26-28 September | A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
X.org Developer's Conference 2018

The Conference

XDC 2018 will take place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain from Wednesday, September 26th to Friday, September 28th. This event will be hosted in the Computer Science Faculty of University of A Coruña and is organized by GPUL (Galician Linux User Group).

  • Attendees

    Who is attending?

    This is a conference with no registration cost, but a registration is requested for organizational purposes.

    The event involves members from all parts of the Freedesktop technologies, including those who work on Linux kernel, Mesa, DRM, X11, Wayland, frameworks, etc.

    Check the list of confirmed attendees for more details.

  • Agenda

    Topics and agenda

    There is a Call for Proposals currently running, please submit your proposals on time.

    For example of topics, you can check past events.

    There will be also optional activities for attendees

  • Faculty

    2018 Edition

    Visit the program with scheduling, breakout sessions and all the information related to the event.

  • 26-28

Call For Proposals

Call For Proposals 2018 X.Org Developer's Conference (XDC 2018) 26-28 September 2018, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

The 2018 X.Org Developers Conference is the annual technical meeting for X Window System and Free Desktop developers. The attendees will gather to discuss outstanding technical issues related to the Open Source Graphics stack (X, Wayland, Mesa, DRI, ...) and its software ecosystem. The event is free of charge and open to the general public.

The XDC 2018 Technical Program Committee (TPC) is requesting proposals for papers and presentations at XDC 2018. While any serious proposal will be gratefully considered, topics of interest to X.org and FreeDesktop.org developers are encouraged. There are three particular types of proposal the TPC is seeking:

  • Technical talk abstracts: 250-1000 words describing a presentation to be made at XDC 2018. This can be anything: a work-in-progress talk, a proposal for change, analysis of trends, etc.
  • Informal white papers: 1000+ words on something of interest or relevance to X.org developers, FreeDesktop.org developers or the X community at large. These papers will appear in the online conference proceedings of XDC 2018, and are unrefereed (beyond basic checks for legitimacy and relevance). Papers can be refereed if requested in advance.
  • Technical research papers: 2500+ words in a format and style suitable for refereed technical publication. Papers that are judged acceptable by the TPC and its referees will be published in the online conference proceedings of XDC 2018.

XDC 2018 technical presenters will be chosen from the authors of any of these submissions (as well as other presenters invited by the TPC).

Presenters will be selected from those who submit before the deadline. There is usually time left for late talk proposals, but do not count on it. We also may be able to offer financial assistance for travel for presenters who could not otherwise afford to attend and who submit before the deadline. Please do submit your proposal in a timely fashion.

Remember when you submit your proposal that the talks will be recorded and live-streamed.

Proposals due: Wednesday 25th July 2018 17:00 UTC.

Accepted formats: PDF and ASCII text.

Notification of acceptance: Wednesday 1st August 2018.

E-mail: board@foundation.x.org




There will be some optional activities for attendees on Tuesday afternoon and Saturday. TBD


Check the list of attendees in the wiki page. Please, register yourself if you are going to attend (no registration fee).

VISA invitation letter

If you are attending to XDC2018 at A Coruña, Spain and you need a Visa Invitation please send us all the needed data before Monday, 23rd July to xdc2018@gpul.org with the subject "Visa Invitation Request".

Once we receive it, the process will be:

  • The XDC2018 team will process it and prepare the letters
  • The University of a Coruña will sign the letters
  • We will send you a scan of the signed letter via mail and if needed the original letter via post.
We will sent by email the first batch of letters at the end of July. Requests received after that date are expected to be send at the beginning of September because in August the University is on holidays so we don't have guarantee that the Dean is available for signing them. So if you need the letter better being in the first batch.

The data we need is:

  • full name as stated in passport:
  • date and place of birth:
  • nationality / country of origin:
  • passport number:
  • registered address:
  • if an actual letter via snail mail is needed, an address to which the letter can be sent:
  • arrival and departure dates for XDC:
  • email address for potential questions:
  • affiliation:
  • your interest in XDC to motivate the invitation (member of the community, attending as speaker, etc).
  • any particular requirement of the local Spain embassy:


OpenStreetMap Page

Computer Science Faculty
Campus de Elviña.
15071, A Coruña
Galicia (Spain)

Travel and Accommodation

Fly to A Coruña (recommended)

A Coruña airport (LCG) is connected to Madrid, Barcelona, Lisboa, London/Heathrow.

To get to the venue from A Coruña Airport, use the Airport-City Center Bus line (Line 4051 Puerta Real - Aeropuerto.) - Stop at Bus Station (Estación de Autobuses).

Airport information.

Fly to Santiago

Santiago airport (SCQ) is connected to Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Geneva, Basel/Mulhouse, Milan/Bergamo, Paris/CDG.

About 50km from Coruña, it's a good option if you have a direct flight, but requires taking the bus to the Santiago train station and then the train to Coruña.

Airport Information.

Train or Bus

Train and bus connections to A Coruña are available from all major cities in Spain. The train and bus stations are a short walk from the venue and hotel.

Train tickets are available from Renfe.

Bus tickets are available from ALSA amongst other carriers.


It is also possible to drive to A Coruña.

Driving directions to the Computer Science Faculty.


There are plenty of hotels in the city center for all budgets, we recommend to stay at the city center.

Public transport to the venue

There are several bus lines going to the campus: line UDC (recommended option from the city center, see itinerary), line 20, line 22 and line 24.

Travel Sponsoring

If you are not on a corporate budget but have something to present, please contact the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors for travel sponsorship. (See Events for details.)


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Host Sponsoring

Do you want to sponsor X.org Developer's Conference?

Please read the policy for sponsors of XDC and contact the X.org Foundation board for more details.

Code of Conduct


The X.Org Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers and/or the X.Org Foundation Board may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a conference organizer or member of the X.Org Board immediately.

This policy applies to all events organized by the X.Org Foundation, or for which the X.Org Foundation is the primary sponsor. Events for which the X.Org Foundation is a co-sponsor must have a published harassment policy of their own.

Reporting Breaches

Breaches of the code of conduct should be reported in one of the following ways: