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News [ 16-02-2004 ]
Program Embedded at Fosdem 2004

Program available for 2004

2nd EMBEDDED SYSTEMS and OPERATING SYSTEMS track at FOSDEM 2004 21 - 22 February 2004, Brussels
  • Saturday, Feb. 21
    • 13:00-14:00: Tom Rini, "Lessons learned: Embedded Linux Development"
    • 14:00-15:00: Patrick Pelgrims, "Closed and Open Source CPU's for embedded systems"
    • 15:00-16:00: Jiri Gaisler, "Leon : an open source CPU core"
    • 16:00-17:00: Panel Debate: GPL licensing in Embedded Systems (Panelists TBD)

  • Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004
    • 10:30-11:15: David Glaude: "LCDproc, ready for the embedded market?"
    • 11:15-12:00: Benjamin Henrion: "Hacking Consumer Electronics with Free Software"
    • 12:00-13:00: Wookey: "YAFFS : a NAND Flash file system"
    • 13:00-14:00: lunch + embedded debian meeting
    • 14:00-15:00: Matthew Allum: "X not on the Desktop"
    • 15:00-16:00: Philippe De Swert: "Using the Debian Tools and the Stag framework for embedded development"
    • 16:00-17:00: Venkata Jagana: "Enabling the IBM Linux WristWatch as an embedded Mobile Node in IPv6 networks"
Session abstracts are available here. Call for papers The 2004 edition of FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting; will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 21 and 22 February 2004. For the second time, a track on Embedded and Operating Systems will be organized. The first edition was quite succesful and attracted up to 100 attendants for certain topics. The program and papers of last year are available at The use of Free Software in the infrastructure of Embedded Systems is booming, e.g. by the use of Linux, uClinux, eCos, RedBoot, RTEMS and many other Free Software components. Operating System development has always been a very important topic in Free Software. As embedded and real-time systems typically have special OS requirements, we organise this Free Embedded and OS development track at FOSDEM. This track at FOSDEM provides a remarkable opportunity to present and discuss the ongoing work in these areas, and we invite developers to present their current projects. Technical topics of the conference include but are not limited to :
  • OS Development : kernel architecture and implementation (e.g. Linux, BSD, the Hurd, ...)
  • Embedded Development : tool chains and project cases (e.g. tool chain projects, packaging for cross compilation, portability, ...)
  • Real-time extensions, nanokernels and hardware virtualization software (e.g. RTAI, Adeos, KURT, L4, ...)
  • Hard real-time OS's (eCos, RTEMS, ...)
  • Embedded Java: open source implementations and the compatibility question (Classpath, Kaffe, Wonka, ..., Mauve, JCK, JCP, ...)
  • Open hardware and softcores (e.g, OpenRISC, leonSparc, FPGA's, ...)
  • GUI's for embedded systems (Gtk, Qt, MicroWindows, ...) Authors are requested to submit their abstracts online to before 18/12/2003. Notification of receipt will be sent within 48 hours. Authors wishing to submit a full paper (between 6 and 12 A4 pages), can do so in PS or PDF format. The Program Committee will evaluate the abstracts and consists of:
  • Herman Bruyninckx, Professor at K.U.Leuven, Belgium
  • Geert Uytterhoeven, Sony NSCE, Belgium
  • Karim Yaghmour, Opersys, Canada
  • Marcus Brinkman, University Bochum, Germany
  • Peter 'p2' De Schrijver, Mind, Belgium Peter Vandenabeele, acts as practical organiser for this track. All communication should be addressed to

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