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Application Guidelines

RACI Research Areas

Applicants may wish to propose presentations on research in the following areas, which are discussed at RIPE Meetings:

  • Network measurement and analysis
  • IPv6 deployment
  • BGP routing
  • Network security
  • Internet governance
  • Peering and interconnectivity
  • Internet of Things

However, this list is not exhaustive and the community is open to all relevant topics of interest

The Application Process

The RACI Coordination Team accepts applications year-round.  If you are interested in attending a specific meeting (RIPE Meeting, ENOG, MENOG or SEE), be sure to submit your application by the deadline for that meeting. 

Guidance Notes

  1. Applicants may only apply individually.
  2. All applications must be made in English unless the application is for consideration for ENOG, in this case Russian abstracts will be accepted.
  3. RACI applicants must be undergraduate or postgraduate students or researchers at a recognised, established academic organisation or institution located within the RIPE NCC Service Region (Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia).
  4. RACI applicants must provide slides and an abstract (500 words max) of what they intend to present at the meeting.
  5. Proposed topics must be of interest to the RIPE community (see RACI Research Areas above).
  6. The RACI Coordination Team will review the abstracts and they will select RACI applicants at their discretion.
  7. Chosen candidates will receive a full meeting ticket for the meeting they are applying for, including all evening social events. Accommodation for the duration of the meeting and travel to/from the candidate’s home country to the meeting will also be arranged by the RIPE NCC. If a visa is necessary, expenses will be reimbursed.
  8. The candidate selected to attend will be informed of the scheduling of their presentation.