Call For Presentations

Thank You For Your Interest. The Call For Presentations Is Now Closed And We Will Be Announcing The Selections On June 21, 2019
ONF Connect 2019 will feature nine tracks and 90 slots covering the entire spectrum of ONF projects and activities. Tracks will showcase a balance of curated and community submitted content highlighting the latest innovations.

An open CFP process is being used to solicit community content. The Connect ‘19 Program Committee, chaired by Bill Snow, Chief Development Officer at ONF, and consisting of technical experts from the industry will evaluate submissions.


CFP Open
April 8, 2019
May 31, 2019*
Late Submission Deadline
June 7, 2019
Selections Announced
June 21, 2019

* selections start after this date, but at least 2 slots will remain unallocated in each track

ONF Connect 2019 Tracks

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  • Advances in SEBA 2.0
  • Advances in VOLTHA 2.0 - architecture, containerization, HA, performance
  • Features - Multicast, Technology profiles, Bandwidth profiles, IPv6 etc.
  • FCAPS implementation strategies
  • POD management, OLT/ONU management, other life-cycle management
  • BNG Disaggregation - HQoS, accounting, tunnel-termination, lawful-intercept etc.
  • Akraino integration
  • ONAP or other OSS integration
  • Micro-OLT integration
  • Whitebox OLT hardware and software (BAL, OpenOLT, Redfish etc.)
  • Whitebox AGG switch hardware and software (including P4, Stratum, non-SDN etc.)
  • Other (non xPON) Access technologies - G.Fast, DPoE, mmWave etc.
  • SEBA operator workflows & end-user services (HSIA, IPTV, VoIP, VoD etc)
  • Test automation, test cases, procedures, results
  • Simulation environments - Seba-in-a-Box and others
  • Scaling/performance tools (BBSim etc.) and results
  • SEBA as mobility xHaul - low latency PON with cooperative DBA
  • NEM analytics & closed-loop automation
  • Field-trial updates & deployment strategies (greenfield/brownfield, multiple-pods etc)
  • Other SDN controllers & NEM component alternatives
  • Non ONF projects - vCO, BAA, CloudCO
  • Cost Analysis - virtualized Broadband vs legacy Broadband
  • P4 architectures and reference pipelines
  • Use of P4 programs across different targets
  • Stratum platform support and/or benchmarking
  • Disaggregated control plane
  • Use cases enabled by P4
  • Deployments of P4Runtime/gNMI/gNOI
  • Design, development, deployment, use-case, scalability/performance evaluation and functional verification of Trellis or similar SDN-based NFV fabric
  • Whitebox switches, switching ASICs, and switch software
  • Backhaul - interconnecting multiple fabrics in different geographic locations, such as:
    - In-band control
    - Optical transport integration
  • Implementing VNFs in the fabric switches
  • Traffic engineering and QoS
  • Network operation, automation, monitoring, telemetry and in-service upgrades
  • Network NFV fabric integration with other networking use-cases, such as:
    - Multi-cloud VNF/CNF communication
    - Kubernetes and container networking
  • Optical disaggregation
  • Whitebox transponders
  • Open APIs
  • Partially disaggregated
  • Optical path computation
  • Reliable optical networks
  • DCI
  • Open Line Systems
  • TAPI
  • OpenConfig
  • OpenROADM
  • Distributed stores
  • High availability concerns
  • Network controller security
  • gRPC NB interfaces
  • gNMI/gNOI/P4Runtime SB interfaces
  • Building ONOS applications & best practices
  • ONOS in deployments and operations
  • Network diagnostic tools
  • Next generation of ONOS architecture (µONOS)
  • Virtualized, disaggregated 3GPP Core
  • Use-case optimized, lightweight 3GPP Core
  • Inter-Kubernetes cluster networking for distributed 3GPP Core
  • Virtualized, disaggregated 3GPP RAN
  • RAN Control (e.g. O-RAN’s RIC): Requirements, Architecture, Implementation, and Performance
  • Evolution to cloud-native VNFs (CNFs) for 5G
  • Mobility Management and Edge Cloud
  • Converged User Plane Function (CUPF): Converging 3GPP and broadband user planes
  • Multi-Access Converged Control Plane: Converging Authentication, Session Management, Policy Management, etc. across 3GPP and broadband access
  • Service meshes
  • Service chains
  • Cloud native functions
  • Edge-native applications
  • Micro-services architecture
  • Multi-cloud
  • On-premises deployments
  • Operationalizing disaggregating components
  • Continuous integration / Continuous deployment
  • Future evolution of / challenges for access/edge networks, SDN, and NFV
  • Benchmarking / measurement / evaluation tools and methods relevant to specific ONF projects (e.g., SEBA, Trellis, VOLTHA)
  • Experiences using ONF projects (e.g, ONOS, P4, CORD) in research and/or teaching
  • Experiences collaborating with the ONF community, contributing to ONF projects
  • Perspectives on how academics / researchers / nonprofits can leverage ONF
  • Perspectives on how ONF can better engage the academic research community
  • Operator deployment plans
  • Deployment experience, lessons learned
  • Learnings from building commercial products based on open source
  • Open source monetization plans
  • Pitfalls in building businesses around open source
  • Business opportunities and challenges
  • Pairing closed source solutions with open source
  • Business transformation challenges and strategies
  • Other industry insights

ONF 2019 Program Committee

Virtualized Broadband (SEBA, VOLTHA, R-CORD)Matt Jeanneret, AT&T
Saurav Das, ONF
Next-Generation SDN, Stratum & P4Devjit Gopalpur, Google
Brian O'Connor, ONF
NFV Fabric & SDN Backhaul (Trellis)Vignesh Ramamurthy, Comcast
Charles Chan, ONF
Optical Networks (ODTN, T-API)Ramon Casellas, CTTC
Dominique Verchere, NOKIA Bell Labs
Andrea Campanella, ONF
ONOS and uONOSDavid Bainbridge, Ciena
Thomas Vachuska, ONF
5G & Mobile (COMAC, OMEC, O-RAN, M-CORD)Doug Eng and Paul Smith, AT&T
Oguz Sunay, ONF
CORD Platform as the Edge CloudZack Butcher, Tetrate
Larry Peterson, ONF
Research and Academic (Non-profit Research and Academic Only)Rob Ricci, University of Utah
Andy Bavier, ONF
Ecosystem & Industry AdoptionRoy Chua, AvidThink
Timon Sloane, ONF

Subject Matter Experts helping Track Leads on the Program Committee

Alireza GhaffarkhahGoogle
Chip BolingTibit Communications
Christian MacioccoIntel
Craig StevensDell
Gamze AbakaNetsia
Hans-Joerg KolbeDeutsche Telekom
Jian LiSKT
Michel GeensenKPN