Embedded Open Source Summit

Call For Proposals (CFP)


June 27-30 | Prague, Czech Republic & Virtual

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.

The 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.

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.

Additional micro conferences will be announced soon!

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.
Please CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT before submitting for the first time. Thank you!

If you aren’t ready to submit, view the submission form to help you prepare.

dates to remember

  • CFP Closes: Monday, February 27 at 11:59 PM PST
  • CFP Notifications: Monday, April 10
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, April 13
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, June 23
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, June 30

EOSS 2023 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)
    • 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
  • Other, Please Specify
Embedded IOT Summit logo

The Embedded IoT Summit is where system architects, firmware developers and software developers working on resource constrained embedded and IoT products can learn and collaborate for increased development velocity and maximum innovation.

  • Best Practices working with Resource Constraints
    • Code Footprint Minimization
    • Sensor Interaction
    • Power Usage
    • Open Hardware Support
    • Hardware/Software tradeoffs for acceleration technologies
  • Cybersecurity & Safety Considerations for Systems not based on Linux
    • Best Practices for Handling Vulnerabilities in Open Source Projects
    • Secure Bootloaders and Trusted Update Support
    • Secure Communication to the Edge
    • Considerations for Use in Sandboxes and Non-Linux Virtualization
    • Best Practices for Determining the Scope of Edge Autonomy
  • Outside World Meets IoT RTOSes
    • NTP and Synchronization
    • Connected Sensors
    • EMF/RFI Impact
    • Real-Time considerations
    • Communication technologies
Automotive Linux Summit Europe logo

Driving the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • AGL Distribution and Design Considerations
  • AGL Application Design, Application Framework
  • AGL Security
  • AGL Tools
  • AGL Long-team Support and Maintenance
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Augmented Reality, Heads-Up Display
  • Autonomous Driving and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Connected Car Technologies
  • Delivering Live Content and Updates to Vehicles in Motion
  • Functional Safety and Open Source Software
  • In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI)
  • Legal and Compliance Issues
  • Mobility Services
  • Navigation and Mapping
  • Non-AGL Technical Projects (e.g. Smart Roads, Self-driving Vehicles)
  • Non-technical Subjects (e.g. Lifestyle, Productivity)
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Updates
  • Security and Privacy
  • Telematics and Emergency Call Services
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Cloud (V2C) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) Communications
  • W3C for Automotive
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
  • 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
  • Other Ideas are Welcome
LF Energy Embedded Summit 2023 logo

All new for 2023, LF Energy Embedded Summit will gather embedded developers with stakeholders from the energy sector for a discussion of how IoT and other hardware can accelerate the energy transition and drive decarbonization.

  • Clean Electrification (i.e Clean Hydrogen)
  • Demand Response
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  • Energy Metering and Measuring Systems
  • Energy Tracking and Attributes
  • Load Forecasting
  • Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV)
  • Microgrid Controllers
  • Power System Automation
  • Scheduling Energy Consumption

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)
  • Tutorial/Hands-on Lab (typically 1.5 – 2 hours in length)
  • Lightning Talk (typically 5-10 minutes in length): This format is not accepted for the Embedded Linux Summit

important notes

  • 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.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks 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.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event.
  • You can view the submission form to help you prepare, and reach out to the cfp team for any questions.

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.