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The CE Linux Forum Embedded Linux Conference
Location: Santa Clara, California
Dates: April 17, 18, 19 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), 2007
Times: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day, with BOFs in the evening after dinner
Price: $300 Professional, $40 Hobbyist, No fee for Speakers
The conference is open to the general public, not just CELF members.
If your company is paying for you to attend, you should register as a professional. If you are paying for yourself to come, you may register as a hobbyist.
CELF's Embedded Linux Conference is the premier forum for embedded Linux developers. Developers of embedded Linux and associated software from around the world will join in broad-ranging technical discussions in the open source community style on topics such as the latest development perspectives and projects for expanded development.
The program is open to the public and includes 2 keynotes, 39 presentations, 9 tutorials and 7 BOFs (birds of a feather). There will many premier speakers at the conference, including:
- Thomas Gleixner will deliver a keynote on the problems of how Linux is used in the embedded market from the point of view of a Linux kernel maintainer, and will also be giving a presentation on the current status of timers and realtime support in the kernel. Thomas has worked on industrial embedded devices for over 20 years. He is the main author of the hrtimer subsystem and the high resolution timer implementation on top of hrtimers and a major contributor to Ingo Molnars realtime preemption patch.
- Jonathan Corbet will deliver a keynote on the current condition of the Linux kernel: how it is developed, where it stands, and where things are likely to go. He will also be giving a presentation on how to participate in the kernel development process. Jonathan is a co-founder of LWN.net and the author of its Kernel Page. He is also the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition, published by O'Reilly.
- Jeff Waugh of the GNOME Foundation will be making a special announcement
- Nicholas McGuire, from Lanzhou University, will be leading tutornials on kernel debugging and kernel validation tools
- Greg Ungerer of SnapGear will be presenting a "state of nation" on where uClinux is currently at, and where it is going.
- Philippe Robin will present a talk on results from integrating Thumb-2 support in Linux kernel (2.6) and its impact on system size and performance
For technical areas, scheduled presentations include:
- Realtime capabilities for the Linux kernel
- Power Management for embedded devices
- Mobile Phone (special focus on Thursday, April 19)
- Graphics and Video middleware and standards
- Security frameworks for embedded products
- Digital Television technologies
- New technical developments for MIPS, ARM, and CELL processors
Tutorials to be presented include kernel debugging, graphics and video, J-tag usage, and building custom distributions, just to name a few areas.
A complete list of all sessions and speakers at the conference can be found here
There will also be many demos on display Tuesday evening from CELF members, showing off different uses and technological improvements of Linux for CE products.
For our evening reception, we'll be going offsite to a popular San Jose attraction (to be announced at the event), where we'll have fun socializing and interacting.
Please click on one of the links below to download a pdf of the conference brochure in Japanese or English.
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What is the CE Linux Forum?
The CE Linux Forum is a non-profit organization (complying with California state laws) established in 2003 under the leadership of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation to create an international community for open source software developers. Since then, the Forum has played an active and leading role in making Linux an invaluable shared resource for embedded devices. Some of the common themes that have occupied Forum members in this pursuit include reduction of power consumption and the development of middleware.
Although CE stands for Consumer Electronics, the Forum does not confine its activities to a narrow definition and aims to address all areas of embedded system development. The Forum also maintains close ties to the other organizations to contribute to the expansion of the Linux world. Benefiting from the nature of open sources, engineers of the highest caliber work together within the CE Linux Forum, without regard to corporate boundries and national borders.