Call for Presentations - NANOG 36, Feb. 2006

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its
36th meeting February 12-15, in Dallas, Texas. The meeting will be
hosted by Yahoo.

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.

Suggested topics include:

* Network Operations
    o Everyday life in the NOC
    o Present-day operational case studies
    o Exchange point technologies and implementation
    o Peering/colocation coordination issues
    o Content provider issues
    o Security attacks/mitigation, tools, and analysis
    o State of OAM tools for IP and MPLS networks
    o Network and data center redundancy
* Deployment Experience
    o Alternative last-mile technologies (metro/rural, broadband,
      radio, optical, etc.)
    o VoIP deployment, peering and interconnect
    o Anycast
    o IPTV
    o Large-scale wireless
    o Fiber and Wavelength use by enterprises
* Research, Policy, and New Technology
    o Approaches to securing the global routing system (e.g., s*BGP
      and/or other tools)
    o Inter-provider MPLS/QoS/PCE
    o RIR policy (e.g., implications of HD ratio)
    o Currently active standards organizations and their topic areas
    o IPv6 economics: why is deployment so slow?
    o Approaches to IPv6 scalability, e.g., SHIM6

If time permits, topics for short (10-20 minute) lightning talks
will be solicited on-site. "Technologies to Watch" topics will be
appropriate for this session.

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.

Proposals are also invited for tutorial sessions. Previous topics
have included:

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

How to Present

Submit an abstract and draft slides for the presentation in email
to See
for submission guidelines. We are also developing an online
submission system, and hope to have it available by early December.
Check the NANOG main page ( for updates.

The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2005. While the majority
of speaking slots will be filled by December 15, a limited number
of slots may be available after that date for topics that are
exceptionally timely, important, or critical to the operations of
the Internet. Submissions will be reviewed by the NANOG Program
Committee, and presenters will be notified of acceptance by January 2.
Final drafts of presentation slides are due by February 1, and
final versions February 8.

  Steve Feldman
  Chair, NANOG Program Committee