Bird of a Feather

Monday, 20 May 18:00 - 19:00

RIPE Big Picture BoF
Moderators: Hans Petter Holen, RIPE Chair and Mirjam Kühne, RIPE NCC

This BoF aims to have the RIPE community discuss the responsibilities that the RIPE Community has towards wider society in general. Questions that will be asked at the BoF include the role of the RIPE Database and the RIPE Registry - what were these intended for when first created? Are there different factors now at play that mean they have a wider scope of interest for society?

The BoF will also ask the question of whether the RIPE community is adequately maintaining its credibility as a bottom-up industry self-regulating forum if it is not open to wider changes in society.

This BoF could be seen as a continuation of the RIPE 77 Navel Gazing BoF organised by Shane Kerr and would focus on some of the key issues raised during that BoF. The minutes of the RIPE 77 Navel Gazing BoF can be viewed at:

Where: Side room

Minutes of RIPE Big Picture BoF

Tuesday, 21 May 18:00 - 19:00

RACI Session
Moderator: Gergana Petrova, RIPE NCC

The purpose of this session is to present the work of academics, NRENs and other attendees working in the research and education field.

After the presentations, there will be an informal reception at the VOX Club. This gathering will give attendees the opportunity to get to know each other better.

Where: Main room
Performance Evaluation of BGP Anomaly Classifiers
Marijana Cosovic, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Taking the High Route
Niels ten Oever, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Real-world Pitfalls of Segment Routing Traffic Engineering
Timmy Schüller, Osnabrück University, Germany
Lightning Talks
  • RACI: The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative
    Gergana Petrova, RIPE NCC
  • What Research Can You Do With the RIPE NCC?
    Emile Aben, RIPE NCC
  • Standardizing Security: International Relations, Human Rights and the Battle over TLS 1.3
    Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology

Tuesday, 21 May 18:00 - 19:00

RIPE Chair Selection Process
Moderator: Hans Petter Holen, RIPE Chair

This BoF will provide time for the RIPE community to discuss the RIPE Chair selection process. The last face-to-face discussion on this topic took place during the closing plenary at RIPE 77. Based on the outcome of that discussion, a new proposal was submitted and is currently been discussed on the ripe-chair-discuss mailing list. You can access the mailing list at:

Where: Side room

Minutes of the RIPE Chair Selection Process BoF

Thursday, 23 May 18:00 - 19:00

BoF for Brokers and Interested Parties
Moderator: Mike Burns,

This BoF is intended to allow brokers and other interested parties to interact with each other directly in order to address issues of interest to the broker community. RIR meetings provide a good place for face-to-face encounters that can lead to actions beneficial to the entire RIR community. These can be as simple as facilitating deal-making, or as ambitious as creating a broker organisation of some sort. The BoF is intended to allow brokers to introduce themselves, and to present their ideas to fellow brokers for consideration.

Where: Main room