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NANOG 58 - New Orleans - Call For Presentations is open!

*Fresh off of a great NANOG 57 in Orlando, your program committee is
already working hard to provide a world-class program for NANOG 58 in NOLA
- New Orleans, Louisiana - one of my favorite destinations in the world.*
*As a reminder, we will be following the same Monday-Wednesday program that
we started at NANOG 57, with Tutorials beginning Monday morning and closing
with the Peering Track (and potentially a social) on Wednesday evening. *
*We look forward to seeing everyone in The Big Easy!*


The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 58th
meeting in New Orleans on June 3rd - 5th, 2013  Verizon Terremark will host
NANOG 58. The NANOG Program Committee is now seeking proposals for
presentations, panels, tutorials, tracks sessions, keynote materials, and
the NOGLab experience for the NANOG 58 program. We invite presentations
highlighting issues relating to technology already deployed or soon-to-be
deployed in the Internet. Vendors are encouraged to work with operators to
present real-world deployment experiences with the vendor's products and
interoperability via the program and as part of the NOGLab.   NANOG 58
submissions are welcome at http://pc.nanog.org.

NANOG is the premier meeting for network operators in North America.
Meetings provide a forum for information exchange among network operators,
engineers, and researchers. NANOG meets three times each year, and includes
panels, presentations, tutorial sessions, tracks, informal BOFs, and a
NOGLab which features interoperability demonstrations. NANOG attendees
include operators from networks of all sizes, enterprise operators, peering
coordinators, transport and switching equipment vendors, and network
researchers. NANOG attendees will share ideas and interact with leaders in
the field of network operations, discuss current operational events and
issues, and learn about state-of-the-art operational techniques.

Materials from NANOG 58 will be archived at:
Key Dates for NANOG 58

? CFP Opens for NANOG 58: 25-February-2013
? CFP Deadline #1: Presentation Abstracts Due: 8-April-2013
? CFP Deadline #2: Presentation Slides Due: 29-April-2013
? NANOG Highlights Page Posted: 22-April-2013
? Preliminary Topic List Posted: 26-April-2013
? Meeting Agenda Published: 13-May-2013
? Meeting Agenda Final sent to printer: 20-May-2013
? Lightning Talk Submissions Open (Abstracts Only): 2-June-2013
? Speaker FINAL presentations to PCTool or speaker-support: 31-May-2013
? On-Site Registration: 31-May-2013

The NANOG Program Committee seeks proposals for presentations, panels,
tutorial sessions, tracks, and BOFs in all areas of network operations,
including (but not limited to):

   - Power and facilities - Topics may include power reliability and
   engineering, green power, power efficiency, cooling, and facilities
   - Interconnections - Topics may include IXes, intra-building, MMR,
   metro-wide connections, peering, and transit purchasing tactics and
   - Security - Topics may include routing security, route filtering of
   large peers/customers, and inter-AS security and cooperation.
   - DNS - Topics may include using DNS data for network metrics, botnet
   discovery, and geolocation.
   - IPv6 - Topics may include real-world deployment challenges, Carrier
   Grade NAT, NAT-PT implementations that work and scale, and allocation
   - Content - Topics may include Distribution (p2p, IPTV), content payment
   models, content distribution technologies and networks, and
   - Disaster recovery - Topics may include risk analysis, training,
   agencies, planning methods, hardware portability, key tools, transport
   audits, and other lessons learned.

In general, presentations are being sought by and for network operators of
all sizes. Presentations about difficult problems (and interesting
solutions) that you encounter in the course of your job are encouraged.

In addition, the Program Committee, through participation with other
organizations and vendor?s, will be programming a NOGLab experience.  The
topic of the NOGLab will be timely and feature real-world experiences faced
by operators of today?s Internet.

If you think you have an interesting topic but want some feedback or
assistance working it into a presentation, please email the Program
Committee chair (chair at pc.nanog.org), and a representative on the Program
Committee will give you the feedback needed to work it into a presentation.
Otherwise, don't delay in submitting your talk, keynote, track, or panel
into the NANOG Program Committee tool, located at http://pc.nanog.org. For
more information about talk types and format, please see
How to Present
The deadline for accepting abstracts and slides is April 8, 2013 . While
the majority of speaking slots may be filled by that date, a limited number
of slots may be available after that date for topics that are exceptionally
timely, important, or critical to the operations of the Internet.

