FTL 2020

LACNIC Technical Forum – Call for Presentations

LACNIC is calling for presentations to be included on the LTF agenda for LACNIC33, our upcoming event which will be held in the city of Cali, Colombia, on 4-8 May 2020.

The LACNIC Technical Forum (LTF) is a space included in LACNIC's annual events, created for the international community to share their experiences, work and initiatives related to various technical aspects of a common topic: Internet development in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, is an international non-government organization established in Uruguay in 2002, responsible for assigning and managing Internet number resources (IPv4, IPv6, ASNs) and reverse resolution for the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Types of Presentations

The FTL will accept two types of presentations:

  1. Short presentation: 10-minute presentation plus 5 additional minutes for questions.
  2. Full-length presentation: 25-minute presentation plus 5 additional minutes for questions.

All presentation times must be strictly adhered to and the space reserved for the audience's participation must be respected.


The following is a list of some of the topics of interest to the FTL, which we provide as a guide for participants who wish to submit a presentation. This list, however, is not exhaustive, as other technical topics of interest to the regional community may exist that can be addressed in proposals submitted in response to the FTL call for presentations.

  • Operation of IP networks (success stories, best practices, etc.)
  • Internet protocols (routing, switching, etc.)
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Interconnection of autonomous systems (peering, IXPs, CDNs, etc.)
  • IPv6: transition, deployment, advances
  • Measurements, tools and analysis of protocols and Internet in general
  • Security, mitigation of attacks
  • Protocols and experiences related to the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Infrastructure and transport
  • Value-added services such as VPNs, distributed systems, cloud computing, etc.
  • Research and education
  • Programming and automation of tasks in networks and/or services

Reception of proposals 

Only proposals submitted within the established time frame will be accepted. 

Anyone interested in presenting their work must complete the following online form.

The proposals submitted for the FTL must respect the required format:

  • Title of the presentation
  • Complete or advanced presentation that will allow the committee to assess the work. Abstracts or presentations that contain only a description of the work that has been carried out will not be accepted. Please keep in mind that the committee responsible for evaluating the proposals will decide based solely on the materials that are submitted, so the proposal should contain enough information to allow the evaluators to make their decision.
  • Presentation format: short or full-length presentation
  • Information about the authors (full names, email addresses, and company/organization they represent)
  • Specify whether at least one of the authors can guarantee their attendance to the event, or whether their attendance depends on the possibility of obtaining financial assistance from the event's organizers (see “Speaker Benefits”).
  • Accepted languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English.
  • Accepted formats: Portable Document Format (PDF) is the only format accepted by the committee responsible for evaluating the proposals. If the presentation is accepted, the authors may request to use other formats to improve its visualization. This must be agreed with LACNIC based on the visualization software available for the event.

We recommend following the the guidelines for submitting a presentation available at: PDF 29KB

Selection Criteria

The FTL Program Committee will assess and rate all the proposals received based on the requirements set forth in the call for presentations.

The following evaluation criteria will be considered:

  • Technical quality
  • Originality
  • Value in sharing the work

In general, real-life implementations or deployments will be preferred over theoretical lectures. This, however, is not a requirement and papers describing the state of the art of a specific technology or recent advances in various areas may also be accepted. In this case, the technical quality and value of sharing criteria will prevail.

Selection Committee

The LTF Program Committee is made up by:

Name Representing
 Fernando Gont  Community
 Jordi Palet  Community
 Azael Fernández  Community
 Jorge Villa  LACNOG
 Hernán Moguilevsky  LACNOG
 Guillermo Cicileo  LACNIC Staff
 Mariela Rocha  LACNIC Staff
 Juan Carlos Alonso  LACNIC Staff


Important dates for this call for presentations:

  • Call for presentations opens: December 16, 2019
  • Deadline for reception of proposals: March 15, 2020
  • Evaluation by the Program Committee: March 16 to April 3, 2020
  • Deadline for submitting final presentations: April 3 to April 20, 2020
  • Event date: May 4-8, 2020

Speaker benefits

LACNIC will waive the registration fee of authors whose proposals are accepted. However, authors will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Those who require financial assistance to cover their travel or accommodation expenses must independently apply for a fellowship through the summons issued by LACNIC for this purpose. 

Please note that acceptance of a presentation for the FTL does NOT imply that the author(s) will be granted financial assistance, although the submission of a proposal may be considered a plus during the process for selecting fellowship recipients. 

At the conclusion of the event, presenters will receive a certificate testifying the inclusion of their presentation in the FTL.