NANOG 38: Call for Presentations - Oct 8-10 2006 - St. Louis, MO

Steve Feldman feldman at
Sat Jul 8 21:57:56 UTC 2006

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its
38th meeting October 8-10, 2006, in St. Louis, Missouri.

The meeting will be co-hosted by Savvis and Washington University
in St. Louis.  This will be NANOG's fifth joint meeting with ARIN,
the American Registry for Internet Numbers.  NANOG will meet from
Sunday to Tuesday, and ARIN from Wednesday to Friday, October 11-13.
NANOG registration will open in August.

NANOG conferences provide a forum for information exchange among
network operators, engineers, and researchers.  Meetings are held
three times each year, and include panels, presentations, tutorial
sessions, and BOFs.

NANOG solicits presentations highlighting issues relating to
technology already deployed or soon to be deployed in the Internet.
The NANOG community is invited to attend and participate in this
forum, which offers numerous opportunities to share ideas, explore
research and development, and interact with leaders in this important
field of network operations.  Vendors are encouraged to work with
operators to present deployment experiences with the vendor's
products and interoperability.

General Session
The community is invited to develop panel sessions or present talks
on topics relevant to the NANOG community, including:

    Network Operations
	Present-day operational case studies
	Everyday life in the NOC and tools of interest
	Exchange point technologies and implementation
	Peering/colocation coordination issues
	Content provider issues
	Security attacks/mitigation, tools, and analysis
	State of OAM tools for IP and MPLS networks
	Disaster recovery and planning
    Deployment Experience
	Mergers and their impact on interconnected networks
	Alternative and emerging last-mile technologies
	  (metro/rural, broadband, radio, optical, etc.)
	VoIP deployment, architecture, peering, and interconnect
	Large-scale wireless
	Fiber and wavelength use by enterprises
    Research, Policy, and New Technology
	Approaches to securing the global routing system
	  (e.g., s*BGP and/or other tools)
	Routing system scalability
	Capacity planning standards and tools
	Inter-provider MPLS/QoS/PCE
	RIR policy (e.g., implications of HD ratio)
	Active standards organizations and areas of interest
	IPv6: economics, deployments, and adoption rates
	Approaches to IPv6 scalability, e.g., Shim6

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.

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, including:

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

How to Present
Submit presentation information and an abstract online at:

Once you have done this, the you will receive instructions for
submitting your draft slides.

See for complete submission

All submissions must include:

    Author's name(s)
    Preferred contact email address
    Submission category (General Session, Panel, Tutorial, Research Forum)
    Presentation title
    Slides (attachment or URL), in PDF (preferred) or Powerpoint format

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

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, August 3, 2006.

A limited number of slots may be available after that date for
topics that are exceptionally timely, important, or critical to the
operation of the Internet.

Submissions will be reviewed by the NANOG Program Committee, and
presenters will be notified of acceptance by August 14.  Final
drafts of presentation slides are due for review on September 22,
and final versions for posting are due on October 1.

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