GStreamer Conference 2018
25-26 October 2018 · Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The 9th GStreamer Conference will take place
on Thursday and Friday 25-26 October 2018 at Summerhall in
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
This is just after the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE),
but not officially co-hosted with it and at a different venue in Edinburgh.
Talks will be recorded again by Ubicast.
The GStreamer Conference is a conference for developers, decision-makers,
community members, industry partners, students and anyone else interested in
the GStreamer multimedia framework or Open Source and cross-platform multimedia.
Registration is now open and will stay open until the conference.
Sign up for the GStreamer Conference here
There will be separate registration options for both professionals and for students and hobbyists:
|Professional (Early Bird)
200 EUR (ca. 235 USD, 175 GBP) (early bird, limited and available only until 18 Sept)
300 EUR (ca. 350 USD, 265 GBP) (regular)
300+N EUR (donation)
All tickets include lunch at the venue on both conference days
as well as access to the social event on Thursday evening.
For those uncertain about whether to register as a professional or hobbyist,
the general rule is that if your company pays for you or sponsors you, you
are a professional, and if you personally pay you are a student or hobbyist.
If in doubt drop us a mail or just register as hobbyist. The important
thing is that you'll make it to the conference!
Sign up for the GStreamer Conference here
Schedule and speakers list
We have an exciting range of topics and speakers lined up for you again this year:
Introduction to DeepStreamSDK
Tushar Khinvasara, Nvidia
Discovering Video4Linux CODECs
Nicolas Dufresne & Ezequiel Garcia, Collabora
Taming the three-headed monster
Nirbheek Chauhan, Centricular
NNStreamer: Neural Networks as GStreamer Filters
MyungJoo Ham, Samsung
What's new with GStreamer & Rust
Sebastian Dröge, Centricular
D3Dx Video Game Streaming on Windows
Florian Nierhaus, Bebo
Profiling GStreamer applications with HawkTracer and tracing subsystem
Marcin Kolny, Amazon
GStreamer CI for embedded platforms
Olivier Crête, Collabora
Multimedia support in WebKitGTK and WPE, current status and plans
Philippe Normand, Igalia
Using GStreamer for Servo's WebAudio implementation in Rust
Manish Goregaokar, Mozilla
PraxisLIVE, PraxisCORE and the Java bindings for GStreamer
Neil C Smith
GStreamer State of the Union
Tim-Philipp Müller, Centricular
GStreamer for cloud-based live video handling
Matthew Clark & Luke Moscrop, BBC
Streams and collections: we're not done yet!
Edward Hervey, Centricular
Non-interleaved audio in GStreamer
George Kiagiadakis, Collabora
Trust but verify. Our road to robust multimedia and graphics stack verification (aka Multimedia testing on the budget for everyone)
Michał Budzyński & Marcin Kidzinski, Samsung
When adding more threads adds more problems - Thread-sharing between elements in GStreamer
Sebastian Dröge, Centricular
GstInference: A GStreamer Deep Learning Framework
Jose Manuel Jimenez, RidgeRun
Bringing Deep Neural Networks to GStreamer
Stian Selnes, Pexip
Android camera source 2 - a continuation story
Justin Kim (김정석), SK Telecom
Post Mortem GStreamer Debugging with Gdb and Python
Michael Olbrich, Pengutronix
In which the protagonist explores why ASIO is still alive
Nirbheek Chauhan, Centricular
Microsoft Teams Connector
Håvard Graff, Pexip
Closed Captions in GStreamer
Edward Hervery, Centricular
Video Editing with GStreamer, status update and plans for the future
Thibault Saunier, Igalia
- ... and more (we still have one or two free slots and are still accepting proposals!)
(submitted so far)
- gst-mfx, gst-msdk and the Intel Media SDK: an update (provisional title)
Haihao Xiang, Intel
- Improved flexibility and stability in GStreamer V4L2 support
Nicolas Dufresne, Collabora
Carlos Aguero, RidgeRun
- Documenting GStreamer
Mathieu Duponchelle, Centricular
Jose Jimenez-Chavarria, RidgeRun
- GstWebRTCBin in the real world
Mathieu Duponchelle, Centricular
- Servo and GStreamer
Víctor Jáquez, Igalia
- Interoperability between GStreamer and DirectShow
Stéphane Cerveau, Fluendo
- Interoperability between GStreamer and FFMPEG
Marek Olejnik, Fluendo
- Encrypted Media Extensions with GStreamer in WebKit
Xabier Rodríguez Calvar, Igalia
- DataChannels in GstWebRTC
Matthew Waters, Centricular
- Me TV – a journey from C and Xine to Rust and GStreamer, via D
- LG webOS Open Source Edition on the RaspberryPi
Jimmy Ohn (온용진), LG electronics
- ...and many more
- Submit your lightning talk now!
