Call for proposals (CFP)

The 2023 Tracing Summit is a two-day, single-track conference on the topic of tracing. The event focuses on software and hardware tracing, gathering developers and end-users of tracing and trace analysis tools. The main goal of the Tracing Summit is to provide space for discussion between people of the various areas that benefit from tracing, namely parallel, distributed and/or real-time systems, as well as kernel development.

  • September 17-18 in Bilbao, Spain and virtually
  • Co-located with Open Source Summit (OSS) Europe

Important Dates

  • Call for proposals closes: Friday, June 16th, at 11:59 PM EDT
  • Call for proposal notifications: Friday, June 23rd
  • Schedule announcement: Tuesday, June 27th
  • Event dates: Sunday, September 17th - Monday, September 18th


We are welcoming 30 minute presentations from both end users and developers, on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Investigation workflow of Real-Time, latency, and throughput issues,
  • Trace collection and extraction,
  • Trace filtering,
  • Trace aggregation,
  • Trace formats,
  • Tracing multi-core systems,
  • Trace abstraction,
  • Trace modeling,
  • Automated trace analysis (e.g. dependency analysis),
  • Tracing large clusters and distributed systems,
  • Hardware-level tracing (e.g. DSP, GPU, bare-metal),
  • Trace visualisation,
  • Interaction between debugging and tracing,
  • Tracing remote control,
  • Analysis of large trace datasets,
  • Cloud trace collection and analysis,
  • Integration between trace tools,
  • Live tracing & monitoring,
  • Dynamic instrumentation,
  • Programmable tracing (e.g. eBPF).

Talks can cover recently available technologies, ongoing work, and yet non-existing technologies (that are compelling to end-users). Talks covering interesting or challenging tracing use cases are also welcome as they can reveal future directions or tooling needs.

Please understand that this open forum is not the proper place to present sales or marketing pitches, nor technologies which are prevented from being freely used in open source.


  • Audience: Speakers may assume that attendees have a basic knowledge of the principles of tracing and existing tracing tools.
  • Complementary passes: The main presenter of each talk will receive a Tracing Summit pass free of charge.
  • Slides: Slides for all accepted talks must be submitted before the event and will be published on the Tracing Summit website.


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This event is organized by the Linux Foundation Diagnostic and Monitoring Workgroup.

You can enter proposals until 2023-06-16 23:59 (Europe/Madrid), 1 week, 3 days from now.