Call for Papers: 2017 Spring

FLOSSUK – Spring 2017 – The Studio, Manchester

First Workshop has been agreed for 14th March – ‘Raspberry Pi’ by Les Pounder

Keynote speaker has been announced as VM Brasseur

Free Raspberry Pi Workshop by Les Pounder

  • Worskhops 14th March
  • 2 day Conference 15th & 16th March 2017

FLOSSUK Council are now accepting submissions for presentations and workshops for our main annual conference event. In recent years we have evolved into the UK’s primary support organisation for Free/Libre Open Source Systems (FLOSS) supporting Free and Open Technology.

The Spring Conference is the UK’s longest running event supporting systems and network administrators. But as FLOSSUK has evolved to support open networks, software, hardware and data so our primary conference has become open to submissions on these areas.

If you would like to offer a forum or half-day workshop that might interest our target audience, please submit a proposal.

All submissions are judged using a ‘blind’ process. Please avoid any identifying information in the body of your proposal.

If you have a novel solution to a problem, experience of a particular application or hardware platform, tips and tricks for fellow open source delegates, or a favourite tool you could talk about, use of open data, please submit a paper for consideration by the programme committee.

There will be a prize for the best conference talk. Bursaries may be made available for accepted speakers who are unable to afford travel costs, subject to Council approval with all bursaries being fixed in advance. All accepted speakers receive a complimentary Conference place and a ticket for the conference dinner.

We are also seeking lightning talks for the event – please contact us if you have something you want to schedule in the programme – Lightning Talk speakers who make no other presentation are not eligible for free conference places or dinner.

Significant Dates:

  • Initial closing date for abstracts: 24th January 2017
  • Speakers notified by: 27th January 2017
  • Workshops: Tuesday 14th March 2017
  • Conference: 15th & 16th March 2017

To submit a paper, please email

All submissions will be acknowledged.