LLVM at FOSDEM 2015 - Call for papers and participation


At FOSDEM 2015, LLVM will for the first time participate with a
dedicated devroom. Complementing the upcoming Euro LLVM 2014, the
devroom at FOSDEM provides a great opportunity for core 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, etc.

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 or
     academic projects as well as in the open source world.
  4. Tutorials
  5. Lightning talks (5 minutes)

The deadline for receiving submissions is December 1st, 2014. 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 (
- Pentabarf 0.4.5 ) and submit your proposal
( https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM15/event/new ).
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, an important crowd must be expected.

= Organization =

The mailing list llvm-devroom@lists.fosdem.org can be used to discuss
issues of general interest related to the conference organization.

= 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

If you need funding to attend the meeting, or can help sponsor, please
tell us on llvm-devroom@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 runs).

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. LLVM is
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 http://llvm.org/devmtg/2015-02/

Tobias Grosser, Sylvestre Ledru & Renato Golin