Embedded Linux Conference courts developers

Mar 24, 2008

Developers thinking of using Linux as an embedded operating system won’t want to miss the annual Embedded Linux Conference in Silicon Valley next month. The event features keynotes and technical sessions on topics such as Maemo, real-time performance, power management, embedded graphics and multimedia, mobile phone technologies, fast boot, and much more.

The conference will take place April 15-17 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. It will include the keynotes, technical sessions, and BOF (birds of a feather) sessions listed below, along with a technical showcase, good food, various opportunities to socialize and mingle with your peers, and laser tag.

ELC Keynotes:

  • “Tux in Lights” — by Henry Kingman
  • “The Relationship Between kernel.org Development and the use of Linux for Embedded Applications” — by Andrew Morton
  • “Status of Embedded Linux and CELF Plenary” — by Tim Bird

ELC technical sessions:

  • “Building Blocks for Embedded Power Management” — by Kevin Hilman
  • “How to analyze your Linux’s behaviour with TOMOYO Linux” — by Kentaro Takeda
  • “Adventures in Real-Time Performance Tuning” — by Frank Rowand
  • “Kernel Size Report and Bloatwatch Update” — by Matt Mackall
  • “How GCC Works, An Embedded Engineer’s Perspective” — by Gene Sally
  • “Effectively Managing Documentation for Embedded Linux Projects” — by Jeff Osier-Mixon
  • “Every microamp is sacred – A dynamic voltage and current control interface for the Linux kernel” — by Liam Girdwood
  • “Avoiding web application flaws in embedded devices” — by Jake Edge
  • “Compressed swap solution for embedded Linux” — by Alexander Belyakov
  • “Using Real-Time Linux” — by Klaas van Gend
  • “Development of Embedded SELinux” — by Yuichi Nakamura
  • “AXFS: Architecture and Results” — by Jared Hulbert
  • “Recent security features and issues in embedded systems” — by KaiGai Kohei
  • “Power management quality of service and how you could use it in your embedded application” — by Mark Gross
  • “Avoiding OOM on Embedded Linux” — by YoungJun Jang
  • “Leveraging Free and Open Source Software in a Product Development Environment” — by Matt Porter
  • “Real-Time Virtualization solutions for Linux – A comparison of strategies” — by Nicholas McGuire
  • “Instant startup for application using reducing relocation time and rearrange functions” — by Min-Chan Kim
  • “Linux Tiny — The Diet Must Go On” — by Thomas Petazzoni
  • “A Symphony of Flavours; Using the device tree to describe embedded hardware” — by Grant Likely
  • “GPE Phone Edition — An open source software stack for Linux mobile phones” — by Nils Faerber
  • “UME — Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded” — by David Mandala
  • “Trouble shooting for blocking problem” — by Seo Hee
  • “Roll-Your-Own Linux the easy way with LTIB: BOF” — by Stuart Hughes
  • “Compiling full desktop distributions for ARM: The Handhelds Rebuild Project” — by Andrew Christian
  • “Enhancements to USB Gadget Framework” — by Conrad Roeber
  • “Hacking an existing phone for Phase Change Memory” — by Justin Treon
  • “Development of mobile Linux open platform” — by Jyunji Kondo
  • “Shifting Sands: Lessons learned from Linux on an FPGA” — by Grant Likely
  • “Learning Kernel Hacking from clever people” — by Hugh Blemings
  • “Maemo mobile Linux platform, current status and future directions” — by Kate Alhola
  • “Using a JTAG for Linux Driver Debugging (part1)” — by Mike Anderson
  • “Digital Television with Linux – Architecture and Opportunities” — by Bas Engel
  • “Status of LogFS” — by Jörn Engel
  • “Using a JTAG for Linux Driver Debugging (part2)” — by Mike Anderson
  • “Embedded Linux Development with Eclipse” — by JT Thomas
  • “Appropriate Community Practices: Social and Technical Advice” — by Deepak Saxena
  • “Filesystem support on Multi Level Cell (MLC) flash in open source” — by Kyungmin Park
  • “Adding Framebuffer support for Freescale SoCs” — by York Sun
  • “GStreamer on Embedded — Latest developments and features” — by Christian Schaller
  • “Cross Compiling Tutorial (part1)” — by Rob Landley
  • “Back-tracing in MIPS-based Linux Systems” — by Jong-Sung Kim
  • “GStreamer and OpenMAX IL: plug-and-play” — by Felipe Contreras
  • “Cross Compiling Tutorial (part2)” — by Rob Landley
  • “DirectFB Internals — Things you need to know to write your DirectFB gfxdrive” — by Takanari Hayama
  • “Building custom embedded Linux distributions” — by Matt Locke
  • “APCS (ARM Procedure Call Standard) Tutorial” — by Seo Hee
  • “Episodes of LKST for Embedded Linux Systems” — by Hirohisa Iijima
  • “Using UIO on an embedded platform” — by Katsuya Matsubara
  • “Audio, Video, Graphics BOF” — by Ruud Derwig
  • “Disko — An application framework for digital media devices” — by Guido Madaus

ELC BOFs (birds of a feature sessions:

  • Power Management BOF
  • Security BOF
  • Real-Time BOF
  • Ad hoc BOFs

Detailed descriptions of the above keynotes and sessions are available on the event’s website.

The ELC is sponsored by the nonprofit Consumer Electronics Linux Foundation (CELF) and is open to the general public. According to an event spokesperson, it’s not too late to sign up. Various fees apply, depending on whether you’re attending on behalf of a company (and whether or not that company is a CELF member), or just coming out of your own interest.

For further information, visit the Embedded Linux Consortium website, or contact send an email to the CELF office.



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