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.

These presentations are spread across the plenary and working group sessions, as well as the dedicated RACI BoF.

The successful applicants for RIPE 75 are:

  • Farzad Ebrahimi, Internet of Things Academy of Iran, Iran
    Key Factors for the Successful Entry of Developing Countries into the Internet of Things
  • Ivana Tomic, Imperial College London, UK
    Trusted Routing in the Internet of Things
  • Juan Brenes, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Power Prefixes Prioritization for Smarter BGP Reconvergence
  • Mike Hazas, Lancaster University, UK
    Internet Services and Energy Demand
  • Nuno Garcia, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
    Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Measurements in Internet Traffic – a New, Almost-Reliable UDP Protocol
  • Richard Cziva, University of Glasgow / REANNZ, UK
    Ruru: Real-Time Wide-Area TCP Latency Monitoring
  • Vasileios Giotsas, UCSD/TU Berlin, Greece
    Detecting Peering Infrastructure Outages in the Wild
  • Sara Solmone, University of East London, UK
    Establishing Jurisdiction Online: The Problem of the Access-Based Jurisdictional Principle
  • Uta Meier-Hahn, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Germany
    Creating Connectivity. How Networkers Manufacture the Good of the Internet


Apply Now for Upcoming Meetings!

MENOG 18, 25-26 April, Tehran: 25 February 2018
RIPE 76, 14-18 May, Marseille: 11 March 2018
ENOG 15, 4-5 June, Moscow: 1 April 2018
SEE 7, 18-19 June, Timisoara: 15 April 2018

Please go to the RACI website to read more about the benefits of the initiative, the application guidelines, check out past RACI attendees or subscribe to the mailing list.

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


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