KVM Forum 2021 virtual experience
September 15-16, 2021
(All submissions must be received before May 31, 2021 at 23:59 PST)
KVM Forum is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for
developers and users to discuss the state of Linux virtualization
technology and plan for the challenges ahead. This highly technical
conference unites the developers who drive KVM development and the users
who depend on KVM as part of their offerings, or to power their data
centers and clouds.
Sessions include updates on the state of the KVM virtualization stack,
planning for the future, and many opportunities for attendees to
collaborate. Over the years since its inclusion in the mainline kernel,
KVM has become a critical part of the FOSS cloud infrastructure. Come
join us in continuing to improve the KVM ecosystem.
Due to continuing COVID-19 safety concerns, KVM Forum 2021 will be
presented as a virtual experience. You will have the ability to network
with other attendees, attend sessions with live speaker Q&A, interact with
sponsors in real-time, and much more – all virtually, from anywhere.
We encourage you to submit and reach out to us should you have any
questions. The program committee may be contacted as a group via email:
* Scalability and Optimization
* High Availability and Fault Tolerance
* Hardening and security
KVM and the Linux Kernel:
* New Features and Architecture Ports
* Resource Management (CPU, I/O, Memory) and Scheduling
* Device Passthrough: VFIO, mdev, vDPA
* Network Virtualization
* Virtio and vhost
Virtual Machine Monitors and Management
* VMM Implementation: APIs, Live Migration, Performance Tuning, etc.
* Multi-process VMMs: vhost-user, vfio-user, QEMU Storage Daemon, SPDK
* QEMU without KVM: Hypervisor.framework, Windows Hypervisor Platform, etc.
* Managing KVM: Libvirt, KubeVirt, Kata Containers
* New Devices, Boards and Architectures
* CPU Emulation and Binary Translation
SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL
Abstracts due: May 31, 2021
Please submit a short abstract (~150 words) describing your presentation
proposal. Slots vary in length up to 45 minutes.
Submit your proposal here:
Please only use the categories "presentation" and "panel discussion"
You will receive a notification whether or not your presentation
proposal was accepted by August 17, 2021.
Speakers will receive a complimentary pass for the event. In case your
submission has multiple presenters, only the primary speaker for a
proposal will receive a complimentary event pass. For panel discussions,
all panelists will receive a complimentary event pass.
A good technical talk should not just report on what has happened over
the last year; it should present a concrete problem and how it impacts
the user and/or developer community. Whenever applicable, focus on work
that needs to be done, difficulties that haven't yet been solved, and on
decisions that other developers should be aware of. Summarizing recent
developments is okay but it should not be more than a small portion of
the overall talk.
One of the big challenges as developers is to know what, where and how
people actually use our software. We will reserve a few slots for end
users talking about their deployment challenges and achievements.
If you are using KVM in production you are encouraged submit a speaking
proposal. Simply mark it as an end-user talk. As an end user, this is a
unique opportunity to get your input to developers.
If you are proposing a panel discussion, please make sure that you list
all of your potential panelists in your the abstract. We will request
full biographies if a panel is accepted.
HANDS-ON / BOF SESSIONS
We will reserve some time for people to get together and discuss
strategic decisions as well as other topics that are best solved within
These sessions will be announced during the event. If you are interested
in organizing such a session, please add it to the list at
Let people you think who might be interested know about your BOF, and
encourage them to add their names to the wiki page as well. Please add
your ideas to the list before KVM Forum starts.
HOTEL / TRAVEL
This year's event will take place at the Conference Center Dublin. For
information on hotels close to the conference, please visit
Information on conference hotel blocks will be available later in
DATES TO REMEMBER
* CFP Closes: Monday, May 31 at 11:59 PM PST
* CFP Notifications: Monday, July 6
* Schedule Announcement: Thursday, July 8
* Slide Due Date: Monday, September 13
* Event Dates: Wednesday, September 15 – Thursday, September 16
Thank you for your interest in KVM. We're looking forward to your
submissions and, if the conditions will permit it, to seeing you at the
KVM Forum 2021 in September!
-your KVM Forum 2021 Program Committee
Please contact us with any questions or comments at