APRICOT 2007 Call for Papers

Jonny Martin jonny at fx.net.nz
Tue Jul 11 03:20:00 UTC 2006

Hi All.

The APRICOT 2007 call for papers is now open, as per the following.

Jonny Martin
APRICOT Program Committee


Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies  
Bali, Indonesia 21st Feb - 2nd March 2007

Call for Papers

The APRICOT 2007 Program Committee is now seeking contributors to the  
program. This is the main call for Presentations & Tutorials before  
the final program is fixed.  We would like to give people the  
opportunity to submit their proposals early and to encourage people  
in the Asia Pacific region who have not previously presented their  
work to do so.

We are looking for people who would like to:

	* Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic; and/or
	* Participate in the technical conference sessions as
	   a speaker; and/or
	* Convene and chair a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session.


Call for Papers Opens:              1 July     2006
Deadline for Speaker Submissions:  30 October  2006
First Draft Program Published:     15 November 2006
Final Program Published:           15 January  2007


APRICOT 2007 will be arranged into six operational streams, each of  
which will contain a number of conference tracks and related  
tutorials.   This streamed approach is designed to foster operational  
communities within the Asia Pacific region.  Each stream will take  
place in the same area providing opportunity for people do further  
discuss and network with peers.

Streams for APRICOT 2007 are:

1.  Routing Operations
IPv4 and IPv6 Routing, APNIC Routing and IPv6 Technical SIG, MPLS,  
Backbone operations.

2.  Services Operations
DNS, VOIP, ENUM, IDN, IDC, content and other services, APNIC DNS SIG.

3.  Security Operations
NSP-Sec, DDoS, Security Operations, Anti-SPAM, Anti-Malware.

4.  Internet Provider Relationships
IXP Operations, Peering, APNIC IX SIG.

5.  Access Technologies
Wireless, WiMax, Metro Ethernet, DSL, Broadband access aggregation.

6.	APNIC Stream
APNIC's NIR, Database, Policy SIGs.


Tutorials are full-day workshops which focus on a particular subject  
in-depth. They may be presented by a single Instructor, or a team of  
instructors working together. Tutorial Instructors are encouraged to  
also sign up to be a Speaker in the Technical Conference Program as  
well.  You can sign up to give a tutorial and/or conference session  
presentation by following the instructions at the end of this message  
for signing up as a speaker or instructor.

Tutorial topics which have successful in the past, or have been  
requested for this year are:

   - Network security, IPSec, Auditing/Forensics, DDoS Mitigation,  
VoIP Security
   - Address planning, conservation, responsibility and migration to  
   - High performance IP backbone routing and management
   - BGP MultiHoming
   - MPLS
   - IPv6 implementation
   - Network planning, management and traffic engineering
   - Internet exchanges, construction, peering and collocation
   - Operations, NOC, Helpdesk and other support aspects
   - BIND, DNSSEC, Split Horizon DNS, and Reverse and multilingual DNS
   - Broadband first/last mile access technologies
   - Mobile and wireless technologies
   - Content, Applications, streaming and multimedia infrastructure
   - VoIP, Unified messaging, scaling e-mail infrastructure,  
Asterisk, etc.
   - Hosted Essential Services (mail, DNS, etc), Server scaling, Open  
   - Quantitative Analysis for Internet Public Policy

The program committee will consider proposals for tutorials in any of  
these areas, and also in new areas. There will be two days of  
Tutorials. Tutorials last 1/2 day or a full day and can cater to  
beginner through to advanced audiences.  Tutorial days are typically  
split into four 1.5 hour sessions.

If you have an idea for a tutorial subject that is not listed, please  
feel free to submit it to us.


The Main Conference Program for 2006 will be made up of two days,  
with three streams each day.  In addition there will be a stream  
focused on local (Indonesian) internet issues.

Each stream will consist of four 1.5 hour sessions, with each having  
three or four presentations.  This allows 20-30mins per presenter.

Sessions are chaired by persons of appropriate expertise in the  
subject matter of the session and will include ample time for  
questions from the audience.  Successful presentations from past  
APRICOTs have covered topics relevant to current operational  
deployments or new technologies not yet in wide deployment.

Proposals for conference presentations are invited for topics fitting  
into the six streams outlined above.  If you would like to give a  
presentation at one or more of the sessions, follow the instructions  
at the end of this message for signing up as a speaker or instructor.


When considering a presentation or tutorial, remember that the  
APRICOT audience is mainly comprised of technical network operators  
and engineers with a wide range of experience levels from beginners  
to multi-year experience. There is a strong orientation to offer core  
skills and basic knowledge in the tutorials and to address issues  
relevant to the day-to-day operations of ISPs and network operators  
over the next 12 - 18 months in the conference sessions.

The deadline for submissions is 30 October, 2006.

Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be  
provided with CfP submissions.  Final slides are to be provided by 15  
January, 2007.

While the majority of speaking slots will be submitted by 30 October  
2006, a limited number of slots may be available for presentations  
that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational  


APRICOT is a TECHNICAL conference so marketing and commercial content  
is not allowed within the program. The program committee is charged  
with maintaining the technical standard of APRICOT, and will  
therefore not accept inappropriate materials. It is expected that the  
presenter be a technical person and not a sales or marketing person.  
The audience is extremely technical and expects that the speakers are  
themselves very knowledgeable. All sessions provide time for  
questions, so presenters should expect technical questions and be  
prepared to deliver insightful and technically deep responses.


APRICOT is a not-for-profit event that tries to keep the cost to  
attendees low so we are unable to pay the travel costs of speakers.   
Speakers from developing countries may be eligible for the APRICOT  
Fellowship Program which provides basic assistance to successful  
fellows to cover local living and registration expenses associated  
with attending the conference.

Of course, Tutorial instructors will not have to pay any registration  
fee to attend the conference or tutorials, and Conference Speakers do  
not have to pay for registration to the Technical Conference.


If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor, session  
speaker, or a convener of a BOF, please fillin the form at http:// 

More information on the conference is available at

APRICOT Program Committee
program at apricot.net

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