FOSDEM 2022 containers devroom: Call for papers



This year’s edition of FOSDEM will once again feature a containers devroom.
This is a great occasion for users and developers of Linux container technologies to meet and hear about the exciting work that’s going on in the field.

FOSDEM 2022 will be over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of February.
This will be an online event rather than the usual on-site event in Brussels.

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community for the community. The goal is to provide free and open source software developers and communities a place to meet to:

  • get in touch with other developers and projects;
  • be informed about the latest developments in the free software world;
  • be informed about the latest developments in the open source world;
  • attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers;
  • to promote the development and benefits of free software and open source solutions.

Participation and attendance is totally free, though the organizers gratefully accept donations and sponsorship.


The container devroom will be running all day on Sunday, exact time and timezone to be clarified in the near future.

We’re looking for talk or demo proposals in one of the following 3 sizes:

  • 10 minutes (e.g. short demo)
  • 20 minutes (e.g. project update)
  • 30 minutes (e.g. introduction to new technology or deep dive into complex feature)

In all cases, allow for at least 5 minutes of questions (10 minutes preferred for the 30 minutes slots). In general, shorter content will be more likely to get approved as we want to cover a wide range of topics.

Note that all talks will have to be pre-recorded and uploaded to the platform prior to the event. The Q&A part and follow up discussions with attendees will happen live through video-conferencing or chat.


We’re looking for anything container related, this includes low level kernel development going on to support containers, container runtime work and higher level container management tools.

This isn’t a Linux-only event, containers exist on other operating systems and we’d love to hear about those too!


Proposals should be sent through the FOSDEM scheduling system at: FOSDEM22 - Pentabarf 0.4.5

Make sure to select the “containers” devroom. Note that if you submitted a proposal to FOSDEM in the past, you can re-use your existing account rather than register a new one.

We’ll accept proposals for the devroom until the 24th of December 2021.

Key dates

  • Submission deadline: 24th December 2021
  • Announcement of selected talks: 31st December 2021
  • Submission of recorded talks: 15th January 2022
  • Devroom date: Sunday 6th February 2022

Hi @stgraber and thanks for posting this information.

I guess there is a typo above :point_up: and you probably meant something like February, 5th for the submission deadline, right?

Doh, the dates have been a nightmare to get straight with this CFP :slight_smile:
Fixed now, recording deadline is mid-January!

For anyone who feels that all of those dates are very very close and don’t allow for much time to submit or prepare the content for recording, we absolutely agree!

Unfortunately FOSDEM took quite a while to decide to go fully online this year again, we posted this CFP within 24h of receiving the expected timeline and actually added a bit more slack to some of the deadlines (limiting the time on our end to give submitters a few more days).