NANOG16 -- Call for Presentations

Craig Labovitz labovit at
Fri Apr 9 19:16:57 UTC 1999

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                                  NANOG 16            
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                               Eugene, Oregon
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                             May 23 - 25, 1999

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NANOG, the North American Network Operators Group, will hold its 16th
meeting in Eugene, Oregon on May 23 - 25, 1999.  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
provides, 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. 

NANOG 16 will be hosted by the University of Oregon and Verio. For more
information about NANOG, conference hotels, 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
     - Inter-exchange point updates

Tutorials have covered topics such as:

     - BGP case studies
     - Address allocation and renumbering
     - External route selection
     - IP multicast technologies



Submit an informal one- or two-paragraph abstract describing the
presentation in email to nanog-support at  The proposal should be
submitted well in advance of the conference. Notification of
acceptance is rolling and is usually provided one or two days after
receipt of the abstract.

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

Craig Labovitz				labovit at
Merit Network, Inc.
4251 Plymouth  Road, Suite C.		(734) 764-0252 (office)
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2785		(734) 647-3185 (fax)

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