CALL FOR PAPERS
KVM Forum 2010
The KVM Forum is back! After a break last year we're proud to present this year's gathering around KVM again. The idea is to have everyone involved with KVM development come together to talk about the future and current state of KVM, teaching everyone some pieces of the puzzle they might be missing without. So if you're a KVM developer, mark the dates in your calendar! If possible, also submit a talk -- we're interested in a wide variety of KVM topics, so don't hesitate to propose a talk on your work.
If you're not a KVM developer, please read on nevertheless (or jump to END USER COLLABORATION).
DATES / LOCATION
Conference: August 9 - 10, 2010 Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA Abstracts due: May 14th, 2010 Notification: May 28th, 2010 Yes, we're colocated with LinuxCon. Tickets for the KVM Forum also count for LinuxCon.
At first check if it's before May 14th. If you're past that date, you're out of luck. Now try to think hard and come up with a great idea that you could talk about. Once you have that set, we need you to write up a short abstract (~150 words) on it. In your submission please note how long your talk will take. Slots vary in length up to one hour. Also include in your proposal the proposal type -- one of: technical talk, breakout session, or end-user talk. Add that information to the abstract and submit it at the following URL: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp/cfp-add Now, wait until May 24th. You will receive a notification on whether your talk was accepted or not.
SCOPE OF TALKS
We have a list of suggested presentation topics below. These suggestions are just for guidance, please feel free to submit a proposal on any of these or related topics. In general, the more it's about backend infrastructure, the better. KVM - Scaling and performance - Nested virtualization - I/O improvements - Driver domains - Time keeping - Memory management (page sharing, swapping, huge pages, etc) - Fault tolerance - VEPA, vswitch
Embedded KVM - KVM on ARM, PPC, MIPS, ...? - Real-time requirements host/guest - Device pass-through w/o iommu - Custom device/platform models QEMU - Device model improvements - New devices - Security model - Scaling and performance - Desktop virtualization - Increasing robustness - Management interfaces - QMP protocol and implementation - Live migration Virtio - Speeding up existing devices - Vhost - Alternatives - Using virtio in non-kvm environments - Virtio on non-Linux Management infrastructure - Libvirt - Kvm autotest - Easy networking - Qemud
We will reserve some time each day to break out for working sessions. These sessions will be less formal than a presentation and more focused on developing a solution to some real development issue. If you are interested in getting developers together to hack on some code, submit your proposal and just make it clear it's a breakout session proposal.
One of the big challenges as developers is to know what, where and how people actually use our software. To solve this issue at least a little, there will be a few slots reserved for end users talking about their deployments, problems and achievements. So if you have a KVM based deployment running in production or are about to roll out one, please also submit a talk (see PROCESS), and simply mark it asn an end-user collaboration proposal. We would love to have an open discussion of fields where KVM/Qemu can still improve and you would have the unique chance to steer that process! Keep in mind that most of the Forum will be focused on development though, so we suggest you also come with a good portion of technical interest :-) . And of course, no product marketing please! The purpose is to engage with KVM developers.
In addition to submitted talks we will also have some room for lightning talks. So if you have something you think might be done until the KVM Forum, but you're not sure you could fill 15 minutes with it. Or if you don't know if you'll make it until there, just keep in mind that you will still get the chance to talk about it. Lightning talk submissions and scheduling will be handled on-site at KVM Forum.
Thank you for your interest in KVM. We're looking forward to your submissions and seeing you at the KVM Forum 2010 in August! Now, start thinking about that talk you want to give.
Thanks, your KVM Forum 2010 Program Commitee
Alexander Graf, Novell Anthony Liguori, IBM Avi Kivity, Red Hat Chris Wright, Red Hat Dor Laor, Red Hat Jan Kiszka, Siemens
Please contact us with any questions or comments.