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NZNOG 08 - Call for Participation and Papers
The next conference of the New Zealand Network Operators' Group is to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand between 23 January and 25 January 2008. Our host is WIC.
NZNOG meetings provide opportunities for the exchange of technical information and discussion of issues relating to the operation and support of network services, with particular emphasis on New Zealand.
The conference is low priced and has a strong technical focus with the aim and history of getting a strong turnout of technical personal from New Zealand Internet orientated companies.
Conference Overview -------------------
NZNOG 2008 will consist of one day workshop and tutorial day followed by two days of conference presentations. There will also be opportunity for more informal and small lightening talks. These are typically around five minutes long and are organised closer to the actual conference.
Important Dates ---------------
Call for Papers opens: 25 June 2007 Deadline for speaker submissions: 6 August 2007 Responses to speaker submissions: 24 August 2007 Draft program published: 3 September 2007 Final program published: 1 November 2007 NZNOG 2008 Conference: 23 - 25 January 2008
SIG / Miniconf / Tutorials --------------------------
The first day of the conference will again be a workshop and tutorial day. It is usually run as one or more parallel 'interest group' streams and practical or interactive workshops of interest to Network Operators. This is a call for papers and activities for the first day of conference.
Examples of past activities workshops include 'MPLS and fixed access networks for beginners', 'Mikrotik RouterOS Training', 'APNIC Internet Resource Management Essentials', and a System Administrators mini-conference which included talks on 'Using Debian packages for system administration' and '42 hosts in 1U: Using virtual machines'.
Conference Presentations ------------------------
The main conference program for 2008 will be made up of two days with a single stream where possible. Presentations don't need to fit any particular fixed length and can be from 30 minutes to 3 hours in length.
NZNOG conferences have traditionally spanned the entire operational spectrum, and then some. Proposals for conference presentations are invited for virtually any topic with a degree of relevance to the NZNOG community.
Past years' talks have included the following:
- Internet exchange operations - Global anycast networks and the building thereof - Peering, peering, and peering - Network security - 10GB ethernet operations - Advanced networks in NZ - Current Internet research in NZ - Wireless networking - QOS over carrier networks - Content distribution networks and media streaming - How we paid the construction guys 18 pints of beer and they gave us a free metro fibre network in Palmy North - Open Source VoIP Platform in Carrier Environments
If you are interested in submitting a talk please fill out the questions at then end of this document and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Submission Guidelines ---------------------
When considering a presentation or SIG, remember that the NZNOG 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 SIGs and to address issues relevant to the day-to-day operations of ISPs and network operators in the conference sessions.
The inclusion of a title, bio, topic, abstract, and slides with proposals is not compulsory but each will help us determine the quality of your proposal and increase the likelihood it will be accepted.
Final slides are to be provided by 21 January 2008.
Note: While the majority of speaking slots will be submitted by 6 August 2007, a limited number of slots may be available for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.
The NZNOG conference is a TECHNICAL conference so marketing and commercial content is NOT allowed within the program. The program committee is charged with maintaining the technical standard of NZNOG conferences, 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 unforgiving, 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 -------------------
NZNOG conferences are community run and funded events that try to keep the cost to attendees as low as possible so generally we are unable to pay the travel costs of speakers. There is a limited amount of funding available to international speakers.
Conference presenters will not have to pay any registration fee for the day they are presenting. Discounts for SIG and lightning talk presenters may be available but are not automatic.
Lightning talks ---------------
Lightning talks are short talks/presentations that last no more than 10 minutes. This is a good opportunity to get your pet topic out there or perhaps to get some experience with presenting without having to go to a full talk. At NZNOG 2008 it is planned that there will be at least one hour long lightning talk session.
There are opportunities remaining for organisations to sponsor various aspects of the NZNOG meeting.
Please contact email@example.com for more information
Talks and Papers
Talk Proposals --------------
Please send all talk proposals (including lightning talks) to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the requested information. Questions regarding talks can be sent to the same address.
Sponsorship may be available for a limited number of overseas speakers to attend the conference, please indicate if you require assistance with travel and/or accommodation.
Author's Full Name: Author's Email Address: Author's affiliation: Author's short biography: Title of Talk: Abstract: Length of talk: Please provide details if a version of this talk has previously been given: Will travel and accommodation assistance be required: