Call for Proposals

The Opencast community is an international collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations working together to discuss, develop, define and document best practices for the management of audiovisual content in academia.

The conference is dedicated to the use and management of academic video in general and Opencast in particular. While the focus of the event will be on Opencast, the community seeks participation from related domains and projects.

We are therefore inviting educational designers, researchers, service providers and others working with video in academic settings to share expertise and experience across the field and explore opportunities to collaborate in related projects.


The conference committee is looking for proposals in the following tracks:

  • Academic video
    • Teaching and learning with video, pedagogy of video, learning analytics
    • Research
    • Technology
    • Video strategies and policies
  • Opencast adopters
    • Experience in using Opencast for lecture capture/video management
    • Ideas for new features in Opencast
    • Solutions to further develop Opencast
    • Integration scenarios
  • Opencast developers
    • Presentations and meetings with a focus on technical details, likely to  see developers, system administrators, A/V-technicians and those  interested in issues related to these domains.

Proposal types

There are different types of proposals for these tracks:

  • Lightning talk: 10 minutes including 5 minutes Q&A
  • Presentation: 30 minutes including 5-10 minutes Q&A
  • Birds of a feather (BoF): 1-2 hours. Suggest a topic you would like to discuss with others.
  • Workshop: 2 hours – half-day. Bring forward a topic you would like to introduce others to or discuss with others.

Alternatively, feel free to suggest a BoF or a workshop for a topic  you would like to know more about. Ideally, you can designate/suggest  someone to host, but feel free to make this a task for the programme  committee.


Please submit an abstract of your proposed presentation and the format you would like via the provided registration form on this website by 22 February 2021.

Send your proposal

Programme committee

Carlos Turró Ribalta [OC Board; Valencia Politecnica]

Rüdiger Rolf [OC Board; Uni Osnabrück]

Lars Kiesow [ELAN e.V.; Uni Osnabrück]

Daniel Ebbert [Uni Köln]

Herwig Rehatschek [Med Uni Graz]

Gernot Leitgab [Uni Graz]

Ypatios Grigoriadis [TU Graz]