Call For Presentations RIPE 70, submission deadline 1 March 2015

Benno Overeinder benno at
Tue Jan 13 13:57:44 UTC 2015

Dear colleagues,

Please find the CFP for RIPE 70 below.

The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2015.

Please also note that speakers do not receive any extra reduction or
funding towards the meeting fee at the RIPE Meetings.

Kind regards,

Benno Overeinder
for the RIPE Programme Committee


Call for Presentations

A RIPE Meeting is an open event where Internet Service Providers,
network operators and other interested parties get together.  Although
the meeting is mostly technical, it is also a chance for people to meet
and network with others in their field.

RIPE 70 will take place from 11-15 May 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The RIPE Programme Committee (PC) is now seeking content proposals from
the RIPE community for the plenary session presentations, BoFs (Birds of
a Feather sessions), panels, workshops, tutorials and lightning talks at
RIPE 70.  The PC is looking for presentations covering topics of network
engineering and operations, including but not limited to:

- IPv6 deployment
- Managing IPv4 scarcity in operations
- Commercial transactions of IPv4 addresses
- Data centre technologies
- Network and DNS operations
- Internet governance and regulatory practices
- Network and routing security
- Content delivery
- Internet peering and mobile data exchange


RIPE Meeting attendees are quite sensitive to keeping presentations
non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged.
Repeated audience feedback shows that the most successful talks focus on
operational experience, research results, or case studies.  For example,
presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on
the underlying technology and not attempt a product demonstration.

The RIPE PC accepts proposals for different presentation formats,
including plenary session presentations, tutorials, workshops, BoFs
(Birds of a Feather sessions) and lightning talks.  See the full
descriptions of these formats at

Presenters who are proposing a panel or BoF are encouraged to include
speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a
neutral facilitator.

In addition to presentations selected in advance for the plenary, the
RIPE PC also offers several time slots for "lightning talks", which are
selected immediately before or during the conference.

The following general requirements apply:

- Proposals for plenary session presentations, BoFs, panels, workshops
  and tutorials must be submitted for full consideration no later than
  1 March 2015, using the meeting submission system at  Proposals
  submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available

  Important Dates regarding RIPE 70 can be found at:

- Lightning talks should also be submitted using the meeting submission
  system ( and
  can be submitted just days before the RIPE Meeting starts or even
  during the meeting week.  The allocation of lightning talk slots will
  be announced in short notice – in some cases on the same day but
  often one day prior to the relevant session.

- Presenters should indicate how much time they will require.  See more
  information on time slot allocations per presentation format at

- Proposals for talks will only be considered by the PC if they contain
  at least draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on).
  For panels, proposals must contain a clear description, as well as
  the names of invited panellists, presenters and moderators.

- Due to potential technical issues, it is expected that most, if not
  all, presenters/panellists will be physically present at the RIPE

If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions,
please email pc [at] ripe [dot] net.

Benno J. Overeinder
NLnet Labs

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