and large-scale data analytics/AI,  topics such as secure federated machine learning, multi-party computing, and homomorphic encryption are welcome. Additionally, topics that share learnings, usage studies; design space exploration for security primitives and formal verification of HW and SW security (e.g. Security Monitors) are invited.
  • Industry Tracks
    • HPC and Data Center
    • Automotive
    • Embedded/IoT (Device Boards, Sensors, etc.)
    • Mobile
    • Solutions Focused Case Studies (AI/ML, 5G, Financials, Retail, etc.)
    • Software and Ecosystem

Reminder: This is a community conference — so no product and/or vendor sales pitches.

Submission Types

Types of Submissions:

  • Session Presentation: 25 minutes
  • Deep Dive Presentation: 55 minutes
  • Panel Discussion: 55 minutes of discussion

Requirements & Considerations

  • Any hardware, platforms, tools, services, or products you are presenting need to be based on or supporting RISC-V open standards or collaboration processes. If you are sharing your “How” you developed a product or technology, please highlight any contributions and/or benefits from the use of open source and open collaboration software, hardware, and processes. Avoid sales or marketing pitches; these talks will be rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees. The RISC-V Summit covers a broad spectrum of activities including academic, research, commercial, open-source, and proprietary – all abstract submissions are considered on a merit and non-discrimination basis by the technical program committee made up of representatives across the full RISC-V community.
  • RISC-V International is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. All presenters will be required to review and follow our Code of Conduct.  We also highly recommend speakers take our Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • You will be asked to select the “Track” in which you’d like to submit – Technical or Industry. Each proposal may be submitted to only one track, so please review all carefully before making your selection. We understand some proposals could potentially fit into multiple topic areas. Don’t worry, our program chairs are working together to move proposals around as needed for additional review.
  • Panel submissions must include the confirmed names of all panelists and moderators in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, RISC-V International does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for the accepted primary and co-speaker per submission.  For panel sessions, all panelists will receive a complimentary pass.

Preparing to Submit

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope 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 four things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. Is this a “how to” talk, telling the audience how something was/will be done, and not an overview of what you did?
  2. What are the top two (2) things people will learn from this talk?
  3. Why should YOU be the one to give this talk? You have a unique story. Tell it.

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

RISC-V 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 chief architect or long-time industry pundit to submit a proposal, in fact, we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for all of our events.

Our events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the RISC-V community and we work closely with our attendees, sponsors and speakers to help keep RISC-V events professional, welcoming, and friendly. If you have any questions on how to submit a proposal or the event in general, please contact speakers@riscv.org.

CFP Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the CFP process, please contact us at speakers@riscv.org.

Code of Conduct

RISC-V International is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. All presenters will be required to review and follow our Code of Conduct.

We also highly recommend that speakers take our Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.


Contact us at speakers@riscv.org.






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