DENOG13 Call for Papers& Workshops

The thirteenth meeting of the German Network Operators Group (DENOG) will be held on the 8th and 9th November 2021 in the CET timezone(UTC+1)! Additionally there will be a workshop day on November 7th.
We are pleased to hereby invite applications for workshops, presentations and lightning talks to be held at this event.

DENOG is a community for professionals in the D/A/CH region and beyond who are operating, designing, or researching the internet. It provides a technical forum where those working on, with, and for the internet can come together to solve problems with every aspect of their (net)work.

The meeting is designed to provide an opportunity for the exchange of information among network operators, engineers, researchers and other professionals close to the network community.

Hamburg or virtual?

It is currently unclear if DENOG13 can happen in person in Hamburg, we will finally decide this in early September 2021.
If the situation permits, DENOG13 will be a hybrid event, speakers can present onsite or virtually as they prefer. Submitting does not come with a commitment to present in Hamburg, you can present virtually.


The program committee is seeking presentation proposals from the community for the meeting. The meeting will have one single track of presentations. Length of presentation incl. Q&A should be 30 minutes. Lightning Talks are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Feel free to send in as many presentations as you want. There will be a limited amount of Lightning Talk slots reserved for impromptu topics that arise during the event.


The purpose of workshops at DENOG13 is to provide the community with a hands-on experience with striving technologies under supervision of experts and the like. Workshops are held in smaller groups with 20-50 participants.
Workshops can take from 2 hours up to a whole day (5h total workshop time), length is at your discretion.

Should participants require any preparation (e.g. a Virtual Machine, a Compiler/Interpreter of sorts, etc.) please note so in the description of your workshop.

Potential topics

DENOG meetings are very network-centric and we are looking for presentations covering topics in the range of network engineering and operation, e.g.(but not limited to):

  • Network and resource planning
  • Datacenter technologies
  • Network and routing security
  • Internet peering
  • IPv6 deployment
  • Network operations
  • Network automation
  • RPKI Deployment

DENOG13 does also encourage introduction talks/workshops which cover the basics of any technology related to networking. We appreciate submissions covering the non-technical part of the internet industry, for example psychological and personal topics and data.

Language of Slides and Talks

To appeal to a wide international audience we ask you to keep the spoken language of your presentation to English and also submit your slides in English. If you do not feel comfortable or able to present in English, please reach out to the program committee .

If a workshop’s audience permits switching to any other language it is at the presenter’s discretion to choose English or German.

Recordings and Publications

We will publish your slides and a video recording of your talk after the event. We kindly ask you to honor the copyright of any media in your presentation. Should you have any concerns regarding any form of publication please get in touch with the program committee before the event. By submitting a proposal you agree to yourself and your content being recorded and/or published.

Workshops will not be recorded.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must have a strong technical bias and must not be solely promotional for your employer. We will not accept product or company marketing talks.

To submit a proposal for a presentation, we request that you submit your talk at .

We will collect all submissions until the deadline for submissions and will collectively vote on all submissions. You will receive feedback once the final decision has been made.

We also welcome suggestions for specific presentations which you feel would be valuable to the DENOG community.

If you have any questions or requests concerning presentation submissions please send an email to

Who should submit

DENOG13 is open for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

We judge your submissions solely upon the submission guidelines.
DENOG13 also welcomes first time speakers and can offer feedback and help with perfecting accepted talks. If you're unsure do not hesitate to reach out to the PC during the CFP.


Should you have any questions regarding the CfP or your submission do not hesitate to get in touch with us at .
Should you require a personal contact please get in touch with the program committee chair Moritz Frenzel (

This Call for Papers closed on 2021-09-30 23:59 (Europe/Berlin).