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Open Source in the Embedded World - Workshop
Hosted by Sierra Wireless


Richmond (Vancouver), BC, Canada

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




As general-purpose computers increasingly are based on open-source platforms, there is the question of how this trend will apply to embedded systems. Open-source operating systems will increasingly be used in embedded applications, whether smartphones, controllers, routers, or wireless modems. This workshop will examine the opportunities and issues, addressing questions such as:

  • What are good applications for open source.
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of using open source.
  • What are the legal considerations.
  • What business models make most sense with open source.
  • Why did LiMo fail and Android succeed?

Note that presenters and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the workshops allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.



Workshop. Tuesday June 28.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Attendees obtain access to content presented and detailed minutes.

The preliminary proposed agenda is as follows:


  • 8:00 to 8:30 Registration.
  • 8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association update.
  • 8:45 to 9:30 Philippe Guillemette, CTO, Sierra Wireless. "The Shift to Open Source ... Is Embedded in the Next Wave?"
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Presentation. Robert Krantz, Technical Account Manager, Wind River. GENIVI - a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform.
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. Ralph Mueller, Director, Ecosystem - Europe. "Eclipse Foundation: Open Innovation."
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Presentation. Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI. "How an embedded software vendor can evolve its products, services, and business models to compete in the open source world."
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Presentation. Bill Weinberg, Linux Pundit. "Android: Complexity and Beyond Mobile."
  • 1:45 to 2:30 Presentation. Marcello Lioy, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm. "The AllJoyn Open Source Project." A proximity based peer-to-peer technology and open source project.
  • 2:30 to 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Presentation. Benjamin Cabé, Open Source Leader, Sierra Wireless. "Open Source & M2M : The Koneki Project."
  • 3:30 to 4:00 General discussion.


Note: agenda is subject to change.



The workshop will be held at the Marriott Vancouver Airport.


Marriott Vancouver Airport

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond, B. C. V6X 1A3

Phone:  604-276-2112   Fax:  604-232-2817   Toll Free:  1-877-323-8888


Marriott Vancouver Airport

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond, B. C. V6X 1A3

Phone:  604-276-2112   Fax:  604-232-2817   Toll Free:  1-877-323-8888

Please request the Sierra Wireless corporate rate. This is $142 and includes breakfast, all local calls, Internet access, and parking.

For assistance with travel, the PCCA recommends Tom Smith Travel, 503-477-5341 or 877-604-3107.



The registration deadline is one week before the workshop.


Workshops are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $375 per person. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person without incurring meeting charges.

There is no attendance charge for members of the press.

If you intend to come, please register soon.


Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.

Click here to see a current list of members.




The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA workshop: 


  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • Presenters must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior to the workshop to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product (limit of 3 slides). Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment considerations, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, a dynamic and attentive audience of key industry stakeholders attend each workshop, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application developers.
  • We will provide an LCD projector. Presenters should plan on presenting from their own computers. Presenters should use their own presentation templates.
  • Since PCCA workshops are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. Please do not mark your presentations with any terminology indicating confidential or proprietary information.


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