Call for Papers

Important Dates

Call for Papers Submission Deadline September 5, 2022
Acceptance notification September 19, 2022
Presenter acceptance September 26, 2022
Presentation submission deadline October 10, 2022
Conference dates November 8 - 9, 2022

Presentation Details

Presentations for HAProxyConf 2022 will be given at the in-person conference and live streamed to our virtual platform on the conference dates. Our team will work with the presenters to help perfect the content of each talk.

Final presentations should be either 40 minutes for a Full Presentation or 15 minutes for a Lightning Talk. After each presentation, there will be a subsequent Q&A session of around 10 minutes.

Submissions will be accepted either through the form below or by email at submission@haproxy.com. For email submissions, please be sure to provide all of the data requested in the form in order to be considered.

Read more about the submission topic ideas in the following “Submission Recommendations” section.

Submission Recommendations

End-user use cases are highly preferred. Presentations that include details on your unique challenges, how HAProxy technologies were able to solve them, and what benefits you achieved will be strongly considered. The list below will give you an idea about the topic areas that we hope to see:

Infrastructure / High Availability

  • Infrastructure / High Availability (building resilient infrastructure)
  • CI/CD, automating HAProxy
  • High availability in multiple data centers
  • High availability in cloud, on-premises, and during migrations
  • Chaos engineering
  • High availability for IoT
  • Beginner / starting out with HAProxy, HAProxy 101
  • Lessons learned, journeys
  • Disaster recovery
  • Adopting a high availability mindset
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Configuration management
  • HA for storage

Load Balancing / API Gateway

  • Custom-built service discovery mechanisms using HAProxy's server-template directive or the HAProxy Data Plane API
  • Using HAProxy as an API gateway
  • Global load balancing
  • Transitioning from other Load Balancer/Proxy technologies to HAProxy

Security

  • Using HAProxy as a security proxy
  • Using HAProxy for bot protection
  • Replacing ADN, CDN or WAF vendors with HAProxy

Kubernetes / Cloud-native

  • Containers, Docker, Kubernetes ingress

Service Mesh

  • Building a service mesh with HAProxy
  • Integrating HAProxy in an existing service mesh

Observability

  • Leveraging the power of HAProxy stats and logs
  • Integrating HAProxy in tracing flow
  • Monitoring, metrics, analytics
  • Logs, aggregation, data mining
  • Anomaly detection
  • Real user monitoring

Extensibility

  • Extending HAProxy with Lua
  • Extending HAProxy with SPOE

Demos

  • Tips and tricks with HAProxy
  • Abusing HAProxy features for unintended purposes

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring, Ops teamwork, learning
  • Teaching junior Ops team members

Submission Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Do provide all information required in the paper submission form, including speaker information.
  • Do give your talk a simple and interesting title.
  • Do explain why attendees should want to listen to your presentation and what lessons they will learn by doing so.
  • Do submit compelling end-user use case and/or HAProxy product/feature proposals.
  • Do include as much detail about your proposed talk as possible. The more information we have about your topic, the more likely it is to be accepted.
  • Do abide by all important dates, including the submission deadline and speaker acceptance dates.
  • Do keep the abstract concise (200 words or less), but still cover enough detail for the audience to get a clear understanding of what you will present.
  • Do not try to boil the ocean. Please limit the scope of your presentation accordingly.
  • Do not submit obvious vendor or product pitches. The goal of HAProxyConf is to provide exceptional and informative presentations for our attendees. Your proposal will not be considered if it is a clear attempt to promote your company and/or non-HAProxy product.

Post Conference Publication

All sessions will be recorded and made available online at a future date. Presenters will be required to sign a speaker acknowledgment form as part of the Speaker Acceptance process, granting the right to use your presentation online at the discretion of HAProxyConf. Additional details will be provided to all accepted speakers upon notification of their acceptance (no later than September 26, 2022).

If you have any questions about the Call for Papers submission process, please contact us at submission@haproxy.com.

Submission Form

Speaker #1 Information
Speaker #2 Information (if appl.)
Presentation Information

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