Talented researchers in the field of Internet technology share their work with the RIPE community as part of the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants receive complimentary tickets, travel and accommodation to attend meetings and get the opportunity to present their research to some of the leading technical figures in the Internet world.

The successful applicants for RIPE 78 are:

  • Ali Safari Khatouni, Dalhousie University, Canada
    Implications of Roaming in Europe
    Plenary, Monday, 20 May 14:00 – 15:30

  • Carolina Are, University of London, UK
    Flaming Isn’t Funny: Patterns Towards the Understanding of Online Abusers
    Cooperation WG, Wednesday, 22 May 14:00 – 15:30

  • Danilo Giordano, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
    Five Years at the Edge: Watching Internet from the ISP Network
    MAT WG, Thursday, 23 May 16:00 – 17:30

  • Ignacio Castro, Queen Mary University of London, UK
    10 Years of IXP Growth and its Impact on End-to-End Paths
    Connect WG, Wednesday, 22 May 11:00 – 12:30

  • Katarzyna Wasielewska, State University of Applied Sciences, Poland
    Available Bandwidth Estimation Problem – Network Calculus in Practice
    MAT WG, Thursday, 23 May 16:00 – 17:30

  • Marijana Cosovic, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Performance Evaluation of BGP Anomaly Classifiers
    RACI Session, Tuesday, 21 May 18:00 – 19:00

  • Mattijs Jonker, University of Twente, Netherlands
    A First Joint Look at DoS Attacks and BGP Blackholing in the Wild
    Plenary, Tuesday, 21 May 09:00 – 10:30

  • Niels ten Oever, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Taking the High Route
    RACI Session, Tuesday, 21 May 18:00 – 19:00
    Routing WG, Thursday, 23 May 11:00 – 12:30

  • Timmy Schüller, Osnabrück University, Germany
    Real-world Pitfalls of Segment Routing Traffic Engineering
    RACI Session, Tuesday, 21 May 18:00 – 19:00

Examples of Relevant Topics

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


  • Receive complimentary tickets, travel and accommodation to the meeting
  • Present your research at the upcoming RIPE Meeting, ENOG, MENOG or SEE meeting
  • Represent your department or institution within an international, open forum, attended by some of the largest and most prominent technological organisations in the world
  • Receive valuable input and critique regarding their work from industry experts and attendees
  • Experience the professional networking environment with parties from a variety of nations and backgrounds, and get their perspectives on current topics of interest
  • Network with the “movers and shakers” of Internet infrastructure and governance, enhancing career and development prospects – attendees and sponsors have included some of the biggest names in related industries
  • Publish your work to the technical and Internet community at large via RIPE Labs, a public platform frequented by network operators, developers and industry experts