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Ernest - (AfriNIC) ernest at afrinic.net
Tue Mar 11 20:20:52 SAST 2008

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Subject: 	Afnog 2008 Call for Presentations
Date: 	Thu, 06 Mar 2008 13:42:42 +0000
From: 	Isatou Secka Jah <ijah at qanet.gm>
To: 	announce at afrinic.net

As you may be aware, the annual Afnog-9/Afrinic-8 Meetingd will be held
in Rabat, Morocco in June. If you are planning on attending and are
interested in making a 20min presentation any of the topics outlined
below during the Afnog Meeting to be held on 3rd June, kindly send in a
short abstract to afnog-presentations08 at afnog.org


AfNOG 2008 Tutorials and Conference:
Call for Presentations

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) invites applications from
people who wish to teach a tutorial, make a presentation, or chair a
panel discussion at the 8th AfNOG meeting in Rabat, Morocco, in May
2008. We also invite programme suggestions from other people.

AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organising a two-week event that includes
the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in
a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Tutorials, a one-day
AfNOG meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC meeting. Further information about
the event may be found at <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2008/> and

The workshop and all tutorials would be held at the EMI (Mohammadia
Engineering Institute, http://www.emi.ac.ma) from 24 May - 2 June 2008.

All Conferences would be held at the Golden Tulip Farah
(http://www.goldentulipfarahrabat.com) from 3 - 6 June 2008.

About AfNOG
AfNOG (see <http://www.afnog.org/>) is a forum for cooperation and the
exchange of technical information between operators of
Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG has organised an event like
this one every year since 2000.

About the Tutorials & Conference
The AfNOG Conference takes the form of a series of short presentations
followed by open discussions, during which network operators from around
the continent share experiences, discuss problems and their solutions as
well as interact on various issues affecting African networking.

The conference has in the past attracted over 200 participants, mainly
consisting of engineering staff from national service providers,
managers from IT Enterprises and members of the research and education

Several tutorials will be offered before the AfNOG conference from 1 - 2
June 2008. Tutorials are technical workshops which focus on a particular
subject in-dept and should be non-commercial in nature. Tutorials take
place in a classroom-style environment, and may include a hands-on
practical component. They are intended to offer advanced training
relating to technology already deployed or soon to be deployed on
networking and related services provisioning for ISP operations.

Potential Areas of Interest

    * Routing Operations: Rural Connectivity Solution, IPv4 and IPv6
Routing, MPLS, Backbone operations, Traffic Engineering
    * Services Operations: DNS, Email, VOIP, Content Development, Open
Source Tools and Analysis
    * Security Operations: NSP-Sec, DDoS, Security Operations,
Anti-SPAM, Anti-Malware.
    * Internet Provider Relationships: IXP Operations, Peering
    * Technologies: Wireless, WiMax, DSL, Broadband access aggregation
    * Internet Governance

    * Network Monitoring and Management
    * Wireless Networking
    * Advanced Routing

How to apply
People interested in making a presentation, or chairing a panel
discussion at the AfNOG meeting are invited to submit a proposal not
later than 7 December 2007

We ask that the following information be sent in an email message to
<afnog-presentations08 at afnog.org>.

    * speaker/presenter name and affiliation
    * email address and phone number
    * nature of the proposal (conference presentation, panel discussion,
or tutorial)
    * proposed title
    * requested time allocation (for conference presentations or panel
discussions: 30 minutes to 2 hours).
    * an abstract of no more than 200 words
    * permission to reproduce your presentation after the event,
including permission to post it on the AfNOG website.

The Programme Committee also welcomes suggestions and expressions of
interest, even if you don't have all the above information.

Funding and Support

AfNOG is a not-for-profit event and because limited funds are available,
conference presenters and tutorial instructors are expected to cover
their travel expenses. However, tutorial instructor or conference
presenters are exempted from paying registration fees.

Submission deadline:      7 December 2007
Notification by:          31 January 2008
Final Program Published:  1 March 2008
Send Requests to:          afnog-presentations08 at afnog.org

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