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Tracing Summit 2013

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):

09h30 Keynote (LinuxCon)

10h35 - 11h05 break

11h05 Latency Analysis in the Trading Community, Christoph Lameter & Mark Dawson (slides)
11h35 Analyzing all Kinds of Traces with the TMF Viewer, Alexandre Montplaisir, Ericsson (slides)
12h05 Tracing Massively Parallel Processor Array, Xavier Raynaud, Kalray (slides)
12h30 Integrating Ftrace into the Perf Tools, Namhyung Kim, LG Electronics (slides)

12h55 - 14h30 lunch

14h30 Perf Tool Data File and Toggle Event, Jiri Olsa, Red Hat (slides)
15h00 LTTng: Cloud Monitoring and Distribution Bug Reporting with Live Streaming and Snapshots, Mathieu Desnoyers, EfficiOS (slides)

15h30 - 15h50 break

16h25 Improving J9 Java Virtual Machine with LTTng for Efficient & Effective Tracing, Yang Wang, University of New Brunswick (slides unavailable)

16h50 - 17h30 Open Discussion, Where do we go from here?

18h00 Attendee reception (LinuxCon)


Please send any query about this conference to

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