From 3 to 6 November 2020, ContainerConf will be held for the fifth time at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim. The conference is aimed at developers, software architects, DevOps, administrators, project managers and IT strategists. It will provide them with the basics and essential aspects of the popular container technologies and familiarize them with the most important processes and tools for delivering high-quality software based on containers, Kubernetes and their increasingly larger ecosystem.

The program comittee of the ContainerConf is looking for proposals for talks (45 or 75 minutes) and all-day workshops (6 to 7 hours). The following list gives you some pointers for suitable topics. You are, of course, free to suggest topics that go beyond these.

  • Containerisation with Docker and alternatives
  • Orchestration of application containers and cluster management (e.g. Kubernetes, Rancher)
  • The ecosystem around Kubernetes
  • Important tools from the container ecosystem
  • Development of cloud native applications
  • Management of applications/services on container platforms (operator or custom controller that extend the Kubernet API)
Best Practices
  • Integration: Dockers and other tools of the container ecosystem in combination with other technologies such as KVM, VMware, Xen, OpenStack, Fabric, Ansible, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack
  • Monitoring, logging and tracing
  • Security aspects of container environments
  • The use of service meshes, e.g. Istio, Linkerd or Consul
  • Cloud and Container: Experience with Container Engines and other infrastructure providers, Open Service Broker API, Cluster Federation
  • How do deployment pipelines and containers fit together?
  • Experience reports: tips & tricks, best practices and pitfalls in the container workflow
  • Migration scenarios: how do the "old" and "new" world fit together?
  • The use of container technologies in the Internet of Things and in embedded scenarios
  • Patterns and architecture
  • Everyone on the same page: standardization efforts around Containers, and Kubernetes etc.
  • Cultural aspects of the introduction and operation of containers etc. ("DevOps")
  • Container applications as sample technology for microservice architectures
  • development of cloud native services

The main focus is on practical introductions, conceptual considerations, live demos or comparisons of different approaches, not just product presentations. Please submit proposals for container techniques such as Kubernetes, Docker etc. including the associated ecosystems via the partner conference ContainerConf 2019.

We would like to receive lectures of 45 or 75 minutes or tutorials (6 to 7 hours).

The program committee asks for your submission abstracts (approx. 400 to 700 characters) until May 13, 2020. Additional material supporting the application (long abstracts, slides, essays, etc.) is also welcome.

The conference program is expected to be end of May published.

We book the necessary hotel accommodation for speakers whose lecture has been accepted and reimburse the costs of travel to and from the lecture within the value of a 2nd class train ticket within Germany. Workshop speakers will receive an additional fee.

Please submit your suggestions via our online form.





Opitz Consulting