Call for Participation
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
SREcon16 Europe will take place 11th–13th July in Dublin, Ireland.
All proposals are due Monday, April 18, 2016.
About SREcon16 Europe
SREcon16 Europe will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 11th–13th July. It is a gathering of engineers who care deeply about site reliability, systems engineering, and working with complex distributed systems at scale. It strives to challenge both those new to the profession as well as those who have been involved in it for decades. The conference has a culture of critical thought, deep technical insights, continuous improvement, and innovation. SREcon16 Europe welcomes participants from organisations where the role of site reliability engineering is new, as well as those from traditional SRE strongholds.
SREcon attendees want to discuss robust solutions to system engineering problems, particularly in high-stakes environments. The best talks share a team's take on new idea. We also welcome SRE philosophy, leadership, hiring, training.
Many SREs work as systems engineers, integrating work done by many different teams. SRE involvement at the design stage makes later integration work easier, as effective SREs tend to have a broad understanding of their organisation and the technology landscape. Key themes include:
- Designs and design reviews in SRE
- Continuous build and verification systems
- Automated code refactoring, API or data migration
- Assessing and bringing new technologies to production
- Case studies of failed or successful SRE experiments
- Building and sustaining SRE culture
- Brownfield SRE (bootstrapping SRE in existing organizations)
- Analysis and reduction of technical debt
Workshops & Tutorials
We encourage workshops that are generically applicable and do not depend on specific commercial products or technologies. The best workshops provide attendees with the model and methodology to approach unfamiliar domains with confidence.
We are seeking both intermediate and advanced workshops. Prerequisites and pre-work may be supplied and specified, and the conference website has the facility to make this available to attendees. Submissions for multiple, sequential workshops are also encouraged, where the first workshop is a prerequisite for the second, allowing more advanced topics to be covered in depth.
We expect attendees will come prepared to work—learning is a core part of SRE culture, and this will be in evidence again this year at SREcon Europe. Last year, we had five half-day tutorials with active participation, covering complex topics like blameless post-mortems and large scale design. We will add more this year. These tutorials focus on intensive group-oriented work, and provide a practical grounding that people can use in their day-to-day work.
Presentations & Lightning Talks
Presentations are encouraged in the following formats.
- 40 minute presentation, with 10 minutes for questions
- 20 minute presentation, with 5 minutes for questions
- 5 minute lightning talk
Thank you for you interest in SREcon16 Europe. Submissions closed on Monday, April 18, 2016.