NANOG27 Call for Presentations

Susan Harris srh at
Wed Nov 27 16:17:16 UTC 2002

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                                  NANOG 27              

                              GENERAL SESSION        
                               CASE STUDIES
                       OPERATIONS RESEARCH POSTER SESSION            

                            February 9 - 11, 2003

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The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 27th
meeting February 9-11, 2003, in Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting will be
hosted by Rodney Joffe and UltraDNS. Registration opens January 2.

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

For more information about NANOG meetings, schedules, and logistics,


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.

Network operators are invited to present case studies detailing their
experiences with network planning and design, protocol implementation,
provisioning, automation, useful tools, traffic engineering,
troubleshooting, problems solved, and DoS.

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.

Previous NANOG meetings have included presentations on:

    - Backbone traffic engineering 
    - Freely available configuration, management, and measurement tools
    - 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 
    - Inter-domain multicast deployment 
    - Backbone network failure analysis 

Tutorials have covered topics such as:

    - BGP troubleshooting techniques
    - ISP security: real world techniques 
    - IPv6 basics
    - IP multicast technologies

Submit a detailed abstract or outline describing the presentation in email
to nanog-support at  The deadline for proposals is January 6,
2003.  While the majority of speaking slots will be filled by January 6, a
limited number of slots will be available after that date for topics that
are exceptionally timely and important. Submissions will be reviewed by
the NANOG Program Committee, and presenters will be notified of acceptance
by January 20, 2003. Final drafts of presentation slides are due by
January 29, and final versions February 5.

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

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