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The LFN DDF + Plugfest was held at the Kista Convention Center (Kistamässan) in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 11-14 and was built on the success of four prior ONAP DDF and six OPNFV Plugfest events.

The event focused on bringing end users, academic institutions, vendors, and individuals together to plan upcoming LFN project releases and to perform hands-on testing and integration activities on current software releases. The event was attended by 202 individuals from 35 organizations that included 13 end users and 3 research and nonprofit organizations.

Given the historical background, most of the sessions were around ONAP, OPNFV, and the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP). However, moving forward we expect this event to encompass LFN-wide design and interop testing activities and all LF Networking project communities are welcome to participate. Additionally, this forum will become an important place for cross-community collaboration and OVP testing with ready access to TSC chairs, project technical leads, and key committers.

Specifically, the OVP presentations covered the current state of compliance and validation testing and future plans on both NFVi and VNF interop. ONAP tracks focused on planning for two upcoming releases — El Alto and Frankfurt. The talks covered topics ranging from real-world ONAP experience and use case blueprints, project demos and planning, architecture, standards and 3rd party open source project collaboration, and S3P (stability, scalability, security, and performance) enhancements. OPNFV topics covered project planning for the upcoming Iruya release, as well as data plane acceleration (Rocket project), testing with Functest and Yardstick, Lab as a Service (LaaS), and Cross-Community Continuous Integration (XCI). Finally, there were a couple of presentations on and OpenDaylight as well. A more detailed description of these activities is provided below.