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Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule on tap

Jul 28, 2016 — by Eric Brown — 652 views

The schedule for the Oct. 11-13 ELC Europe and OpenIoT Summit in Berlin has been posted, with co-located events on Yocto, RTL, tracing, and OpenWrt.

Last year, the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in Dublin was co-located with the European versions of LinuxCon and CloudOpen, but this year it comes a week later. LinuxCon Europe + ContainerCon Europe runs Oct. 4-6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin while ELCE runs Oct. 11-13 at the Maritim Hotel, also in Berlin. If you register on or before Aug. 1, you get up to $300 off the registration fee.

ELCE 2016 features more than 150 conference sessions, and offers “an extended scope to include user-space developers, the people building applications on embedded Linux,” says the Linux Foundation. The LF promotes the conference as “the preeminent space for kernel, systems and user space developers to collaborate and learn.”

Like this year’s North American version of ELC, ELCE is combined with an OpenIoT Summit with Internet of Things oriented talks covering “infrastructure, security, open source tools and more,” says the LF. One registration provides access to all sessions and activities at both events, as well as four co-located events: Yocto Dev Day, Real-Time Summit, Tracing Summit, and OpenWRT Summit. The OpenWrt event debuted at last year’s ELCE event in Ireland.

Maarten Ectors

So far only one keynote has been announced, in addition to the welcome remarks from ELC chair and Sony Senior Software Engineer Tim Bird and OpenIoT Summit chair and Linux Foundation Senior Director Philip DesAutels. Canonical’s Maarten Ectors, VP of IoT, NG Networking & Proximity Cloud, will presumably be focusing primarily on the IoT beat.


As usual, there are a wide variety of interesting talks this year in Berlin. Below, we’ve highlighted a few that especially drew our attention. Some of the topics covered here come up in multiple presentations. Other topics include kernel upgrades, robots, IRQs, 6LoWPAN, tracing, flash memory, hypervisors, power management, the MinnowBoard, OpenEmbedded, real-time Linux, 64-bit ARM SBCs, audio, ELBE, Bluetooth, BitBake, HDMI CEC, gateways, Fuego, memory management, kernel maintenance, bootloaders, FPGA, GPIO, open source compliance, and much more.

Parrot’s Julien Beraud (left) and SanDisk’s Alex Lemberg

The major showcased topic this year appears to be Intel’s Linux Foundation hosted, open source Zephyr OS for IoT. We counted eight presentations on Zephyr including the overview listed below.

Pengutronix’s Marc Klein-Budde (left) and’s Eyestein Stenberg

Sample presentations from this year’s upcoming Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit include:

  • JerryScript: An ultra-lightweight JavaScript Engine for the Internet of Things — Tilmann Scheller, Samsung Electronics
  • The Zephyr Project: an updated overview — Anas Nashif, Intel
  • LininoOS, LininoIO and ArduinoOS: a suitable ecosystem for Linux and MCUs — Arturo Rinaldi,
  • Supporting the camera interface on the C.H.I.P. — Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
  • Better alignment of flash storage to mobile system behavior — Alex Lemberg, SanDisk
  • Brillo and Weave internals — Karim Yaghmour, Opersys
  • Securing the connected car — Eyestein Stenberg,
  • Drones still going open source — Julien Beraud, Parrot
  • Ostro Project: creating continuous delivery for Yocto based IoT distribution — Alexander Kanevskiy, Intel
  • Verified Boot: from ROM to userspace — Marc Kleine-Budde, Pengutronix e.K.
  • Cloud platforms for the Internet of Things: How do they stack up? — Koustabh Dolui, Politecnico di Milano
  • Enabling IoT OSes for Intel Quark MCU platforms: the fast way — Andre Guedes, Intel
  • How to prototype an IoT hardware with IoTivity on GNU/Linux — Phil Coval, Samsung

Further information

Registration for the Oct. 11-13 Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit in Berlin is now open. Early bird pricies ($550) are available through Aug. 1. The regular $650 fee rises to an $850 late fee on Sep. 4. Students and hobbyists can get in for $175. More information may be found on the Linux Foundation’s ELCE 2016 schedule and registration pages.

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