[menog] call for papers for MENOG 8

Philip Smith pfs at cisco.com
Sun Feb 20 04:14:43 GMT 2011

Hi everyone,

I've attached the call for papers for MENOG 8. Please encourage
colleagues and friends to considering offering tutorial or conference

We are all looking forward to your presentation proposals and assistance
to make MENOG 8 a great event.

Many thanks!

(For the MENOG Coord Team)

Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG)
Damascus, Syria  15 – 23 May 2011

Call for Papers

The MENOG Coordination Team is now seeking contributions to the
programme for MENOG 8.  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.

Presentation proposals including slides can be submitted at:



MENOG 8 will run for 7 days, and will include 5 days of hands-on
technical workshops, followed by a day of tutorials and 2 days of
Technical Conference sessions (including updates from the RIPE NCC).

 Workshop       15th - 19th
 Tutorials      21st
 Conference     22nd - 23rd


Call for Papers Opens:              Now
Deadline for Speaker Submissions:  17th April 2011
Final Programme Published:          5th May 2011
Final Presenter Slides:             8th May 2011


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 takes place on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd May.

Expected subject areas for MENOG 8 include:

1. IPv6 deployment

2. HTTP and Non-HTTP Content Filtering; Anti-spam

3  Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) and Localisation

4. NREN (National Research and Education Networks)

5. ISP Operations, Peering and Internet Exchange Points

6. SP Network Security

7. Datacentres, Applications & Services


Tutorials are 90 minute technical presentations which focus on a
particular subject in-depth.  Tutorials will take place on Saturday
the 21st of May.

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
  - DNS and DNSSEC

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 1st of May
2011, a limited number of slots may be available after then for
presentations that are exceptionally timely or of critical operational


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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