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APRICOT 2007, Call for Papers

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APRICOT 2007, call for papers has been released. For those who are not aware, APRICOT is the Operators Forum plus APNIC members meeting plus tutorials plus bunch of other Internet related meetings in the Asia Pacific region - held once a year.

Everyone is welcome to make submissions and come to Bali.


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Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT)
Bali, Indonesia 21st Feb - 2nd March 2007

Call for Papers

The APRICOT 2007 Program Committee is now seeking contributors to the program. This is the main call for Presentations & Tutorials before the final program is fixed. We would like to give people the opportunity to submit their proposals early and to encourage people in the Asia Pacific region who have not previously presented their work to do so.

We are looking for people who would like to:

	* Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic; and/or
	* Participate in the technical conference sessions as
	   a speaker; and/or
	* Convene and chair a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session.

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Call for Papers Opens:              1 July     2006
Deadline for Speaker Submissions:  30 October  2006
First Draft Program Published:     15 November 2006
Final Program Published:           15 January  2007

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APRICOT 2007 will be arranged into six operational streams, each of which will contain a number of conference tracks and related tutorials. This streamed approach is designed to foster operational communities within the Asia Pacific region. Each stream will take place in the same area providing opportunity for people do further discuss and network with peers.

Streams for APRICOT 2007 are:

1.  Routing Operations
IPv4 and IPv6 Routing, APNIC Routing and IPv6 Technical SIG, MPLS, Backbone operations.

2.  Services Operations
DNS, VOIP, ENUM, IDN, IDC, content and other services, APNIC DNS SIG.

3.  Security Operations
NSP-Sec, DDoS, Security Operations, Anti-SPAM, Anti-Malware.

4.  Internet Provider Relationships
IXP Operations, Peering, APNIC IX SIG.

5.  Access Technologies
Wireless, WiMax, Metro Ethernet, DSL, Broadband access aggregation.

6.	APNIC Stream
APNIC's NIR, Database, Policy SIGs.


Tutorials are full-day workshops which focus on a particular subject in-depth. They may be presented by a single Instructor, or a team of instructors working together. Tutorial Instructors are encouraged to also sign up to be a Speaker in the Technical Conference Program 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 which have successful in the past, or have been requested for this year are:

- Network security, IPSec, Auditing/Forensics, DDoS Mitigation, VoIP Security - Address planning, conservation, responsibility and migration to IPv6
  - 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, etc. - Hosted Essential Services (mail, DNS, etc), Server scaling, Open source
  - Quantitative Analysis for Internet Public Policy

The program committee will consider proposals for tutorials in any of these areas, and also in new areas. There will be two days of Tutorials. Tutorials last 1/2 day or a full day and can cater to beginner through to advanced audiences. Tutorial days are typically split into four 1.5 hour sessions.

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


The Main Conference Program for 2006 will be made up of two days, with three streams each day. In addition there will be a stream focused on local (Indonesian) internet issues.

Each stream will consist of four 1.5 hour sessions, with each having three or four presentations. This allows 20-30mins per presenter.

Sessions are chaired by persons of appropriate expertise in the subject matter of the session and will include ample time for questions from the audience. Successful presentations from past APRICOTs have covered topics relevant to current operational deployments or new technologies not yet in wide deployment.

Proposals for conference presentations are invited for topics fitting into the six streams outlined above. If you would like to give a presentation at one or more of the sessions, follow the instructions at the end of this message for signing up as a speaker or instructor.

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When considering a presentation or tutorial, remember that the APRICOT 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 30 October, 2006.

Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided with CfP submissions. Final slides are to be provided by 15 January, 2007.

While the majority of speaking slots will be submitted by 30 October 2006, a limited number of slots may be available for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.

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APRICOT is a TECHNICAL conference so marketing and commercial content is not allowed within the program. The program committee is charged with maintaining the technical standard of APRICOT, 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.

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APRICOT is a not-for-profit event that tries to keep the cost to attendees low so we are unable to pay the travel costs of speakers. Speakers from developing countries may be eligible for the APRICOT Fellowship Program which provides basic assistance to successful fellows to cover local living and registration expenses associated with attending the conference.

Of course, Tutorial instructors will not have to pay any registration fee to attend the conference or tutorials, and Conference Speakers do not have to pay for registration to the Technical Conference.


If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor, session speaker, or a convener of a BOF, please fillin the form at http://

More information on the conference is available at

APRICOT Program Committee

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