Call for Participation

Last modified by Jean-Marc Libs on 2022/11/11

Call for Participation

This is the call for participation in the FOSDEM 2023 devroom on Collaborative information and content management applications (also called, the "Collab" devroom), to be held on Saturday 4th February 2023 at the ULB Solbosch Campus, in Brussels, Belgium. We are looking for contributions under the form of conferences, talks or discussions covering the following main topics:

  • New projects presentation
  • Self-hosted platforms
  • Secure collaboration
  • Collaborative applications
  • Connectors & Integrations
  • Knowledge management techniques
  • Protocols for collaboration

If you have any idea of a talk fitting into the subject of the devroom, please don't hesitate to let us know about it!
We hope to provide an opportunity for everyone to meet and exchange about collaborative issues encountered while using Open Source solutions; present some tools used for content management and discuss about global solutions for incentivizing collaboration.

Submission process

Please submit your proposals at before December 10th 2022.

If you already have a Pentabarf account (for example as a result of having submitted a proposal in the past), make sure you use it to log in and submit your proposal. Do not create a new account if you already have one. Please provide a bit of information about yourself under Person -> Description -> Abstract. When you submit your proposal (creating an "Event" in Pentabarf), make sure you choose the "Collaborative information and content management applications devroom" in the track drop-down menu. Otherwise your proposal might go unnoticed. Fill in at least a title and abstract for the proposed talk and a suggested duration. Bear in mind that a lot of the value in these meetings comes from the discussions, so please be reasonable regarding the duration of the talk.

Once the schedule of the devroom will be finalized, we will contact you in order to help you prepare your talk. Particularly, we can help ensure that:

  • the talk abstract will be fine in the Fosdem online and paper programmes
  • the live talk happens in good technical conditions.

Important dates

December 10th 2022: deadline for submission of proposals
December 15th 2022 or before: announcement of final schedule
February 4th 2023: devroom day


As previous years, the talks and Q/A sessions will be recorded. The recordings will be published under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). By agreeing to present at FOSDEM, you automatically give permission to be recorded. The organizers will agree to make exceptions but only for exceptional and well-reasoned cases.


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