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Call for Presentations - NANOG 37 - June 5-7, 2006

  • From: Steve Feldman
  • Date: Mon Apr 03 00:47:10 2006

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its
37th meeting June 11-14, 2006, in a location TBA.  The meeting will
be hosted by UltraDNS.

NANOG conferences provide a forum for information exchange among
network operators, engineers, and researchers.  Meetings are held
three times each year, and include panels, presentations, tutorial
sessions, and BOFs.

NANOG solicits presentations highlighting issues relating to
technology already deployed or soon to be deployed in the Internet.
The NANOG community is invited to attend and participate in this
forum, which offers numerous opportunities to share ideas, explore
research and development, and interact with leaders in this important
field of network operations.  Vendors are encouraged to work with
operators to present deployment experiences with the vendor's
products and interoperability.

General Session
The community is invited to develop panel sessions or present talks on
topics relevant to the NANOG community, including:

    Network Operations
	Present-day operational case studies
	Everyday life in the NOC and tools of interest
	Exchange point technologies and implementation
	Peering/colocation coordination issues
	Content provider issues
	Security attacks/mitigation, tools, and analysis
	State of OAM tools for IP and MPLS networks
	Disaster recovery and planning
    Deployment Experience
	Mergers and their impact on interconnected networks
	Alternative and emerging last-mile technologies
	  (metro/rural, broadband, radio, optical, etc.)
	VoIP deployment, architecture, peering, and interconnect
	Large-scale wireless
	Fiber and wavelength use by enterprises
    Research, Policy, and New Technology
	Approaches to securing the global routing system
	  (e.g., s*BGP and/or other tools)
	Routing system scalability
	Capacity planning standards and tools
	Inter-provider MPLS/QoS/PCE
	RIR policy (e.g., implications of HD ratio)
	Active standards organizations and areas of interest
	IPv6: economics, deployments, and adoption rates
	Approaches to IPv6 scalability, e.g., Shim6

Panel selection will be based on the importance, originality,
focus and timeliness of the topic; expertise of proposed
panelists; as well as the potential for informative and
controversial discussion.  The panel leader should provide an
abstract describing the panel theme, list of panelists, and
an outline of how the panel will be organized.  After acceptance,
the panel leader will be given the option to invite panel
authors to submit their presentations to the NANOG Program
Committee for review.  Until then authors should not submit
their individual presentations for the panel.

Lightning Talks
Topics for short (10-20 minute) lightning talks will be solicited
on-site at the meeting.  "Technologies to Watch" topics will be
appropriate for this session.  Lightning talks were a hit in Dallas
so collect your thoughts early!

Research Forum
Researchers are invited to present short (10-minute) summaries of
their work for operator feedback.  Topics include routing, network
performance, statistical measurement and analysis, and protocol
development and implementation.  Studies presented may be works in
progress.  Researchers from academia, government, and industry are
encouraged to present.

Proposals are also invited for tutorial sessions from the introductory
through advanced level on all related topics, including:

    Disaster Recovery Planning
    Troubleshooting BGP
    Best Practices for Determining Traffic Matrices
    Options for Blackhole and Discard Routing
    BGP/MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

How to Present
Submit an abstract and draft slides for the presentation in email
to [email protected]  See this web page for submission
guidelines. Your submission should include:

    Author's name(s)
    Preferred contact email address
    Submission category (General Session, Panel, Tutorial, Research Forum)
    Presentation title
    Slides (attachment or URL), in PDF (preferred) or Powerpoint format

We are also developing an online submission system, and hope to
have it available shortly.  Check the NANOG main page for updates.

The deadline for proposals is April 17, 2006.  While the majority
of speaking slots will be filled by April 17, a limited number of
slots may be available after that date for topics that are exceptionally
timely, important, or critical to the operations of the Internet.
Submissions will be reviewed by the NANOG Program Committee, and
presenters will be notified of acceptance by May 8.  Final drafts
of presentation slides are due by May 24, and final versions May 31.