RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI)
The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) launched in February 2013, in conjunction with RIPE 66.
The goal of RACI is to showcase the work of students (undergraduate or post-graduate) that is relevant to the RIPE community. The initiative is coordinated with the RIPE Programme Committee and RIPE Working Group Chairs to allow this research to be presented at a RIPE Meeting, either during plenary/working group sessions or in lightning talks at other designated sessions.
Benefits for Students:
- Present your work at one of Europe's largest international operator events and get feedback from industry experts
- Network with managers and technical staff from some of the Internet's biggest and brightest companies and academic institutions
- Learn first-hand about cutting-edge issues in IP address management, IPv6 deployment, network security and Internet governance
- Become part of a community that has been actively shaping Internet policy for more than two decades
Benefits for the RIPE Community:
- Strengthen the RIPE community and ensure future growth by engaging with the student/research community in the RIPE NCC service region
- Increase familiarity of the RIPE community and knowledge of network operations issues with prospective future RIPE community members
- Expose academic Internet-related research to the wider RIPE community
- Identify areas for potential research collaboration between students and the RIPE NCC or RIPE community members where there is common ground in areas such as tools, analysis, governance research, etc.
Method and Criteria for Selection
- Working with the RIPE Programme Committee, RIPE Meeting hosts and local contacts, the RIPE NCC will identify academic institutes with relevant departments/research programmes to approach. RACI candidate students should be officially affiliated with the institution and department identified.
- The RIPE NCC has agreed to sponsor six free student tickets per RIPE Meeting. Ideally, these tickets will be spread across a number of academic institutions, depending on the quantity and type of institution in the host city.
- Potential candidates will be asked to provide a brief summary of the research they intend to present. The RIPE NCC will work with the RIPE Programme Committee to select the appropriate candidates.
- The student tickets provided by the RIPE NCC covers full RIPE Meeting attendance at all programme and social events, except the RIPE Dinner.
- Accommodation and travel costs will not be paid by the RIPE NCC.
- All RACI attendees will be asked to fill out a short feedback survey after the RIPE Meeting giving some details of their experience. The feedback will be used to look at ways to develop the initiative for future meetings