2023 OFA Workshop Call for Sessions

April 11-13, 2023
Blackwell Inn and Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Call for Sessions is now open for the 19th annual OFA Workshop, taking place in Columbus, Ohio, April 11-13, 2023. 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 Workshop 2023 will focus on the following overarching themes that cover advanced network technology, innovative networking approaches, and the open community:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Broader Ecosystem, Community, and Standards
  • Composable Infrastructure
  • Hardware Acceleration and In-Network Compute
  • High-Performance Software
  • Network Protocols and Technology
  • State-of-Practice
  • Other Topics in High-Performance Networking and Computing

The OFA Workshop 2023 Call for Sessions encourages industry experts and thought leaders to help shape this year’s discussions by presenting or leading discussions on critical high-performance networking issues. Session proposals are being solicited in any area related to high performance networks and networking software, with a special emphasis on the 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.

To submit a speaking proposal, visit

Proposals must be received by January 24, 2023, 5:00 PM PST. The Technical Program Committee (TPC) will respond to proposals by February 14, 2023.

We invite you to share the 2023 Call for Sessions flyer with peers and colleagues who may be interested in contributing their expertise to the workshop, as well.

As part of this year’s submission process, we strongly encourage submitters to provide as much advanced presentation material and/or background information as possible in their proposals to help with the TPC’s evaluations. There will be a separate, camera-ready submission deadline for presentations closer to the workshop, to give authors an opportunity to revise their submission with additional content or results as necessary.

Session Formats

  • 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.