While the American Embedded Linux Conference always takes place in the San Francisco area in California, the European Embedded Linux Conference Europe travels each year in a different country across Europe: it took place in Austria in 2007, in the Netherlands in 2008 and in France in 2009. The location for the 2010 edition of ELCE has been announced recently: it will take place on October 27th and 28th in Cambridge, United Kingdom. As usual there will be many talks, Bird-of-a-Feather sessions, technical demonstrations and more. If you’re an embedded Linux developer in Europe, you should definitely ask your employer to send you to this conference!
Presentations on the following topics are encouraged: audio, video, and graphics systems for embedded products, security, system size, boot-up time, meeting real-time constraints, power management, streaming media, flash memory devices and filesystems, technologies related to cell phones, digital set top boxes, handheld devices, or other CE products, development tools for embedded users, use of Linux in actual products, practical experience and war stories, standards for CE products. The proposal must be received by June, 30th. My colleague Michael Opdenacker, founder of Free Electrons, is a member of the program committee.
On the day before, note that there will also be an interesting event: GStreamer Conference 2010. As GStreamer is a key component of today’s multimedia systems based on embedded Linux. Staying in Cambridge for three days instead of two could then make a lot of sense.
Videos from the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Grenoble, October 2009
Just a few weeks before the next edition of the Embedded Linux Conference in San Francisco, here are the videos from the previous edition in Europe a few months ago.
These videos were shot by Satoru Ueda and Tim Bird (Sony), Ruud Derwig (NXP) and by Thomas Petazzoni and Michael Opdenacker (Free Electrons). As usual, they are released under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike Licence version 3.0.
If you have never been to an Embedded Linux Conference yet, these videos should show you how useful this conference is for embedded Linux system developers. This is the place where you can discover new development tools and technologies that will change your working life, benefit from the experience from your peers, get the opportunity to talk to the fantastic people who implement the Free and Open Source software that makes your system run, and win cool penguin goodies. So, don’t miss next next edition in San Francisco.
- Welcome speech, by Ruud Derwig (NXP)
HD video (11 minutes, 62M)
- Keynote: Porting Linux, by Jon Masters (Red Hat)
slides, HD video (63 minutes, 383M)
- How we got a 3D application booting in 5 seconds, by Grégory Clément (Adeneo)
slides, HD video (40 minutes, 283M)
- Customizing Embedded Linux Systems with PTXdist, by Robert Schwebel (Pengutronix)
slides, HD video (46 minutes, 449M)
- Disko v1.6 – an application framework for embedded devices, by Stefan Schwartzer (BerLinux Solutions)
HD video (42 minutes, 252M)
- OpenWrt, a rapid embedded systems prototyping framework, by Florian Fainelli (OpenWRT)
slides, HD video (45 minutes, 337M)
- e2factory – Open Source Embedded Linux Build System, by Gordon Hecker (Emlix)
slides, HD video (35 minutes, 257M)
- Android BOF, by Tim Bird (Sony)
slides, HD video (52 minutes, 833M)
- Small business BOF, by Michael Opdenacker (Free Electrons)
slides, HD video (48 minutes, 579M)
- Keynote: State of real-time Linux: Don’t stop until history follows, by Philippe Gerum (Sourcetrek)
slides, HD video (57 minutes, 363M)
- Coccinelle: A Program Matching and Transformation Tool for Systems Code, by Nicolas Palix, Julia Lawall, Gilles Muller (University of Copenhagen)
slides, HD video (43 minutes, 278M)
- A Survey of Linux Measurement and Diagnostic Tools, by Frank Rowand (Sony)
slides, HD video (35 minutes, 201M)
- The Good, The Bad and Ugly: On Threads, Processes and Co-Processes, by Gilad Ben Yossef (Codefidence)
slides, HD video (47 minutes, 312M)
- Update on Boot Time Reduction Techniques, by Michael Opdenacker (Free Electrons)
slides, HD video (42 minutes, 642M)
- Technical Features and Components of Open Source Build Systems, by Alex de Vries (Wind River Systems)
, video (46 minutes, 293M)
- Canola Application and Framework for Rich GUI, by Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri (ProFUSION)
slides, video (54 minutes, 347M)
- Developer’s Diary: The Device Tree, by Wolfram Sang (Pengutronix)
slides, video (44 minutes, 282M)
- Analyzing Kernel Function Execution with Ftrace, by Tim Bird (Sony)
slides, video (52 minutes, 330M)
- Software Licensing – A Lot Like Programming, by Adriaan de Groot (Free Software Foundation Europe)
slides, video (55 minutes, 350M)
- LKM Fast Loader Based on ELF Hash Table, by Carmelo Amoroso (STMicroelectronics)
slides, video (49 minutes, 309M)
- Linux Embedded Applications in Machine Vision, by Pascal Pellet (e2v)
slides, video (47 minutes, 288M)
- Why OpenEmbedded Proved a Good Foundation for MontaVista, by Cédric Hombourger (Montavista)
slides, video (49 minutes, 315M)
- Constrained Power Management, by Patrick Bellasi (Politecnico di Milano/STMicroelectronics)
slides, video (49 minutes, 312M)
- U-Boot-v2, by Sascha Hauer, Marc Kleine-Budde (Pengutronix)
slides, video (43 minutes, 276M)
- Digital TV and Application Store, Solving Security Problems, by Vladislav Buzov (Mentor Graphics)
slides, video (43 minutes, 271M)
- Using QEMU for Industrial Embedded Applications, by Pierre Ficheux (OS4I)
slides, video (38 minutes, 241M)
- Unexpected Emergence of Wide Use of NTFS in CE Devices, by Jean-Pierre André, Szabolcs Szakacsits (Tuxera Ltd)
slides, video (35 minutes, 216M)
- Porting Android to Power Architecture, by Nina Wilner (Power.org / IBM)
slides, video (34 minutes, 214M)
- Building Our Own Toolchains for Our Embedded Projects: Why, and How To, by Yann E. Morin
slides, video (49 minutes, 306M)
- A Generic Clock Framework Implementation, by Francesco Virlinzi (STMicroelectronics)
slides, video (31 minutes, 198M)
- Genivi Alliance : An Effort to Build a Linux-based In Vehicle Infotainment Platform, by Jean-Marc Temmos (Visteon Software Technologies)
slides, video (41 minutes, 260M)
- Embedded Video Capture Under Linux: The Soc Camera Framework, by Guennadi Liakhovetski (Open-Technology)
slides, video (44 minutes, 282M)
- Using Device Trees on ARM Platforms, by Vitaly Wool (Mentor Graphics)
slides, video (44 minutes, 281M)
- Mythbusters: Android, by Matt Porter (Mentor Graphics)
slides, video (49 minutes, 301M)
- Linux Wifi Solutions for Mobile Platforms, by Samuel Ortiz (Intel Open Source Technology Centre)
slides, video (38 minutes, 241M)
- Accelerating Digital Television Innovating — Joint SPACE Initiative, by Bas Engel (Philips Consumer Lifestyle)
slides, video (42 minutes, 266M)
- The Butterfly effect of CELF, by Tim Bird and Klaas van Gend (CELF)
HD video (50 minutes, 297M)
As usual, we won’t miss this year’s edition of the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, which has always been a great source of information and encounters for embedded Linux developers.
