Open Networking & Edge Summit North America

Call For Proposals (CFP)

Overview

The Open Networking & Edge Summit North America
Call for Proposals is now open.

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.
Please CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT before submitting for the first time. Thank you!

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Opens: Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 12:00 PM PST
  • CFP Closes: Monday, February 3 at 11:59 PM PST
  • CFP Notifications: Monday, March 3
  • Schedule Announcement: Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Slide Due Date: Monday, April 13
  • Event Dates: Monday, April 20 – Tuesday, April 21

Suggested Topics

Carriers – Core, Edge & Access

  • Network Automation/Zero Touch
  • 5G & Impact of Scale – Deployment Best Practices
  • AI/ML and its use in 5G networks, Data Analytics, Closed Loop Control, Visualization
  • IoT enabled by Telecom Edge Cloud
  • Intelligent Edge – Unified Framework across Telecom, Enterprise and Cloud
  • Disaggregated Network OS, White Box Use Cases 
  • Disaggregated RAN (O-RAN)

Enterprise Networking & Edge

  • Remote Enterprise Campus Networking Open Source 
  • Containers 
  • Serverless
  • Workload migration to Cloud
  • Open Source in the mainstream

Cloud Networking & Edge

  • Kubernetes & Cloud Native
  • Service Mesh
  • Distributed Cloud
  • Migration of Workloads and Telco Apps to Hybrid Cloud
  • Security in Cloud Migration
  • SmartNIC Offload

Business Critical & Innovation

  • Security
  • Cross-Industry/Vertical Integration
  • Disaggregation Part 2
  • Programmable End-to-End Stack
  • TCO and Value Shifts

Submission Types

  • Session Presentation (Typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Panel Discussion (Typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Lightning Talk (Typically 10 minutes)

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.

How To Give a Great Tech Talk

In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9y3gyF8Kw

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcOP4WQfJl4

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.

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