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Call For Participation in the embedded, mobile and automotive devroom @FOSDEM 2021

Devroom date: 6th & 7th February 2021 in FOSDEM Online Venue CFP deadline: Wednesday, 23rd December 2020

Final speaker confirmation on Thursday, December 31th 2020

CFP Introduction

Embedded software is transforming the world, and FOSS embedded software is leading the way. From automotive to the Internet of Things, launching rockets, messing with your phone or automating your toaster, small devices, embedded systems, and automatons are everywhere Join in and tell the world about your project!

This year FOSDEM is going to be an online event. All talks will need to be prerecorded and shared with FOSDEM organizers. Please only propose a talk that you're really able and willing to share.

Topics Sought

The embedded devroom seeks topics related to automotive, industrial, mobile, consumer electronics, autonomous and generally embedded systems, either from a professional or hobbyist background. Topics such as operating systems (Linux, free RTOS), hardware platforms (from microcontrollers to microprocessors, FPGAs) and software stacks are welcome. Related areas are of course of interest as well and our definition of "embedded" is elastic.

CFP Schedule And Submission Details

Please submit proposals no later than the 23rd of December.

Please use the following URL to submit your talk to FOSDEM 2021

and follow these rules:

  • If you do not have an account yet, please create one, if you have submitted a talk in one of the previous years, please re-use your old account.
  • Select as the Track "Embedded, mobile and automotive devroom"
  • Select as the Event Type "Lecture"
  • Include a title. (Note that "Subtitle" entry doesn't appear on all conference documents, so make sure "Title" can stand on its own without "Subtitle" present.)
  • Include an Abstract of about 500 characters and a full description of any length you wish, but in both fields, please be concise, but clear and descriptive.
  • Indicate whether you seek a 25, or 50 minute slot.
  • Use the "Links" sub-area to your past work in the field you'd like to share.
  • Also in the notes field please indicate your timezone so that we can schedule a convenient timeslot for you.
  • Last but not least, make sure you have up to date contact info.

Feel free to send an email to the embedded mailing list should you have any questions with the conference system.

Subscribe here:

About the devroom organizers

The co-organizers of the FOSDEM 2021 Embedded devroom are (in alphabetical order by surname):

  • Walt Miner <>
  • Krzysztof Opasiak <>
  • Thomas Petazzoni <>
  • Chris Simmonds <>
  • Geert Uytterhoeven <>


Embedded, Mobile and Automotive devroom dinner is planned on Saturday (Friday date was cancelled):


Check 2019 edition:

Community dinners

  • EMBEDDED COMMUNITY dinner on Saturday '2nd'
    • Embedded, Tizen, Automotive, OpenWRT, Sunxi, Automotive Grade Linux, GENIVI, IOT, etc
    • Topic: Embedded Devroom 2020 planning dinner
    • Time: Sat, Feb 2nd 19:00
    • Location: Le Bistro Porte de Hal, Boulevard de Waterloo 138, 1000 Brussels
    • Organizers (ID on freenode): Jan-Simon Möller (dl9pf), Leon Anavi (leon-anavi)
    • Currently limited to <=35 ppl due to reservation. Can be extended if needed.
    • Code of conduct: CASH ONLY and WE PAY AS GROUP ( AMOUNT+TIP / ATTENDEES = your share )
    • Register here:


FOSDEM is one of biggest Events in Europe.

Check 2017 edition:

Communities dinners

There are also side events listed at:

But this elinux page can be also used for organisation of some of them

Connected things/Automotive Community dinner

As suggested by various communities (Tizen,Automotive, Automotive Grade Linux, GENIVI, IOT, Embedded etc) it could make sense to make an automotive/connected/thing focused BOF meeting on Saturday evening, too.

We plan to have dinner in a restaurant and some drinks/beers afterwards in a bar.

Meeting points

Extra infos:
  • Let me suggest to *take cash with you*, because I noticed that lot of Belgium restaurants refuse to accept separates card payments (I suspect they want to avoid extra commissions from foreign cards ?)
  • Note that we reserved for 30 persons (based on the poll), The place could host more persons, but there is no guarantee. If we're too many, community will have to divide into other smaller self managed groups. After all this is up to community to decide :-).
Latest updates:

Latest infos that matters:

  • 2017-01-27 : Bar is the "Cafe Belga", no later than 21h20 , place reserved for 30ppl
  • 2017-01-27 : Restaurant is "Delecta"
  • 2017-01-27 : *Need to change restaurant*
  • 2017-01-26 : Meeting point for the BAR is "Place Eugène Flagey / Flageyplein" ~ 21h00/21h15
  • 2017-01-25 : Meetings points updated
  • 2017-01-24 : For the restaurant:
    • Planned arrival/start time is 18:30
    • Bring enough EUR in cash with you for your dinner.
    • Vegetarian options available, vegan/gluten-free options WIP
  • 2017-01-23 : Restaurant chosen, Bar WIP
    • Restaurant will be *NOT BE* Callens Cafe --- had to be changed
      • A short walk from ULB and good tram connection (Abbaye/Legrand/Cambre-etoile).
      • We'll reserve a table based on our head-count this friday (+/-).
      • Bring enough EUR in cash with you for your dinner.
    • Bar still WIP - we're looking for city-center with tram not too far
  • 2017-01-23 : Restaurant chosen, Bar still WIP
  • 2017-01-20 : 25 registrants (hurry up, seats are limited)
  • 2017-01-11 : Wiki page created
  • 2017-01-10 : Tizen online meeting validated idea of a joint event
  • 2017-01-04 : Evening proposed in various places

Update: registration is closed, we're 30 and filling the place.

If you still want to join, please edit this wiki and add your contact to, we will contact you to replace anyone who cancel, if any:

  • Waiting list: (add your contact here)

For proper planning we need to know how many ppl plan to join.

If you plan to join us please fill this form:

We need an accurate head-count to book the place, so if unsure please use comment field.

If we're too much than we can handle in one place, sub groups for the dinner will need to be created. We'll rejoin then in the bar.


More to come and related info: