NANOG18 Call for Presentations

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           CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
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                                  NANOG 18
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                               San Jose, CA
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                             Feb. 6 - 8, 2000

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The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) will hold its 18th
meeting in San Jose, CA between February 6 - 8, 2000. 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.

NANOG meetings, held three times each year, include two days of short
presentations, plus afternoon/evening tutorial sessions. Meetings are
informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current backbone engineering
practices. The conference draws around 500 participants, mainly consisting
of engineering staff from large national service providers, and members of
the research and education community.

Now in its fifth year, NANOG evolved from the NSFNET "regional-techs"
meetings, where technical staff from the regional networks met to discuss
operational issues of common concern. With the emergence of the commercial
Internet, NANOG meetings evolved to include a broader base of providers,
network operators, and researchers.

NANOG 18 will be hosted by Exodus Communications. For more information
about NANOG, conference hotels, schedules, and logistics, see:

     http://www.nanog.org