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KVM Forum 2011 Call For Papers

The official Call For Papers will be posted shortly, please keep an eye on this spot for updates.

We invite you to lead part of the discussion by submitting a speaking proposal for KVM Forum 2011.


Suggested topics:


  • Scaling and performance
  • Nested virtualization
  • I/O improvements
  • PCI device assignment
  • Driver domains
  • Time keeping
  • Resource management (cpu, memory, i/o)
  • Memory management (page sharing, swapping, huge pages, etc)
  • Fault tolerance
  • VEPA, VN-Link, vswitch
  • Security


  • Device model improvements
  • New devices
  • Scaling and performance
  • Desktop virtualization
  • Spice
  • Increasing robustness and hardening
  • Security model
  • Management interfaces
  • QMP protocol and implementation
  • Image formats
  • Live migration
  • Live snapshots and merging


  • Speeding up existing devices
  • Alternatives
  • Virtio on non-Linux

Management infrastructure

  • Libvirt
  • KVM autotest
  • OpenStack
  • Network virtualization management
  • Enterprise storage management

Cloud computing

  • Scalable storage
  • Virtual networking
  • Security
  • Provisioning
  • Hybrid

End-User Collaboration

One of the big challenges as developers is to know what, where and how people actually use our software. We will reserve a few slots for end users talking about their deployment challenges and achievements.

If you are using KVM in production you are encouraged submit a speaking proposal. Simply mark it as an end-user collaboration proposal. As and end user, this is a unique opportunity to get your input to developers.

BOF Session

We will reserve some slots in the evening after the main conference tracks, for birds of a feather sessions. These sessions will be less formal than presentation tracks and targetted for people who would like to discuss specific issues with other developers and/or users. If you are interested in getting developers and/or uses together to discuss a specific problem, please submit a BOF proposal.

Lightning Talks

In addition to submitted talks we will also have some room for lightning talks. These are short (5 minute) discussions to highlight new work or ideas that aren't complete enough to warrant a full presentation slot. Lightning talk submissions and scheduling will be handled on-site at KVM Forum.

Submission Requirements

Abstracts due: May 16th, 2011 Notification: May 31th, 2011

Please submit a short abstract (~150 words) describing your presentation proposal. In your submission please note how long your talk will take. Slots vary in length up to 45 minutes. Also include in your proposal the proposal type -- one of:

  • technical talk
  • end-user talk
  • BOF (birds of a feather) session

Submit your proposal here


You will receive a notification whether or not your presentation proposal was accepted by May 31st.

Thank you for your interest in KVM. We're looking forward to your submissions and seeing you at the KVM Forum 2011 in August!