How to Spark Community Engagement at OFA Workshop 2019

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The Annual OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA)Workshop, taking place March 19-21, 2019, in Austin, TX, is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics and create applications that rely on fabrics.

After receiving exceedingly positive feedback on the new networking and collaborative opportunities at OFA Workshop 2018, the OFA is working hard to deliver those same activities at the upcoming Workshop through formats such as Think Tanks, Meet the Experts and Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions.

With this emphasis in mind, the Technical Program Committee (TPC) is actively encouraging submitters to propose BoF sessions. A BoF is an ideal forum for gauging community interest in an emerging topic, disseminating information on it, and networking with others who share interest in that topic. The 2018 OFA Workshop included BoFs on topics such as ISO C++ Standardization of Fabrics, NVMEoFabric Testing, OFA OS Distro Testing, and the SNIA NVM Programming Model.

In keeping with the theme of fostering collaboration this year, we encourage you and your colleagues to submit BoFs on the 2019 OFA Workshop overarching themes, or submit proposals based on other pressing topics that the community would find valuable.

The 2019 OFA Workshop overarching themes include:

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

The deadline to submit session proposals is January 18,2019, at 5:00 p.m. PST. For a list of recommended session topics, formats and submission instructions, downloadthe official OFA Workshop 2019 Call for Sessions flyer.

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.

Please contact press@ with any questions related to the Call for Sessions, Registration or Sponsorships.