Call For Proposals (CFP)


September 18, 2023 | Bilbao, Spain

SODA Data Vision 2023 is the premier open source conference for Data and Storage Management. This one day hybrid event will bring together 650 (150 in-person) leading experts, architects, developers, end users, vendors and integrators to discuss the most recent innovations, future trends, real use cases, and practical challenges for data and storage. It will provide deep insights to current solutions, research and how the future is getting shaped in Data and Storage Management for cloud-native, containers, distributed computing, big data, AI, machine learning, and more.

In addition to technical sessions, the conference provides excellent opportunities for attendees to exchange ideas, learn the latest technologies in the industry, networking and find potential partners for collaboration. We look forward to welcoming you at SODA Data Vision 2023.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Opens: Thursday, July 6, 2023
  • CFP Closes: Monday, July 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm CEST
  • CFP Notifications: Thursday, August 10, 2023
  • Schedule Announcement: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  • Slide Due Date: Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Event Date: Monday, September 18, 2023

Suggested Topics

Presentations on any data and storage related topics will be considered. Submissions in the following areas are especially encouraged. However, diverse topics are welcome. If you think your topic is interesting, there’s a good chance the program committee will too!

  • Unstructured Data (File & Object)
  • Cloud Native, Container & Virtualization
  • Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud
  • Data Lifecycle, Data Migration, Data Protection
  • Data Security, Data Governance, Cybersecurity
  • Data Discovery, Metadata/Data Catalog, Data Visualization
  • Data Lake, Data Warehouse, Data Lakehouse
  • Storage Observability
  • Emerging Storage Technologies

Submission Types

  • Panel Discussion (typically 45 minutes in length, maximum 4 panelists & 1 moderator)
  • Session Presentation (typically 30 minutes in length, including Q&A, maximum 2 presenters)
  • Lightning Talk (10 minutes in length, maximum 1 presenter)

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, SODA Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event.

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

Have More Questions? First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

SODA Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.issue, or generate interest in a project.

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation and its project communities are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.The Linux Foundation and its project communities are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.

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