Linux Plumbers Conference 2012 » paulmck Just another WordPress site Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:58:36 +0000 en hourly 1 Another New Microconference Added Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:06:25 +0000 paulmck The LPC committee is pleased to announce the addition of a new Android MicroConference to the conference. This change will be reflected in the schedule soon.

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Conference filling quickly Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:47:00 +0000 paulmck Linux Plumbers Conference is pleased to announce that we are nearing our maximum number of registrants. This means that if you are thinking of attending (and we hope you are!), you should register as soon as possible.

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A mass of microconferences! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:19:37 +0000 paulmck We are pleased to announce an excellent and informative group of microconferences for the Linux Plumbers Conference, listed here in alphabetical order:

  1. Audio
  2. Constraint Framework
  3. Containers
  4. Core OS
  5. File and Storage Systems
  6. Networking/Bufferbloat
  7. Real Time
  8. Scaling
  9. Scheduler
  10. Virtualization

We are also pleased to announce that the Tracing Summit will be held in conjunction with Linux Plumbers Conference.

We look forward to seeing you this August in San Diego!

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Submission Deadline Approaching Fri, 11 May 2012 22:45:57 +0000 paulmck We have a great set of submissions for the 2012 Linux Plumbers Conference!  But we are missing one thing, namely a submission from you.  There are still a few more days to send in your submission, please visit  Submissions are due at 11:59PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 15th.

We hope to see you in San Diego for Plumbers this August!

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Deadline for referee-track submissions extended to May 15 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:57:53 +0000 paulmck Due to popular demand, the Linux Plumbers Conference is extending both the deadline for submissions to the refereed track and the early registration deadline to Tuesday, May 15th. We have quite a few interesting submissions (and attendees!), but we would very much like to see your submission and also to see you in San Diego this coming August!

Instructions for submitting a refereed-track proposal are here.

Instructions for submitting a microconference proposal are here.

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2012 LPC Call For Proposals Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:35:29 +0000 paulmck The Planning Committee for the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is pleased to announce a call for refereed-track proposals for the 2012 edition of LPC, which will be held August 29-31 in San Diego, CA, USA. Refereed-track presentations are about 45 minutes in length, and should focus on a specific aspect of the “plumbing” in the Linux system. The Linux system’s plumbing includes kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, management tools, media creation/playback, and so on.

The best presentations are not about finished work, but rather problems, proposals, or proof-of-concept solutions that require face-to-face discussions and debate among people from different areas of the Linux plumbing. Ideally, the best presentations are also working sessions that result in patches to various portions of Linux’s plumbing that make the Linux world a better place for its developers and (most important) its users.

A proposal should be short: just a couple of paragraphs describing the topic, why it is important, and what parts of the plumbing it touches.

Proposals are due at 11:59PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. Authors will be notified by Tuesday May 15th, 2012. We look forward to seeing your proposal, and to seeing you in San Diego!


We are using the Launchpad infrastructure this year, but it is still easy to submit a proposal. Go to this URL, which will take you to a “Register a new blueprint”. However, if Launchpad doesn’t know you, it will take you to an account-creation page, in which case please create a new Launchpad account so that it does know you. Once you have a Launchpad account, the above URL will take you to the “Register a new blueprint” page.
Once you get to the “Register a new blueprint” page:

  • In the “Project” field, enter “lpc”.
  • In the “Name” field, put a short identifier for your talk. Please do -not- put your own name, as Launchpad already knows who you are.
    For refereed-track presentations:

    • In the “Name” field, enter a short name for your presentation starting with “lpc2012-ref-” for refereed-track presentations (for example, “lpc2012-ref-Grand-Unified-FOSS-Project”).

    For microconference presentations:

    • In the “Name” field, enter the code shown on that microconference’s wiki. For a few examples:
      • Containers microconference: “lpc2012-cont-”
      • Real-time microconference: “lpc2012-rt-”
      • Scaling microconference: “lpc2012-scale-”
      • Virtualization microconference: “lpc2012-virt-”
  • In the “Title” field, enter your proposal’s one-line title.
  • The “Specification URL” field can be left blank, but feel free to enter a URL pointing to additional information.
  • In the “Summary” field, enter:
    1. Your abstract, which should be short (a couple of paragraphs), but should clearly describe the problem, the affected areas of the Linux plumbing, and the intended audience.
    2. A one-paragraph bio, describing your experience.
  • The “Assignee”, “Drafter”, and “Approver” fields may be left blank.
  • Please leave the “Definition Status” in the “New” state. (Changing this field can result in your submission being lost.)

Then click the “Register Blueprint” button to submit your proposal! You will automatically be recorded as the person submitting the proposal.
If you have any difficulty submitting your abstract, please email the details to For complete information on participating in LPC 2012, please visit our Participate Page.

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