NZNOG 07 - Call for Participation and Papers

Simon Lyall simon at
Tue Sep 5 11:02:15 UTC 2006

          NZNOG 07 - Call for Participation and Papers

The next conference of the New Zealand Network Operators' Group is to be held
in Palmerston North, New Zealand between 31 January and 2 February 2007. Our
host is and the venue is to be at Massey University's campus.

NZNOG meetings provide opportunities for the exchange of technical
information and discussion of issues relating to the operation and
support of network services, with particular emphasis on New Zealand.

The conference is low priced and has a strong technical focus with the
aim and history of getting a strong turnout of technical personal from
New Zealand Internet orientated companies.

Conference Overview

NZNOG 2007 will consist of one day Special Interest Group ( SIG ) Meetings
followed by two days of conference presentations.  There will also be
opportunity for more informal and small lightening talks. These are typically
around five minutes long and are organised closer to the actual conference.

Important Dates

Call for Papers opens:             5 September 2006
Deadline for speaker submissions: 20 October 2006
Responses to speaker submissions: 27 October 2006
Draft program published:           1 November 2006
Final program published:          18 December 2006
NZNOG 2007 Conference:            31 January - 2 February 2007

SIG Meetings

The first day of the conference is arranged as parallel tracks to
cover subject material which is of interest to particular groups of
attendees. Proposals are requested for workshops, tutorials and other
appropriate special-interest meetings of interest to Network Operators.

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

* Advanced BGP gubbins
* IPV6 implementation
* Service Provider wireless networking
* VoIP
* MPLS and high performance IP backbone routing
* Systems Administration.

The program committee will consider proposals for tutorials in any of these
or new areas. There is a single day of SIGs with up to five running

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

Conference Presentations

The main conference program for 2007 will be made up of two days with a
single stream where possible. Presentations don't need to fit any particular
fixed length and can be from 30 minutes to 3 hours in length.

NZNOG conferences have traditionally spanned the entire operational spectrum,
and then some. Proposals for conference presentations are invited for
virtually any topic with a degree of relevance to the NZNOG community.

Past years' talks have included the following:

- Internet exchange operations
- Global anycast networks and the building thereof
- Peering, peering, and peering
- Network security
- 10GB ethernet operations
- Advanced networks in NZ
- Current Internet research in NZ
- Wireless networking
- QOS over carrier networks
- Content distribution networks and media streaming

If you are interested in submitting a talk please fill out the questions
at then end of this document and email them to talks at .

Submission Guidelines

When considering a presentation or SIG, remember that the NZNOG 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 SIGs
and to address issues relevant to the day-to-day operations of ISPs and
network operators in the conference sessions.

The inclusion of a title, bio, topic, abstract, and slides with proposals
is not compulsory but each will help us determine the quality of your
proposal and increase the likelihood it will be accepted.

Final slides are to be provided by 22 January 2007.

Note: While the majority of speaking slots will be submitted by 20 October
2006, a limited number of slots may be available for presentations that are
exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.

The NZNOG conference 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 NZNOG conferences, 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 unforgiving, 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.

Funding and Support

NZNOG conferences are community run and funded events that try to keep the
cost to attendees as low as possible so generally we are unable to pay the
travel costs of speakers.  There is a limited amount of funding available to
international speakers.

Conference presenters will not have to pay any registration fee for the day
they are presenting. Discounts for SIG and lightning talk presenters may
be available but are not automatic.

Lightning talks

Lightning talks are short talks/presentations that last no more than 10
minutes. This is a good opportunity to get your pet topic out there or
perhaps to get some experience with presenting without having to go to a
full talk. At NZNOG'07 it is planned that there will be at least one
hour long lightning talk session.


There are opportunities remaining for organisations to sponsor various
aspects of the NZNOG meeting.

Please contact sponsorship at for more information




General Enquiries

    * info at

Talks and Papers

    * talks at

Talk Proposals

Please send all talk proposals (including lightning talks) to talks at
along with the requested information. Questions regarding talks can be
sent to the same address.

Sponsorship may be available for a limited number of overseas speakers
to attend the conference, please indicate if you require assistance
with travel and/or accommodation.

Author's Full Name:
Author's Email Address:
Author's affiliation:
Author's short biography:
Title of Talk:
Length of talk:
Please provide details if a version of this talk has previously been given:
Will travel and accommodation assistance be required:

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