Qt World Summit 2017 Call for Presentations

QtWS17 CfPBuild for Tomorrow - Deliver Today

The Qt World Summit 2017 in Berlin, Germany this October is where the Qt community comes together from all around the world. This year, the theme of the event is "Build for Tomorrow - Deliver Today".

The Call for Presentations is Now Open!

However please read through this guide before running off to submit your presentation.

Key Dates

  • The call is open now!
  • The call will close on 30.5.2017.
  • The authors of accepted topics will be informed in early June.
  • The list of accepted topics will be publicly available in mid June.
  • Full presentations / slide submissions must be made by 15.9.2017

Themes and Focus areas

As the theme for Qt World Summit 2017 suggests, the focus of the event will be on the future of software. Recently, Qt received a significant contribution from NVIDIA, and the Qt3D module has seen a lot of improvement. In line with this, we are emphasizing 3D graphics and user interfaces as one main area in our call for presentations.

In the past year Qt has seen strong growth in the automotive segment and embedded devices overall. We are also looking for presentations that dive into all the phases of an embedded devices’ life-cycle, and we would like to hear your views on how Qt is a part of the innovation happening across a variety of industries.

Qt is a cross platform framework, we are also excited about what you have to say about application development, a strong area for Qt. The tooling and SDK in Qt has always been an important part of our story, so that is included in the call.

Software ecosystems are still an important trend in development. Qt can be used to enable your ecosystem or as part of your SDK.

In addition, other areas of interest include automation systems, medical systems and multi-screen applications.

To summarize the above, we are calling for presentations on:

  • Future of software with Qt
  • 3D User interfaces and Graphics, including AR and VR
  • Automotive solutions
  • Application development and Qt enabling application ecosystems
  • Tools, methods and processes for the embedded device life-cycle
  • Automation systems

Did we miss something? The latest advancements and improvements in Qt are also welcome as always. You can also submit presentations on any topic related to Qt.

Business track

This year we will be hosting a business track, with presentations that demonstrate the business aspects of Qt in software development.

  • Cases and examples of Qt in use
  • Time to market
  • Software life-cycle
  • Development team setup and composition
  • Ecosystems from the business aspect

Program committee and selection criteria

The Program committee includes members from The Qt Company and Qt Partners. The committee will review all submissions and jointly select presentations for the Qt World Summit.

There are many ways to write an abstract, but here are some tips for an easy to read, easy to understand abstract that is sure to win a slot on the Qt World Summit agenda:

  • Show a clear intent and purpose
  • Make clear what the value to the intended audience is
  • Keep in mind the summit’s themes and focus
  • Offer something unique and unexpected, yet relevant is to the event’s focus areas

The committee will make their decision based on the outlined themes of the event. The committee will also make sure that the selected presentations support a varied and overall diverse spectrum of interesting presentations - both in terms of technical level and focus areas to provide value for event participants.

Session Length

You may propose either a 25 or 50 minute session.


Topics should be of interest to all attendees. The Qt World Summit attracts people from all corners of the Qt community. This year, we can expect technology directors, developers and engineers, as well as business decision makers, product and project managers will be attending the event.

Speaker Benefits

As a speaker, you will receive a Free Access -pass to the Qt World Summit. This is a great opportunity to spread your mindshare and have a community of industry leaders and important software developers hear your message. We will be recording the presentations; speaking at the Qt World Summit will give you an audience that goes beyond the crowd attending your presentation in Berlin. The material from your talk will also be made available to all of the attendees after the event.

We will share your contact and professional details on the Qt World Summit web pages, giving you a large platform to network with anyone interested in your expertise and/or offering.

Submit Your Talk Today!


For more information of if you have any questions, please contact qtws@qt.io.

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