openSUSE.Asia Summit Call For Paper

28. Jun 2021 | Shobha Tyagi | CC-BY-SA-3.0

openSUSE.Asia Summit Call For Paper

openSUSE.Asia Virtual Summit 2021, Faridabad India

Call For Paper


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It is a pleasure to announce the call for papers for openSUSE.Asia summit 2021. Starting today, the openSUSE.Asia Committee is looking forward to seeing your proposals. The committee is looking for speakers from different avenues of life, representing and advocating Free and Open Source Software. openSUSE.Asia Summits are organized every year to promote the use of free and open source software. It is one of the most appreciated events for the openSUSE community (i.e., both contributors and users) in Asia. This year’s event will be an online event and will prove to be a great platform for enthusiasts and users alike.

Following the last Asia Summit in Bali, the seventh openSUSE.Asia Summit 2021 will be held by openSUSE India Team on August 6th- 8th, 2021. The past Asia Summits received major participation from Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and India. By harnessing the power of the internet, we wish to make this online event a huge success. We hope to see members of the community sharing their most recent knowledge, experiences, and learn about FLOSS technologies surrounding openSUSE.


openSUSE.Asia Summit 2021 will invite talks relevant to openSUSE and other topics like Cloud, Virtualization, Container, Container Orchestration, Linux desktop environments and applications since openSUSE is a collection of various FLOSS products. The examples of the topics (not limited to) are as the following:

  • openSUSE (including Leap, Tumbleweed, Open Build Services, openQA, YaST)
  • openSUSE Kubic & MicroOS, Cloud, Virtualization, Container, and Container Orchestration
  • Embedded and IoT
  • Security (Access/Integrity control, Cryptography, Vulnerability management)
  • Desktop environments and applications (e.g. GNOME, KDE, XFCE)
  • Office suite, graphic art, multimedia (e.g. LibreOffice, Calligra, GIMP, Inkscape)
  • Multilingualization support (e.g. input methods, translation)
  • Other software running on openSUSE

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

  • Explanations of FLOSS technologies
  • Development, Quality Assurance, Translation
  • Tips & Tricks, Experience stories (success or fail), Best practice
  • Marketing and community management
  • Education
Types of sessions
  • We are inviting proposals for these 3 types of sessions.
  • Workshop (90 min + Q&A)
  • Keynote or long talks with presentation (30 min + Q&A)
  • Short talk with/without presentation (15 min + Q&A)

Due to a shorter attention span during online sessions, we will keep talks short and engaging.

  • The deadline of the call for proposals: July 10, 2021
  • Notification to speakers: July 22, 2021
  • openSUSE.Asia Summit 2021: August 6th- 8th
  • Conference Timings: UTC 4.00 to UTC 11.30 (IST 9.30 to IST 17.00)
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 the local language (only Hindi) if you write “Speech in Hindi”
    to the Requirements field. English is the recommended language for slides though.
  • Please run spell and grammar checks for your proposal before submission.
  • Your biography on your profile page is also a reviewed document. Please do not forget to write your background, country, and your timezone (UTC format)
  • You must obey openSUSE Conference code of conduct: You will receive a forms link after successful submission of proposal for further information requirements.
Guide to write your proposal

Please ensure that your proposal is about and around a topic

For example, if your talk is on security or desktop application, a wholesome
proposal will always start with steps to install the application first.

Please include the reasons as to why your proposal should be the one.

It may contain the following as a reason:

  • Need of the application/ technology/ solution
  • Future prospects of the proposed solution
  • Learnings for the target audience (beginners, contributors)

Only workshop:

  • We recommend making a simple timetable with your proposal to structure the use of time during the workshop
  • Please state requirements (laptop, internet access, plain sheets, colored markers etc.) beforehand.

Do not hesitate to contact the local team on social media or write to the committee if you are not sure about writing your proposal or preparing your presentation.

Contact Organising committee:

For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact:

We look forward to see you at openSUSE.Asia Summit 2021 India

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