2019 OFA Workshop Call for Sessions

March 19-21, 2019
University of Texas at Austin
Thompson Conference Center
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 

About the Workshop

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is committed to accelerating the development of high performance fabrics. The annual OFA Workshop, returning this year to Austin, TX, is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics, and create applications that rely on fabrics. 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 2019 OFA Workshop will focus on the following overarching themes:

Administration, Management and Deployment

  • Fabric technology
  • Traffic policy, engineering and control
  • Diverse fabrics

The OFA and the Open Community

  • OSs and I/O subsystem support
  • Security, namespaces
  • File systems, protocols, DAX


  • Goals
  • Objective
  • Methods

Remote Persistent Memory

  • Programming interfaces
  • Protocols
  • Devices

Submission Instructions

Submit your session proposal via EasyChair:

Proposals must be received by January 25, 2019, 5:00 PM PST. The Technical Program Committee will respond to proposals by February 8, 2019.

We invite you to share the 2019 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 themes 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
  • Panel Discussions are an excellent way to drive debate and discussion
  • Birds of a Feather an opportunity for folks to compare notes on a particular topic
  • Lightning Talks to encourage fast-moving, free form discussion. Advance signups are not required
  • Think Tanks are designed to leverage the insights of Workshop attendees to tackle the industry’s grand challenges

Contact with questions.