Fellow North American network-interested-and-involved folks: In
September, RIPE will be back in Amsterdam and we're interested in
presentations. Please see the appended Call for Presentations and let
me/us know if you have an interesting idea for a presentation, panel,
birds-of-a-feather sessions or a tutorial. thanks!
Call for Presentations: RIPE 65
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 65 will take place on 24-28 September 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The RIPE Programme Committee (PC) is now seeking content proposals
from the RIPE community for the Plenary, BoF and tutorial sessions at
RIPE 65. 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 center technologies
- Network and DNS operations
- Internet governance and regulatory practices
- Network and routing security
- Content delivery
- Internet peering and mobile data exchange
Attendees of the RIPE meetings 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
Presenters who are proposing a panel or BoF are encouraged to include
speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a
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 requirements apply:
- Proposals for talks, BoFs and panels must be submitted for full
consideration no later than 1 July 2012, using the meeting submission
Proposals submitted after this date will be considered on a
- Presenters should indicate how much time they will require (30
minutes for talks is a common maximum duration, although some talks
can be longer).
- 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 BoFs and panels proposals must contain a clear
description as well as names of invited panelists/presenters.
- Due to potential technical issues, it is expected that most if not
all presenters/panelists will be physically present at the RIPE
- Lightning talks should be submitted using the meeting submission
system. They must be short (10 minutes maximum) and often involve more
timely topics. They can be submitted at any time. The allocation of
lightning talk slots will be announced one day prior to the relevant
If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions,
please email pc [at] ripe [dot] net.