RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI)

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.

The successful applicants for RIPE 72 are:

  • Andrés Arcia-Moret, University of Cambridge, UK
    Alternative Network Deployments
  • Anna Maria Mandalari, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Informing Protocol Design Through Crowdsourcing
  • Brenden Kuerbis, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
    Internet Routing Registries, Data Governance and Security
  • Georgios Nomikos, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Greece
    traIXroute: Detecting IXPs in Traceroute Paths
  • Jan Aart Scholte, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Process and Power in Internet Governance: Reflections on the IANA Transition
  • Mirja Kühlewind, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    What if We Designed Measurement as a First-order Service?
  • Sofía Silva Berenguer, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Radiography of AS Interconnection

These presentations are spread across the plenary and working group sessions, as well as the dedicated RACI BoF.

Apply Now for Upcoming Meetings!

We are currently looking for RACI candidates for our autumn meetings. Do you have interesting research to share? Send us your application for the following meetings:

  • ENOG 12: 3-4 October 2016, Yerevan, Armenia – apply before 24 July
  • RIPE 73: 24-28 October 2016, Madrid, Spain – apply before 28 August

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