[libvirt] KVM Forum 2010: Call for Papers

KVM Forum 2010 Program Committee KVM-Forum-2010-PC at redhat.com
Mon Apr 19 22:13:24 UTC 2010



KVM Forum 2010



 The KVM Forum is back! After a break last year we're proud to present
 this year's gathering around KVM again.  The idea is to have everyone
 involved with KVM development come together to talk about the future
 and current state of KVM, teaching everyone some pieces of the puzzle
 they might be missing without.
 So if you're a KVM developer, mark the dates in your calendar! If
 possible, also submit a talk -- we're interested in a wide variety of
 KVM topics, so don't hesitate to propose a talk on your work.

 If you're not a KVM developer, please read on nevertheless (or jump to


 Conference: August 9 - 10, 2010
 Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
 Abstracts due: May 14th, 2010
 Notification: May 28th, 2010
 Yes, we're colocated with LinuxCon.  Tickets for the KVM Forum also count
 for LinuxCon.


 At first check if it's before May 14th.  If you're past that date, you're
 out of luck.  Now try to think hard and come up with a great idea that
 you could talk about.  Once you have that set, we need you to write up
 a short abstract (~150 words) on it.  In your submission please note
 how long your talk will take.  Slots vary in length up to one hour.
 Also include in your proposal the proposal type -- one of: technical talk,
 breakout session, or end-user talk.  Add that information to the abstract
 and submit it at the following URL:
 Now, wait until May 24th.  You will receive a notification on whether
 your talk was accepted or not.

 We have a list of suggested presentation topics below.  These suggestions
 are just for guidance, please feel free to submit a proposal on any
 of these or related topics.  In general, the more it's about backend
 infrastructure, the better.
   - Scaling and performance
   - Nested virtualization
   - I/O improvements
   - Driver domains
   - Time keeping
   - Memory management (page sharing, swapping, huge pages, etc)
   - Fault tolerance
   - VEPA, vswitch

  Embedded KVM
   - KVM on ARM, PPC, MIPS, ...?
   - Real-time requirements host/guest
   - Device pass-through w/o iommu
   - Custom device/platform models
   - Device model improvements
   - New devices
   - Security model
   - Scaling and performance
   - Desktop virtualization
   - Increasing robustness
   - Management interfaces
   - QMP protocol and implementation
   - Live migration
   - Speeding up existing devices
   - Vhost
   - Alternatives
   - Using virtio in non-kvm environments
   - Virtio on non-Linux
 Management infrastructure
   - Libvirt
   - Kvm autotest
   - Easy networking
   - Qemud


 We will reserve some time each day to break out for working sessions.
 These sessions will be less formal than a presentation and more focused
 on developing a solution to some real development issue.  If you are
 interested in getting developers together to hack on some code, submit
 your proposal and just make it clear it's a breakout session proposal.


 One of the big challenges as developers is to know what, where and how
 people actually use our software.  To solve this issue at least a little,
 there will be a few slots reserved for end users talking about their
 deployments, problems and achievements.
 So if you have a KVM based deployment running in production or are about
 to roll out one, please also submit a talk (see PROCESS), and simply
 mark it asn an end-user collaboration proposal.  We would love to have
 an open discussion of fields where KVM/Qemu can still improve and you
 would have the unique chance to steer that process!
 Keep in mind that most of the Forum will be focused on development though,
 so we suggest you also come with a good portion of technical interest :-).
 And of course, no product marketing please!  The purpose is to engage
 with KVM developers.

 In addition to submitted talks we will also have some room for lightning
 talks. So if you have something you think might be done until the KVM
 Forum, but you're not sure you could fill 15 minutes with it. Or if you
 don't know if you'll make it until there, just keep in mind that you
 will still get the chance to talk about it.  Lightning talk submissions
 and scheduling will be handled on-site at KVM Forum.

Thank you for your interest in KVM.  We're looking forward to your
submissions and seeing you at the KVM Forum 2010 in August!  Now, start
thinking about that talk you want to give.

your KVM Forum 2010 Program Commitee

Alexander Graf, Novell
Anthony Liguori, IBM
Avi Kivity, Red Hat
Chris Wright, Red Hat
Dor Laor, Red Hat
Jan Kiszka, Siemens

Please contact us with any questions or comments.

KVM-Forum-2010-PC at redhat.com

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