Dear friends and fans of software defined radio,

next year's FOSDEM (the free and open source developer's meeting in
Brussels, Europe) will, once again, feature a  track on Software Defined
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.

The track's web site resides at:

Here, we will publish updates and announcements. The final schedule will
be available through Pentabarf and the official FOSDEM website.

** Submit your presentations

To suggest a talk, go to
and follow the instructions (you need an account, but can use your
account from last year if you have one). 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). Also, don't forget to include time for Q&A.

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.

Here's a list of topics that will most likely be included:
- SDR Frameworks + Tools
- Wireless security
- Radio hardware
- Telecommunications
- Random fun wireless hacks

We will reserve time for interactiveness, it won't all be talks.

** Important Dates

FOSDEM is February 4th and 5th, 2017.

* December 9th 2016: Submission Deadline
* January 2nd 2017: Announcement of final schedule
* February 4th 2017: SDR Track (Saturday)

These dates are not set in stone. However, the least years we were
always full to the brim with presentations, so if you want to present,
please make sure to submit your abstracts soon!

** Steering Committee

The track committee consists of:
* Phil "catvideos" Balister (OpenEmbedded / OpenSDR)
* Martin "mbr0wn" Braun (GNU Radio)
* Sylvain "tnt" Munaut (OsmoCom)

Hope to hear from you soon! And please forward this announcement.


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