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Power Management and Scheduling in the Linux Kernel

(OSPM Summit) III edition

The III edition of the Power Management and Scheduling in the Linux Kernel (OSPM) summit aims at fostering discussions on power management and (real-time) scheduling techniques. Summit will be held in Pisa (Italy) on May 20-22, 2019.

Although scheduler techniques for reducing energy consumption while meeting performance and latency requirements are the prime interest of the summit, we welcome anybody interested in having discussions on the broader scope of real-time systems, real-time and non-real-time scheduling, tooling, debugging and tracing.

Feel free to have a look at what happened in previous years:


The summit is organized to cover three days of discussions and talks.

The list of topics of interest includes (but it is not limited to):

  • Power management techniques
  • Real-time and non real-time scheduling techniques
  • Energy consumption and CPU capacity aware scheduling
  • Real-Time Virtualization
  • Mobile/Server power management real-world use cases (successes and failures)
  • Power management and scheduling tooling (tracing, configuration, integration testing, etc.)
  • Tracing
  • Recap lightning talks (what has been achieved w.r.t. the previous edition?)

Important Dates

  • 2019-02-08: deadline for submitting topics / presentations
  • 2019-02-22: notification of accepted topics / presentations
  • 2019-05-20 -> 2019-05-22: the OSPM Summit


Attending the OSPM-summit is free of charge, but registration to the event is mandatory. The event can allow a maximum of 50 people (so, be sure to register early!). Registrations open on February 22nd, 2019. To register, fill in the registration form. While it is not strictly required to submit a topic/presentation (see below), registrations with a topic/presentation proposal will take precedence.

Submit a Topic / Presentation

To submit a topic / presentation add its details to this list.

Each accepted topic / presentation gets a 50 minutes slot.

Deadline for submitting topics / presentations is February 8th, 2019. Notifications for accepted topics / presentations will be sent out on February 22nd, 2019.

Venue and Hotels

The workshop will take place at ReTiS Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy.

Pisa is a small town, walking distance from the city center to the venue is about 20 minutes and walking distance from the airport to the city center is 30 minutes.

You can reach ReTiS Lab by public transportation, via LAM Verde (approx one every 10 minutes in rush hours), from the station (15 minutes to the venue) or from the city center (9 minutes to the venue).

A map of the town with venue location, points of interest and transportation information is available.

Bus from Airport to city centre takes about 10 min and costs 1.20 euros (2 euros if bought on board). Large bills are usually not accepted. Taxi from Airport to city centre costs 10/15 euros. Credit cards are not accepted.


  • Luca Abeni (Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa)
  • Patrick Bellasi (ARM)
  • Tommaso Cucinotta (Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa)
  • Dietmar Eggemann (ARM)
  • Sudeep Holla (ARM)
  • Juri Lelli (Red Hat)
  • Lorenzo Pieralisi (ARM)
  • Morten Rasmussen (ARM)
  • Claudio Scordino (Evidence SRL)