Call for Presentations - AusNOG-03

David Hughes david at
Thu Jul 9 08:51:35 UTC 2009

Call for Presentations - AusNOG-03
AusNOG-03 is to be held in Sydney, Australia between 31st August and 1st
of September 2009

The AusNOG meeting provides the Australian community with a forum to
exchange information and experiences on a number of issues relating to
the operation and support of networks, with a specific focus on the
coming 6-12 months. The conference is expected to have a strong
technical representation from companies operating networks in Australia.

Details of AusNOG-03 and past meetings can be found on the AusNOG
web site at

Please read the information below carefully.

Send your proposed topics and details to organisers at Please
include a detailed overview including the expected length and technical
depth of your presentation. The program committee will confirm your
application and may get back to you with any questions. Please remember
this is a technical event for network operators and presentations  
should be
representative of this.  Marketing presentations or presentations  
on specific products are not suitable for this event.

Some areas of current interest to the target audience are listed below.
These are simply suggested topic areas and the committee will happily
consider proposals for papers covering any facet of network technology,
network operation, or the industry.

1. NBN Technology.  High speed access, core, edge, border... Access
speeds measured at 100M will present all sort of challenges across the
provider sphere. As so much is yet unknown how the NBN will land on us,
will there be the ability to specify the edge device or policy. Either
way talks on experience in this space is what we are seeking.

2. Backhaul. Increasing end user speeds in an NBN world will see a
requirement for increased backhaul. How do you implement a multi hundred
gigabit backhaul network ? What are the issues for wholesale play with
this type of undertaking ?

3. Content to the Edge. Whilst we are about to enter the work of real
competition in international access and bandwidth is about as
inexpensive as it has ever been we are still a small population very far
away from the main Internet trade routes. Experience with CDN,
distributed content applications and how operators leverage servers,
DNS, load balancers etc to bring about an outcome.

4. Operational Best Practices.  Tools, methodologies and techniques that
can improve the reliability and efficiency of IP Networks. Configuration
management, configuration automation, routing registries, performance
monitoring and availability monitoring are always of interest to  

5. Regulatory, Market Data and Overseas Trends (Regulatory and Industry
Bodies Updates, Market Data and Statistics, Trends from Overseas

Panel Discussions
- Required Panellists: 8-10
- Panel Length: 45 mins
- Number of Panels: 2

Panels are the interactive part of the conference. The job of Panellists
will be to stimulate and moderate the discussion. Whether you are on the
panel or in the audience your input would be appreciated. The two Panel
Topics will be related to the industry at the time of the conference.
Propose a topic that you think will be interesting, or if you think you
are interesting, propose yourself for inclusion to the panel :-)

Keynote Addresses
- Required Speakers: 2
- Presentation Length: 45 mins
- Number of Topics: 2

We are seeking 2 speakers for Keynotes Addresses. Each Keynote will be
of 45 mins in length, including time for input from the industry. If you
would like to be considered for a Keynote topic, please email
organisers at with details of yourself and your topic.

Important Dates
- 10 July 2009        - Call for Presentations Opens
- 26 July 2009        - Deadline for Proposals
-  3 August 2009      - Response to presentation proposals
- 10 August 2009      - Draft program published to website
- 17 August 2009      - Final program published

The AusNOG-03 Organisers

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