Open Source Summit Latin America

Call For Proposals (CFP)


The Open Source Summit Call for Proposals is now open.

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!

dates to remember

  • CFP Opens: Monday, January 24, 2022
  • CFP Closes: Monday, May 30, 2022
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, July 8, 2022
  • Schedule Announcement: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • Event Dates: August 23-24, 2022

events + suggested topics

  • Filesystems and Storage
  • Linux Kernel Development (Advanced & Beginner)
  • Mission-Critical, Real-Time, and Long Life Systems (Scientific & Medical)
  • Programming Languages and Toolchains
  • io_uring
  • Tracing
  • Scheduler
  • Kernel Dependability (Static Analysis, kcov, kcov Triggered Fuzzing Testing, Fuzzing, kmsan, kcsan, kubsan, etc.)
  • System Boot
  • Security
  • Live Patching
  • eBPF
  • RDMA
  • Power Management 
  • Containers
  • Checkpoint/Restart
  • Distribution Kernels & Distros Considerations for Servers, Desktops, etc.
  • Linux on the Desktop
  • Virtualization
  • Networking
  • Performance & Benchmarks
  • Rust
  • 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
  • Machine and Deep Learning (Framework, Libraries, Platform, Tools)
  • Reinforcement Learning 
  • Natural Language Processing
  • AI on the Edge
  • Model (Benchmarking, Training, Parameter, Format, Marketplace, Workflow, Inference, Tools)
  • Notebook Environments 
  • Data (Versioning, Format, Pipeline Management, Stream Processing, SQL Engines, Feature Engineering, Visualization, Governance, Labeling)
  • Security and Privacy
  • Trusted and Responsible AI (Explainability, Adversarial, Bias, Fairness)
  • Strategies for Inclusiveness
  • Diversity Research & Metrics
  • Team Dynamics & Case Studies of Positive Outcomes from Diverse Teams
  • How to be an Ally
  • Mentorship
  • Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Talent
  • Diversity Badging
  • Navigating Inclusivity Roadblocks
  • Open Cloud Infrastructure
  • Hybrid & Multicloud
  • Edge Cloud Computing
  • Container-Native Virtualization
  • Container and Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Native Storage
  • Infrastructure-as-Code
  • CI/CD, Configuration Management
  • Cloud-native Application Development
    • Architectures and Architectural Patterns
    • APIs
    • Testing
    • WebAssembly
  • Cloud-native Developer and Operator Experience
  • Confidential Computing
  • Observability: Metrics, Logging, Tracing, Service Mesh
  • Serverless and Functions-as-a-Service
  • Security, Authentication, and Compliance
    • Policy Agents
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Data Flow Management

  • Incentivization and Engagement
  • Software Development Methodologies and Platforms
  • Building Internal Innersource Communities
  • Remote Team Management and Methods
  • Bug/Issue Management and Triage
  • Communication Platforms and Methods
  • Open Source Governance and Models
  • Mentoring and Training
  • Event Strategy
  • Content Management and Social Media
  • DevOps Culture
  • Community Management
  • Advocacy and Evangelism
  • Container Runtimes, Management and Orchestration
  • Container Images and Registries
  • CI/CD, Configuration Management, Automation, GitOps
  • Observability: Metrics, Logging, Tracing, Service Mesh
  • Security/Authentication
  • Storage and Databases
  • APIs, SDKs, Frameworks and Libraries
  • Migration and Refactoring
  • Remote and cloud-based developer environments
  • Reproducible builds and environments
  • Debugging

  • New & Emerging Open Source Projects
  • Open Hardware
  • Web 3.0/Crypto/Blockchain
  • Metaverse/VR
  • WebAssembly (Wasm)
  • Public Health/COVID
  • Climate & Sustainability
  • Unique applications of open source
  • Embedded Essentials (Beginner)
    • Embedded System Setup and Development
    • Kernel Basics
    • Linux Boot-up Sequence
    • Bootloaders
    • Embedded Toolchains and Libraries
    • Debugging Driver Model & Device Trees
    • Embedded Drivers
    • Root Filesystem Builders
  • Linux Administration Essentials (Beginner)
    • Introduction to Working with Open Source Software
    • Achieving Bash Mastery
    • Troubleshooting the Network
    • Monitoring Your System
    • Tracing
    • Networking Basics
    • Understanding Linux Security
    • Systemd basics
    • Security Compliance Testing
    • Overcoming Scaling Challenges
    • Introduction to systemd-nspawn
    • Introduction to Xen
    • Introduction to KVM
  • Cloud Administration Essentials (Beginner)
    • Cloud Infrastructure 101
    • Cloud-native App Developer 101
    • Serverless 101
    • Cloud Security 101
    • Introduction to LXD and System Containers
    • Introduction to Docker Containers
    • Container Runtime Engines Replacing Docker
    • Introduction to Kubernetes
    • Introduction to Software-Defined Networking
    • Introduction to Cloud Foundry

submission types

  • Session Presentation (~40-50 minutes in length)
  • Panel Discussion (~40-50 minutes in length)
  • Birds of a Feather Session (BoFs are typically held in the evenings, (~45 minutes – 1 hour in length)
  • Tutorial (~1.5 hours in length)
  • Lightning Talk (~5-10 minutes in length and please note that lightning talks are not available for Open Source On-Ramp)

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.
  • Open Source Summit is a conference umbrella, composed of a collection of events. 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.
  • If your proposal is accepted, you may give your talk in English, Portuguese or Spanish.  
  • 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 primary speaker per submission, and a substantially discounted pass will be available for co-speakers. For panel sessions, all panelists will receive a complimentary pass. 
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed, proprietary 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

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.

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.