Xen Project will co-host FOSDEM’14 Virtualisation and IaaS DevRoom


We are pleased to announce that the Xen Project will co-host a two-day Virtualisation and IaaS DevRoom at FOSDEM’14, alongside Redhat and the Openstack Foundation.

Call for Papers: Closes December 1st

The Call for Papers for the DevRoom will be open until December 1st. The scope for this devroom is open source, openly-developed projects in the areas of virtualisation and IaaS type clouds, ranging from low level to data center, up to cloud management platforms and cloud resource orchestration.

Sessions proposals should always target a developer audience and proposals for collaborative sessions that would be appealing to developers from multiple projects will be preferred. FOSDEM is about collaboration and unique in that it brings developers from many different projects and technologies together.

We (the DevRoom organizers) are particularly interested in the following themes:

  • Innvovation in low level virtualisation
  • New features in classic and container-based virtualisation technologies
  • New use cases for virtualisation, such as virtualisation in mobile, automotive and embedded in general
  • Other resource virtualisation technologies: networking, storage, … and their integration into other projects
  • Deep technical dives into specific IaaS or virtualisation management project’s features
  • Relationship between IaaS projects and specific dependencies (not just virtualisation)
  • Integration and development leveraging solutions from multiple projects

More information about the CfP and how to submit a proposal here.


The Xen Project has had a strong presence at FOSDEM in the last two years and FOSDEM is always a lot of fun and very productive. It is entirely volunteer organized and free to attend, which makes the event different from many other open source events. Why not check out our event report from last year and submit a talk proposal for our DevRoom.

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About Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is community manager for xen.org. Lars has 9 years of experience building and leading engineering teams and a track record of executing several change programs impacting 1000 users. Lars has 16 years of industry experience in the tools and mobile sector working at ARM, Symbian Ltd, Symbian Foundation and Nokia. Lars has strong analytical, communication, influencing and presentation skills, good knowledge of marketing and product management and extensive background in C/C , Java and software development practices which he learned working as community manager, product manager, chief architect, engineering manager and software developer. If you want to know more, check out uk.linkedin.com/in/larskurth. Personally, Lars has a wide range of interests such as literature, theatre, cinema, cooking and gardening. He is particularly fascinated by orchids and carnivorous plants and has built a rather large collection of plants from all over the world. His love for plants extends into a passion for travel, in particular to see plants grow in their native habitats.