The Open Networking Summit - EU 2019 event offers two "un-conference" areas for topic discussions, small-team breakouts etc.  We call this an "Unconference" because it's less about pre-conceived and pre-arranged formal presentations and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to "spring up" either closer to the event or at the event itself.

Availability of the Unconference sessions will be limited.  While some topics may be hand selected (like a TAC meeting, if proposed for example), most will be scheduled at the event on first-come, first-serve basis  If you have a topic you'd like to discuss at ONS and don't already see it below, please consider adding it.  If you do see a topic below that you would like to participate in, then please add your name to the list of potential attendees.  We will use those lists to determine which topics get scheduled prior to the event. 

This wiki should be freely available to edit.  Please feel free to add your session.  However, please do not delete or move someone else's session without their permission.


The current Un-conference Schedule can be found here: https://wiki.lfnetworking.org/x/UgMiAQ
Rooms are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis
If you wish to add a topic to the schedule, please post it below.
Unconference Rooms are located at Flanders Convention Center: Gorilla 4 Gorilla 5

List of Proposed Topics




  • Short Description:   Discuss automation requirements for MEC during the whole life cycle of MEC application. 

  • Detailed Description:  In this session ,i will introduce the whole MEC system with 5G Core.  Typically there will be a lot of facilities around MEC system. For instance,  local DNS system, hardware  or software firewall(if traffic from internet into MEC system , FW is needed).  When application is on boarding in MEC system, openstack or kubernetes will allocate virtual machine and container for applicaiton automatically. But the application can't supply the service right now. 
    Automation requirements for MEC  to speed up the service provision procedure:
    1.  Set UPF rule automatically(traffic steering) 
    2.  Set FW  rule automatically(traffic rule)
    3.  Set DNS record automatically (DNS resolving)
    4.  others...
  • Topic Leader: Jia Xuan (jiaxuan@chinamobile.com)
  • Estimated Audience Size (5-10):
  • Interested In AttendingIf you are interested in this discussion


  • Short Description:   Discuss C-RAN/O-RAN requirement on cloud platform

  • Detailed Description:  O-RAN is the evaluation C-RAN network. It seeks to drive the decoupling of RAN software from the underlying hardware platform, which producing reference designs to allow commodity hardware platforms to be leveraged for all parts of a RAN deployment, including Centralized Unit, Distributed Unit, potential Mobile Edge Computing
    applications and Radio Intelligent Controller. This session will discuss :
    1.  RAN virtualization research on accelerators
    2.  pico-stations virtualization with white box design RRU
    3.  potential AI on RAN scenario and
    4.  MEC on edge with RAN
  • Topic Leader: Weichen Ni (niweichen@chinamobile.com)
  • Estimated Audience Size (5-10):
  • Interested In AttendingIf you are interested in this discussion


  • Short Description: LFN MAC Meeting

  • Detailed Description: The MAC will be holding a 90 minute workshop for MAC members. Time TBD.
  • Topic Leader: Brandon Wick (bwick@linuxfoundation.org)
  • Estimated Audience Size (5-10): 15
  • Interested In Attending:





  • Short Description:  A Look at OPX Architecture and Latest Release

  • Detailed DescriptionOpen Switch is a project dedicated to making a solid Open Source option for a complete Network platform supporting the community and providing networking innovations.  There is a focus on making a completely open source NOS providing a solid (Linux Based Package approach) allowing the installation of Open Switch on a Debian based platforms.  In this demo/workshop we will go through the architecture and highlight multiple applications build with OPX, look at the latest release of OPX,  and provide an opportunity to interact with OPX via VM. Come learn how you can integrate your white-box NOS solution with your upstream applications with ONAP, ODL etc.. 
  • Topic Leader: Joe Ghalam
  • Estimated Audience Size (15-30):
  • Comments: Requesting for a Monday time slot for this session due to travel restrictions.
  • Interested In Attending


  • Short Description:  CNTT and CNCF TUG Common API Framework

  • Detailed Description: In this session, I would like to invite people from the CNTT group and CNCF TUG group to come together to work on a Common API Framework so that we can have a common North and southbound APIs for both VNF/CNF vendors/users and NFVI vendors/users. The intent of this session will be have an open discussion to drive a consensus so that we can align on the API framework that would work for both VNFs as well CNFs (cloud native) so that we can implement the reference architecture as specified by CNTT group. This should allow the transition of VNFs to CNFs smooth. Additionally, this will help build validation framework that works for all types of workloads.
  • Topic LeaderSukhdev Kapur(sukhdev@juniper.net)
  • Estimated Audience Size (15-50):
  • Interested In Attending: If you are interested in this discussion and would like to participate in it, please add your name and email here (one name/email per line please). We'll use this information when building the schedule so that we minimize overbooking people where possible.


