CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
May 12th, 2000
The Africa Network Operator's Group (AfNOG) will hold its second meeting
(AfNOG2) in Accra, Ghana on May 12 - 2001. This event will follow an
AfNOG-organised 5 day intensive training workshop (see
http://www.afnog.org for more information). AfNOG 2 will be a one-day
technical forum for presentations and discussions relating to Internet
networking, issues on cooperation, backbone networking technologies and
There will also be a meeting for the Africa Internet Registry (Afrinic -
see http://www.afrinic.org) on the 13th of May.
AfNOG 2 will include a morning session of short presentations to be
followed by an afternoon of open discussions. Topics for presentation
will have emphasis on relevance to current backbone engineering practices.
It is expected this conference will draw up to 200 participants, mainly
consisting of engineering staff from large national service providers,
managers from IT Enterprises and members of the research and education
The AfNOG and Afrinic meetings will be held at
The Miklin Hotel
For more information about these events, conference hotels, schedules,
and logistics, see:
http://www.afnog.org and http://www.afrinic.org
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
AfNOG2 invites presentations on backbone engineering, coordination, and
research topics. Presentations should be non-commercial and should
highlight issues relating to technology already deployed or soon to be
deployed in core Internet backbones and exchange points.
* Network Infrastructure
* Network Security
* Wireless Technologies
* Network Management & Capacity Planning
* Peering and Internet Exchanges
* Internet Content
* Backbone traffic engineering
* Inter-provider security and routing protocol authentication
* Security issues for the Internet core
* Content caching
* Rural Internet Access
HOW TO PRESENT
Submit an informal one-or two-paragraph abstract describing the
presentation in email to:
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The deadline for proposals is March 15th, 2001. Abstracts will be accepted
after March 15th
on the basis of timeliness and quality of the presentation. Presenters will
notified of acceptance by April 1, 2001.
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