[FOSDEM] SDN/NFV DevRoom: Call for participation!

Dave Neary dneary at redhat.com
Thu Nov 19 14:49:49 CET 2015

Hi everyone,

To ensure that we get as many high quality proposals as possible, we
have decided to extend the deadline for submission for SDN/NFV DevRoom
to Wednesday, November 25th.

In particular, we would like to see more proposals related to SDN
controllers, open source management and orchestration, and open source
virtual network functions.


On 10/30/2015 04:21 PM, Dave Neary wrote:
> We are pleased to announce the Call for Participation in the FOSDEM
> 2016 Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization
> DevRoom!
> Important dates:
> * Nov 18: Deadline for submissions
> * Dec  1: Speakers notified of acceptance
> * Dec  5: Schedule published
> This year the DevRoom topics will cover two distinct fields:
> * Software Defined Networking (SDN), covering virtual switching, open
> source SDN controllers, virtual routing
> * Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), covering open source network
> functions, NFV management and orchestration tools, and topics related to
> the creation of an open source NFV platform
> We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open Source
> Software on the topics of SDN and NFV. This is an exciting and growing
> field, and FOSDEM gives an opportunity to reach a unique audience of
> very knowledgeable and highly technical free and open source software
> activists.
> Topics accepted include, but are not limited to:
> SDN:
> * SDN controllers - OpenDaylight, OpenContrail, ONOS, Midonet, OVN,
> OpenStack Neutron,Calico, IOvisor, ...
> * Dataplane processing: DPDK, OpenDataplane, netdev, netfilter, ClickRouter
> * Virtual switches: Open vSwitch, Snabb Switch, VDE, Lagopus
> * Open network protocols: OpenFlow, NETCONF, OpenLISP, eBPF, P4, Quagga
> NFV:
> * Management and Orchestration (MANO): Deployment and management of
> network functions, policy enforcement, virtual network functions
> definition - rift.io, Cloudify, OpenMANO, Tacker, ...
> * Open source network functions: Clearwater IMS, FreeSWITCH, OpenSIPS, ...
> * NFV platform features: Service Function Chaining, fault management,
> dataplane acceleration, ...
> 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 18th 2015. FOSDEM will be held
> on the weekend of January 30th-January 31st 2016 and the Networking
> DevRoom will take place on Sunday, January 31st 2016. Please use the
> following website to submit your proposals:
>   https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM16
> (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 2016 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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