[AfrICANN-discuss] Fwd: [Afpif] Peering Coordinators Day - Call for Presentations

Michuki Mwangi mwangi at isoc.org
Wed Mar 9 10:05:15 SAST 2011

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Subject: [Afpif] Peering Coordinators Day - Call for Presentations
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:30:59 +0300
From: Michuki Mwangi <mwangi at isoc.org>
Reply-To: mwangi at isoc.org
Organization: ISOC
To: afpif at afpif.org

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Dear Colleagues,

This is a Call for Presentations and Tutorials for the APIF Peering
Coordinators Day meeting to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 10th
June 2011.

The Peering Coordinators day is a one-day event capacity building event
and a precursor to the main AfPIF event scheduled for August, 2011 in
Accra, Ghana. The objective of the peering coordinators day is to
develop the technical & business capacity of African Peering managers
involved in establishing and implementing peering relationships and
agreements. Further, it will also seek to identify the technical
challenges as well as the solutions for regional interconnection,
including Internet Exchange Points.

The event is open and will be of particular interest to Peering
Coordinators, Business development Managers, Internet providers and
operators, telecommunications regulators, content providers, Internet
Exchange Point (IXP) Operators, infrastructure providers, Data Center
Managers, National Research and Education Networks, Carriers and Transit
providers.  The AfNOG 12 and AfriNIC 14 meetings will precede the event
- please see www.afnog.org.

This is an open call to present at the event on technical issues related
to regional Interconnection, Peering and Traffic Exchange. If you are
interested in presenting:

Please submit proposals online at: http://www.isoc.org/openconf/afpif/

* Submission Deadline is 10th April 2011
* Notification of Acceptance is 18th April 2011
* AfPIF Peering Coordinators Day 10th June 2011


The following topic and presentation areas are under consideration for
the event.

- Peering and Transit Essentials
- Peering Architecture and Technical Requirements
- Peering Commercials and Contract negotiations
- Traffic Flow Analysis for Large Networks
- Content Deployment and Caching Techniques in Africa
- Technical Peering Configurations and Best Practices
- African Cross-border Interconnection - Regional Carrier Technical
- Internet Exchange Points & Research and Education Networks Best
Practices and Updates
- Building Carrier Neutral Data Centers

Tutorials are usually 1 to 2 hour sessions, while presentations may last
between ten (10) and thirty (30) minutes with room for Q&A. The Internet
Society will facilitate the necessary logistics.

The Internet Society’s staff and a select panel of community experts
will make selection decisions. Selected presenters will be contacted by
the Internet Society to coordinate the logistics.

*** Presentations that contain any sort of marketing and commercial
content are usually not encouraged at such meetings.

For any further queries, please contact mwangi at isoc.org

We look forward to your contribution and participation.

Best regards,

Michuki Mwangi
Africa Bureau - Regional Development Manager
Internet Society

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