NANOG30 Call for Presentations

Susan Harris srh at
Thu Nov 13 23:30:50 UTC 2003

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                                        NANOG 30

                        CELEBRATING OUR 30th MEETING and 10th YEAR

                                     General Session
                                      Case Studies
                                     Research Forum

                                  February 8-10, 2004

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The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 30th meeting February
8-10, 2004, in Miami, Florida. The meeting will be hosted by Terremark and held at the
Radisson Miami Hotel. This is the second time Terremark has hosted NANOG - NANOG24 was
also held in Miami, in February 2002. Registration for NANOG30 opens December 15.

NANOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical
information related to backbone/enterprise 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 450 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, see:


NANOG invites presentations on backbone/enterprise 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. Vendors
are encouraged to work with operators to present deployment experiences with the
vendor's products.

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

The community is invited to present talks on:

   -- Security attacks/mitigation, tools, and analysis

   -- Operator experience/how-to's on building packet-switched networks
      (e.g., IP or MPLS) that can carry TDM, Layer 2 (e.g., Frame Relay and ATM),
      IP services, and emerging services such as VPLS

   -- Experience with active DoS retaliation methods, e.g., reverse port scanning

   -- Operator case studies on:

      - Implementation experience with 10/100Gig E
      - VOIP architectures and deployment
      - Integration with optical control planes (GMPLS, ASON, etc.),
          voice (enterprise, Class 4 and Class 5), and video
      - Provisioning and automation
      - Enterprise network security, management, and route control
      - Network troubleshooting and problems solved

   -- Experience with active DoS retaliation methods, e.g., reverse port

  -- Implementation and use of measurement technologies in vendor devices

Other potential topics include:

   -- Backbone traffic engineering
   -- Impact of BGP dynamics on backbone traffic patterns
   -- Route processor architecture
   -- Large-scale wireless deployment
   -- Building large-scale measurement infrastructure
   -- Inter-domain multicast deployment

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


Submit a detailed abstract or outline describing the presentation in email to
nanog-support at The deadline for proposals is December 22, 2003. While the
majority of speaking slots will be filled by December 22, 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 12. Final drafts of presentation slides are due by
January 28, and final versions February 4.

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