EuroLLVM 2020 - Call for presentations

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EuroLLVM 2020 - Call for presentations

Tom Stellard via cfe-dev

 All developers and users of LLVM and related sub-projects are invited to present and discuss at the EuroLLVM'20 developers’ meeting in Paris, France.


We are looking for the following proposals:

  1. Technical Talks (25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)

    • On any llvm project such as the core libraries, clang, mlir, flang, etc.

    • On uses of LLVM in academia or industry

    • On new projects using Clang or LLVM

    • On any other LLVM-related topic of interest to participants.

  2. Tutorials (60 minutes): in depth talks focussed on helping less experienced people get up to speed on an aspect of the LLVM project, with in depth examples and explanations.

  3. Student Research Competition Technical Talks & Poster (25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) : The SRC offers students doing LLVM related research a non-academic platform to announce and advertise their work as well as to discuss it with other researchers, developers and users of LLVM. Students are strongly encouraged to present a poster as well, as this will enable wider discussions with the audience. An embargo period to delay the publication of the abstract/talk/poster is possible. There will be a prize for the best SRC entry.

  4. Lightning Talks (5 minutes, no questions, no discussions)

  5. Panels / round tables (30-60 minutes) / Birds of a Feather (BoF) (30 minutes)

These are all discussion formats. The best format is probably mostly dependent on the number of expected participants. For small group highly-engaged discussion, round tables are expected to work best. Round table topics can be proposed closer to the EuroLLVM meeting.
For discussions that are expected to attract larger groups, either a BoF or Panel format is expected to work better. A BoF session is run in a presentation-like setup, and therefore is expected to have somewhat less free-flowing discussion than a round table.

We encourage proposals for a panel format where several experts (and a moderator) on a topic get together and have an open discussion in front of an audience with prepared questions and also questions from the audience. The program committee will be looking for panel proposals and giving favor to them over more traditional BoF proposals.

  1. Posters (1 hour)



Submission Requirements:

The submission deadline is January 11, 2020 at 11:59PM AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

Please submit your proposal to the EuroLLVM'20 submission site


For each proposal, please submit a title, short abstract, submission type, abstract for the website, and include who the speakers or panel member/moderators are. If you wish, you can provide a more detailed description of the talk through an extended PDF abstract. We highly recommend you consult and follow the guide at the end of this CFP when submitting your proposal.


FAQ


When will I be notified of acceptance?


Our goal is to notify all submissions by January 24th, 2020.


What are panels?


Panels may discuss any topic as long as it’s relevant to LLVM or related sub-projects. Panels can take many forms, but a common format is to begin with short introductions from each panel member, and follow with an interactive dialogue among the panelists and audience members. Panels should consist of 3 to 6 people including a moderator.


Should I register if I have submitted a proposal?


We have 1 complimentary reserved registration for each accepted technical talk, BoF, or student research competition talk. Accepted tutorials have been reserved 2 complimentary registrations. Panels have up to 3 reserved registrations. There are no reserved registration spots for posters or lightning talks. So please register any additional speakers or if you do not have a reserved registration slot.


What if I registered and my talk got accepted?


We can refund your registration fee and instructions will be sent following notification.  If you plan to attend even if your proposal is not accepted and are worried about the event selling out, we suggest registering before notification of acceptance.


What if I registered and my talk DID NOT get accepted?


We can refund your registration fee if you no longer wish to attend if you contact the organizers by March 6th, 2020.


What will be recorded?


All technical talks, tutorials, SRC talks, panels, and lightning talks will be recorded and published. By submitting your proposal, you are giving us permission to record and publish if you present at the meeting. For SRC talks, you have the option to delay publication of the slides and video for you talk for up to 12 months.


Who is on the program committee?


Our program committee chair is Kristof Beyls. The program committee is composed of active developers of the LLVM, Clang, and related sub-communities. The website will be updated with the list of the program committee members.


I have a question, who do I contact?


