Open Source Firmware Conference 2024 - Participate now!

Submit until May 31st, 2024
** Extended: New Due: June 14th, 2024 **

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 seventh time in 2024.
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 afterwards. These can be updated until the deadline and after acceptance.


  • Talks last 30 minutes followed by 15 min Q'n'A.
  • 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
  • Workshops will not be recorded

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
  • Lightning Talks will not be recorded


Submissions Due: May 31st, 2024.
** Extended: New Due: June 14th, 2024 **
Notification of Acceptance: After review, June 30th, 2024.
Conference: September 3rd to 5th 2024 in Bochum, Germany.

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 2024 recordings and slides will be made available online afterwards. Talks will eventually be streamed during the event.

Code of Conduct


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This Call for Papers closed on 2024-06-14 23:59 (Europe/Berlin).