[FOSDEM] Network devroom call for participation

Dave Neary dneary at redhat.com
Fri Oct 31 22:36:43 CET 2014

Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce the Call for Participation in the FOSDEM
2015 Networking DevRoom!

Important dates:
* Nov 25: Deadline for submissions
* Dec  1: Speakers notified of acceptance
* Dec  5: Schedule published

This is the first time that networking has been included as a
stand-alone DevRoom, and this year the topics will cover two distinct
* Software Defined Networking (SDN), covering virtual switching, open
source SDN controllers, virtual routing
* Network management, covering host-level networking - NetworkManager,
ConnMan, systemd, wicked, kernel network services, network security, etc

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open-source
Software on the topics of SDN and network management. This is an
exciting and growing field, and this is a unique opportunity to show
novel ideas and developments to a very knowledgeable technical audience.

Topics accepted include, but are not limited to:

* SDN controllers - OpenDaylight, OpenContrail, OpenStack Neutron
* Dataplane processing: DPDK, OpenDataplane, netdev, netfilter
* Virtual switches: Open vSwitch, Snabb Switch, VDE
* Open network protocols: OpenFlow, NETCONF, OpenLISP

Network management:
* Network management: NetworkManager, ConnMan, systemd-networkd,
interoperability among these projects
* Common code infrastructure: libnl, libmnl, libsystemd, ell, pyroute2
* Network services: DHCP, DNS, DNSSEC, PPP
* Connection management: Wifi, tethering, connection sharing, metric and
source based routing,

Talks should be aimed at a technical audience, but should not assume
that attendees are already familiar with your project or how it solves a
general problem. Talk proposals can be very specific solutions to a
problem, or can be higher level project overviews for lesser known projects.

Please include the following information when submitting a proposal:

    Your name
    The title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be
listed with around 250 from other projects)
    Short abstract of one or two paragraphs
    Short bio (with photo)

The deadline for submissions is November 25th 2014. FOSDEM will be held
on the weekend of January 31st-February 1st 2015 and the Networking
DevRoom will take place on Saturday, January 31st 2015. Please use the
following website to submit your proposals:
https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM15 (you do not need to create
a new Pentabarf account if you already have one from past years).

You can also join the devroom’s mailing list, which is the official
communication channel for the DevRoom: network-devroom at lists.fosdem.org
(subscription page: https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/network-devroom)

– The Networking DevRoom 2015 Organization Team

Dave Neary - NFV/SDN Community Strategy
Open Source and Standards, Red Hat - http://community.redhat.com
Ph: +1-978-399-2182 / Cell: +1-978-799-3338

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