Call for Submissions

this could be you: a speaker on a berlin buzzwords stage

We believe in collaboration, participation and exchange of ideas. That's why we want to encourage all Big Data Open Source enthusiasts to submit a session on Large Data Processing, NoSQL, IR/Search or related topics.

It's your first submission for Berlin Buzzwords? We are happy to receive your session idea. Please register at our website and take part in our Call for Submissions!

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What we offer

Undivided attention onstage for your session and a video of your talk. Besides, you get a free ticket for the conference and barcamp. As a speaker you will also get free accommodation during the conference for two nights at a nearby hotel.

What we are looking for

Berlin Buzzwords is looking for talks on:

  • Search / IR systems – Lucene, Solr, Elasticsearch or comparable solutions
  • NoSQL – like Apache Cassandra, Flink, MongoDB, Hbase, CouchDB and others
  • Large Data Processing – Hadoop itself, MapReduce, Cascading etc.

Related topics not explicitly listed above are welcome as well.

We do not, however, accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in cooperating or partnering with Berlin Buzzwords, please contact us via

Selection process

There will be an anonymized review of all submissions. Members of the program committee will not see the name, photo, short bio and gender of the prospect to reduce unconscious bias.


If you are taking part in our Call for Submissions for the first time, please register here in order to submit a session proposal. Please use a new session form for each abstract you would like to submit.

You have already registered for a previous #bbuzz?

You just need to update your account. Log in with your user name and password here! If you have forgotten your user name or password, you can reset it. On the main page click on “Berlin Buzzwords 2019: subscribe to event” and you will be asked "Are you sure you want to join the group Berlin Buzzwords 2019?". Click “Join”. You will return to the main page, click now on "Dashboard" and go to "Add Session" in order to submit your new abstract. Don't worry – it's much easier than it sounds.


The Call for Submissions will be open until February 17th 2019, 23:59 CET.

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