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UCMS 2014 : 2014 USENIX Configuration Management Summit


When Jun 19, 2014 - Jun 19, 2014
Where Philadelphia, PA, United States
Submission Deadline Mar 21, 2014
Notification Due Apr 11, 2014
Categories    configuration management   devops   USENIX

Call For Papers

At the 2014 USENIX Configuration Management Summit (UCMS '14), we will continue to bring the configuration management community together to advance the state of configuration management, discuss its problems and solutions, and enhance the community of this growing field. We solicit original presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics in configuration management, but we particularly encourage presentations on novel, pragmatic approaches and solutions to vexing problems in configuration management.

Topics will depend upon the speakers and workshop facilitators scheduled. Suggestions include:

The intersection of configuration management and containerization
Configuration management at scale (large installations or large teams)
Management beyond the host layer: Orchestration, software-defined networking, building stacks of systems, etc.
Application configuration management
Unit testing and performing continuous integration of configurations
Future challenges and opportunities in configuration management
Integrating deployment and configuration management
Managing configuration management (e.g., PuppetForge)
Configuration management dashboarding
ITIL, compliance, CMDBs, etc.
UCMS '14 is looking for relevant and engaging speakers and workshop facilitators for our event on June 19, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA. UCMS brings together people from all areas of configuration management—system administrators, developers, managers, and others—to identify and help propose solutions for the most difficult problems in configuration management today.

Proposals may be 45- or 90-minute formal presentations, panel discussions, or open workshops.

This will be a one-day summit. Speakers should be prepared for interactive sessions with the audience. Workshop facilitators should be ready to challenge the status quo and provide real-world examples and strategies to help attendees walk away with tools and ideas to improve their professional lives. Presentations should stimulate healthy discussion among the summit participants.

Submissions in the form of a brief proposal are welcome through March 21, 2014. Please submit your proposal via email to; you can also reach the chair via that email address with any questions or comments. Presentation details will be communicated to the presenters of accepted talks and workshops by April 11, 2014.

USENIX Federated Conferences Week will feature tutorials on configuration management, which will take place on Friday, June 20, the day after UCMS '14. Interested in submitting a tutorial proposal? Contact

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