The Tracing Summit 2013 will be held in Edinburgh, UK, on October 23rd, 2013, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. It is colocated with LinuxCon Europe 2013.

It 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 one day conference 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:

  • 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).

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


Registration to LinuxCon Europe 2013 or Registration to CloudOpen Europe 2013 is required in order to register to the Tracing Summit 2013.

The Tracing Summit registration access code will be provided on your LinuxCon/CloudOpen registration confirmation page. The Tracing Summit 2013 has no entrance fees for LinuxCon/CouldOpen attendees.

Presentation Proposals

The call for paper is now closed.


The schedule of the 2013 Tracing Summit is as follows (subject to updates). An interactive view of the schedule appears on along with the LinuxCon and CloudOpen schedules. The event was held in rooms Harris 1 and 2 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The presentation slides can be found by following the links to the (slides):


Please send any query about this conference to

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