[openstack-dev] KVM Forum 2015 Call for Participation

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Mar 18 09:51:31 UTC 2015

KVM Forum 2015: Call For Participation
August 19-21, 2015 - Sheraton Seattle - Seattle, WA

(All submissions must be received before midnight May 1, 2015)

KVM is an industry leading open source hypervisor that provides an ideal
platform for datacenter virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure,
and cloud computing.  Once again, it's time to bring together the
community of developers and users that define the KVM ecosystem for
our annual technical conference.  We will discuss the current state of
affairs and plan for the future of KVM, its surrounding infrastructure,
and management tools.  Mark your calendar and join us in advancing KVM.

This year, the KVM Forum is moving back to North America.  We will be
colocated with the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon North America, CloudOpen
North America, ContainerCon and Linux Plumbers Conference events.
Attendees of KVM Forum will also be able to attend a shared hackathon
event with Xen Project Developer Summit on August 18, 2015.

We invite you to lead part of the discussion by submitting a speaking
proposal for KVM Forum 2015.

Suggested topics:

* Scaling and optimizations
* Nested virtualization
* Linux kernel performance improvements
* Resource management (CPU, I/O, memory)
* Hardening and security
* VFIO: SR-IOV, GPU, platform device assignment
* Architecture ports


* Management interfaces: QOM and QMP
* New devices, new boards, new architectures
* Scaling and optimizations
* Desktop virtualization and SPICE
* Virtual GPU
* virtio and vhost, including non-Linux or non-virtualized uses
* Hardening and security
* New storage features
* Live migration and fault tolerance
* High availability and continuous backup
* Real-time guest support
* Emulation and TCG
* Firmware: ACPI, UEFI, coreboot, u-Boot, etc.
* Testing

Management and infrastructure

* Managing KVM: Libvirt, OpenStack, oVirt, etc.
* Storage: glusterfs, Ceph, etc.
* Software defined networking: Open vSwitch, OpenDaylight, etc.
* Network Function Virtualization
* Security
* Provisioning
* Performance tuning

Abstracts due: May 1, 2015

Please submit a short abstract (~150 words) describing your presentation
proposal.  Slots vary in length up to 45 minutes.  Also include in your
the proposal type -- one of:
- technical talk
- end-user talk

Submit your proposal here:
Please only use the categories "presentation" and "panel discussion"

You will receive a notification whether or not your presentation proposal
was accepted by May 29, 2015.

Speakers will receive a complimentary pass for the event.  In the instance
that your submission has multiple presenters, only the primary speaker for a
proposal will receive a complementary event pass.  For panel
discussions, all
panelists will receive a complimentary event pass.


A good technical talk should not just report on what has happened over
the last year; it should present a concrete problem and how it impacts
the user and/or developer community.  Whenever applicable, focus on
work that needs to be done, difficulties that haven't yet been solved,
and on decisions that other developers should be aware of.  Summarizing
recent developments is okay but it should not be more than a small
portion of the overall talk.


One of the big challenges as developers is to know what, where and how
people actually use our software.  We will reserve a few slots for end
users talking about their deployment challenges and achievements.

If you are using KVM in production you are encouraged submit a speaking
proposal.  Simply mark it as an end-user talk.  As an end user, this is a
unique opportunity to get your input to developers.


We will reserve some time for people to get together and discuss
strategic decisions as well as other topics that are best solved within
smaller groups.

These sessions will be announced during the event.  If you are interested
in organizing such a session, please add it to the list at


Let people you think might be interested know about it, and encourage
them to add their names to the wiki page as well.  Please try to
add your ideas to the list before KVM Forum starts.


If you are proposing a panel discussion, please make sure that you list
all of your potential panelists in your abstract.  We will request full
biographies if a panel is accepted.

KVM Forum 2015 will be taking place at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  We
are pleased to offer attendees a discounted room rate of US$199/night
(plus applicable taxes) which includes wifi in your guest room.

includes further information on the Sheraton Seattle and the discounted
room rate, as well as on transportation and parking options for the hotel.

Notification: May 29, 2015
Schedule announced: June 3, 2015
Event dates: August 19-21, 2015

Thank you for your interest in KVM.  We're looking forward to your
submissions and seeing you at the KVM Forum 2015 in August!

-your KVM Forum 2015 Program Committee

Please contact us with any questions or comments.

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