[apops] MENOG in Oman

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      For you info, MENOG is holding its next meeting in Oman from 25th
      September to 4th October. The call for papers has been open for a couple
      of weeks now.
      If any of you are interested in presenting either a tutorial or during
      the conference plenary at MENOG, please take a look at the call for
      papers which I have included below.
      Subject: 	Call For Papers, MENOG 9 - Muscat 25 Sept - 4 Oct 2011
      Date: 	Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:33:36 +0300
      From: 	Kais Al-Essa <operations at sahara dot com dot sa>
      Organization: 	Sahara Net
      To: 	menog at menog dot net
      _*Call for Papers*_
      Hello everyone,
      The MENOG Programme Committee is now seeking contributions for the MENOG
      9 programme.
      We would like to invite presentation proposals to be
      submitted as soon as possible to help us produce the programme in plenty
      of time.  We would also like to encourage network operators and
      researchers throughout the Middle East, who have not previously
      presented their work, to do so.
      We are looking for speakers who would:
          - Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic; and/or
          - Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker.
          - Share their local experience with any of the fields of interest
      for MENOG.
      Submissions must be sent online. You can submit through the link below:
      _*MENOG 9 Format *_
      MENOG 9 will run for 8 days, and will include 5 days of hands-on
      technical workshops, one day of tutorials followed by 2 day Technical
      Conference sessions (including updates from the RIPE NCC)
      Workshops: 25 - 29 September
      Tutorials: 2 October
      Plenary Conference: 3 - 4 October
      Conference Milestones
      - Call for Papers Opens: Now
      - Deadline for Speaker Slide Submissions: 5 September 2011
      - Final Programme Published: 15 September 2011
      - Final Slides: 22 September 2011
      Technical Conference
      - Each technical session in a MENOG Meeting lasts 90 minutes
      - Multiple sessions can cover one subject area, if there is demand.
      - A 90-minute session allows either 3 or 4 presentations per session,
      including time
      for Q&   A. Maximum presentation length is 25 minutes.
      Expected subject areas for MENOG 9 include:
      - IPv6 deployment
      - HTTP and Non-HTTP Content Filtering; Anti-spam
      - Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) and Localisation
      - NREN (National Research and Education Networks)
      - ISP Operations, Peering and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
      - ISP Network Security
      - Datacentres, Applications&   Services
      Paper Submission
      When considering a presentation or tutorial, remember that the MENOG
      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 desire to offer core skills
      and basic knowledge in the tutorials and to address issues relevant to
      the day-to-day operations of ISPs and network operators over the next 12
      - 18 months in the conference sessions.
      Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided
      with CfP submissions.  The Programme Committee will not consider a
      presentation proposal without accompanying draft slides.
      While the majority of speaking slots will be allocated by 15 September
      2011, a limited number of slots may be available after then for
      presentations that are exceptionally timely or of critical operational
      Important Note MENOG is a technical conference so marketing and
      commercial content is not allowed within the programme.  The programme
      committee will maintain the technical standard of MENOG, 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.
      *Funding and Support *
      MENOG is a not-for-profit event that is trying to make the event only as
      close to zero cost as possible for attendees; therefore MENOG is unable
      to pay the travel costs of speaker.
      Looking forward to your submissions.
      Kais Al-Essa
      MENOG Program Committee
      MENOG Coordination Committee Member