FOSDEM 2022 Network Devroom CFP

We are excited to announce that the call for proposals is now open for the
Network devroom at FOSDEM 2022. FOSDEM is a free event for engineers to meet,
share ideas and collaborate. FOSDEM is one of the largest events of its kind,
hosting, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over
the world.

Please note that, due to Covid-19, FOSDEM will be held virtually again next year
on the 5th and 6th of February, 2022. All presentations will be pre-recorded
with live chat during each presentation and live Q&A after each presentation.

Important Dates

Sunday 12th December Submission deadline
Friday 24th December Announcement of selected talks
Friday 28th January Recorded Presentation and slide upload deadline
5 & 6th February Conference dates (online)
5th February Network devroom date (online)

About the devroom

The FOSDEM Network devroom hosts a diversity of talks covering open source
networking projects and technologies. The scope of the Network devroom is broad
and targets those software developers engaged in network design, monitoring,
management and software development with open source tools.

We typically host a variety of talks on Networking topics including:

Suggested Topics:

If it moves network packets, monitors, or interacts with, or supervises entities
that moves network packets, it is likely a topic the devroom is interested in. A
very non-exhaustive list of the projects and topics we would love to see on
the schedule are:

Monitoring Nagios, Icinga2, Naemon, NTop, SNAS, Graphana, Prometheus, collectd
Frameworks DPDK, eBPF, XDP,, PANDA
Switching Snabb, OpenvSwitch, Tungsten Fabric, Lagopus, FastClick
Stacks Linux, *BSD, F-Stack
Controllers Istio, Envoy, Network Service Mesh, OpenDayLight, Calico, Contiv
Edge Akraino, Openness
Routing FRRouting, BIRD, Go-BGP
Management ONAP, Ganglia, NetSNMP,
Security Suricata, Snort
Tooling VSPerf, TRex, Moongen, Scapy, Warp17

Talks should be aimed at a technical audience, but should not assume that
attendees are already familiar with your project or how it solves a given
problem. Talk proposals may cover very specific solutions to a problem, or may
be a higher level project overview for lesser known projects.

Code of Conduct

FOSDEM Code of Conduct:

We’d like to remind all speakers and attendees that all of the presentations and
discussions in our devroom are held under the guidelines set in the CoC and we
expect attendees, speakers, and volunteers to follow the CoC at all times.

If you submit a proposal and it is accepted, you will be required to confirm
that you accept the FOSDEM CoC. If you have any questions about the CoC or wish
to have one of the devroom organizers review your presentation slides or any
other content for CoC compliance, please email us and we will do our best to
assist you.


Proposals should be made through the FOSDEM Pentabarf submission tool. You do
not need to create a new Pentabarf account if you already have one from a past

Please select the “Network” as the track and ensure you include the following
information when submitting a proposal:

Section Field Notes
Person Name(s) Your first, last and public names.
Person Abstract A short bio.
Person Photo Please provide a photo.
Event Event Title This is the title of your talk - please be descriptive to encourage attendance.
Event Abstract Short abstract of one or two paragraphs.
Event Duration Please indicate the length of your talk; 15 min, 30 min or 45 min

If your talk is accepted, the deadline to upload your slides and a pre-recorded
version of your talk is Friday 28th January. FOSDEM will be held on the weekend
of February 5th & 6th, 2022 and the Network devroom will take place on the 5th

Please also join the devroom’s mailing list, which is the official communication
channel for the devroom: (subscription page)


Ray Kinsella
Stephan Schmidt
Thomas Monjalon
Emma Foley
Alexander Biehl
Charles Eckel