FOSDEM 2020: Free Software Radio Devroom CfP

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Nicolas Cuervo Benavides cuervonicolas at
Sun Nov 24 10:39:26 UTC 2019

Dear friends and fans of software-defined radio,

the SDR track at next year's FOSDEM still has some slots left! We already
some submissions and we are in the process of ranking those, but we will
add YOUR presentation to the list!

If you have anything related to the field of free software radio, please

head to:

and submit your short abstract! We're looking very much forward to your

For the committee,

Nicolas Cuervo

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 8:19 PM Nicolas Cuervo Benavides <
cuervonicolas at> wrote:

> Dear friends and fans of software-defined radio and free/open-source radio
> topics in general,
> FOSDEM 2020 (the free and open-source developer's meeting in Brussels,
> Europe) will, once again, feature a track on Software Defined Radio, and
> any other radio-related topics in the (now known as) *Free Software Radio* devroom.
> Therefore, we invite developers and users from the free software radio
> community to join us for this track and present your talks or demos.
> Software Radio has become an important tool to allow anyone to access the
> EM spectrum. Using free software radio libraries and applications and cheap
> hardware, anyone can now start hacking on wireless communications, remote
> sensing, radar, fun hacks of all sorts, or other applications. At FOSDEM,
> we hope to network all these projects and improve collaboration, bring new
> ideas forward and get more people involved.
> The track's web site resides at the link below. The final schedule will be
> available through Pentabarf and the official FOSDEM website.
> Additional Information will be also available at:
> ** Submit your presentations
> To suggest a talk, go to and
> follow the instructions (you need an account, but can use your account from
> last year if you have one). You need to create an 'Event'; make sure it's
> in the Free Software Radio track! Lengths aren't fixed, but give a
> realistic estimate and please don't exceed 30 minutes unless you have
> something special planned (in that case, contact one of us). Also, don't
> forget to include time for Q&A.
> We will typically go for 30-minute slots -- shorter talks, unless they're
> really short, usually tend to screw up the schedule too much.
> You aren't limited to slide presentations, of course. Be creative.
> However, FOSDEM is an open-source conference, therefore we ask you to stay
> clear of marketing presentations and present something relevant to
> free/open software. We like nitty-gritty technical stuff.
> Topics discussed in this devroom include:
> * SDR Frameworks + Tools
> * Cellular/telecoms software
> * Free/Open SDR hardware
> * Wireless security
> * Random fun wireless hacks
> * SDR in education
> * Satellite/spacecraft communication
> * Ham radio related topics
> ** Important Dates
> FOSDEM is February 1st and 2nd, 2020. The Free Software Radio devroom is
> happening on Sunday, the 2nd of February.
> The submission deadline is Friday, December 6th. A complete schedule for
> the presentations in the devroom will be available on the 15th of December.
> In the last years we were always full to the brim with presentations, so
> if you want to present, please make sure to submit your abstracts soon!
> ** Steering Committee
> The track committee consists of:
> * Phil Balister - "Crofton"
> * Sylvain Munaut -"tnt"
> * Derek Kozel - "dkozel"
> * Nicolas Cuervo - "primercuervo"
> * Martin Braun - "mbr0wn"  (Emeritus)
> Hope to hear from you soon! And please forward this announcement.
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