FOSDEM 2021 (Online) - Hardware-Aided Trusted Computing Devroom Call For Participation

Submission deadline : 23/12/2020


FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. In 2021, they will gather online. FOSDEM is free to attend. There is no registration.

Devroom overview and objectives

Following the success of last year’s edition, we are for the 2nd time organizing a devroom devoted to the emerging open-source ecosystem around hardware-based Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs). Under TEEs, we understand architectures that allow to isolate and attest trusted “enclave” software components running on top of a potentially compromised operating system. Over the last years, all major processor vendors have developed some form of TEE support, e.g., Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) and upcoming Trust Domain Extensions (TDX), ARM’s TrustZone and upcoming Morello, AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) and upcoming SEV-ES/SEV-SNP extensions, and IBM’s Protected Execution Facility (PEF).

Hence, with today’s mainstream consumer hardware being increasingly shipped with these advanced trusted computing technologies, this devroom wants to foster discussion on the much-needed open-source TEE ecosystem amongst industry players, academics, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and project maintainers.

Desirable topics

The devroom’s topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

New rules: What changes since last year

For obvious reasons, this year the event will not take place in a physical location but online.

Key dates

Submit a talk proposal

Submissions are required to proceed through the FOSDEM 2021 Pentabarf website. Create an “event” and click on “Show all” in the top right corner to display the full form.

Your submission must include the following information:

Contact and organizers