openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 Tokyo: Call for proposals is open

7. Jul 2017 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

openSUSE.Asia Committee calls for proposals of talks for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 held at the University of Electro-Communications on October 21 and 22.

Please refer to the following announcement for the detail of openSUSE.Asia Summit:

The speakers are eligible to receive sponsorship from openSUSE Travel Support Program (TSP). Even if you live away from Tokyo, please consider applying for the event.


openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 will invite talks relevant to openSUSE and additionally topics like FLOSS security, LibreOffice and Linux desktop since openSUSE is a collection of various FLOSS products. The examples of the topics (not limited to) are as the following:

  1. openSUSE
* Open Build Service, OpenQA

* YaST

* Linux kernel, File system, …

* Virtualization and container

* Embedded and IoT

* Other software running on openSUSE
  1. FLOSS Security
* Access/Integrity control (e.g., AppArmor, IMA, Audit)

* Cryptography

* Vulnerability management
  1. LibreOffice
* Writer, Calc, Impress, …

* Open Document Format
  1. Linux Desktop
* Desktop environments and applications

* Graphics and multimedia

* Multilingualization support (e.g., Input methods)

Please note that non-technical talks are also welcome. For example:

  • Explanations of FLOSS technologies

  • System operations

  • Development, Quality Assurance, Translation

  • Tips & Tricks, Experience stories (success or fail), Best practice

  • Marketing and community management

  • Education

Types of sessions

We will invite the three types of sessions as below. If you apply for TSP, long talk or workshop is strongly recommended.

  • Long talk (30 min + Q&A)

  • Short talk (15 min + Q&A)

  • Workshop (120 min)

We do not forget exciting lightning talks at this year’s summit. This year, they will be in Japanese style (5 min), and call for lightning talks is expected to be open in September or later.


  • The deadlines of call for proposals and application for TSP: Monday 14th August

  • Notification to speakers: 4th September

  • openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017: 21 Saturday and 22 Sunday, October

How to submit your proposal

Please submit your proposal to the following website:


  • Your proposal must be written in English and 150–500 words long with an appropriate title.

  • You may do your speech in Japanese if your write “Speech in Japanese” to the Requirements field. Presentation in English is recommended, and your slides must be in English.

  • Please run spell and grammar checkers for your proposal before submission.

  • Your biography on your profile page is also a reviewed document. Please do not forget to write your background.

  • The committee is planning for student support program. If you are a student, please write “Student” to the Requirements fields.

  • You must obey openSUSE Conference code of conduct:

Please refer to the following URL for how to apply for travel support:

Note: you need to click “Do you require something special?” to show the Requirements field.

Guide to write your proposal

Please write your proposal so that it is related to one or more topics (1)–(4)

For example, if your talk is on security or desktop, it is better that it contains how to install that applications or demo on openSUSE.

Please clarify what the participants will learn from your talk.

  • The introduction of main technology or software in your talk

  • The main topic of your talk

  • The CFP guide for Open Source Summit Japan is worth reading

Japanese: //

English: //

Only workshop: please write how to use your time and what you need.

  • We recommend writing a simple timetable on your proposal

  • Please write necessary equipment (laptops, internet access) to the Requirement field

Do not hesitate to contact the committee or a local community if you are not sure about writing your proposal or preparing your presentation.


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