Embedded Open Source Summit

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Call For Proposals (CFP)


April 16-18, 2024 | Seattle, Washington

Embedded Open Source Summit (EOSS) is a new umbrella event for open source embedded projects and developer communities to come together under one roof for important collaboration and education.

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.

dates to remember

  • CFP Closes: EXTENDED through Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST (UTC -8)
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, February 13
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, February 15
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, April 12
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 18

EOSS 2024 Events & Suggested Topics

Embedded Linux Conference logo

Launched in 2005, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. It gathers the technical experts working on embedded systems and applications for education and collaboration, paving the way for transformation in these important and far-reaching areas.

  • Aerospace
  • Android (in embedded devices)
  • Audio, Video, Streaming Media and Graphics
  • FPGAs and Dynamic Hardware
  • Embedded Storage Technologies
  • Flash Memory Devices and Filesystems
  • Boot Speed
  • Device Tree and Other Linux Subsystems
  • Real-Time Linux – Performance, Tuning, and Use
  • SDKs for Embedded Products
  • Build Systems, Embedded Distributions, and Development Tools
  • Linux in Devices
  • Embedded CPU Architectures
  • Embedded System Architecture
  • Embedded Specific Busses and Communications Paths
  • Network and Wireless Technologies in Embedded Systems
  • Scaling Linux to fit in Embedded Platforms
  • Embedded vs Other Use Cases Within the Linux Community
  • Preparing Linux for Future Embedded Requirements
  • Trends and Future Direction of Embedded Linux
  • Test frameworks and Board Farms
  • Security
  • System Upgrades
  • Linux in Automotive
  • Drones
  • Robotics
  • Practical Experiences and War Stories
  • Standards
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Industrial Automation
Zephyr Project Developer Summit logo

Launched in 2021, Zephyr Developer Summit is for developers using or considering Zephyr in embedded products. This year we will be focusing on supporting topics of interest to users of Zephyr, developers contributing upstream, and maintainer specific topics.

  • User
    • Zephyr in the Field: Practical Experiences and Lessons Learned
    • Zephyr Infrastructure and New Developer Onramp
    • Machine Learning on Zephyr Systems
    • Products Running Zephyr. Example uses of Zephyr in Industrial, Agriculture, Energy, Medical, Aerospace, Wearables, etc.
  • Developer
    • Subsystem Status and Overview
    • Updates on Ecosystem, West, Modules, Runtimes, Developer Environments, etc.
    • Developer Tooling
    • Test Infrastructure, Code Coverage, Tracing, Fuzzing, and Static Analysis Tool
    • Power Management
    • Connectivity
    • Use in Mixed Criticality Systems.
    • Architecture Support (including Arm® Cortex®-M, Intel x86, ARC, NIOS II, Tensilica Xtensa, and RISC-V…)
  • Maintainer
    • Subsystem Evolution and Planning Discussions (aka Miniconfs)
    • Proposed New Tehcnologies for Inclusion into the Project
    • Security and Vulnerability Management
    • Secure Device Provisioning and Management
    • Safety Certification and LTS Management
    • Code Quality and Coding Guidelines
    • Proposed New Technologies for Inclusion into the Project
    • Documentation
Safety Critical Software Summit logo

As open source is found more and more in safety-critical applications, the need to evaluate open source software that meets safety standards has increased. This event, sponsored by ELISA, gathers safety experts and open source developers to enable and advance the use of open source in safety-critical applications.

  • Open Source Software Interaction with Safety Standards
  • Best Practices to Work with Regulatory Authorities when using Open Source
  • Best Practices for Security Updates to Safety-critical Systems
  • Safety Engineering Applied to Open Source Projects
  • Quality Assessments based on Data from Development
  • Requirements traceability and testability in Open Source projects
  • Development of Technical Features with Safety Relevance
  • Safety Analysis Approaches and Methodology to Apply to Systems
  • Case Studies of Existing use of Linux in Safety-critical Domains, such as Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Energy, etc.
  • Other Ideas are Welcome
Real-Time Linux Summit logo

The Linux Foundation’s Real-Time Linux (RTL) collaborative project organizes the Real-Time Linux Summit at the Embedded Open Source Summit 2024. The event is intended to gather developers and users of Linux as a Real-Time Operating System. The main intent is to provide room for discussion between developers, tooling experts, and users, in a friendly environment.

We are looking for proposals for topics in the following areas

  • Best practices for writing Linux drivers to work with real time
  • Lessons learned setting up and configuring systems with real time
  • Working with real time Linux in containerized systems
  • Working with real time Linux and hypervisors
  • Lessons learned debugging and analyzing latencies 
  • Best practices using Linux on safety-critical systems
  • Future evolution of real time Linux

submission types

  • Session Presentation (typically 30-40 minutes in length):
  • Panel Discussion (typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Birds of a Feather (typically 45 minutes to one hour in length)
  • Lightning Talk (typically 5-10 minutes in length): This format is not accepted for the Embedded Linux Summit
  • Tutorial (typically 1.5 – 2 hours in length)
    • NOTE: ONLY the Zephyr Project Developer Summit will accept in-person or virtual live submissions (scheduled for PST timezone speaking slots in front of a live audience).

important notes

  • CHOOSE ONE (1) EVENT – Embedded Open Source Summit (EOSS) is an umbrella event for open source embedded projects and developer communities to come together under one roof for important collaboration and education. You will be asked to select the “event” in which you’d like to submit. Each proposal may be submitted to only one event, so please review all carefully before making your selection. We understand some proposals could potentially fit into multiple events. Don’t worry, our program chairs are working together to move proposals around as needed for additional review.
  • NO PRODUCT PITCHES PLEASE – Please be sure your submission focuses on open source embedded technologies and/or projects, not products specific to your company. We will not select any talks that look like product or vendor pitches.
  • OPEN SOURCE ONLY – As this is an open source event, talks submitted based on closed or proprietary systems will not be reviewed.
  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation 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 speaker(s) per submission.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event.

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 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 make sure submitters receive resources to help put together 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 that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for 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.

code of conduct

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.