Call For Papers

Important Dates

Call for Papers Submission Deadline July 5, 2021
Acceptance Notification August 2, 2021
Presenter Acceptance August 13, 2021
Presentation Submission Deadline September 20, 2021
Conference Dates November 16 and 17, 2021

Presentation Details

Presentations for HAProxyConf 2021 will be pre-recorded and broadcasted on the conference dates. Our team will work with the presenters to deliver high quality content. Recordings will start after the September 20th submission deadline.

Final presentations should be around 20-25 minutes in length.

After each presentation, there will be a live Q&A session(around 10 minutes). The presenters are strongly encouraged to join the live Q&A with audio and video feed.

Submissions will be accepted either through the form below or through email at For email submissions, please be sure to provide all of the data requested in the form below 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 you used HAProxy or its related components 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Extending HAProxy with Lua
  • Extending HAProxy with SPOE


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

Soft Skills

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

Review Process

Any acceptable submissions will be evaluated by a content selection committee, consisting of technology leaders from both the HAProxy community and HAProxy Technologies. The committee will recommend the most compelling presentations that cover a wide range of topics that they believe will most appeal to attendees. All accepted presenters will be notified no later than August 2, 2021.

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 spread the word by inviting others to submit compelling abstracts.
  • Don’t try to boil the ocean. At most you will only have 20-25 minutes to cover everything, including questions and answers. Please limit the scope of your presentation accordingly.
  • Don’t 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 August 13, 2021).

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

Submission Form

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

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