OSGi Community Event 2017


October 24-26.
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Tickets Schedule Conference Hotels  CFP Sponsors  Questions?

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.

Call For Papers – Open Now through July 17 – Early bird submissions due June 30

The Call for Papers is now open for submissions from anyone who has an experience, use case, expertise or story to share about OSGi technology. This can include open source projects and tooling that use OSGi, commercial products or solutions that use OSGi or anything related to the OSGi ecosystem. Talk submissions should be in the form of a standard, 35-minute talk. We are also looking for tutorial proposals. These are three-hours in length and should include the opportunity for the audience to participate and code using either/and/or OSGi projects, tooling, or OSGi specification implementations.

We use the EclipseCon Europe submission system, so be sure to select “OSGi” as your talk category to ensure the OSGi Community Event Program Committee receives your submission for consideration for our event.

You can review submission tips and information on how to submit your proposal here on the EclipseCon Europe website. You will need an eclipse.org account to submit. You can create an account here if you don’t already have one.

Early Bird Submission Incentive for 2017

We are always keen to see your submissions early, it really does help the Program Committee in selecting a strong program. As an added incentive this year to make your submission by the Early Bird deadline (June 30) we will be awarding a €50 Amazon gift voucher to the talk selected for the OSGi Early Bird pick.

If you have any questions about your topic ideas or the submission process please contact the OSGi Community Event Program Committee by email.

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.

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

The tickets have not been released yet for the 2017 event. Please send us a note so we can email you as soon as they go on sale. Alternatively be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OSGiAlliance) or subscribe to the OSGi blog for all event news, along with other OSGi related posts.

Updates & Questions

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OSGiAlliance) to stay tuned for all of our announcements and updates. Contact marketinginfo@osgi.org with any questions or to explore your sponsorship options.