Call for Proposals (CFP)

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Submit a Proposal

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Opens: Monday, July 15
  • CFP Closes: Friday, August 30
  • CFP Notifications: Monday, September 16
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, September 18
  • Slide Due Date: Tuesday, October 15
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 23

Suggested Topics

  • AGL Distribution and design considerations
  • AGL Application design, application framework
  • AGL Security
  • AGL Tools
  • AGL Long-team support and maintenance
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Cloud (V2C) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) Communications
  • Security and privacy
  • In-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
  • Augmented reality, heads-up display
  • Navigation
  • Autonomous driving
  • AI and Machine learning
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) Software updates
  • Telematics and emergency call services
  • Delivering live content and updates to vehicles in motion
  • Legal issues
  • Functional safety and open source software
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • W3C for automotive
  • Non-AGL technical projects (e.g. Smart roads, self-driving vehicles)
  • Non-technical subjects (e.g. lifestyle, productivity)

Types of Submissions

  • Session Presentation (Typically 50 minutes in length)
  • Panel Discussion (Typically 50 minutes in length)
  • Birds of a Feather (BoFs are typically held in the evening, for 1 hour)

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 per submission. In the instance that a submission has a co-speaker, they will receive a 40% discount off the all-access attendee registration price. For accepted panel discussions, up to 4 panelists, + 1 moderator will receive a complimentary event pass; additional panelists will receive a 40% discount off the all-access attendee registration price.
  • 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 by Tuesday, October 15th.

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.

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.

How To Give a Great Tech Talk

In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.

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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.