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Fosdem embedded devroom looks for people willing to give a talk

Hello people, 
Next February there will be a new embedded track at Fosdem. Like each year the 
search for speakers has started again... Topics that would be really 
interesting to get somebody to explain (in the context of this list) would be 
the debian-armbe port or the ABI transition with regards to (soft)floats. Of 
course any other topic is welcome, as long as it fits into the guidelines that 
are explained here : 
CALL FOR PAPERS for the 4th EMBEDDED track at FOSDEM 2005  
sat 25 - sun 26 February 2006, Brussels  
Call for papers  
The 2006 edition of FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Developers' European  
Meeting; http://www.fosdem.org) will take place in Brussels, Belgium   
on 25 and 26 February 2006. For the fourth time, a track on Embedded   
Systems and Operating Systems will be organized. The third edition   
was quite succesful and attracted up to 150 attendants for certain  
For last years program see:  
The use of Free Software in the infrastructure of Embedded Systems   
is booming, e.g. by the use of Linux, uClinux, eCos, RedBoot, RTEMS   
and many other Free Software components. More companies are supporting  
Embedded Free Software each day because of the reliability and cheap  
licensing. This can be confirmed from looking at some high profile  
releases of embedded GNU/Linux systems. Some examples are the Nokia 770,  
some models of Motorola's smartphones, Archos players and the move from  
palmsource to build on a Linux subsystem  
Operating System development has always been a very important topic in  
Free Software.  
As embedded and real-time systems typically have special OS  
requirements, we organise this Free Embedded and OS development track at  
FOSDEM to give people the opportunity to present their (or their teams)  
This track at FOSDEM provides a remarkable opportunity to present and  
discuss the ongoing work in these areas, and we invite developers to   
present their current projects. Technical topics of the conference   
include but are not limited to :  
* OS Development : kernel architecture and implementation, libraries  
  (e.g. Linux, BSD, uClinux, uClibc, newlib, ...)  
* Practical experiences in implementing Free Software in embedded  
systems  (e.g. reverse engineering, porting  too (and adapting of)  
commercial devices like the Ipaq, linksys WRT54G, nlsu2 .... )  
* Toolchain, performance testing and build environment   
  (e.g. crosstool, emdebian, openembedded, PTX dist, packaging,  
scratchbox, Eclipse, Valgrind,...)  
* GUI's for embedded systems  
  (Gtk, Qt-(embedded), GPE, Qtopia, UI design with touchscreen, ...)  
* Multimedia applications for embedded systems  
  (e.g. integer only decoders, Opieplayer, gstreamer... )  
* Real-time extensions, nanokernels and hardware virtualization software  
  (e.g. RTAI, Adeos, KURT, L4, Qemu, User Mode Linux, ...)  
* Hard real-time OS's  
  (eCos, RTEMS, ...)  
* Open hardware, DSP, softcores and general hardware management  
  (e.g opencores.org, OpenRISC, leonSparc, FPGA's, specific design  
restrictions for free systems, DSP, Power management...)  
* Safety and security certifications applied to Free software  
   (e.g. security measures in Embedded systems, SSL libraries, ...)  
* Free software licenses and embedded systems  
Authors that wish to present a topic are requested to submit their  
abstracts online to embedded@fosdem.org before 31/12/2005. Notification  
of receipt will be sent within 48 hours. Authors wishing to submit a  
full paper (between 6 and 12 A4 pages), can do so in PS or PDF format.  
The Program Committee will evaluate the abstracts and consists of:  
* Geert Uytterhoeven, Sony NSCE, Belgium  
* Peter De Schrijver (p2), Mind, Belgium  
* Philippe De Swert, Nokia (OSSO), Finland  

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