Call for Papers


Serverless Computing runs in London from November 6 to 8. The event will explore the possibilities and practicalities of adopting serverless architectures. Through a combination of conference sessions and workshops we will help developers, team leaders, architects and CIOs, to grasp the fundamentals of the concept, envision how their organisations could benefit from the technology, and explore how to implement it.

The event is brought to you by Situation Publishing, the people behind The Register, the world’s leading science and technology news website, and heise Developer, the German online channel for software developers. They invite proposals from practitioners and other interested parties for conference talks and workshop training sessions.

The deadline for proposals is May 3.

Proposals can include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following topics:


  • Event-driven development
  • Going serverless
  • Redesigning applications for serverless
  • Key platforms
  • Identifying the right projects for serverless
  • Migration


  • AWS Lambda
  • Azure Functions
  • Google Cloud Functions
  • IBM OpenWhisk
  • Alibaba Cloud Function Compute
  • Oracle Fn
  • Gestalt
  • OpenFaaS, kubeless, Fisson, Knative
  • Serverless Framework


  • Designing and implementing apps for serverless architectures
  • Developing serverless platforms
  • Building teams for serverless
  • Cultural changes that need to go along serverless transformations
  • Infrastructure management
  • Security
  • Scaling serverless
  • Observability, logging and monitoring
  • Serverless and Continuous Delivery, DevOps
  • Integrating serverless into your pipeline
  • Avoiding vendor lock-in, portability
  • Multi-cloud scenarios
  • Managing data, persistence
  • Testing
  • Performance
  • Limits of serverless


  • Function as a service
  • Infrastructure as Code/Infrastructure as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Software as a Service/Pay per use/financial costs of serverless
  • DevOps/NoOps
  • Container vs serverless
  • Serverless on prem
  • Hybrid approaches
  • Mobile
  • IoT
  • Case Studies
  • Standardisation

The emphasis will be hands-on introductions, conceptual decisions, live demos, or comparisons of different techniques. Presentations simply promoting a product or individual company will not be allowed.

Please send a target-group-specific, precise and concise abstract (400-700 characters) of your proposed presentation. To help us assess your proposals, please list some keywords (e.g. your main topic, the tools you use, etc.), and include one sentence describing what your audience should already know and one sentence stating what they can expect to learn during the talk. The deadline for submissions is May 3.

If you’re short on speaking experience and need help with your proposal, we’re happy to assist you via e-mail. Just contact us here and we’ll figure something out.

Speakers and instructors will get free entrance to both conference days and we may provide expenses and accommodation. If you would like to be considered for these reimbursements, please contact us here once you handed in your proposal.

Entrants should be aware of our Code of Conduct and keep it in mind while drafting their talk abstracts.

To secure objectivity, the review process is anonymised, which means that the editorial board doesn’t know a proposer’s name or company while discussing a proposal. Talks with the sole purpose of marketing your product aren’t eligible for the review process and you should contact our sponsorship team.