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FYI. A reminder that the deadline for APRICOT 2006 proposals for conference and tutorial papers is on the 20th of November, less than one month from now.
philip APRICOT Management Committee Chair --
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.
CONFERENCE MILESTONES: 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 & Instructors
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
PROGRAM MATERIAL ----------------
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 Security * 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.
TECHNICAL CONFERENCE SESSIONS:
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, Fiber, 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.
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.
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, 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.
SIGNING UP AS A SPEAKER, INSTRUCTOR OR BOF Convener
If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor, session speaker, or a convener of a BOF, please fillin the form at http://www.apricot2006.net/index.php/fuseaction/home.callforpapers
More information on the conference is available at http:/www.apricot2006.net
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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@apricot2006.net