Travel Page Updated

For those of you who have been asking about the travel details, the travel page has been updated with more information about the hotel and getting to Santa Rosa from the San Francisco airport.

For those of you who are planning to stay Friday evening, if you’re having problems reserving a room at the Marriott, then you may need to shorten your reservation to check out Friday morning, and then call the hotel directly to add Friday night. We’re currently working with the hotel to get this issue solved.

Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to June 15, 2011

Given that both the submissions and the author-notification deadlines were pushed out two weeks, we are also pushing the early bird registration deadline out two weeks, to June 15, 2011.

Sunday 15 May final deadline for Plumbers Refereed Presentations

So if you still haven’t submitted yours, do so here:

Before it’s too late

Plumbers Proposal Deadline Extended

Apparently there were several people who managed to miss the deadline with their proposal.  Rather than make exceptions, the Programme
Committee has decided to extend the submission deadline (and thus the notification deadline) for 15 days to 15 May 2011 (this will be the
finally final deadline). To submit proposals, use this link:

First Plumbers Keynote: Allison Randal

We are pleased to announce that Allison Randal has agreed to be one of our keynote speakers at Linux Plumbers Conference. Allison is Technical Architect of Ubuntu, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, a member of the board of directors for the Python Software Foundation, the lead developer of Punie, and co-author of “Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials” and of the “Synopses of Perl 6”. She is former architect of the Parrot virtual machine and former Chairman of the Parrot Foundation. We very much look forward to seeing her presentation in Santa Rosa this coming September!

Earlybird Registration is now Open

Earlybird registration for Linux Plumbers Conference is now open at $275 per attendee ($100 for students).  Registration details are here.  Earlybird pricing will remain in effect until 31 May 2011, so register soon.

Linux Plumbers Conference Call For Working Sessions Submissions

The Planning Committee for the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is happy to announce that submissions to the “micro-conferences” portion of the conference is now open.  The micro-conferences are working session focused on specific infrastructural “plumbing” in the Linux system – kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing system, etc. — which are half-day in length.

The potential topics for the working sessions can be found at Topics Page on the LPC Wiki and include (but are not limited to):

  • Audio
  • Bufferbloat
  • Cloud
  • Desktop
  • Development Tools
  • Early Boot and Init
  • Embedded Build Systems
  • File and Storage Systems
  • Mobile
  • Power Management
  • Real Time
  • Scaling
  • Virtualization

The topics that will actually have working sessions scheduled at the LPC will depend on the submissions to the Microconference and on the ability of its respective community to organize a successful working session; see the “Responsibilities of a working session leader” page on the LPC wiki for more details. The list of Microconferences above just reflects the current state of the conference.  If you have an idea for a new micro-conference, select the “Microconference Proposals” track in the proposals form to suggest it.  If the committee agrees, we’ll add it as its own Microconference.

Microconference submissions do not have to reflect finished work. In fact, proposals or proof-of-concepts of potential solutions to important problems are encouraged, so they can be discussed and debated during the microconference.

Proposals for presentations at a microconference may be submitted on this web site.  In addition to the micro conference, the Linux Plumbers Conference has open calls for papers and BoFs.

For further announcements about LPC, please watch our blog or subscribe to our LPC announcements mailing list.

Linux Plumbers Conference CFP

We are now accepting proposals for presentations and BoF sessions to be given at the Linux Plumbers Conference.

Submissions close: 30 April 2011

Speakers notified: 15 May 2011

Final paper/slides due: 29 August 2011

Conference: 7-9 September 2011 in Santa Rosa, CA, USA

The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is a developer conference for the open source community. The LPC brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux — kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, etc. — and gives them three days to work together on core design problems. The conference is divided into several working sessions focusing on different “plumbing” topics, as well as a general paper track.

A good topic will cut across community boundaries, and should generate vigorous discussion leading to beneficial change. One excellent example from a past LPC was “From Naught to Sixty in 5 Seconds” back in 2008. This topic involved a sizable fraction of the Linux-related software stack, and required coordinated changes to many components. It set the goal of booting a netbook in five seconds, and within a few months actually achieved a three-second boot. That said, talks describing lessons learned during an already-completed implementation effort are also welcome, as long as they are likely to generate good discussion and to help others avoid similar pitfalls in future implementation efforts.

Submission format

LPC invites paper proposals in the form of extended abstracts. All proposals will be reviewed by the LPC Technical Program Committee. The extended abstract may be up to 500 words and should include your qualifications to speak about the topic, an overview of the topic, and why the topic will appeal to a technical audience.

Proposals are due by April 30th, and should be submitted via:

Please note that proposals will be subject to an open peer review; that is, the proposals are public, and anyone may make comments to the technical program committee regarding any of the proposals.

Acceptance notifications will be sent during the week of May 15th.

Final Papers (or Slides) are due on August 29, 2011.

— The 2011 LPC Committee

Two more track proposals

We had two track proposals submitted that were omitted due to an editorial oversight:

  • Adam Jackson – Graphics/desktop
  • John Linville – Buffer bloat

We’ll be letting track owners know if their track has been selected next week.  Those who are selected will be able to use our paper tracking system to track topic owners and discussion agendas for the conference.

Track proposals so far

We’re still accepting track proposals, but things have been filling up quickly lately, so if you have an idea for a track, please submit it soon to  The submitted list so far:

  • Lennart Pottering – Boot/Init
  • Lennart Pottering – Audio
  • James Bottomley – Filesystems/storage
  • Daniel Stone – Mobile
  • Julia Lawall – Development tools
  • Darren Hart – Embedded build systems
  • Jes Sorensen – Virtualization
  • Thomas Gleixner (tentative) – Realtime
  • Paul McKenney – Scaling (both up & down)
  • (Various candidates) – Cloud
  • Rafael Wysocki – Power management

We’ll be notifying proposers about their tracks in the coming weeks (target date is March 15th), at which time we’ll open up registration and send out a call for papers, which will fill out the other half of the conference.