ONUG Announces Call for Abstracts for New Research Track at ONUG Spring 2015

Leaders of Industry and Academia Unite, Introducing a Unique Venue for Dialogue between Researchers and Practitioners  

March 5, 2015 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG), the leading user-driven community focused on expediting the delivery of open networking solutions, today announced a Call for Abstracts for its upcoming ONUG Research Track held in conjunction with the ONUG Spring Conference scheduled for May 13 and 14 at Columbia University’s Lerner Hall.

The chairmen of this year’s ONUG Research Track include Dr. Li Erran Li, Researcher at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Computer Science Department, and Dr. Tim Nelson, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University. Together with a Technical Program Committee made up of academic and IT business leaders, the chairmen will develop the research track with the goal of engaging the academic community to foster innovation and new thinking, and to set the stage for industry breakthroughs.

“Buyers in the marketplace have lost faith in the standards-making practice and the   time is right for the academic community to get more involved with the process,” said Nick Lippis, Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “ONUG is a user led initiative and we are thrilled to have Dr. Li Erran Li and Dr. Tim Nelson, true leaders in both education and industry, guiding this year’s Research Track.”

ONUG is an association of industry leaders dedicated to fostering open networking adoption in the wider community. The open networking movement promises to free network operators from vendor lock-in, proprietary hardware and software through a suite of technologies such as software-defined local and wide area networking, network services virtualization (NSV), white box underlays, virtualized network overlays, and programmable networks.


Submissions and Deadlines

Submissions from both industry and academic researchers are encouraged.

Key topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Virtual Networks and Overlays
  • Network Services Virtualization
  • Traffic Measurement and Analytics
  • Automatic Configuration Management
  • Software-Defined WAN


For more information on the event, click here.

Submission Deadline: March 21, 2015

Speaker Notification: April 11, 2015

Details: Submissions should be 2-page talk abstracts, submitted via EasyChair.


About ONUG

ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT executives focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Pfizer, Symantec, UBS, and others. For more on ONUG, go to www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_


ONUG Contact:

Jennifer Costello