[CFP] LLVM devroom @ FOSDEM 2017


At FOSDEM 2017, LLVM will again participate with a dedicated devroom.
Complementing the upcoming Euro LLVM 2017, the devroom at FOSDEM
provides a great opportunity for LLVM developers and the wider open
source community to get together, connect and discuss.

As possibly the largest European Open Source Conference, FOSDEM takes
place in Brussels and attracts with more than 400 lectures every year
over 5000 hackers - many core contributors of the worlds leading open
source projects.

= Call for Speakers, Posters, Demos =

We invite academic, industrial and hobbyist speakers to present their
work on developing or using LLVM, Clang, LLDB, Polly, Compiler-RT,

We are looking for:

  1. Keynote speakers.
  2. Technical presentations (30 minutes plus questions and
discussion) related to development of LLVM, Clang etc.
  3. Presentations about the use of LLVM, Clang in commercial,
academic, hobbyist and other projects.
  4. Tutorials.
  5. Lightning talks (5 minutes).

The deadline for receiving submissions is December 1st, 2016.
Speakers will be notified of acceptance or rejection by the 15th of
December. Proposals that are not sufficiently detailed (talks lacking
a comprehensive abstract for example) are likely to be rejected.

Please create an account on the FOSDEM interface (
https://penta.fosdem.org/user/new_account ) and submit your proposal (
https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM17 ). Please make sure you
select "LLVM devroom" as the "Track".

= Registration =

FOSDEM does not require any registration and is free of charge.
However, just like last year, a large crowd must be expected. We have
had to refuse entry to the room every year due to health and safety
reasons (a hard requirement from the organisers), with the room
already packed with people standing.

= Organization =

The mailing list llvm-devroom at lists.fosdem.org can be used to
discuss issues of general interest related to the conference
organization. Please, do not reply to this email, as it is cross
posted to many lists.

= Financial Support =

There may be a possibility of limited funding to help students or
contributors who could not otherwise attend the conference. This will
depend on overall sponsorship and companies' interest in supporting
the event.

If you need funding to attend the meeting, or can help sponsor, please
tell us on llvm-devroom at lists.fosdem.org.

= About LLVM =

LLVM is a collection of libraries and tools that make it easy to build
compilers, optimizers, Just-In-Time code generators, and many other
compiler-related programs. LLVM uses a single, language-independent
virtual instruction set both as an offline code representation (to
communicate code between compiler phases and to run-time systems) and
as the compiler internal representation (to analyse and transform
programs). This persistent code representation allows a common set of
sophisticated compiler techniques to be applied at compile-time,
link-time, install-time, run-time, or "idle-time" (between program

The strengths of the LLVM infrastructure are its extremely simple
design (which makes it easy to understand and use), source-language
independence, powerful mid-level optimizer, automated compiler
debugging support, extensibility, and its stability and reliability.
currently being used to host a wide variety of academic research
projects and commercial projects.

Besides LLVM, several projects have been developed on top of it like
Clang, LLDB, LLD or Polly.

For more information, please visit http://llvm.org/ or the conference
webpage at


Best regards,

LLVM @ FOSDEM organisers

Gentle reminder, the deadline is tomorrow, but we may extend to the
end of the week.

Keep your proposals coming. Thanks!