[apops] AfNOG 2009 - Call for Presentations

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  • Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 06:37:33 +0900
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      Call for Presentations
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      The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) invites applications from
      people who wish to teach a tutorial, make a presentation, or chair a
      panel discussion at the 10th AfNOG meeting in Cairo, Egypt, in May
      2009. We also invite programme suggestions from other people.
      
      Background
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      AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organising a two-week event that includes
      the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in
      a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Tutorials, a one-day
      AfNOG meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC meeting. Further information about
      the event may be found at <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2009/> and
      <http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>.
      
      Venue
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      Venue for the event will be announced shortly
      
      About AfNOG
      -----------
      AfNOG (see <http://www.afnog.org/>) is a forum for cooperation and the
      exchange of technical information between operators of
      Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG has organised an event like
      this one every year since 2000.
      
      About the Tutorials & Conference
      -------------------
      The AfNOG Conference takes the form of a series of short presentations
      followed by open discussions, during which network operators from around
      the continent share experiences, discuss problems and their solutions as
      well as interact on various issues affecting African networking.
      
      The conference has in the past attracted over 200 participants, mainly
      consisting of engineering staff from national service providers,
      managers from IT Enterprises and members of the research and education
      community.
      
      Several tutorials will be offered before the AfNOG conference from 17 -
      18 May 2009. Tutorials are technical workshops which focus on a
      particular subject in-depth and should be non-commercial in
      nature. Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may
      include a hands-on practical component. They are intended to offer
      advanced training relating to technology already deployed or soon to be
      deployed on networking and related services provisioning for ISP
      operations.
      
      Potential Areas of Interest
      ---------------------------
      Conference:
      
         * Routing Operations: Rural Connectivity Solution, IPv4 and IPv6
           Routing, MPLS, Backbone operations, Traffic Engineering
         * Services Operations: DNS, Email, VOIP, Content Development, Open
           Source Tools and Analysis
         * Security Operations: NSP-Sec, DDoS, Security Operations, Anti-SPAM,
           Anti-Malware.
         * Internet Provider Relationships: IXP Operations, Peering
         * Technologies: Wireless, WiMax, DSL, Broadband access aggregation
         * Internet Governance
      
      Tutorials:
         * Network Monitoring and Management
         * Wireless Networking
         * Advanced Routing
         * DNSSEC
         * IPV6
         * VOIP
      
      
      How to Submit
      -------------
      People interested in making a presentation, or chairing a panel
      discussion at the AfNOG meeting are invited to submit a proposal not
      later than 28 February 2008
      
      We ask that the following information be sent in an email message to
      <afnog-presentations09 at afnog dot org>.
      
         * speaker/presenter name and affiliation
         * email address and phone number
         * nature of the proposal (conference presentation, panel discussion,
           or tutorial)
         * proposed title
         * requested time allocation (for conference presentations or panel
           discussions: 30 minutes to 2 hours).
         * an abstract of no more than 200 words
         * permission to reproduce your presentation after the event,
           including permission to post it on the AfNOG website.
      
      The Programme Committee also welcomes suggestions and expressions of
      interest, even if you don't have all the above information.
      
      Funding and Support
      
      AfNOG is a not-for-profit event and because limited funds are available,
      conference presenters and tutorial instructors are expected to cover
      their travel expenses. However, tutorial instructor or conference
      presenters are exempted from paying registration fees.
      
      Deadlines
      ----------
      Submission deadline:      28 Feb 2009
      Notification by:          15 March 2009
      Final Program Published:  31 March 2009
      Send Requests to:         afnog-presentations09 at afnog dot org