Call for Presentations - NANOG 35 - October, 2005

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                             CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
                                   NANOG 35
                                October 23-25, 2005
                          Fourth Joint Meeting With ARIN!

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The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 35th
meeting October 23-25, 2005, in Los Angeles. The meeting will be hosted by
Equinix. This will be NANOG's fourth joint meeting with ARIN, the
American Registry for Internet Numbers ( NANOG will meet
from Sunday to Tuesday, and ARIN from Wednesday to Friday, October 26-28.
NANOG registration opens in August.

NANOG conferences provide a forum for information exchange among network
operators, engineers, and researchers. Meetings are held three times each
year, and include presentations, tutorial sessions, and BOFs.

NANOG solicits presentations highlighting issues relating to technology
already deployed or soon to be deployed in the Internet. Vendors are
encouraged to work with operators to present deployment experiences with
the vendor's products and interoperability.

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.

The community is invited to present talks on:

Network Operations
  - Everyday life in the NOC
  - Present-day operational case studies
  - Exchange point technologies and implementation
  - Peering/colocation coordination issues
  - Content provider issues
  - Security attacks/mitigation, tools, and analysis
  - State of OAM tools for IP and MPLS networks

Deployment Experience
  - Alternative last-mile technologies (metro/rural, broadband,
    radio, optical, etc.)
  - VoIP deployment
  - VoIP peering and interconnect
  - Anycast
  - IPTV
  - Large-scale wireless
  - Wavelength use by enterprises

Research, Policy, and New Technology
  - Approaches to securing the global routing system (e.g., s*BGP and/or
    other tools)
  - Inter-provider MPLS/QoS/PCE
  - RIR policy (e.g., implications of HD ratio)
  - Currently active standards organizations and their topic areas
  - IPv6 economics: why is deployment so slow?
  - Approaches to IPv6 scalability, e.g., SHIM6

Topics for short (10-20 minute) lightning talks will be solicited on-site
in LA. "Technologies to Watch" topics will be appropriate for this

Proposals are also invited for tutorial sessions. Previous topics have

   - Troubleshooting BGP
   - Best Practices for Determining Traffic Matrices
   - Options for Blackhole and Discard Routing
   - BGP/MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

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

How to Present