Call for Papers

Keynotes & Engineering Workshops


The Call for Papers for our Summit Keynotes and Engineering Workshops is now open! The submission period will close on July 27, 2021. 

Click here to start the submission process.
Click here for instructions on how to submit.

The number of Engineering Tracks and their content for the Global Summit schedule will depend on the Call for Papers response and the demand from our community. It is critical that your abstracts provide the following information:

Relevance Criteria

  • NEW: Your product is based on an approved specification (listed in the Contribution Database) and is present in the OCP Marketplace by Nov 9th, 2021. 
  • NEW: Your specification has been approved by OCP and is listed in the OCP Contribution Database by Nov 9th, 2021.
  • NEW: Your facility has completed an OCP Colo Self Assessment and is listed in the OCP Marketplace by Nov 9th, 2021.
  • NEW: Your organization is launching an architecture based on OCP solutions (OCP recognized products, Integrated Solutions or Circular Economy solutions).
  • NEW: Your organization is testing software on OCP recognized products and listed in OCP Github.
  • NEW: Your organization is developing an open tool to support OCP recognized products which is listed in OCP Github.
  • Your organization has adopted OCP solutions in their infrastructure. This may include: 
    • OCP approved documents (like white papers, guidelines, reference designs, etc)
    • OCP Accepted™ or OCP Inspired™ products
    • OCP Integrated Solutions
    • OCP Circular Economy solutions
    • Use of tools, firmware and software on the OCP Github
  • The current project community is discussing on-going work streams and you have additional information in support of these work streams and the data is open for discussion and not confidential. 

If none of the above apply, please specify any information you would like the decision makers to consider when reviewing your submission. OCP or Volunteer Leaders will get back to you with further direction.

To learn about our projects and respective sub-projects, please click here.  Technical content is highly encouraged as this event is intended to be an interactive deep dive on current work in progress and active concepts. We are looking for these types of experiences and subject matter expertise to build our Summit schedule. 

NOTE:  If you have used the FNVirtual Platform before, you will use your same FNid to submit your Abstract.

The submission period ends Tuesday, July 27th at 5pm PST.

Please do not submit an Abstract unless you can meet the following deadlines and guidelines:

June 7

Call for Papers Open

July 27

Call for Papers Closes

August 18

Speakers Notified

September 24

Speaker Presentations Due to OCP

September 27 - October 1

Presentation Review Period

October 15

Speaker Final Presentations Due

November 9-10

OCP Global Summit

Please note:  Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee a speaking engagement of any sort. OCP Foundation and Project Leadership will review qualified presentations and selections will be determined by content and relevance. The OCP Foundation may accept or reject any presentation in its sole discretion at any time. OCP will treat all information you provide in accordance with the OCP Privacy Policy. Content should not be commercial in nature and should not be proprietary or contain confidential information.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers for the 2021 OCP Global Summit, please contact Kate Hendle, Event & Marketing Specialist, at


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