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NANOG26 Call for Presentations

October 27-29, 2002
Eugene Hilton & Conference Center

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 26th meeting October 27-29, 2002, in Eugene, Oregon. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Oregonand Sprint. Registration begins September 4. 
B NANOG 26 is a special occasion - the first joint meeting with ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers. ARIN manages IP numbers for North and South America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa. NANOG will meet as usual from Sunday to Tuesday, and ARIN from Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 30 to Nov.1. 

NANOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to large-scale (i.e., national/international) Internet backbone networking technologies and operational practices. Meetings are held three times each year, and include two days of short presentations, plus afternoon/evening tutorial sessions. The meetings are informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current backbone engineering practices. NANOG conferences draw over 500 participants, mainly consisting of engineering staff from national service providers, and members of the research and education community. 

NANOG invites presentations on backbone engineering, coordination, and research topics. Presentations should highlight issues relating to technology already deployed or soon to be deployed in core Internet backbones and exchange points. 

Previous meetings have included presentations on:


  • Backbone traffic engineering
  • Inter-provider security and routing protocol authentication
  • Routing scalability in backbone infrastructures
  • Security issues for the Internet core
  • Routing policy specification and backbone router configuration
  • Building large-scale measurement infrastructure
  • Cooperative inter-provider caching
  • Alternatives to hot-potato routing
  • Recommendations on queue management and congestion avoidance
  • Experience with differentiated services
  • Inter-domain multicast deployment
  • Backbone network failure analysis

Tutorials have covered topics such as:

  • Inter-domain traffic engineering: principles, applications, and case studies
  • BGP multihoming
  • ISP security: real-world techniques
  • IP multicast technologies

A Sunday afternoon research/operations forum offers researchers a short time slot to present ongoing work for evaluation and feedback from the operations community. Topics include routing, network performance, statistical measurement and analysis, and protocol development and implementation. Researchers from academia, government, and industry are invited to participate.


How to Present

See the How to Give a Presentation at NANOG section for complete submission guidelines. 

The deadline for proposals is September 16, 2002. While the majority of speaking slots will be filled by September 16, a limited number of slots will be available after that date for topics that are exceptionally timely and important. Submissions will be reviewed by the NANOG Program Committee, and presenters will be notified of acceptance by September 30, 2002. 

NANOG also welcomes suggestions/recommendations for tutorials, panels and other presentation topics. 





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