[menog] MENOG 3 Call for Papers

Philip Smith pfs at cisco.com
Tue Feb 5 11:35:47 GMT 2008

Hi everyone,

On behalf of the MENOG 3 organising team, please find attached the Call 
for Papers for MENOG 3.

Please also forward this CfP to anyone you know who might be interested 
in participating in this or future MENOG meetings.

Many thanks!

Philip Smith

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Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG)
Kuwait City, Kuwait   15 - 17 April 2008

Call for Papers

The MENOG Programme Committee is now seeking contributions to the
programme for MENOG 3.  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 March 2008
Final Slides:                      29 March 2008
Final Programme Published:          6 April 2008


MENOG 3 will run over three days and will include Opening and Closing
Plenaries, several Technical Conference sessions including updates
from the RIPE NCC, a Business Decisions Makers track, as well a full
day of tutorials.


Each Technical 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 3 are:

1. Middle East cable cut

2. Peering

3. IPv4 depletion/IPv6 deployment

4. Technical & Research Reports and Updates

5. Internet Service Provider Operations

6. Services, Security, DataCentres


Tutorials are 90 or 180 minute technical presentations which focus on
a particular subject in-depth.  Tutorials will take place on 21st
November.  Tutorials are split into 90 minute sessions.

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

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 March, 2008.

Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be
provided with CfP submissions.  Final slides are to be provided by 29
March 2008.

While the majority of speaking slots will be allocated by 15 March
2008, 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 event 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

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