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NANOG27 Call for Presentations

February 9-11, 2003 
Phoenix, Arizona

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 27th meeting February 9-11, 2003, in Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting will be hosted by Rodney Joffe and UltraDNS.

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. 

Network operators are invited to present case studies detailing their experiences with network planning and design, protocol implementation, provisioning, automation, useful tools, traffic engineering, troubleshooting, problems solved, and DoS. 

Researchers are invited to present short (10-minute) summaries of their work for operator feedback. Topics include routing, network performance, statistical measurement and analysis, and protocol development and implementation. Studies presented may be works in progress. Researchers from academia, government, and industry are encouraged to present. 

Previous meetings have included presentations on:

  • Backbone traffic engineering
  • Freely available configuration, management, and measurement tools
  • 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:


  • BGP troubleshooting techniques
  • ISP security: real-world techniques
  • IPv6 basics
  • BGP multihoming

How to Present

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

The deadline for proposals is January 6, 2003. While the majority of speaking slots will be filled by January 6, 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 January 20, 2003. Final drafts of presentation slides are due by January 29, and final versions February 5. 

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





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