Open Source Firmware Conference - Participate now!

** Deadline extended
** Submit until July 31st, 2023

The OSFC is the first conference which focuses on all open-source firmware projects.

Our goal is to bring together as many open-source firmware projects, hardware manufacturers and developers as possible to collaborate and share their knowledge and push the firmware development in an open-source manner.

The conference will take place for the sixth time in 2023.
To make it a successful conference, we depend on your interesting contributions. Below you can find a list of topics, but if you have further ideas, just feel free to submit your proposal.

List of Topics

  • Free and open-source firmware
  • Free and open-source hardware - from embedded device to server system.
  • State-of-the-art security in firmware.
  • Firmware and hardware reverse engineering.
  • Current hardware / firmware security issues.
  • Advances in open hard- and firmware on the market.
  • Bootloader and Hypervisor integration with firmware components.
  • Firmware testing and tooling.
  • Use cases and integration stories

Submission Guidelines

Please provide a meaningful abstract and a description of at least 150 words. You can upload further resources like papers or slides afterward. These can be updated until the deadline and after acceptance.


  • Talks last 30 minutes followed by 15 min Q'n'A.
  • If you need more time, your talk can be extended to max. 45 minutes
  • Submit a meaningful abstract describing your topic
  • You are free to choose the presentation tool, but you need to bring your own device (e.g. notebook) with HDMI port for presentation.


  • Workshops last up to 60 minutes (leave a note, if you need more time)
  • Workshops are guided sessions
  • Show hands-on examples
  • Work on an issue
  • Give a life demo
  • Transfer Skills, Tips and Tricks
  • Share knowledge
  • Provide a descriptive abstract
  • Add a note on how many attendees you can serve

Lightning Talks

  • Lightning Talks last 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Lightning Talks can be used to:
    1. Project Updates
    2. Project Ideas
    3. Reports
    4. Product & Tooling Announcements
    5. Demos
  • They could also serve as an addition to workshops
  • Provide a descriptive abstract


Submissions Due: July 31st 2023.
Notification of Acceptance: After review, the latest August 15th 2023.
Conference: October 10th to 12th in Sunnyvale/Mountain View, USA.

Speakers of accepted submissions get a ticket refund. (Maximum one ticket refunds per submission)


Talks will be recorded. If a recording is not desired by a speaker, this can be marked during the submission process.
The OSFC 2023 recordings and slides will be made available online afterward. Talks will eventually be streamed during the event.

Code of Conduct


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This Call for Papers closed on 2023-07-31 23:59 (US/Pacific).