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 RACI applicants for RIPE 86 are:

  • Khwaja Zubair Sediqi, Max Planck Institute for Informatics – Internet Architecture Research Group, Germany
    Hyper-Specific Prefixes: Gotta Enjoy the Little Things in Interdomain Routing
    Plenary, Tuesday, 23 May 09:00 – 10:30


  • Alexandros Milolidakis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
    BGP Hijackers That Evade Public Route Collectors
    Plenary, Tuesday, 23 May 09:00 – 10:30


  • Alexander Brundiers, Osnabrück University, Germany
    Taking the Shortcut – Advances in Segment Routing Traffic Engineering
    Routing WG, Wednesday, 24 May 09:00 – 10:00


  • Louis Pétiniaud, Geode, France
    Mapping the Geography of Data in Central Asia: A View From Within
    Connect WG, Thursday, 25 May 11:00 – 12:30


  • Bahaa Al-Musawi, University of Kufa, Iraq
    A New Intrusion Detection System Based on RQA
    Academic session, Tuesday 23 May 18:30 – 19:30


  • Vladislav Bidikov, University of Skopje, North Macedonia
    DDOS Attacks: How Small Networks Can Defend Themselves
    Academic session, Tuesday 23 May 18:30 – 19:30


  • Anastasios Meletlidis, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Reusable Visualisations for AS-Hegemony Data
    Academic session, Tuesday 23 May 18:30 – 19:30


  • Jonas Mücke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Listening to the Noise: Understanding QUIC deployments Using Passive Measurements
    Friday, 26 May 09:00 – 10:30


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, CAPIF, MENOG or SEE Meeting
  • Represent your department or institution within an international, open forum, attended by some of the large 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