On behalf of oVirt and the Xen Project, we are excited to announce that the call for proposals is now open for the Virtualization & IaaS devroom at the
upcoming FOSDEM 2018.

This year will mark FOSDEM’s 18th anniversary as one of the longest-running free and open source software developer events, attracting thousands of
developers and users from all over the world. FOSDEM will take place in Brussels, Belgium, February 3 & 4, 2018.

Also coming up is DEVCOM, The 10th annual, free community conference for developers, admins, and users of free and open source Linux, JBoss technologies. DEVCONF will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, January 26-28, 2018.


This Virtualization & IaaS devroom at FOSDEM is a collaborative effort, organized by dedicated folks from projects such as OpenStack, Xen Project,, oVirt, QEMU, and
Foreman. Featured sessions will include topics such as open source hypervisors and virtual machine managers such as Xen Project, KVM,bhyve, and VirtualBox, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service projects such as Apache CloudStack, OpenStack, oVirt, QEMU, OpenNebula, and Ganeti.

This devroom will host presentations that focus on topics of shared interest, such as KVM; libvirt; shared storage; virtualized networking;
cloud security; clustering and high availability; interfacing with multiple hypervisors; hyperconverged deployments; and scaling across hundreds or
thousands of servers.

Presentations will be aimed at developers working on these platforms who are looking to collaborate and improve shared infrastructure
or solve common problems. We seek topics that encourage dialog between projects and continued work post-FOSDEM.

Submit Your Proposal

All submissions must be made via the Pentabarf event planning site. If you have not used Pentabarf before, you will need to create an account. If you submitted proposals for FOSDEM in previous years, you can use your existing account.

After creating the account, select Create Event to start the submission process. Make sure to select Virtualization and IaaS devroom from the Track
list. Please fill out all the required fields, and provide a meaningful abstract and description of your proposed session.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 01 December 2017
  • Acceptance notifications: 14 December 2017
  • Final schedule announcement: 21 December 2017
  • Devroom: 03 and 04 February 2018 (two days- different rooms)


If you have any questions about this devroom, please send your questions to our devroom mailing list. You can also subscribe to the list to receive updates about important dates, session announcements, and to connect with other attendees.

See you all at FOSDEM!


DEVCONF, the 10th annual, free community conference for developers, admins, and users of free and open source Linux, JBoss technologies, will take place in the beautiful Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Brno, January 26-28, 2018.
Learn more.

Call for Proposals

Want to give a talk or a workshop, run a booth or organize a community meet up at the DEVCONF? Call for proposals is now open. You can submit your proposal here. The call for proposals closes on November 17, 2017.