[apops] Fwd: APRICOT 2004 Final Call for Tutorials and Presentations

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  • Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:00:29 +1000
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    • Hi everyone,

      Apologies if you have seen this some other way already, but this is the final call for the APRICOT 2004 conference, during which we will ofcourse have a meeting of APOPS.

      If you are interested in presenting either a tutorial or a conference paper at APRICOT, please read on below.

      And if you are interested in presenting during the APOPS BoF session, please e-mail me directly with presentation title and abstract, or any suggestions you may have for content.



      Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
                            Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Feb 2004
      The APRICOT 2004 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 this year 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.
      15 November 2003: Receive all Speaker & Instructor submissions
      1 December 2003: Announce Selected Speakers and Tutorials
      1 February 2004: All Presentation Materials are received from Speakers &
      18 February to 22 February 2004: Pre-conference Workshops
      23 February to 24 February 2004: Tutorials
      25 February to 26 February 2004: Conference
      27 February 2004: APNIC Meeting
      Tutorial and Technical Conference Session topics that have been
      successful in the past, or which have been requested for this year,
      * Network security
      * Address planning, conservation, responsibility and migration to IPv6
      * High performance IP backbone routing and management
      * Network planning, management and traffic engineering
      * Operation experiences and issues in deploying Internet Infrastructure
      * Internet exchanges, peering and collocation
      * Operations, NOC, Helpdesk and other support aspects
      * New Pan Asian backbones
      * Hot topics in future network protocols and techniques
      * BIND, DNSSEC, and Reverse and multilingual DNS
      * Broadband first/last mile access technologies
      * Mobile and wireless technologies
      * Content, Applications, streaming and multimedia infrastructure
      * Unified messaging, scaling e-mail infrastructure
      * Service and server scaling, Redundancy and reliability, Open source
      * VoIP
      * Training the Trainers Workshops / Educators Track
      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. 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 2004 will be made up of 2 days with 3
      tracks each day (Plus the APNIC Track which is managed by APNIC).
      The Tracks are:
      Network Security (Ray Hunt Track Chair)
      Internet Exchanges & Peering: (Bill Norton Track Chair)
      VoIP (Gaurab Raj Upadhaya Track Chair)
      APCERT Security:  (Yurie Ito Track Chair)
      APCAUCE Anti-SPAM and Net Abuse (Suresh Ramasubramanian Track Chair)
      Internet Routing and Backbone Operations (Ananth Nagarajan Track Chair)
      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 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.
      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. Only in exceptional
      circumstances of hardship will APRICOT be able to consider assisting
      with travel expenses of tutorial instructors.
      Of course, Tutorial, Conference Chairs and Speakers will not have to
      pay any registration fee to attend the conference or tutorials.
      If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor, session
      speaker, session Chair or a convener of a BOF, please go to
      http://www.apricot2004.net/callpapers.asp and click on the "Call for
      Papers Registration Form" at the bottom of the page.
      More information on the conference will be made available at
      send an email to remove at ibd dot com
      Thanks and if you have any questions, please contact me
      (email below is best, the rjbApricot address will not work anymore
      due to SPAM overload!).
      Robert J. Berger
      Program Chair
      Fax: +1-408-490-2868
      ApricotProgram at ibd dot com