4 & 5
December 2024
Palais des congrès - Paris
Meeting with the european open source community

An event proposed by

Systematic (header)

and organized by

Infopro Digital Trade Shows

Call for proposal: SELECTION PROCESS

The program committee is made up of two co-presidents, 6 vice-presidents and “track leaders”.  Each vice-president has a theme for which he is responsible (with his track leaders) for steering the editorial line. 


The themes selected this year are:

  • Strategy and governance: legal, economic, geopolitical and community issue
  • Sustainable digital technology
  • Technologies (Languages, tools, Cloud, DevOps, Infrastructure, Cyber, Web)
  • Embedded, IOT, Open Hardware & Industry
  • Digital workplace and enterprise solutions
  • AI, Machine Learning, Data

To learn more about the 2023 themes, please visit our dedicated page.


For the third edition of this unmissable European event, we have decided to focus on IT security.

Every day in this field, the news shows us that Open Source provides multiple answers to the cybersecurity challenges encountered in all sectors of activity. This topic will therefore be treated in a transversal way in all the proposed themes. Proposals dealing with cybersecurity will thus be examined with particular attention.

A call for proposals is organized to gather the submissions of speakers who can apply in the theme they wish. The programme may be supplemented by other conferences proposed by the programme committee.

For more information on each committee member, please visit our dedicated page. 


The selection process   

Step #1 – Collection of Proposals 

The collection of proposals will be open from April 19 to June 25. During this period, speakers submit their proposals on the sessionize.com platform. 

French native speakers are invited to submit in French; other speakers are invited to submit in English. 


Step #2 – CFP Closing and Initial Screening 

Program Committee members review and evaluate proposals for the theme for which they are responsible on a scale: YES, NO, DK. A first selection is thus obtained. Stakeholders may be asked to clarify a proposal or answer questions during the selection process. The program committee reserves the right to reassign a proposal to a more appropriate theme, and to ask a bidder to adapt its proposal so that it is more in line with the program’s editorial line.  


Step #3 – Final Deliberation 

In July, the Vice-Presidents and their experts will make their selection from the proposals selected in step #2, according to the editorial line they wish to give to their theme. The conferences of a theme can be organized in sub-themes (tracks). A bidder may be asked to join a round table in lieu of their individual conference proposal.
The selected proposals will be reviewed at a meeting with the Co-Chairs and all Vice-Chairs. They will ensure that the proposals selected are well balanced, that no organization is overrepresented and that diversity issues are respected among speakers.

Once the final list has been finalized, from 20 July, the selected speakers will be contacted and must confirm their participation in the event. Unsuccessful speakers will also be notified. Only a few bidders will not be notified on this date as they will be on the waiting list.


Step #4 – Implementation of the programme online

In August, the programme committee will make adjustments based on the confirmations of the selected speakers and will develop the programme grid. Each speaker will then be notified of his or her day and schedule. The programme will be posted online in early September.


Of course, nothing is ever perfect and we will continually refine this selection process over the next few years. Despite the fact that the selection becomes more and more difficult, our objective remains simple: to offer our participants the best program possible!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at steven@opensource-experience.com, and we’d be happy to discuss them with you in more detail.

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