NANOG18 Call for Presentations

Susan R. Harris srh at
Mon Nov 29 14:58:40 UTC 1999

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                                  NANOG 18            
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                               San Jose, CA
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                             Feb. 6 - 8, 2000

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The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) will hold its 18th
meeting in San Jose, CA between February 6 - 8, 2000. 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. 

NANOG 18 will be hosted by Exodus Communications. 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 
    - 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 nanog-support at The deadline for
proposals is December 15, 1999. Abstracts will be accepted after December
15 on the basis of timeliness and quality of the presentation. Presenters
will be notified of acceptance by January 10, 2000.


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