[apops] Fwd: Generic Call for Speakers, Instructors for Apricot 2002

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  • Subject: [apops] Fwd: Generic Call for Speakers, Instructors for Apricot 2002
  • From: Philip Smith <pfs at cisco dot com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 19:25:26 +1000
  • Sender: owner-apops@lists.apnic.net
    • Just in case any of you haven't already seen this, here is the call for 
      participation in APRICOT 2002... If you'd like to volunteer a presentation, 
      a tutorial or help with a workshop, please read on!
      >Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
      >Bangkok, Thailand
      >The APRICOT 2002 Program Committee is now preparing a schedule and
      >materials for the conference, and is seeking contributors to the
      >You can register your interest at
      >http://programs.regweb.com/apricot/2002/ if you would like to:
      >       Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic; and/or
      >       Be an instructor at the pre-conference workships; and/or
      >       Participate in the technical conference sessions as
      >         a speaker or chair; and/or
      >       Convene and chair a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session.
      >The theme of APRICOT 2002 is Creating the Next Internet Wave. The
      >program committee is therefore seeking material consistent with the
      >theme of the growth and scaling of Internet infrastructure and
      >services in profitable ways.
      >2 January 2002: All Proposed Session Presentations and Tutorials Submitted
      >10 January 2002: Presentations and Tutorials Selected and Announced
      >27 February to 3 March 2002: Pre-conference Workshops
      >3 March to 4 March 2002: Tutorials
      >5 March to 6 March 2002: Conference
      >7 March 2002: APNIC Meeting
      >Tutorial and Technical Conference Session topics that have been
      >successful in the past, or which have been requested for this year,
      >       IPv6 Introduction and Deployment
      >       IPv4 Address Planning, Conservation, Responsibility and
      >         Migration to IPv6
      >       Network Planning Tools, Techniques and Experiences
      >       Service and Server Scaling
      >       Broadband First/Last Mile Access Technologies
      >         (Cable, Wireless, Fiber, Copper)
      >       Mobile and Wireless Technologies
      >       Internet Exchanges, Peering and Collocation
      >       Open Source Software and ISP infrastructure
      >       Redundancy and Reliability Issues and Techniques
      >       New Pan Asian Backbones
      >       Experiences and Issues in deploying Internet in Emerging Countries
      >       Content Delivery Networks, Streaming and Multimedia Infrastructure
      >       Introduction and Advanced Network Management and ISP
      >         System Administration
      >       Hot Topics in Future Networks, Multi Protocol Label Switching
      >         (MPLS), Quality of Service, and Voice over IP
      >       Traffic Engineering with Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
      >       High Speed Networking Technology: ATM, Gigabit Ethernet,
      >         Switch Routers and Optical Dense Wave Division Multiplexing(DWDM)
      >       High Performance IP Backbone Routing and management,
      >         Routing Policy and RPSL
      >       Voice over IP Standards, Efforts and Impacts on ISPs
      >       Computer Telephony Integration and Voice over IP for ISPs
      >       Network Security, Encryption, Firewalls and VPNs for ISPs
      >       BIND, DNSSEC, IPv6 DNS, Reverse and Multilingual DNS
      >       Unified Messaging, Scaling E-mail infrastructure and SPAM control
      >       Operations, NOC, Helpdesk and other support aspects
      >         of ISPs in multi-lingual environments
      >       Supporting E-Commerce and ASPs
      >       Training the Trainers Workshops / Educators Track
      >The program committee will consider proposals in any of these areas,
      >and also in new areas. If you have an idea for a tutorial or session
      >subject that is not listed, please feel free to submit it to us.
      >When considering a subject, 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 over the next 12 - 18 months in the
      >conference sessions.
      >APRICOT is a TECHNICAL conference and 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.
      >The APRICOT Technical Conference Schedule is made up of 1.5 hour
      >conference sessions, each including up to 3 speakers (therefore
      >allowing 20-30 minutes per speaker). 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. If you would
      >like to give a presentation or chair one of the sessions, follow the
      >instructions at the end of this message for signing up as a speaker or
      >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 Conference Session Chair and/or Speaker as
      >well. You can sign up to give a tutorial, conference session
      >presentation and/or be a Session Chair by following the instructions
      >at the end of this message for signing up as a speaker or instructor.
      >APRICOT 2002 will be offering a pre-conference 4 day set of hands on
      >workshops for folks in developing nations or startup environments who
      >need to get up to speed on Internet infrastructure best practices. The
      >workshops will start on Wednesday 27th February at 9am and finish on
      >Saturday 2nd March at 6pm.
      >The workshops will last for 4 days, and all attendees are required to
      >pre-register and attend from the beginning of the workshops. Topics
      >already proposed include DNS, IP Routing, BGP Multihoming, and ISP
      >Security. We would welcome any other contributions, for example ISP
      >Network Management, Deploying IPv6, Internet Policies, MPLS, etc...
      >The idea of the workshops is to continue the excellent work done by
      >the ISOC in their past Network Training Workshop series. The workshops
      >aim to teach attendees from developing countries some of the skills
      >which are in common use throughout the developed Internet.
      >Anyone who is interested in proposing a workshop session, offering
      >material which can be used for the workshops, or assisting with
      >presenting any workshops should contact Philip Smith pfs at cisco dot com or
      >Bill Manning bmanning at vacation dot karoshi dot com or following the
      >instructions at the end of this message for signing up as a speaker or
      >Since APRICOT is a not-for-profit event that tries to keep the cost to
      >attendees low, we do not have too much money to pay the costs of
      >speakers. If you belong to a company or organization that can cover
      >you travel expenses, that is a big help. For those of you who do not
      >belong to such an organization, Apricot will cover 4 days of hotel
      >accommodation for Tutorial Instructors from Overseas. Apricot can also
      >consider covering economy class airfare up to US$1500 on a case by
      >case basis.
      >Local Tutorial Instructors can receive a US$500 honorarium but no
      >Hotel accommodations. It is ok to split the work of a full day
      >tutorial between several instructors, but APRICOT may only be able to
      >cover the hotel accommodations and case by case airfare for one person
      >per Tutorial. Of course, Tutorial, Conference Chairs and Speakers will
      >not have to pay any registration fee to attend the rest of the
      >If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor,
      >pre-conference workshop instructor, session speaker, session Chair or
      >a convener of a BOF, please go to
      >http://programs.regweb.com/apricot/2002/ . If you have received a
      >USERNAME/PASSWORD, use that to log in. Otherwise select the
      >SPEAKER Audience selection below the username/password entry box and
      >click on "CONTINUE".
      >NOTE: If you are signing up speakers other than yourself, please
      >create an entry/registration for each speaker. If you do not yet know
      >who the speaker is, create a temporary username. Fill in the First
      >Name with a Speaker Number (i.e. Speaker1, Speaker2, etc) and the Last
      >Name with your company name for each session. Fill in your own contact
      >info for the other fields (Company, email, phone number, Fax).
      >More information on the conference will be made available at
      >Thanks and if you have any questions, please contact me (email is best).
      >Robert J. Berger
      >Program Chair
      >Voice: +1-408-882-4755
      >Fax: +1-408-490-2868
      >rjbApricot at ibd dot com
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