[FOSDEM] FW: Call for Content for the SDN & NFV DevRoom 2018

Alasdair G Kergon agk at fosdem.org
Sat Oct 21 22:34:55 CEST 2017

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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:52:54 -0400
From: Dave Neary <dneary at redhat.com>
Subject: [devroom-managers] Call for Content for the SDN & NFV DevRoom 2018

Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce the Call for Participation in the FOSDEM
2018 Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization

Important dates:
* Nov 16: Deadline for submissions
* Dec  1: Speakers notified of acceptance
* Dec  5: Schedule published

This year, as it has for the past two years, 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

This year, the DevRoom will focus on the emergence of cloud native
Virtual Network Functions, and the management and performance
requirements of those applications, in addition to our traditional focus
on high performance packet processing.

A representative, but not exhaustive, list of the projects and topics we
would like to see on the schedule are:

* Low-level networking and switching: IOvisor, eBPF, XDP, fd.io, Open
vSwitch, OpenDataplane, Free Range Routing, ...
* SDN controllers and overlay networking: OpenStack Neutron, Calico,
OpenDaylight, ONOS, Plumgrid, OVN, OpenContrail, Midonet, ...
* NFV Management and Orchestration: ONAP, ManageIQ, Juju, OpenBaton,
Tacker, OSM, network management, PNDA.io, ...
* NFV related features: Service Assurance, enforcement of Quality of
Service, Service Function Chaining, fault management, dataplane
acceleration, security, ...

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 16th 2017. FOSDEM will be held
on the weekend of February 3-4, 2018 and the SDN/NFV DevRoom will take
place on Saturday, February 3, 2017. Please use the following website to
submit your proposals:


(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 2018 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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