Call for Papers

Join us for the fifth Continuous Lifecycle London at the QEII from May 13 to 15, 2020.

Our aim is to equip developers, software architects, system administrators, team leaders and CIOs with the knowledge necessary to develop and deploy high-quality software, and give them a place to exchange experiences with their peers.

Situation Publishing, the people behind The Register, the UK’s leading science and technology news site, and heise Developer, the German online channel for software developers, invite practitioners to submit proposals for talks (45 minutes) and training sessions (seven hours) addressing processes and tools in areas such as Continuous Delivery and Integration, DevOps, Containerization and Microservices, cloud-native development, Reliability Engineering and more.

The deadline for proposals is October 25, 2019.

Speakers and instructors will get free entrance to both conference days. We may be able to cover travel expenses and accommodation. If you would like to be considered for these reimbursements, please contact us once you submitted your proposal.

Entrants should be aware of our Code of Conduct and keep it in mind while drafting their abstracts.

Proposals can include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following topics:

Processes

  • Automating and accelerating development processes with Continuous Delivery/Deployment/Integration
  • Migration of delivery pipelines
  • Development of cloud native services
  • Integrating or switching to serverless functions
  • Monitoring, logging and tracing in distributed systems
  • Site/Service reliability engineering (including Chaos Engineering)
  • Containerization and security of container environments
  • Quality assurance and test automation throughout the development process
  • Cooperation between development and operations (DevOps) plus other stakeholders (DevSec, DevSecOps, BizDevOps)
  • Handling organisational consequences of DevOps and Continuous Delivery in (agile) processes
  • Collaborating and communicating in distributed teams

Tools

  • Cloud and on-premises solutions for deployment and build
  • Containerization with Docker/moby, rkt, Podman and other alternatives
  • Orchestration, management and monitoring of containers including, but not restricted to, Kubernetes, Helm, Prometheus, Istio, OpenTelemetry, fluentd, OpenShift, SUSE CaaS, and Rancher
  • Tools for Continuous Integration
  • Integrating tools for Application Lifecycle Management
  • Serverless offerings (OpenWhisk, OpenFaaS, Fission, AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Virtual Kubelet, kubeless, etc.)
  • Revision control systems
  • Tools for reviews and test automation
  • Build tools
  • Service discovery
  • Service Meshes
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Configuration and access management

The emphasis will be on hands-on introductions, conceptual decisions, live demos, or comparisons of different techniques. Presentations simply promoting a product or individual company will not be allowed.

Experience

  • Deployment of tools for Agile ALM, within specific application fields or scenarios
  • Automation of processes
  • Interaction and integration of various tools
  • Integrating tools for containers and microservices into the deployment pipeline
  • Debugging complex, composite systems
  • Continuous Delivery with Serverless Computing and microservices
  • Handling observability issues
  • Developing Cloud Native Services and multi-cloud applications
  • Experiences of transitioning from classic operational patterns and organizations to DevOps, DevSec and BizDevOps
  • Lessons learned from using DevOps in on-going and completed projects
  • Cultural change when introducing containers and/or DevOps and/or Continuous Delivery

Please send a target-group-specific, precise and concise abstract (400-700 characters) of your proposed presentation. To help us assess your proposals, please list some keywords (e.g. your main topic, the tools you use, etc.), and include one sentence describing what your audience should already know and one sentence stating what they can expect to learn during the talk. The deadline for submissions is October 25, 2019. The complete schedule will be available online in late November/early December.

If you’re short on speaking experience and need help with your proposal, we’re happy to assist you via email. Just contact us and we’ll figure it out together.

To secure objectivity, the review process is anonymised, which means that the editorial board doesn’t know a proposer’s name or company while discussing an entry. Talks with the sole purpose of marketing your product aren’t eligible for the review process and you should contact our sponsorship team.

(If you are not a speaker but would like to suggest a topic or someone who could give a presentation instead, let us know.)