CFP FOSDEM ‘22 LLVM Devroom

CALL FOR PAPERS / PARTICIPATION

At FOSDEM 2022 (https://fosdem.org/2022/), LLVM will again participate with
a dedicated devroom, on Saturday 5th of February online.

As possibly the largest European Open Source Conference, FOSDEM attracts
more than 600 lectures and over 8000 hackers - many core contributors of
the world’s leading open source projects.

Complementing the LLVM developer meetings, the devroom at FOSDEM provides a
great opportunity for LLVM developers and the wider open source community
to get together, connect and discuss.

We invite academic, industrial and hobbyist speakers to present their work
on developing or using LLVM, Clang, LLDB, Compiler-rt, MLIR, Flang, or any
of the other technologies in the LLVM project.

We are looking for:

  • Keynote speakers.
  • Technical presentations (default length of 30 minutes including
    questions) related to the development of LLVM technologies or use of those
    technologies in other projects.
  • Tutorials (default length of 45 minutes including questions).
  • Lightning talks (default length of 5 minutes).
  • Demos.
  • Volunteers for help with pre-recording presentations and/or running the event
    on February 5th.

Submission:

To submit a proposal, please create an account on the FOSDEM interface(
https://penta.fosdem.org/user/new_account).
If you already have an account from previous years, please reuse that.

Submit your proposal following https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM22,
“Create Event”.

Please make sure you select “LLVM devroom” as the "Track”.

If your talk or tutorial requires a different duration then please request this in
the “Duration” field of Schedule. Please note that while we will try to accommodate
the requested duration, there is no guarantee that we will be able to.

Presentations will be recorded and streamed. Sending your proposal implies
giving permission to be recorded.

Registration:

FOSDEM does not require any registration and is free of charge.

Important Dates:

  • December 20th 2021: Deadline for submission of proposals
  • December 31st 2021 (or before): Announcement of acceptance + final schedule
  • January 1st to January 15th 2022: Speakers record their talks
  • February 5th 2022: Devroom day, online

Organization:

The LLVM devroom event will be online. Accepted talks will be recorded in the
first two weeks of January. The recorded talks will be streamed during the
event. There will be a live Q&A right after the talk. The speakers have to be
present online during the Q&A.

Please use the following discourse thread to discuss any issues or questions
related to submitting a proposal or the organisation of the event.
https://llvm.discourse.group/t/cfp-fosdem-22-llvm-devroom/4944

Guidance on writing a proposal for the LLVM Dev Room:

This is a guide to help you submit a good proposal and increase your
chances of your proposal being accepted.

If you have never presented at an LLVM meeting, then do not fear this
process. We are actively looking for new speakers who are excited about
LLVM and helping grow the community through these educational talks! You do
not need to be a long time developer to submit a proposal.

You may look at the talks presented in the past few editions to get an idea of
the kind of talks accepted. But please don’t feel constrained by the topics.
Links below.
https://archive.fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/llvm/
https://archive.fosdem.org/2019/schedule/track/llvm/
https://archive.fosdem.org/2018/schedule/track/llvm_toolchain/

General Guidelines:

  • It should be clear from your abstract what your topic is, who your
    target audience is, and what are the takeaways for attendees. The program
    committee does not have time to read 10 page papers for each submission.
  • Talks about the use of an LLVM technology should include details about
    how LLVM is used and not only be about the resulting application.
  • Tutorials on “how to use X” in LLVM (or other subproject) are greatly
    desired and beneficial to many developers. Entry level topics are
    encouraged as well.
  • Typically a few paragraphs are sufficient.

Best regards,

LLVM @ FOSDEM organisers