Showcase or Lightning Talks
There will again be opportunities for short lightning talks for those who
do not wish to present a full talk, but just want to showcase something
they're working on, or present a problem or challenge they are facing or
have solved, and that they think might be interesting for others to hear
Want to submit a ca. 5-minute mini-talk for our lightning talk/showcase event?
Simply send a quick mail to email@example.com above to reserve your slot (subject to availability).
There is no deadline for Lightning Talk submissions, slots will be
allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
Thursday: Food and drinks at Lebowskis Bar
Our main social event will be on Thursday at Lebowskis Bar
from ca. 19.30 until late. Food and drinks will be provided (thanks to our sponsors!),
including some vegetarian/vegan options.
Lebowskis Bar is located on 18 Morrison Street in the West End near the
international conference center.
How to get there from Summerhall:
- on foot: it's a fairly straight-forward 20-minute walk along the
main road (A700) through the Meadows, ca. 1 mile.
- by public transport: there should be busses every couple of minutes
from Bernard Terrace which is just around the corner from Summerhall
(on the road going north towards Waverley station). The easiest might
be the number 2 which runs every 10 minutes and takes 17 minutes.
The airport bus (300) is also an option but might have different
pricing compared to local busses. The 30 takes a slightly longer
route so it's probably worth just waiting for the next number 2 then.
- by taxi/uber: should be a 5-10 minutes ride depending on traffic, perhaps £5-10 or so
- by bike: should be less than 10 minutes by bike if you're feeling
ambitious. There are Just Eat Cycles
stations at Summerhall (Meadows East, Melville Terrace) and Riego
Street at junction with East Fountainbridge which should take you
most of the distance. Requires the app and prior registration though.
Please don't forget to bring your badge. (If you'd like to bring a +1
please get in touch, we may be able to arrange that.)
This will be a private event at least until 23.30, but there won't be a
cloakroom where you can leave your jackets/bags and neither we nor the bar
will take responsibility for any lost or damaged items, so you may want to
drop off your gear at the hotel before you head there.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in open source cross-platform multimedia is encouraged
to join us at the GStreamer Conference 2018!
Whether you are a hobbyist or a student interested in the field of
multimedia, or working for a company using or looking to use GStreamer
in their products, this is the perfect event for you to network at and
to learn more about the latest technological breakthroughs in and around
GStreamer. The talks will target both developers and managers.
There are a few other events taking place alongside or just before the
GStreamer Conference on October 25-26 this year, so if you are making
your way to Edinburgh you might want to consider combining the GStreamer
Conference with some of the other events.
There will be a hackfest just after the conference, on Saturday and Sunday
27-28 October 2018 at CodeBase Edinburgh.
The GStreamer Conference 2018 is only possible thanks to the generous
financial support from our sponsors.
For this year's sponsorship opportunities please refer to
the sponsor brief (PDF)
or get in touch with Tim-Philipp Müller.
This year's conference will take place in
Edinburgh, the capital
The conference will take place at
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
The venue is in the university district and within walking distance from
Edinburgh Waverley station.
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There is no official conference hotel, but we have prepared a small list of
possible hotels for your convenience. If you are also attending ELCE which
is at a different venue then other hotels may be better suited.
The following is just a small selection of hotels which may or may not be
suitable. Edinburgh is a major city and tourist destination and as such has
many hotels and hostels in all price categories. The below is merely a small
selection, you can find more using the usual booking engines such as
booking.com, lastminute.com or airbnb.com. As always, it is advisable to book
your accommodation earlier rather than later.
The GStreamer conference venue (Summerhall)
is located east of The Meadows near Edinburgh's historic city centre. It
should be easy to reach by taxi or public transport from all directions.
There are a number of smaller hotels, hostels, and bed and breakfast places
in the area around the venue, but we won't list those here since they usually
only have a very limited number of rooms available.
