[NANOG-announce] NANOG 46 Call for Presentations

Todd Underwood chair at pc.nanog.org
Tue Feb 24 18:59:17 UTC 2009

NANOG 46 Call for Presentations

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its
46th meeting June 14-17, 2009 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. NANOG 46 will be hosted by Comcast. The NANOG
Program Committee is now seeking proposals for Presentations,
Panels, Tutorials, and Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs) for the
NANOG46 program. We invite presentations highlighting issues
relating to technology already deployed or soon-to-be deployed in
the Internet. Vendors are encouraged to work with operators to
present real-world deployment experiences with the vendor's
products and interoperability.

NANOG 46 submissions are welcome at http://pc.nanog.org.
Conditional acceptance notifications for NANOG 46 will be sent
by 19 May 2009. Detail of the submission process, as well as
NANOG 46 dates of interest are described below.


NANOG is the premiere meeting for network operators in North
America, and provides a forum for information exchange among
network operators, engineers, and researchers. NANOG meets three
times each year, and include panels, presentations, tutorial
sessions, and BOFs. NANOG attendees include operators from
networks of all sizes, enterprise operators, peering
coordinators, transport and switching equipment vendors, and
network researchers. NANOG attendees will share ideas and
interact with leaders in the field of network operations, discuss
current operational events and issues, and learn about state of
the art operational techniques.

Materials from NANOG46 will be archived on

Key Dates for NANOG46
Call for Presentations Opens:     02 March 2009
       Please use http://pc.nanog.org

Deadline for Speaker Submissions: 27 March 2009

Final Slides:                     06 April 2009

Final Program Published:          17 April 2009

Lightning talk submissions open:  15 May 2009

Technical Conference

The NANOG Program Committee seeks proposals for presentations,
panels, tutorial sessions, and BOFs in all areas of network
operations, including (but not limited to):

 - Power and facilities

  Topics may include power reliability and engineering, green
  power, power efficiency, cooling, and facilities management.

 - Interconnections

  Topics may include IXes, intra-building, MMR, metro-wide
  connections, peering, and transit purchasing tactics and

 - Security

  Topics may include routing security, route filtering of large
  peers/customers, and inter-as security and cooperation.

 - DNS

  Topics may include using DNS data for network metrics, botnet
  discovery, and geolocation.

 - IPv6

  Topics may include real-world deployment challenges, Carrier
  Grade NAT, NAT-PT implementations that work and scale, and
  allocation strategies.

 - Content

  Topics may include Distribution (p2p, IPTV), content payment
  models, content distribution technologies and networks, and

 - Disaster recovery

  Topics may include Risk analysis, training, agencies, planning
  methods, hardware portability, key tools, transport audits,
  and other lessons learned.

In general, presentations are being sought by and for network
operators of all sizes. Presentations about difficult problems
(and interesting solutions) that you encounter in the course of
your job are encouraged.

If you think you have an interesting topic but want some feedback
or assistance working it into a presentation, please email the
Program Committee chair (chair at pc.nanog.org), and a representative
on the Program Committee will give you the feedback needed to
work it into a presentation.


Plenary Session

A plenary session talk should be on a topic of interest to the
general NANOG audience, and may be up to 30 minutes long
(including time for questions and answers.)


Tracks are 90-minute informal agenda blocks on topics which are of
interest to a portion of the NANOG community.  The 90-minute block can
be subdivided into any number of combinations to suit the theme.  A
moderator generally coordinates content within the 90-minute block of

A typical track session includes some presentations, but usually is
focused on community discussion and interaction.

Frequent track topics include:

 - Peering
 - ISP Security
 - Tools

A track session is 90 minutes. Typically two tracks or three
tracks will be run concurrently.


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.

A panel may be up to 90 minutes long.

Lightning Talks

A lightning talk is a very short presentation or speech by any
attendee on any topic relevant to the NANOG audience. These are
limited to ten minutes; this will be strictly enforced.

If you have a topic that's timely, interesting, or even a
crackpot idea you want to share, we encourage you to consider
presenting it. Signups for lightning talks will be accepted
during the NANOG meeting.

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,

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


BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) are informal sessions on
topics which are of interest to a portion of the NANOG community.
BOFs may be held in the hallways, break-out areas or in an
unscheduled tutorial room by request submitted to
nanogpc at nanog.org at least 30 minutes in advance of desired use
with estimated duration notes.

A typical BOF session may include some structure or
presentations, but usually is focused on community discussion and

Frequent BOF topics include:

 - R&D collaboration
 - Hot-topics in the media
 - Peering
 - ISP Security
 - Tools

The less structured nature of BOF sessions allows for the
greatest flexibility from a timing perspective.

Registration Fee Waivers

The meeting registration fee will be waived as follows:

 - General session talk:  one speaker
 - General session panel: one moderator and all panelists
 - Research forum talk:   one speaker
 - Track:                 one moderator
 - Tutorial:              one instructor

How to Present

The deadline for accepting abstracts and slides is 06 March 2009.
While the majority of speaking slots may be filled by that date,
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.

The primary speaker, moderator, or author should submit
presentation information and an abstract on-line at:


Once you have done this, you will receive instructions for
submitting your draft slides. See Presentation Guidelines for
complete submission guidelines. All submissions must include:

 - Author's name(s)
 - Preferred contact email address
 - Submission category (General Session, Panel, Tutorial,
  Research Forum, or BOF)
 - Presentation title
 - Abstract
 - Slides (attachment or URL), in PDF (preferred) or Powerpoint
  format (Slides are optional for BOFs.)

You may instead submit the presentation information and draft
slides in email to nanog-support at nanog.org.

We look forward to reviewing your submission.

Todd Underwood, Chair
NANOG Program Committee

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