Call for Presentations

The SEE Programme Committee (PC) is now seeking content proposals from the community for the plenary session presentations, panels, workshops and lightning talks at SEE 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 14-15 April 2014. The PC is looking for presentations covering topics of network engineering and operations, including but not limited to:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Managing IPv4 scarcity in operations
  • Commercial transactions of IPv4 addresses
  • Data center technologies
  • Network and DNS operations
  • Internet governance and regulatory practices
  • Network and routing security
  • Content delivery
  • Internet peering and mobile data exchange
  • Efforts to establish IXPs in the region
  • Reports from existing IXPs
  • Regional success stories

Submission Guidelines

Proposals for plenary session presentations, panels, lightning talks and workshops must be submitted for full consideration no later than 7 March 2014, using the meeting submission system. Proposals submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

SEE Meeting attendees are quite sensitive to keeping presentations non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Repeated audience feedback shows that the most successful talks focus on operational experience, research results, or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology and not attempt a product demonstration.

To see the examples of the previous presentations, see:


Presenters who are proposing a panel are encouraged to include speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a neutral facilitator.

In addition to presentations selected in advance for the plenary, the SEE PC also offers few time slots for “lightning talks”, which are selected immediately before or during the conference.

The following general requirements apply:

  • When considering a presentation, workshop or tutorial, remember that the audience will mainly be comprised of technical network operators and engineers with varying levels of experience.
  • Usually 30-minute slots are granted for plenary presentations (including a ten-minute Q&A session); 60 minutes for panels; and 90 minutes for workshops and tutorials.
  • Workshop and tutorials should focus on teaching basic knowledge and core skills.
  • Proposals for talks will only be considered by the PC if they contain at least draft presentation slides (slides may be updated later on). For panels, proposals must contain a clear description, as well as the names of invited panelists, presenters and moderators.
  • Due to potential technical issues, it is expected that most, if not all, presenters/panelists will be physically present at the SEE 3 Meeting.

Notification of Accepted Presentations

The SEE 3 PC will confirm whether your presentation proposal has been accepted by 17 March 2014. Late submissions that are exceptionally timely or of critical operational importance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Funding and Support

SEE 3 is a not-for-profit event that aims to keep the cost of attending as low as possible. For this reason, SEE is unable to subsidise the cost of travel for speakers.

If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions, please email .