The following hotels had at least a couple of rooms left at the time of
writing, but there are many other hotels in the city which may be better
located or provide better value:
Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - ca. 14 minutes walk to venue, 6 minutes by bus (every 3 mins)
The Thrums - a bit south of the venue (so further from city centre), ca. 8 minute walk to venue, 5 mins by bus, 3 mins by taxi/uber
Jurys Inn - ca. 20 minutes walk to venue, 14 mins by bus, 6 mins by taxi/uber
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile - 15min walk to venue, 10 mins by bus, 6 mins by taxi/uber.
Stay Central Hotel - ca. 15 minute walk to venue, or 13 by bus, 6 mins by taxi/uber
cityroomz Edinburgh - ca. 30 minute walk or 20 mins by bus from venue, but close to EICC (for ELCE) and CodeBase (for the GStreamer hackfest)
Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh - 4-star hotel, 10-minute walk to venue
Travelodge - 2-star hotel, "budget" lodging, ~15-minute walk to venue
Novotel Edinburgh City Centre - between venue and EICC/CodeBase, ca. 15 minute walk to venue, 16 mins by bus, 6 mins by taxi/uber
Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket - close to EICC (for ELCE), 30mins walk to venue, 21 mins by bus, 9 mins by taxi/uber
Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End - closer to EICC (for ELCE), 29 mins walk to GStreamer conf venue, 9 mins by taxi/uber.
In general, any hotel in the Old Town area should be fine, or even New Town
north of Waverley station. You may have to walk a bit though or take a taxi.
Public transport connections should also be good and frequent from all parts
of the city centre.
For those attending ELCE, hotel recommendations for ELCE can also be found
on the ELCE website.
If you find any other places that might be worth mentioning here, please send
us a mail.
If you need an invitiation letter for visa purposes, please get in touch.
If you have any questions about the GStreamer Conference or are considering
becoming a sponsor
please contact Tim-Philipp Müller.
Call for Papers
The first batch of talks and speakers will be announced very soon.
We still have a few slots available, so talk proposals can still be submitted.
The initial submission needs to be only a couple of sentences or paragraphs
describing the talk you want to give and the desired length of your talk
(please allow at least 5 minutes for questions at the end as well).
Talks can be on almost anything multimedia related, ranging from talks about
applications to challenges in the lower levels in the stack or hardware.
Talk slots will have one of the following durations: 20 minutes, 30 minutes,
or 45 minutes, including questions. We will only have a small number of
45-minute slots available, so please consider whether you could also make do
with 30 minutes before asking for a 45-minute slot, or let us know if both
are an option.
We want to hear from you, what you are working on, what you are using
GStreamer for, what difficulties you have encountered and how you solved them,
what your plans are, what you like, what you dislike, how to improve things!
Please send all proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not need to subscribe to the list, and you should receive a confirmation that your proposal has been received within a couple of days.
Conference News and Updates
2018-October-06: Talk abstracts and speaker bios published
2018-October-04: There will be a social event again on Thursday
evening from ca. 19.30h onwards at Lebowskis Bar
at 18 Morrisson Street. Food and drinks will be provided (thanks to our sponsors!),
including vegetarian options. Make sure to bring your conference badge.
2018-September-21: The GStreamer project is very delighted to have Pexip as Platinum sponsor this year!
2018-September-19: Initial list of talks and speakers available
2018-September-19: Reminder that there will also be a hackfest/hackathon on Saturday/Sunday 27-28 October 2018, just after the conference, but at another venue as the conference, namely CodeBase.
2018-September-18: Added list of hotels
2018-September-12: The GStreamer project is excited to see Zeiss sponsor the conference for the very first time this year, as Silver sponsor!
2018-September-10: We're chuffed to have Facebook sponsor the conference again at Gold level this year.
2018-September-04: Talk submission deadline for second round slots has been extended to 15 September 2018.
2018-September-04: The GStreamer project is thrilled to have Collabora back as a Platinum sponsor this year!
2018-September-04: The GStreamer project welcomes back Fluendo who are sponsoring again at Gold level this year.
2018-September-04: Registration is now open. Early-bird professional tickets are available until 18 September.
2018-September-04: Speakers have been notified about their talk proposal
2018-August-17: UbiCast is welcomed back as special media partner who will again record talks and lightning talks
2018-August-09: Talk submission deadline is Friday 31 August 2018, 23:59 UTC.
2018-August-09: Call for Papers
2018-July-13: We're excited to see Igalia return as a Gold sponsor this year!
2018-June-12: Sponsorship brief available
2018-June-11: Venue announced: Summerhall
2018-June-11: Initial announcement.
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