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  • From: Susan R. Harris
  • Date: Wed Apr 12 13:47:38 2000

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                                  NANOG 19            
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                            June 11 - 13, 2000

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The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) will hold its 19th
meeting in Albuquerque, NM, between June 11 - 13, 2000. The meeting will
be hosted by iHighway.  NANOG conferences provide a forum for the
coordination and dissemination of technical information related to
large-scale (i.e., national/international) Internet backbone networking
technologies and operational practices.

NANOG meetings, held three times each year, include two days of short
presentations, plus afternoon/evening tutorial sessions.  Meetings are
informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current backbone engineering
practices. The conference draws around 500 participants, mainly consisting
of engineering staff from large national service providers, and members of
the research and education community.

Now in its fifth year, NANOG evolved from the NSFNET "regional-techs" 
meetings, where technical staff from the regional networks met to discuss
operational issues of common concern. With the emergence of the commercial
Internet, NANOG meetings evolved to include a broader base of providers,
network operators, and researchers. 

The meeting will be held at the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency.  For more
information about NANOG meetings, schedules, and logistics, see:


NANOG invites presentations on backbone engineering, coordination, and
research topics. Presentations should highlight issues relating to
technology already deployed or soon to be deployed in core Internet
backbones and exchange points. 

Previous meetings have included presentations on: 

    - Backbone traffic engineering 
    - Coordination of inter-provider QoS 
    - Deployment experience with queueing disciplines (CAR, RED) 
    - Inter-provider security and routing protocol authentication 
    - Routing scalability in backbone infrastructures 
    - Security issues for the Internet core 
    - Routing policy specification and backbone router configuration 
    - Building large-scale measurement infrastructure 
    - Cooperative inter-provider caching 
    - Alternatives to hot-potato routing 
    - Recommendations on queue management and congestion avoidance 
    - Experience with differentiated services 
    - Reports from next-generation networks (Internet2, CA*net, etc.) 
    - Inter-domain multicast deployment 
    - Backbone network failure analysis 

Tutorials have covered topics such as: 

    - BGP case studies 
    - MPLS fundamentals 
    - External route selection 
    - IP multicast technologies 
    - Distributed content caching in large IP networks



Submit an informal one- or two-paragraph abstract describing the
presentation in email to [email protected] The deadline for
proposals is May 8, 2000. The majority of speaking slots will be filled by
May 8; a limited number of slots will be available after that date for
topics that are exceptionally timely and important. Presenters will be
notified of acceptance by May 22, 2000.

NANOG also welcomes suggestions/recommendations for tutorials, panels and
other presentation topics.