Kernel Miniconf 2020 - Call for Sessions

Submission deadline extended to 2019-12-22!


About the Kernel Miniconf 2020 will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland, from 13-17 January 2020. 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 the Gold Coast 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.

Submissions will be considered by the Kernel Miniconf Papers Committee. We aim to notify proposers within 7 days of the final closing date. Submissions before the early closing date will receive priority. If you need early confirmation of acceptance (e.g. for travel planning), please specify in your submission and we will endeavour to notify you of the outcome shortly after the early closing date.

Dates and deadlines


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