Complete Presentation Guidelines can be found at
http://nanog.org/presentations/ <http://www.nanog.org/presentations/>
The primary speaker, moderator, or author should submit presentation
information and an abstract online at: http://pc.nanog.org once you have
done this, you will receive instructions for submitting your draft slides.

   - Author's name(s)
   - Preferred contact email address
   - A preferred phone number for contact
   - Submission category (General Session, Panel, Tutorial, or Research
   - Presentation title
   - Abstract
   - Slides (attachment or URL), in PDF (preferred) or PowerPoint format.

We look forward to reviewing your submission.

Keynote Presentation: The Program Committee invites speakers to submit
materials for up to one-hour keynote presentations. Speakers should
indicate that their submission is for a keynote in their abstracts. Speaker
must submit slides for a Keynote Presentation.

General Session Talk: A General Session presentation should be on a topic
of interest to the general NANOG audience, and may be up to 30-minutes long
(including time for Q&A). Speakers must submit slides for a General Session

General Session Panel: Panels are 60-90-minute discussion sessions between
a moderator and a team of panelists. The panel moderator should submit an
abstract on the panel topic, a list of panelists, and how the panel will be
organized. Panel selection will be based on the importance, originality,
focus and timeliness of the topic, expertise of proposed panelists, as well
as the potential for informative and controversial discussion. After
acceptance the panel leader will be given the option to invite panel
authors to submit their presentations to the NANOG program Committee for
review. Until then authors should not submit their individual presentations
for the panel.

Tracks: Tracks are 90-minute informal agenda blocks on topics, which are of
interest to a portion of the NANOG community. The 90-minute block can be
subdivided into a number of smaller, highly related presentations, panels
or open discussion. A moderator coordinates content within the 90-minute
block of time, and must submit a detailed outline to the Program Committee,
including sub-topics and presenters
ISP Security
Typically two tracks or three tracks will be run concurrently.

Tutorials: Tutorials are 90-minute sessions. A presentation from the
introductory through advanced level on all related topics, including:
Disaster Recovery Planning
Troubleshooting BGP
Best Practices for Determining Traffic Matrices
Options for Blackhole and Discard Routing
Peering business and engineering basics
A tutorial submission should include an abstract and slides.

BOFs: BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) are informal sessions on topics,
which are of interest to a portion of the NANOG community. BOFs may be held
in the hallways, breakout areas or in an unscheduled tutorial room.
Requests for scheduled BOFs will be take place on site at the meeting.

A typical BOF session may include some structure or presentations, but
usually is focused on community discussion and interaction.

Frequent BOF topics include:
R&D collaboration
Hot-topics in the media
The less structured nature of BOF sessions allows for the greatest
flexibility from a timing perspective.

Lightning Talks: A lightning talk is a very short presentation or speech by
any attendee on any topic relevant to the NANOG audience. These are limited
to ten minutes; this will be strictly enforced.

If you have a topic that's timely, interesting, or even a crackpot idea you
want to share, we encourage you to consider presenting it. The Program
Committee will vote on all Lightning Talk submissions onsite at the
meeting, and a submitter will be notified about his or her submission one
day prior to the scheduled talk time.

Submit your lightning talk proposal at http://pc.nanog.org starting June 2,

Research Forum: Researchers are invited to present short (10-minute)
summaries of their work for operator feedback. Topics include routing,
network performance, statistical measurement and analysis, and protocol
development and implementation. Studies presented may be works in progress.
Researchers from academia, government, and industry are encouraged to

The NANOG registration fee is waived for:

   - For General Session presentations, the registration fee will be waived
   for a maximum of one speaker.
   - For General Session panels, fees will be waived for one panel
   moderator and all panelists.
   - For Tracks, fees will be waived for one moderator.
   - For Research Forum presentations, fees will be waived for one speaker.
   - For Tutorials, fees will be waived for one instructor.