Here are details about our involvement this year.
- I am part of the organization committee, in particular the coordinator for the Technical Showcase.
- Taking advantage of his stay in Grenoble, my colleague Thomas Petazzoni will make an embedded Linux presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm, at GUILDE, the local Linux user group.
- Thomas and I will be present at the Embedded Systems Exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 14, sharing a booth with our partner CALAO Systems. The exhibition entry is free of charge, and this will be an excellent opportunity to meet us and have enough time to talk about your topics of interest.
- Thomas will lead the Buildroot BOF with Peter Korsgaard, Buildroot’s maintainer, at 5:35 pm on Thursday, Oct. 15. This informal session will allow users and developers to meet and exchange ideas.
- I will be the leader of the Small Business BOF on Thursday 15 at 6:35 pm, an informal session for small embedded Linux companies interested in sharing experience and best practices, and of course to know each other better.
- I will make a presentation on boot time reduction techniques, at 3:40 on Friday, Oct. 16.
- Albin Tonnerre, who was an intern at Free Electrons this summer, will participate to the Technical Showcase at 12:00 am on Friday, Oct. 16, showing the benefits of LZO decompression on kernel boot time. During his internship, Albin made very nice contributions to boot time reduction, power management on AT91 and to U-boot board support.
- Thomas Petazzoni will also participate to the Technical Showcase at the same time, showing Buidroot’s new features.
- We will videotape the conferences we go to and will release the videos later on our website.
- Thomas organizes a Buildroot developer day on Saturday, Oct. 17, allowing developers to meet and code together. Free Electrons will offer lunch to the participants, and the room will be offered by CALAO Systems. There are no more seats left for space reasons.
Hope to see you in Grenoble!
The first Buildroot Developer Day will take place on Saturday, October 17th in Grenoble, France, just the day after Embedded Linux Conference Europe. This Developer Day aims at allowing Buildroot developers to meet and exchange ideas on the project and its future.
As the number of places is limited, interested candidates are invited to send an e-mail to Peter Korsgaard (
jacmet at uclibc dot org) and Thomas Petazzoni (
thomas dot petazzoni at free-electrons dot com).
Peter Korsgaard and I are organizing this Developer Day thanks to the sponsorship of Calao Systems (offering the location for the meeting) and Free Electrons (offering free lunch to the participants).
See also the announcement of the mailing list and on Buildroot website.
As we announced a few months ago, Embedded Linux Conference 2009 will take place in Grenoble, France on October 15th and 16th. The list of sessions has just been published online, and as usual, it is a very exciting list of in-depth technical talks.
Because of my involvement in Buildroot, I’m particularly interested in the numerous talks about embedded Linux build systems: Florian Fainelli will talk about OpenWRT (which is not only dedicated to Wifi routers, but is a generic embedded Linux build system, built as a fork of Buildroot), Gordon Hecker on e2factory (a build system I’ve never heard of until now, but conferences are great to discover new tools and projects), Cedric Hombourger on OpenEmbedded (I will be particularly happy to meet Cedric again since I had the chance to work with him six years ago), Marcin Jusziewicz on OpenEmbedded again, Robert Schwebel on PTXdist and finally Alex de Vries on what seems to be a more generic talk about build systems.
Of course, besides build systems, a lot of other topics will be covered. I’ve noted things such as the talk on Canola by Gustavo Barbieri, the boot time presentation by Grégory Clément, the device tree talks by Wolfram Sang and Vitaly Wool, the talk by Alessandro Rubini in order to meet one of the author of Linux Device Drivers, the power management and clock management talks also.
Free Electrons will obviously be present during this conference :
- Michael Opdenacker, my colleague, will give a talk entitled Update on boot time reduction techniques
- Michael, again, will be the chair of a Small Business BOF, which should allow small companies offering services around embedded Linux to meet and exchange their ideas and experience
- Finally, I will be the co-chair with Peter Korsgaard of a BOF on Buildroot
- We will share a booth with our partner Calao Systems during the Minalogic Embedded Systems Exhibition. This will be another opportunity to meet.
I hope to see you in October at ELCE !