The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in its 9th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELC consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. There are over 50 sessions to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.
Tsugikazu Shibata has been working on coordinating the relationship between industry and community as a chief of OSS Promotion Center of NEC. He is an active member of CE Working group of the LinuxFoundation and so on. He is also a board member of the the Linux Foundation,He is maintaining Japanese translated documents which had been merged in mainline Kernel since 2.6.23.