OFA Virtual Workshop 2021 Call for Sessions

March 15-19, 2021

About the Workshop

The Call for Sessions are now open for the 17th annual OFA Workshop, taking place virtually March 15-19, 2021. It is the only event of its kind where fabric developers and users can discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address problems that exist today. The OFA Virtual Workshop 2021 will focus on the following overarching topics that cover advanced network technology, innovative networking approaches, and the open community:

  • Networks and the Convergence of HPC, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Networking Ecosystem and the Community
  • Networking Technology Nuts and Bolts


Submit your session proposal via EasyChair: Proposals must be received by January 22, 2021, 5:00 PM PST. The Technical Program Committee will respond to proposals by February 3, 2021. We invite you to share the 2021 Call for Sessions flyer with peers and colleagues who may be interested in contributing their expertise to the workshop, as well.


Session Formats

Session proposals are being solicited in any area related to high performance networks and networking software, with a special emphasis on the highlighted topics for this year’s Workshop. In keeping with the Workshop’s emphasis on collaboration, proposals for Birds of a Feather sessions and Panels are particularly encouraged.

  • Single-Speaker Sessions
    • Generally 30 minutes, allowing exploration of key topics
  • Panels
    • An excellent way to drive debate and discussion
  • Birds of a Feather
    • An opportunity for attendees to compare notes on a particular topic

Contact with questions.