  • Short Description:  SNAS: real-time network routing monitoring and analytics

  • Detailed Description: The Streaming Network Analytics System (SNAS) is a framework to collect, track and analyze tens of millions of routing objects (routers, peers, prefixes) in real time. The SNAS framework has been
    re-architected over the last year in order to make it more modular and flexible. This session aims to introduce the new SNAS architecture and receive feedback as well as showcase some practical use cases, including a prototype deployment by RouteViews of the OpenBMP SNAS module. 
  • Topic Leader: Alistair King (alistair@caida.org), Alberto Dainotti (alberto@caida.org).
  • Estimated Audience Size (15-30):
  • Interested In Attending: If you are interested in this discussion and would like to participate in it, please add your name and email here (one name/email per line please). We'll use this information when building the schedule so that we minimize overbooking people where possible.


  • Short Description:  Improving ONAP interoperability & Adoption with API Fabric

  • Detailed Description: This sessions will present a solution to simplify the consumption of APIs in ONAP and to expose operational APIs while improving interoperability with 3rd party systems. We will present how the API Fabric provides a simplified abstraction layer, exposing standard APIs, which improves the usability for end users and speeds up the productization of ONAP.

    The API fabric provides capabilities for onboarding new APIs, with plugins to convert to standard APIs, and provides complete API lifecycle management including subscription and transaction control & monitoring. The exposed manageable façade layer simplifies ONAP’s consumable interface for operations, application development or business level monitoring, avoiding deep integration with individual ONAP components.

  • Topic Leader: Davide Cherubini , Manoj Nair  
  • Estimated Audience Size : 10-15
  • Interested In Attending: please add your names (& emails) to help build the schedule



  • Short Description:  Blockchain based Telecom Solutions (Hyperledger Telecom SIG)

  • Detailed Description:
    • The Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group is focused on technical and business-level conversations about appropriate use cases for blockchain technology in the Telecom industry. In this session we  will show a new approach for Inter-Carrier Settlement and Service Level Agreement use cases on Hyperledger technology to make the process more efficient and cost effective for Telecom Operators.
  • Topic Leader: Vipin Rathi Sunay Zelawat
  • Estimated Audience Size : (10-20)
  • Interested In Attending: please add your names (& emails) to help build the schedule
  • Shiby Parayil
  • Vipin Rathi
  • Sunay Zelawat


  • Short description: ONAP El Alto doc hackathon
  • Detailed description: Work session focusing on release related documentation. Simliar set up as we did for Dublin
  • Topic Leader: Sofia Wallin
  • Estimated Audience Size: Depending on interest. Since we want to schedule 2 sessions and we don't have that much time left before release I'd be happy to facilitate a session during the week of ONS if the community have the time and interest. Of course also with virtual participation. 
  • Interested in Attending:


  • Short Description:  A step towards validating ONAP Control Loops

  • Detailed Description: This is continuation of discussion started in DDF meeting in Sweden on ONAP Control loop validation.
    • As ONAP is currently implementing and improving the control loop framework (model driven control loops), we would like to propose a consistent validation of control loops by reusing existing mechanism, we would like to discuss the following topics :
    • try and validate control loops flow
      in an automated fashion, with the intention to serve multiple goals :
      - decouple control loop flows from instantiation flows in order to speed up validation.
      - lower the learning curve for people to understand control loops
      - identify quickly breaking changes that would hurt the control loop as a whole
      - create a framework to allow for proving control loop behavior
    • This session is an open discussion session 
  • Estimated Audience Size: 5-10
  • Interested In Attending:


  • Short Description: Integration of of VSPERF and DANM

  • Detailed Description:DANM is a CNI plugin designed for telco use cases. VSPERF is starting the work on container networking performance benchmarking and to cover the telco use cases the integration of DANM to VSPERF seems to be neceary. In this session we will discuss 

    • Needed steps for the integration

    • What is needed from VSPERF
    • What is needed from DANN
  • Topic Leader: Sridhar Rao, Levente Kale, Al MortonGergely Csatari
  • Estimated Audience Size: 5-10
  • Interested In Attending:


  • Short DescriptionVNF Testing standardiztion under TMF API

  • Detailed Description: TMF test API team and ONAP VNF Test Platfrom (VTP) team has found synergy between their API specification and investigated the mapping between these API. This would help in bringing the standardization in VNF testing in ONAP. As part of this discussion, following topics will be covered:

    • Need for the VNF testing standarization
    • Mapping between VTP API and TMF test API specs
    • Future of this TMF API alignment
  • Topic LeaderKanagaraj Manickam

