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Submit a proposal

Important Deadlines

12 October 2021 Opening Call for Proposals (Single Presentation & Demonstration)
30 November 2021 Deadline Call for Single Presentations
14 December 2021 Opening Call for BoFs
1 February 2022 Opening Call for Lightning Talks
15 February 2022 Deadline Call for Demonstrations
21 February 2022 Opening Call for (digital) Posters
21 February 2022 Deadline Call for BoFs
14 March 2022 Deadline Call for Lightning Talks
25 April 2022 Deadline Call for (digital) Posters

Submit a Proposal

Proposals must be submitted electronically. By clicking on the ‘Submit’ buttons below, you will be automatically directed to the TNC Indico platform. Access to the electronic submission system is available by using federated login.

Whilst we continue to monitor the development of the pandemic, our plans are to host a face-to-face event for the GÉANT community to meet in person. Basic remote participation will also be offered for those unable to travel.

(Digital) Poster proposals

Duration: Looped during the breaks | Deadline: Monday, 25 April

All digital posters will be displayed on allocated screens on a rotation basis in a continuous timed loop during the conference on 14, 15 and 16 June.

The poster should summarise your work with graphs and images and tell a story, text should be used sparingly. Featuring a poster at TNC will be an excellent advertisement for your work and can act as a great conversation starter with TNC delegates.

Poster proposals may include future work that is expected to produce results in the first half of 2022. Abstracts should clearly indicate what work has already been done and what still has to take place.

Selected posters will be displayed on allocated screens at the venue and on the conference website. A QR code will be assigned to each poster to enable visualisation on the TNC22 website. Please note that posters presentation slots will not be featured in the programme.

Applications should provide the following information:

  • Title of the poster
  • Name, affiliation, and contact information of the submitting author
  • Names, affiliations, and contact information of any additional authors
  • An abstract (max. 1 pages of A4) describing the content of the poster
  • A draft poster may also be submitted to support the abstract


Please note that if you cannot meet the following requirements, we will not be able to accept your poster.

  • PDF, Power Point Presentation or PNG (one page only)
  • The poster will presented in a landscape layout format
  • 4K – optimal resolution (FullHD – minimum resolution)

Accepted posters must be submitted in the correct digital format on Monday 23 May. The organisers will make sure the poster is displayed and linked correctly, on the allocated screens in the poster area and on the website.

The following information will be required as contact details to appear next to the poster on the TNC22 website:

  • Name, affiliation, and contact information of the submitting author
  • Names, affiliations, and contact information of any additional authors
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers

Lightning Talk proposals

Duration: 5 minutes | Deadline: Monday, March 14

Lightning Talks focus on one key point. This can be an idea, a successful project, a cautionary story, a collaboration invitation, a quick tip or demonstration. It is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve, within a maximum of 5 minutes. The clock will be ticking, so get prepared!

All Lightning Talk submissions will be reviewed by the TNC22 Programme Committee and all submitters will be notified in April 2022. Please note that Lightning Talks cannot be presented remotely. 

Proposal abstracts should include:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation description
  • Presenter’s name and affiliation
  • Authors names and affiliations (if different from the presenter)


BoF (Bird of a Feather) proposals

Duration: 1,5 hour | Deadline: Monday, February 21

For TNC22 we will only offer a limited number of slots for small 1,5-hour meetings (BoFs), that will take place in the evening (18:00-19:30) of Thursday June 16. The bigger side meetings that usually take place during TNC will be selected beforehand and the organisers of these meetings will be notified by us.

Good to know:

  • All requests for a BoF will be handled as a 1,5-hour meeting.
  • Only TNC participants may enter the venue to attend the BoF meeting.

The following criteria for evaluation will also be applied:

  • Submission for an interactive meeting and not a presentation for the main programme.
  • Submission with a clearly identified audience that will be attending TNC22.
  • Submission complete and including all the requested information.


Meeting proposals should include:

  • Title
  • Submitter’s name and affiliation
  • Meeting description
  • Intended audience
  • Estimated number of attendees
  • Technical requirements
  • Meeting format

Submitters will be notified in February 2022. Dates and times of the allocated BoFs will be communicated at a later stage.

Demonstration proposals

Duration: 30 minutes | Deadline: Tuesday, February 15

The Demonstrations track is an opportunity for researchers, developers and partners to present their services, practical applications, innovative prototypes, on-going projects, lessons learned and recent results that are relevant to the conference’s topics of interest.

For the submission, we will ask for the following:

  • Demonstration title
  • Demonstrator’s name and affiliation
  • Authors names and affiliations (if different from the presenter)
  • Demonstration and audience description
  • Technical & connectivity requirements

Demonstrations will be possible throughout the conference in a dedicated area. Each accepted demonstration will be assigned 1 slot of 30 minutes each. All submitters will be notified in March 2022. Please note that Demonstrations cannot be presented remotely. 

Single presentation proposals

Duration: 25 minutes | Deadline: Tuesday, November 30

During the submission process, submitters will need to answer a set of questions and attach a pdf of the full proposal. Abstracts (the attachment) should be about 600 words (one A4 page). Submitters are encouraged to clearly explain why the TNC audience would be interested in the proposal and what they hope the audience will take away from the presentation.

Note: All speakers must be mentioned by name and organisation when submitting the proposal. A maximum of 2 speakers are allowed for this slot.

Proposals must include:

  • Presenter’s name and affiliation
  • Authors names and affiliations (if different from the presenter)
  • Presentation and audience description
  • Full proposal (attachment – see above)

Every presentation submission will be reviewed by the TNC22 Programme Committee. All submitters will be notified about the outcome in February 2022. 

As part of your submission, we ask you to give us your name and email address. We collect this personal data so that we can inform you of the outcome of the marking process. Please see the GÉANT Privacy Policy for further information about how we collect and process personal data and your rights regarding that process.