[menog] Call For Papers, MENOG 7 - Istanbul, 20th Oct 2010

Osama I. Al-Dosary dosary at cisco.com
Wed Apr 14 13:33:44 GMT 2010

Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG)
Istanbul, Turkey 20 - 29 October 2010 (tentative)


The MENOG Programme Committee is now seeking contributions to the 
programme for MENOG 7. 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.
* Share their local experience with any of the fields of interest for MENOG.

Please submit presentation proposal slides at:

MENOG 7 will run for 8 days, and will include Opening and Closing 
Plenaries, several hands-on technical workshops followed by Technical 
Conference sessions including updates from the RIPE NCC, as well half a 
day of tutorials.
Conference 20th - 22nd Oct
Tutorials 23rd Oct
Workshops 25th - 29rd Oct

(Please note dates are tentative and might change slightly to another 
option. Which is 18th - 23rd Oct. Where the workshops would start on the 
18th and conference and tutorials on the 22nd.)

Call for Papers Opens: Now
Deadline for Speaker Slide Submissions: 15th September 2010
Final Slides: 29th September 2010
Final Programme Published: 24th September 2010

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 25 minutes in length, meaning 3 
presentations per session and some time for Q&A. Longer presentations 
should be submitted as tutorials. The Technical Conference commences 
after lunchtime on the 18th of October.

Expected subject areas for MENOG 7 include:
1. HTTP and Non-HTTP Content Filtering; Anti-spam
2 Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) and Localisation
3. NREN (National Research and Education Networks)
4. ISP Operations, Peering and Internet Exchange Points
5. SP Network Security
6. IPv4 depletion/IPv6 deployment
7. Datacentres, Applications & Services

Tutorials are 90 minute technical presentations which focus on a 
particular subject in-depth. Tutorials will take place on the morning of 
the 18th of October.

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 

Examples of Tutorial topics might be:
- Network security, IPSec, Auditing/Forensics, DDoS Mitigation
- Routing, Network Design, BGP
- IPv6 deployment
- IDN, Localisation
- Content filtering & anti-spam
- Network planning, management and traffic engineering
- Internet exchanges, construction, peering and collocation
- Operations, NOC, Helpdesk and other support aspects
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.

Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided 
with CfP submissions. The Programme Committee cannot consider a 
presentation proposal without accompanying draft slides.

While the majority of speaking slots will be allocated by 17th of 
September 2010, a limited number of slots may be available after then 
for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of 
critical operational importance.

MENOG is a TECHNICAL conference so marketing and commercial content is 
not allowed within the programme. The programme committee will maintain 
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 only as 
close to zero cost as possible for attendees; therefore we are unable to 
pay the travel costs of speakers.

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