FOSDEM '14 -- Call for Participation

Next year's FOSDEM (the free and open source developer's meeting in Brussels, Europe) will feature a new track on Software Defined Radio.
Therefore, we invite developers and users from the free software radio community to join us for this track and present your talks or demos.

Software Radio has become an important tool to allow anyone access the EM spectrum. Using free software radio libraries and applications and cheap hardware, anyone can now start hacking on wireless communications, remote sensing, radar or other applications. At FOSDEM, we hope to network all these projects and improve collaboration, bring new ideas forward and get more people involved.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the A/V setup (make video recordings etc.). Prior experience helps, but is not required. If you're interested, please contact us.

Submit your presentations

To suggest a talk, go to and follow the instructions. You need to create an 'Event', make sure it's in the Software Defined Radio track! Lengths aren't fixed, but give a realistic estimate and please don't exceed 30 minutes unless you have something special planned (in that case, contact one of us).

You aren't limited to slide presentations, of course. Be creative. However, FOSDEM is an open source conference, therefore we ask you to stay clear of marketing presentations. Of course, we like nitty-gritty technical stuff.

Important Dates

FOSDEM is February 1st & 2nd 2014.

  • December 1st 2013: Submission Deadline
  • December 20th 2013: Speaker Notification
  • January 10th 2014: Announcement of final schedule
  • February 2nd 2014: SDR Track

Final Schedule

Available through the FOSDEM website:

We deliberately spared some space for hacking, it's not all talks!

Steering Committee

The track committee consists of:

  • Philip Balister (OpenEmbedded / OpenSDR)
  • Martin Braun (GNU Radio)
  • Sylvain Munaut (OsmoCom)