[apops] APRICOT 2006 Call for Papers

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      Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
                  Perth, Western Australia 22nd Feb - 3rd March 2006
      The APRICOT 2006 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 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.
      20 November 2005: Receive all Speaker & Instructor submissions
      5 December 2005: Announce Selected Speakers and Tutorials
      1 February 2006: All Presentation Materials are received from Speakers &
      22 February to 26 February 2006: Pre-conference Workshops
      27 February to 28 February 2006: Tutorials
      01 March to 02 March 2006: Conference
      03 March 2006: APNIC Meeting
      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 Speaker in the Technical Conference Program as
      well. You can sign up to give a tutorial and/or conference session
      presentation by following the instructions at the end of this message
      for signing up as a speaker or instructor.
      Tutorial topics that have been successful in the past, or which have
      been requested for this year, include:
      * Network security, IPSec, Auditing/Forensics, DDoS Mitigation, VoIP
      * Address planning, conservation, responsibility and migration to IPv6
      * High performance IP backbone routing and management
      * BGP MultiHoming
      * MPLS
      * Network planning, management and traffic engineering
      * Operation experiences and issues in deploying Internet Infrastructure
      * Internet exchanges, construction, peering and collocation
      * Operations, NOC, Helpdesk and other support aspects
      * BIND, DNSSEC, Split Horizon DNS, and Reverse and multilingual DNS
      * Broadband first/last mile access technologies
      * Mobile and wireless technologies
      * Content, Applications, streaming and multimedia infrastructure
      * VoIP, Unified messaging, scaling e-mail infrastructure, Asterisk, etc.
      * Hosted Essential Services (mail, DNS, etc), Server scaling, Open  source
      * Training the Trainers Workshops / Educators Track
      * Quantitative Analysis for Internet Public Policy
      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 2006 will be made up of 2 days with 3
      tracks each day (Plus the APNIC and other concurrent AP* org Tracks
      which is managed by various AP* groups independent of APRICOT).
      Each Track has three 1.5 hour sessions on Wednesday and four 1.5 hour
      sessions on Thursday. Each session can have 3 - 4 presentations
      (therefore allowing 20-30 minutes per speaker) or a panel.
      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
      at one or more of the sessions, follow the instructions at the end of
      this message for signing up as a speaker or instructor.
      Sessions that are planned are:
           * Access Networks (Wireless, DSL, Cable, Fibre, etc)
           * Open Source Tools and Analysis
           * Broadband Content / Gaming
           * Peering
           * Exchange Points Operations
           * Routing / Backbone Technology & Techniques
           * IPv6 Operations
           * DNS
           * ENUM
           * VoIP
           * Network Security Practices
           * Network Auditing and Forensics
           * DoS Mitigation Strategies
           * Anti-SPAM and Net Abuse
      Please submit presentation proposals that would fit in one of the
      above sessions.
      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.
      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 Instructors will not have to pay any registration
      fee to attend the conference or tutorials. And Conference Speakers do
      not have to pay for registration to the Technical Conference.
      If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor, session
      speaker, or a convener of a BOF, please fill in the form at
      More information on the conference is available at
      send an email to remove at ibd dot com
      Thanks and if you have any questions, please contact myself & Tom Vest
      (email is best).
      Robert J. Berger / Tom Vest
      Program Chairs
      Fax: +1-408-490-2868
      programChairs at apricot2006 dot net