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.

The successful applicants for RIPE 77 are:

  • Ermias Walelgne, Aalto University, Finland
    Factors Affecting Performance of Web Flows in Cellular Networks
    MAT WG, Wednesday, 17 October 14:00-15:30

  • Florian Streibelt, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
    BGP Communities: Even More Worms in the Routing Can
    Plenary, Tuesday, 16 October 11:00 – 12:30

  • George Nomikos, FORTH-ICS, Greece
    Uncovering Remote Peering Interconnections at IXPs
    Connect WG, Wednesday, 17 October 11:00 – 12:30

  • Maria Apostolaki, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Routing Attacks in Bitcoin
    Plenary, Tuesday, 16 October 11:00 – 12:30

  • Maxime Mouchet, IMT Atlantique, France
    Learning network states from RTT measurements
    MAT WG, Wednesday, 17 October 14:00-15:30

  • Oliver Gasser, Technical University Munich, Germany
    Clusters in the Expanse: Understanding and Unbiasing IPv6 Hitlists
    IPv6 WG, Thursday, 18 October 11:00-12:30

  • Pascal Merindol, University of Strasbourg, France
    TNT, Watch Me Explode: A Light in the Dark for Revealing All MPLS Tunnels
    Routing WG, Wednesday, 17 October 14:00-15:30

  • Theresa Enghardt, Technical University Berlin, Germany
    Multiple Access Networks: Properties and Selection
    Academic Meeting, Monday, 15 October 17:30 – 18:30

  • Tim Wattenberg, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
    Measuring Global DNS Propagation Times Using RIPE Atlas
    MAT WG, Wednesday, 17 October 14:00-15:30

Apply Now for Upcoming Meetings!

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