[menog] Call for Presentations for MENOG 2 in Doha, Qatar

Philip Smith pfs at cisco.com
Thu Sep 13 22:53:25 GMT 2007

Hi everyone,

On behalf of the MENOG Programme Committee, please find the attached
call for presentations for November's meeting in Doha, Qatar.

Also, please forward to colleagues who might be interested in
participating or presenting at MENOG 2.

Many thanks!

Philip Smith

Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG)
Doha, Qatar   19 - 21 November 2007

Call for Papers

The MENOG Programme Committee is now seeking contributions to the
programme for MENOG 2.  We would like to invite people to submit their
presentation proposals as soon as possible to help us produce the
programme in a timely fashion.  We would also like to encourage people
through out the Middle East region who have not previously presented
their work to do so.

We are looking for people who would :

  * Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic; and/or
  * Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker.

Please submit on-line at


Call for Papers Opens:             now
Deadline for Speaker Submissions:  15 October 2007
Final Slides:                      29 October 2007
Final Programme Published:         5 November 2007


MENOG 2 will be arranged as a single track, and incorporate the RIPE
NCC Middle East Regional Meeting on the first day of the event (19th

Each session in MENOG will last 90 minutes - multiple sessions can be
cover one subject area if there is demand.  A 90 minute session allows
presentations to be up to 20 minutes in length, meaning at least 4
presentations per session and some time for Q&A.  Longer presentations
should be submitted as tutorials.

Sessions are chaired by individuals of appropriate expertise in the
subject matter of the session and will include ample time for
questions from the audience.

Expected subject areas for MENOG 2 are:

1. Peering

2. IPv4 depletion/IPv6 deployment

3. Technical & Research Reports and Updates

4. Internet Service Provider Operations

5. Internet Security Operations

6. Internet Services Operations


Tutorials are half or full-day presentations which focus on a
particular subject in-depth.  Tutorials will take place on 21st
November.  Tutorials are split into 90 minute sessions.

Half day tutorials will be presented by a single Instructor, or a Full
day tutorial may be presented by a team of two instructors working
together.  Tutorial Instructors are encouraged to also sign up to be a
Speaker in the Technical Conference Programme as well.  You can sign
up to give a tutorial and/or conference session presentation by
following the instructions at the end of this message for signing up
as a speaker or instructor.

Tutorial topics could include:

  - Network security, IPSec, Auditing/Forensics, DDoS Mitigation, VoIP
  - Address planning, conservation, responsibility and migration to
  - High performance IP backbone routing and management
  - BGP MultiHoming
  - MPLS
  - IPv6 implementation
  - Network planning, management and traffic engineering
  - Internet exchanges, construction, peering and collocation
  - Operations, NOC, Helpdesk and other support aspects
  - BIND, DNSSEC, Split Horizon DNS, and Reverse and multilingual DNS
  - Broadband first/last mile access technologies
  - Mobile and wireless technologies
  - Content, Applications, streaming and multimedia infrastructure
  - VoIP, Unified messaging, scaling e-mail infrastructure, Asterisk,
  - Hosted Essential Services (mail, DNS, etc), Server scaling, Open

If you have an idea for a tutorial subject that is not listed, please
feel free to submit it to us.


When considering a presentation or tutorial, remember that the MENOG
audience is mainly comprised of technical network operators and
engineers with a wide range of experience levels from beginners to
multi-year experience.  There is a strong orientation to offer core
skills and basic knowledge in the tutorials and to address issues
relevant to the day-to-day operations of ISPs and network operators
over the next 12 - 18 months in the conference sessions.

The deadline for submissions is 15 October, 2007.

Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be
provided with CfP submissions.  Final slides are to be provided by 29
October 2007.

While the majority of speaking slots will be allocated by 15 October
2007, a limited number of slots may be available for presentations
that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational

Please submit on-line at


MENOG is a TECHNICAL conference so marketing and commercial content is
not allowed within the programme.  The programme committee is charged
with maintaining the technical standard of MENOG, and will therefore
not accept inappropriate materials.  It is expected that the presenter
be a technical person and not a sales or marketing person.  The
audience is extremely technical and expects that the speakers are
themselves very knowledgeable.  All sessions provide time for
questions, so presenters should expect technical questions and be
prepared to deliver insightful and technically deep responses.


MENOG is a not-for-profit event that is trying to make the even zero
cost for attendees; therefore we are unable to pay the travel costs of


If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor, session
speaker, or a convener of a BOF, please fill in the form at

More information on the conference is available at


MENOG Programme Committee
menog-program at menog.net

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