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Event focused on future technology innovation to be held at the annual 2019 OCP Regional Summit.

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) invites students and researchers from around the world to submit posters for the OCP Future Technologies Symposium, as a new addition to the 2019 OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The symposium targets innovations and technology that can help grow, drive, and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near, and around the datacenter and beyond.

The symposium is intended to build partnerships across academia and industry which can focus on solving future problems facing the industry, and accelerate productization through these partnerships and open source R&D.

Draft papers will be reviewed by the OCP leadership and foundation’s technical advisory board, as well as Project Leaders. Acceptance will be based on content and overall program balance. The authors of the accepted drafts will have the opportunity to submit a poster and present their work during the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 26-27 September.

“A continuous flow of new technology and ideas are necessary to design and deliver efficient, scalable computing. The OCP Symposium will connect the OCP Community to promising new technology research being explored by academia, researchers, and startup companies and engaging them in open-source R&D collaboration.” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

Draft submissions are due June 28, 2019 (11:30 pm PDT)


All drafts must be received before the deadline via the online submission form. Incomplete or late submissions will not be reviewed. All submissions must include:

  • Two-page draft paper with the IEEE two-column conference proceeding format
  • Choose a track for your submission
  • List of authors, including one member (at a minimum) available to travel to the event
  • Sign the conflicts of interest disclosure
  • Click here to review the submission questions and submit your draft paper here.

Draft papers must include:

  • Original work done by the author(s)
  • Clearly articulate the problem statement
  • Clearly identify the methodology proposed to address the problem
  • Provide a section on the results or findings

Results from Past Symposiums - 2019 OCP Global Summit

The inaugural symposium was a great launch to this new pathway to longer-term innovations, getting academia and industry ideas alike targeting the global OCP Community and beyond. We are so proud of the diversity and global reach of this year’s submissions, which included:

A huge THANK YOU for being a part of this new OCP Community group. We could not have done this without your rapid engagement and involvement, and we look forward to you all continuing to be a part of the OCP Community for years to come.

The Winning Poster:

Congratulations to Tian Gu from MIT on his innovative concept of High-performance Polymer Optic and Photonic Devices for Chip-scale Optical Interconnects. For winning, he received an Oculus Rift.

We look forward to communicating the next Symposium event at the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam!