Submit Your ONS 2017 Talks Before CFP Deadline of Jan. 21

We’re closing in on the call for proposals deadline for the 2017 Open Networking Summit (ONS 2017), the premier Linux Foundation-hosted open networking event taking place April 3-6, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center this year.

This is a can’t-miss opportunity for the open source community across the networking ecosystem to come together, share best practices, and demonstrate technical innovation.

We are calling on you to help us share your vision and expertise by submitting general talks and ONOS/CORD Mini Summit talk abstracts, and participating in the S3 SDN/NFV solution demo showcase (S3) for ONS 2017. Click here for the speaker submission application.

Accepted speakers will receive a complimentary pass to ONS 2017. Demonstrations and contributed talks should have a good balance of showing something new that sparks the imagination of the SDN community as a whole, and showcase the maturing of ONOS/CORD as a platform. We are particularly seeking service provider partners who can deliver talks from a neutral perspective.

The ONS 2017 CFP closes Jan. 21, 2017. Below are a few important dates to note:

  • Friday, Jan. 6: Partner and ON.Lab/ONF delivered talks prioritized by this date.
  • Sunday, Jan. 15: First draft of CFP Abstracts due for internal review.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18: Review comments due back to abstract author.
  • Saturday, Jan. 21: All submissions due to ONS.

With your help, we have the following plans for our presence at ONS 2017:

General ONS Contributed Talks: ONS is seeking talks that address a customer challenge or engineering challenge of broad interest. Actual implementation can be in the context of a specific platform. Talks should introduce the problem or use case broadly and generically.

S3 Showcase Demos: The following demonstrations are planned for the S3 showcase. If you have something to feature, submit your proposal to

  • ONOS: Dynamic Configuration Capabilities of ONOS, and Open ROADM
  • CORD: CO in a Day, and Rapid Service Enablement
  • M-CORD: End to End Open Source Platform on White boxes to enable 5G
  • E-CORD: SD-WAN Done Right
  • R-CORD: Heterogeneous Broadband Service Management

ONOS and CORD Mini Summits: Both Summits will run on Thursday, April 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Seven 30-minute presentation time slots are open to our partners and collaborators to discuss use-cases and contributions.

The ONOS Mini Summit will focus on how organizations use ONOS to meet their business needs through technical sessions and hands-on design workshops on app development, SDN-IP, multi-domain environments, security, system testing, global SDN deployment and service models. The CORD Mini Summit will highlight how CORD combines NFV, SDN, and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to the Telco Central Office.

A few considerations to help you prepare your abstracts:

  • First-time speakers from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit talks.
  • You will need to cover the following items in a few sentences each. What do you hope to get from your presentation? What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation? How will your presentation help better the Linux and open source ecosystem?
  • Sales or marketing pitches, and talks covering unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies will be rejected.
  • If proposing a panel, make sure to list all potential panelists in the abstract.
  • Think of ways to make your talk interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

Additional Resources:

Complete list of ONS 2017 tracks and proposed talk topics available here.