[apops] Fwd: APRICOT 2004 Final Call for Tutorials and Presentations
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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.
CALL FOR APRICOT 2004 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND TUTORIALS 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. TENTATIVE CONFERENCE MILESTONES: 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 & Instructors 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 PROGRAM MATERIAL Tutorial and Technical Conference Session topics that have been successful in the past, or which have been requested for this year, include: * 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. IMPORTANT NOTE: 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. TECHNICAL CONFERENCE SESSIONS 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 instructor. TUTORIALS 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. FUNDING AND SUPPORT 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. SIGNING UP AS A SPEAKER, INSTRUCTOR OR BOF Convener 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 http:/www.apricot2004.net IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE REMOVED FROM MAILING LIST: 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