2014 Linux Symposium, July 14-16

Linux Symposium Call for Papers
July 14-16th, 2014, Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

The Linux Symposium provides a vendor neutral academic environment for Linux contributors to present new and innovative ideas to the Linux community. Proposals are accepted based on merit and we are open to both revolutionary new ideas and evolutionary development. We firmly believe in providing a venue for new ideas from both new and established community members.


The core of the event is the presentation of technical papers. The sessions are 45 minutes long followed by a 15 minute break. We encourage papers to be submitted and in exchange provide free event registration.

Tutorials are intended to be more practical sessions with the goal of providing an educational experience and can extend over multiple session slots.

Lightning Talks are 5-10 minute talks that are excellent for quickly introducing a new idea, or to give a quick project progress update. Topics are also much more open; if you're working on something interesting but not at the point where a full white paper is warranted this is a great way to get the word out.

BoFS are 1 hour timeslots available for meetings of people interested in a topic to get together. The format is open and the meeting chair is free to use the time as they feel best suits their topic.


We are specifically seeking submissions dealing with leading-edge Kernel development; embedded application development including but not limited to Android application development as well as desktop and server infrastructure applications and middleware but we are open to all kinds of topics, tell us what you're working on!

We are seeking content aimed at technical people, developers, administrators and high-end users from very low level detailed analysis to high-level how-to tutorials.

What to Submit

You will need to prepare three paragraphs. The first is your proposal, this is your letter to the review committee and should contain the justification outlining why your topic is a good one for the Symposium audience as well as enough description of your work for the committee to make a decision. The second is a one paragraph personal biography, this should be a brief summary of your personal experiences and will be posted on the website and in the event programme if your proposal is accepted. The third is an abstract of your content, this is a paragraph summarizing your content, this is for the website and the printed event programme. All of these should be written in the third person.

How to Submit

To submit you must first create a user account on the Linux Symposium website. Once you have logged in there is a link that will allow you to Submit Proposal.

White Papers

Details for paper format and submission are available on the Linux Symposium website at http://www.linuxsymposium.org/2014/guide.php


The official Proposal submission period is from now until May 1st, 2014.

Committee Review This year reviews are conducted on a weekly basis and you should hear back within 2 weeks of submitting your proposal.

Final papers must be submitted and ready for publication by June 1st, 2014.

Publication Rights

The conference requires non-exclusive publication rights to submitted papers including the publication of audio and video proceedings. Copyright is retained by the author. We do ask that we be the first organisation to publish any given paper.

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