  • Estimated Audience Size: 5-10
  • Interested In Attending:
  • Shiby Parayil


  • Short DescriptionEUAG meeting

  • Detailed Description: The LFN End User Advisory Group meeting 

    • Topics include: CNTT topics, LFN project priorities
    • Consumption Model (ONAP) Discussion / White Paper Plan
    • CNTT Governance Facilitation
    • Any Other CSP / Cross CSP Theme EUAG Should Facilitate
    • EUAG CSP Priorities / Normalization
    • EUAG / Board Advisory - Communication Mechanism
    • EUAG - Rest of the teams - Communication Mechanism (Presentation)
    • Annual Plan for EUAG, Objectives / Deliverables and Timelines
  • Topic Leader:  Atul Purohit

  • Estimated Audience Size: 30
  • Interested In Attending:


  • Short Description: ONAP as a unified MEC-in-NFV Orchestrator

  • Detailed Description: In the latest ETSI MEC architecture specification, there is a generic reference architecture and a MEC-in-NFV variant. We would like to discuss the MEC-in-NFV variant and the possibility of ONAP serving as the combined orchestrator (NFVO MEAO). Also, given the rich functionality of various ONAP controllers, we would like to discuss how ONAP could possibly interface with both external MEPM-V components or alternatively subsume this functionality within ONAP. This is quite similar to how ONAP deals with VNFMs — they can be external or internal. There is no pre-planned agenda, and we would like to have an open discussion on this topic.

  • Topic LeaderSriram Rupanagunta

  • Estimated Audience Size: 5-10
  • Interested In Attending: Thoralf Czichy
  • Shiby Parayil
  • Tejas Nevrekar


  • Short Description: ONAP and Cisco NSO Integration

  • Detailed Description: IP/MPLS backbones have many automation scenarios based on configuration changes. This presentation shows (1) how an external configuration management tool can easily be integrated to ONAP thanks to standard interfaces and (2) how ONAP, thanks to powerful modelling tools and a distribution of orchestration functions into several components, can help to add business and operations oriented facets to a complex multi-sided automation process. A particular focus will be made on the repartition of the automation between Cisco NSO tool, SDN-C DigiGraph and Service Orchestration in order to ease the life of operational entities, re-use elementary network automation scenario in order to compose complex automation scenario. A demonstration will complete this presentation.

  • Topic LeaderOlivier Dugeon Olivier Augizeau

  • Estimated Audience Size: 5-10
  • Interested In Attending:


  • Short Description: ONAP SDC enhancements to support OVP

  • Detailed Description: A set of enhancements to the SCP project are being proposed, that will allow uses onboarding a VNF to directly access the testing required as part of the OVP programs. This would provide a "point / click" experience for users testing VNF product(s). Further additions are also proposed to enable the SDC portal to directly query information about previously tested products listed on the LFN OVP portals (https://vnf-verified.lfnetworking.org/#/).  Initial material has been discussed within the CVC and this discussion is intended to continue those conversations as well as formulate a work plan for the Frankfurt release of ONAP.

  • Topic LeaderShiby Parayil

  • Estimated Audience Size: 10-15
  • Interested In Attending:


  • Short Description:  An introduction of open source network project Mizar and further discussion

  • Detailed Description: In this session, we would like to introduce our new open source network project Mizar, an eBPF and Geneve protocol based cloud network data plane that can scale to manage the communication and routing of hundreds of thousands of dynamic network end points among VPCs and subnets. The goal of this project is to address the following current cloud related challenges:
      - Unify the network data-plane for containers, serverless functions, virtual machines, etc.
      - Support provisioning and management of large number of endpoints
      - Accelerate network resource provisioning for dynamic cloud environment
      - Achieve high network throughput and low latency
      -Create an extensible cloud-network of pluggable network functions
    This session starts with a brief introduction and follows with an open discussion for suggestions of our project.
  • Topic Leader:  Yin Ding ,Ying Xiong(ying.xiong@futurewei.com)
  • Estimated Audience Size (1-15):
  • Interested In Attending: If you are interested in this discussion and would like to participate in it, please add your name and email here (one name/email per line please). We'll use this information when building the schedule so that we minimize overbooking people where possible.


  • Short Description:  OPNFV TSC face-to-face meeting

  • Detailed Description:
    • Regular meeting of the OPNFV TSC
    • 3 p.m. CET, Sept 24
    • Usual Zoom bridge will be in operation for remote members
  • Topic Leader: Jim BakerBin HuDavid McBride
  • Estimated Audience Size : 5-10
  • Interested In Attending