Kernel Miniconf 2019 - Call for Papers


About the Kernel Miniconf 2019 will be held at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, from 21-25 January 2019. The Kernel Miniconf is returning once again to discuss all things kernel.

The Kernel Miniconf is a single-day miniconf track about everything related to the kernel and low-level systems programming.

The Kernel Miniconf will focus on a variety of kernel-related topics - technical presentations on up-and-coming kernel developments, the future direction of the kernel, and kernel development community and process matters. Past Kernel Miniconfs have included technical talks on topics such as memory management, RCU, scheduling and filesystems, as well as talks on Linux kernel community topics such as licensing and Linux kernel development process.

We invite submissions on anything related to kernel and low-level systems programming. We welcome submissions from developers of all levels of experience in the kernel community, covering a broad range of topics. The focus of the miniconf will primarily be on Linux, however non-Linux talks of sufficient interest to a primarily Linux audience will be considered.

Who can speak?

Anyone with something interesting and kernel-related to say! You will need to have an LCA ticket though - unfortunately miniconf speakers don't qualify for speakers' tickets.

We strongly encourage both first-time and seasoned speakers from all backgrounds, ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities, religions and abilities. Like the main LCA conference itself, we respect and encourage diversity at our miniconf. If you would like any assistance with creating a proposal, don't hesitate to ask!

If obtaining an LCA ticket or travel to Christchurch would be difficult for you, please contact us - we can't promise anything but we will see what we can do.

Submission process

Proposals are being handled through the LCA submission system.

To submit a proposal, please go to the LCA Website. You'll need to have an account on the LCA registration system and create a speaker profile.

Talks can be either Short Presentations (20-30 minutes) or Full Presentations (40-45 minutes) - you will need to specify this in the submission form.

Dates and deadlines

Submissions before the early closing date will receive priority. If you need early confirmation of acceptance for travel planning purposes, please let us know.


If you've got any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Andrew Donnellan (@ajdlinux).