The Hardware Enablement devroom is back for a second year at FOSDEM! It will take place on Sunday 3 February 2019.
# Call for Participation
We are opening the call for participation to our devroom, with the deadline for talk proposals set to Saturday 1 December 2018.
# Devroom Scope
This devroom covers topics related to hardware support and enablement with free software. It includes the following topics: * peripheral/controller firmwares * boot software * kernel drivers and hardware interfaces * hardware-related adaptation in operating systems * tools for firmware flashing * tools for low-level development
Despite this large scope, the focus of the devroom is set on highlighting the technical aspects of the hardware and its enablement in free projects, rather than the specific applications and use cases that benefit from it. We also want to avoid purely commercial vague talks with marketing content, which leave little place to technical aspects.
This year, we are looking to particularly highlighting free software outside of the operating system boundaries, especially with boot software as well as controller and peripheral firmwares.
# Talk Format
Since no Embedded devroom is taking place this year (and our devroom also covers embedded devices), we are expecting a significant number of submissions.
In order to cover as much ground as we can, a new talk will be scheduled every half-hour, so accepted talks will follow this format:
20 minutes for the talk + 5 minutes for questions + 5 minutes for speaker setup
We ask speakers to be present in the room before their talk so that speaker setup can go smoothly.
Talks that fit in our devroom's scope can be submitted to the FOSDEM Pentabarf interface at https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM19
We encourage reusing accounts from previous years instead of creating new ones: * lost password: https://penta.fosdem.org/user/forgot_password * new Account: https://penta.fosdem.org/user/new_account/FOSDEM19
Here are a few guidelines when submitting a talk: * select the Hardware Enablement devroom as track * include an abstract for every submission and optionally a full description * make sure your contact details are up to date
Talks will be streamed live during the event and recorded. They will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution (BY) license later.
For more information or questions about the devroom and this CFP, feel free to email hardware-devroom-manager at fosdem.org
We're looking forward to lots of interesting proposals and hoping to see you all in Brussels at the event!
Paul for the Hardware Enablement devroom