Please email the LLVM Dev Mtg Organizers ([hidden email]), or the LLVM Developers’ Meeting mailing list. http://lists.llvm.org/mailman/listinfo/llvm-devmeeting



Detailed guidance on writing a proposal for the LLVM Developers’ Meeting


Writing a proposal for the LLVM Developers’ Meeting


This document is a guide to help you submit the best proposal and increase your chances of your proposal being accepted. The LLVM Developers’ Meeting program committee receives more proposals than can be accepted, so please read this guide carefully.


If you have never presented at an LLVM Developers’ Meeting, then do not fear this process. We are actively looking for new speakers who are excited about LLVM and helping grow the community through these educational talks! You do not need to be a long time developer to submit a proposal.


General Guidelines:

  • It should be clear from your abstract what your topic is, who your targeted audience is, and what are the takeaways for attendees. The program committee gets a lot of proposals and does not have time to read 10 page papers for each submission (excluding SRC submissions).

  • Talks about a use of LLVM (etc) should include details about how LLVM is used and not only be about the resulting application.

  • Tutorials on “how to use X” in LLVM (or other subproject) are greatly desired and beneficial to many developers. Entry level topics are encouraged as well.

  • Talks that have been presented at other technical conferences are less likely to get accepted. If you have presented this topic before, make it clear what is new and different in your talk.



Technical Talk and SRC Talk Proposal Template:


Title:

  • This will be displayed on the website, schedule, and signs. Keep it short and catchy to attract attendees to your talks. A couple of examples are “WebAssembly: Here Be Dragons” or “Beyond Sanitizers: guided fuzzing and security hardening”. There is also a field in the submission form for this same title.


Description:

  • 1-2 paragraphs. You can also use this for the Website Abstract field in the submission form.

  • We suggest you proofread and pay attention to grammar.


Details:

  • Here you can include more details about your talk. An outline, demo description, background of the speaker, etc. 1-2 paragraphs are usually sufficient.

  • This section will not be published and is intended for the PC to better understand how interesting your talk will be to the audience. For example, if you would prefer not to reveal some conclusions in the published abstract, explaining them here ensures that the PC can take them into account when evaluating your proposal.


SRC Paper:

  • If this is an SRC talk, please attach your paper as well.


Panel Talk Proposal Template:


Title:

  • This will be displayed on the website, schedule, and signs. These tend to be very straight forward about the area being discussed. An example is “Future directions and features for LLDB”. There is also a field in the submission form for this same title.


Description:

  • 1-2 paragraphs. May also be used for the website abstract field in the submission form.

  • Provide some talking points or potential subtopics.

  • We suggest you proofread and pay attention to grammar.


Details:

  • Provide additional details: goals of the panel, and example questions. Panels are to brainstorm and discuss ideas on a specific topic between the experts on the panel and the audience. You should also include detailed 2-3 sentence bios for each speaker on the panel. You may or may not include speaker names as the submissions are blind.


BoF Proposal Template:


Title:

  • This will be displayed on the website, schedule, and signs. These tend to be very straight forward about the area being discussed. An example is “LLVM Numerics improvements”. There is also a field in the submission form for this same title.


Description:

  • 1-2 paragraphs. May also be used for the website abstract field in the submission form.

  • Provide some talking points or potential subtopics.

  • We suggest you proofread and pay attention to grammar.


Details:

  • Provide additional details: goals of the BoF. An outline of sub-topics you wish to present and questions you’d like to raise for debate.

 

Tutorial Proposal Template:


Title:

  • This will be displayed on the website, schedule, and signs. Keep it short and catchy to attract attendees to your talks. There is also a field in the submission form for this same title.


Description:

  • 1-2 paragraphs. May also be used for the website abstract field in the submission form.

  • We suggest you proofread and pay attention to grammar.


Details:

  • Include additional details such as tutorial outline, what materials you will provide attendees, etc.

  • Please consider the advice at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_q50Th1t3A when proposing and/or designing your tutorial.


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