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Tracing Summit 2016

The Tracing Summit 2016 will be held in Berlin, Germany on October 12th, 2016, at the Maritim Hotel Berlin (Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 Berlin), co-located with Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2016.

Organized by the Linux Foundation Diagnostic and Monitoring Workgroup (, this event focuses on the tracing area, gathering people involved in development and end-users of tracing tools as well as trace analysis tools. The main target of this Tracing Summit is to provide room for discussion between people in the various areas that benefit from tracing, namely parallel, distributed and/or real-time systems, as well as kernel development.

We are welcoming presentations from both end users and developers, on topics covering, but not limited to:

  • Investigation workflow of Real-Time, latency, and throughput issues,
  • Trace collection and extraction,
  • Trace filtering,
  • Trace aggregation,
  • Trace formats,
  • Tracing multi-core systems,
  • Trace abstraction,
  • Trace modeling,
  • Automated trace analysis (e.g. dependency analysis),
  • Tracing large clusters and distributed systems,
  • Hardware-level tracing (e.g. DSP, GPU, bare-metal),
  • Trace visualisation,
  • Interaction between debugging and tracing,
  • Tracing remote control,
  • Analysis of large trace datasets,
  • Cloud trace collection and analysis,
  • Integration between trace tools,
  • Live tracing & monitoring.

Those can cover recently available technologies, ongoing work, and yet non-existing technologies (which are compellingly interesting to end-users). Please understand that this open forum is not the proper place to present sales or marketing pitches, nor technologies which are prevented from being freely used in open source.

There is a single track, containing presentations between 30 and 45 minutes per subject with discussion.


You can register to the Tracing Summit here: Tracing Summit 2016 Registration. There is no need to register to any other event, and registration to attend the event is free of charge. You may optionally choose to register to the Tracing Summit as an option on the Embedded Linux Conference registration page.

Presentation Proposals

If you are interested to present, please submit a proposal to before July 15th, 2016, at 23:59 EST. Please provide a title, abstract describing the proposed talk (900 characters maximum), short biography (900 characters maximum), and describe the targeted audience (900 characters maximum).


The schedule of the 2016 Tracing Summit is as follows. The event is held in the Hall Berlin E room at the ground floor of the Maritim Hotel Berlin (Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 Berlin).

9:00 – 9:05 Opening

9:05 – 9:45 Creating Efficient Small Core Dump for Embedded Systems, John Ogness (Linutronix GmbH) (slides) (Video)
9:50 – 10:30 Real-Time Response Time Measurement by Integration of Trace Buffering and Aggregation Tools, Mathieu Desnoyers (EfficiOS) (slides) (Video)

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:40 Tracing and Linux-Kernel RCU, Paul E. McKenney (IBM) (slides)(Video)
11:45 – 12:25 Low-Level Tracing for Latency Analysis : From Baremetal to Hardware Tracing Blocks, Suchakrapani Datt Sharma (Ecole Polytechnique Montreal) (slides)(Video)
12:30 – 12:50 Advanced Trouble-Shooting of Critical Real-Time Systems, Matthew Khouzam (Ericsson) (slides) (Video)
12:50 – 13:10 Tracing and Modeling High-Level Multi-Threaded GUI Applications, Geneviève Bastien (Ecole Polytechnique Montreal) (slides) (Video)

13:10 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:10 Precise, Low-Overhead Performance Measurements, Jan Wassenberg (Google), Lode Vandevenne (Google) (slides) (Video)
15:15 – 15:55 Dynamic Tracing Options Using LTTng for User Space Applications, Jason Puncher (Ciena), Francois Tetreault (Ciena) (slides)(Video)
16:00 – 16:40 uftrace - Function (Graph) Tracer for Userspace, Namhyung Kim (LG Electronics) (slides) (Video)
16:40 – 17:30 Plenary

17:30 End


Please send any query about this conference to

The organizers responsible for this event are Dominique Toupin and Mathieu Desnoyers.


The Tracing Summit is sponsored by EfficiOS.