DPDK Summit

Call For Papers (CFP)

The DPDK Summit 2024 is a community event designed for software developers who contribute to or use DPDK. The agenda for DPDK Summit will cover the latest developments and the roadmap suggestions for future releases. This is a unique opportunity to meet the community for discussing the challenges and innovations of the ecosystem.

Please be aware that the Linux Foundation will now utilize Sessionize for CFP submissionsSessionize 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.

  • CFP Close: Sunday, July 21 at 11:59 pm EDT (UTC-4)
  • CFP Notifications: Monday, July 29
  • Schedule Announced: Wednesday, July 31
  • Slides due date: Friday, September 20
  • Event Date: Tuesday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 25*

*Please note, this event/CFP is for in-person speakers only.

  • Enhancements and additions to DPDK libraries, functional or performance-wise
  • New networking technologies and their applicability to DPDK
  • Hardware NIC capabilities and offloads
  • Hardware datapath accelerators (compression, crypto, baseband, GPU, regex, machine learning, etc..)
  • Experiences with using DPDK with language other than C (ex: Rust)
  • Virtualization and container networking
  • Debug tooling (tracing, dumps, metrics, telemetry, monitoring)
  • DPDK consumability (API/ABI compatibility, OS integration, packaging)
  • Project infrastructure, security, testing and workflow
  • Developer stories and technical challenges when integrating or developing with DPDK 
  • Feedback from usage and deployment of DPDK applications (OSS or proprietary)
  • Session Presentation – 10 minutes
  • Session Presentation – 30 minutes
  • Session Presentation – 45 minutes
  • Lightning Talk – 10 minutes
  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Each session or lightning talk is allowed (1) primary speaker and (1) co­-speaker.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected because they take away from the integrity of our events and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides before the event.

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 three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

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

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.

How to Give a Great Talk

We want to ensure submitters receive resources to help create a great submission and, if accepted, give the best presentation possible. To help do this, we recommend viewing seasoned speaker Dawn Foster’s in-depth session titled Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Conference Speaker!

Have More Questions? First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work you are doing, and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. If 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.

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.