Call for Presentations: NANOG 40 - June 3-6 - Bellevue, WA

Steve Feldman feldman at
Thu Mar 15 00:06:29 UTC 2007

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its
40th meeting June 3-6, 2007, in Bellevue, Washington.

The meeting will be hosted by XKL.

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

A general session talk should be on a topic of interest to the
general NANOG audience, and may be up to 30 minutes long.

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.

A panel may be up to 90 minutes long.

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

A tutorial may use either one or two 90-minute sessions.

BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) are 90-minute informal sessions
on topics which are of interest to a portion of the NANOG community.

A typical BOF session includes some presentations, but usually is
focused on community discussion and interaction.

Frequent BOF topics include:
    ISP Security

A BOF session is 90 minutes.

Registration Fee Waivers
The meeting registration fee will be waived as follows:
   - General session talk: one speaker
   - General session panel: one moderator and all panelists
   - Research forum talk: one speaker
   - Tutorial: one instructor
   - BOF: one moderator

How to Present
The primary speaker, moderator, or author should submit presentation
information and an abstract online at:

Once you have done this, 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, or BOF)
    Presentation title
    Slides (attachment or URL), in PDF (preferred) or Powerpoint format
      (Slides are optional for BOFs.)

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

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, April 12, at 11:59pm PDT.

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 April 19.  Final
drafts of presentation slides are due for review on May 18,
and final versions for posting are due on May 25.

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