OSGi Community Event 2017


The OSGi Community Event 2017 was held in Ludwigsburg, Germany, October 24-26. Presentation slides of the sessions from the conference will be available soon. Video recordings will be provided as they become available.


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The Community Event

The Community Event is the largest OSGi event of the year with multiple full tracks, BOFs and other OSGi activities taking place. It features talks on topics ranging from use cases and experiences with OSGi in enterprise, embedded, cloud and IoT environments, to specification updates and tutorials, meet-ups and other informal sessions. Co-located with EclipseCon Europe 2017, attendees of each conference have full access to both programs.

“Journey from Monolith to a Modularized Application: Approach and Key Learnings”
A Q&A on the Open Security Controller Project with Keynote Speakers Emanoel Xavier and Tim Ward

The OSGi Alliance keynote address, “Journey from Monolith to a Modularized Application: Approach and Key Learnings,” on Wednesday, October 25, will be presented by Emanoel Xavier from Intel and Tim Ward from Paremus. The keynote examines the motivations, experience and lessons of modularizing a monolith into a modular project, the Open Security Controller Project.  The OSGi Alliance interviewed the keynote speakers. The excerpt below is taken from the full interview, available here.

OSGi AllianceWhat is Open Security Controller?

Emanoel Xavier, Intel, will present the OSGi Community Event 2017 keynote address with Tim Ward, Paremus.

Emanoel XavierOpen Security Controller Project is a software-defined security orchestration solution that automates deployment of virtualized network security functions like next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems and application data controllers. The Open Security Controller Project integrates with SDN solutions to enable East-West data center security, is scalable and reduces threats in software defined network environments.OSC simplifies and automates security management and compliance and, because it is open, offers organizations the flexibility to choose the security technology that is best suited to their needs.

Alliance: Who is involved in the Open Security Controller project?

Xavier: The current members involved with the project are Huawei, Intel, McAfee, Nuage Networks and Palo Alto Networks. The Open Security Controller Project is an open source project of The Linux Foundation. You can find the up-to-date list of members at https://www.opensecuritycontroller.org/members/.

Read the complete Q&A.

Full Program Available

The OSGi Community Event 2017 Program Committee has completed selections for the full program, which is available to both Community Event and ECE attendees. Find both full talk programs on the ECE site.

“Run OSGi on your robot and teach it new tricks” is the early bird talk selection for 2017. The featured talk was submitted by Dr. Tim Verbelen, senior researcher at imec, a leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, and Invited Contributor to the OSGi Alliance.

Why Attend?

The OSGi Community Event has proven over many years to be the best opportunity of the year to meet with peers and colleagues to understand and discuss the benefits of OSGi and how it is being used in existing and emerging markets. Talks, tutorials, meet-ups and numerous social networking activities arm attendees with actionable information.

Why Sponsor?

The OSGi Community Event is a unique opportunity to promote your organization to an OSGi-specific audience, as well as an audience of inherent OSGi users and potential users through Eclipse. Last year, the co-located events drew 600 attendees, including enterprise and embedded software architects, IT decision-makers and developers who are using OSGi or plan to use OSGi.

New for 2017, we have dedicated OSGi sponsorship packages for the Basic and Premium sponsorship level as well as the Elite Dual OSGi and EclipseCon Europe sponsor package.  This provides you with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your support for OSGi at this co-located event.

If you have any questions about sponsorship of the event or would like to discuss the options available please contact us.

Community Event Schedule

Preliminary schedule of the OSGi Community Event and ECE:

  • OSGi Developer Certification Exam (13.30 to 17.00), Monday, Oct. 23 (additional fee applicable)
  • ECE unconference, Monday, Oct. 23
  • Half-day OSGi tutorial, Tuesday morning, Oct. 24 plus ECE tutorials
  • Afternoon parallel OSGi and ECE conference tracks, Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • OSGi Keynote, Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Full-day parallel OSGi and ECE conference tracks, Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Morning parallel OSGi and ECE conference tracks with converged communities conference in the afternoon, Thursday, Oct. 26

Conference Hotels

The Nestor Hotel has been announced as this years conference hotel again. This is ideally situated next door to the Forum am Schlosspark where the event is located.

Nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg
Stuttgarter Straße 35/2
D-71638 LudwigsburgTel.: +49 (0) 71 41 / 9 67 – 0
Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 / 9 67 – 113
Email: ludwigsburg@nestor-hotels.deHotel website in German / in English
The following event room rates include buffet breakfast, service, and VAT. Please be sure to mention “EclipseCon Europe” when booking to benefit from these:
Single room, standard: €145 Double room, standard: €185


To make a reservation at the Nestor Hotel you have two options:
Via email to ludwigsburg@nestor-hotels.de or by phone or fax to the numbers above. Please note that any changes to your reservation(s) must be made by letter, email, or fax.

Conference Tickets

Registration is now open for the 2017 event. Register today for the biggest OSGi event of the year and take advantage of reduced rates through October 5. Registration provides access to both Community Event and ECE programs.

Use your OSGi discount code, “OSGI,” when you register and book your hotel now.

The OSGi Community Event shares a registration system with EclipseCon Europe so please see rates and register here.

Updates & Questions

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