The Africa Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) will hold its second
meeting(AfNOG 2) in Accra, Ghana on May 12th 2001. This event will follow
an AfNOG-organised 5 day intensive training workshop. AfNOG2 will be a one
day technical forum for presentations and discussions relating to Internet
networking, issues on cooperation,backbone networking technologies, and
AfNOG2 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 national service providers, managers
from IT Enterprises and members of the research and education community.
There will also a be a meeting for the Africa Internet Registry (Afrinic -
see http://www.afrinic.org ) on the 13th of May. The AfNOG and Afrinic
meetings will be held at: Miklin Hotel,East Legon, Accra Ghana.
For more information about these events, conference hotels, schedules,and
http://www.afnog.org/ and http://www.afrinic.org/
AFNOG 2: 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: [log in to unmask] 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
be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2001.
AfNOG Mailing List
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of technical information and the discussion of specific implementation
issues that require cooperation among African network service
providers. Coordination among network service providers helps ensure the
stability of overall service to network users.In order to continue to
provide a useful forum for discussion of relevant technical issues, the
list is governed by the following guidelines:
1. Discussion will focus on Internet operational and technical issues.
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