NZNOG 2010 - Call for Participation and Papers

The next conference of the New Zealand Network Operators' Group is to be
held in Hamilton, New Zealand between 27 January and 29 January 2010. Our
host is the WAND group.

NZNOG meetings provide opportunities for the exchange of technical
information and discussion of issues relating to the operation and
support of network services, with particular emphasis on New Zealand.


The conference is low priced and has a strong technical focus with the
aim and history of getting a strong turnout of technical personal from
New Zealand Internet orientated companies.


Conference Overview
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NZNOG 2010 will consist of up to three days of workshops and tutorials followed 
by two days of conference presentations.  There will also be opportunity for
more informal and small lightening talks. These are typically around five
minutes long and are organised closer to the actual conference.


Important Dates
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Call for Papers opens:            29 October   2009
Deadline for speaker submissions:  1 December  2009
Responses to speaker submissions:  7 December  2009
Draft program published:          15 December  2009
Final program published:          15 January   2010
NZNOG 2009 Conference:       27 - 29 January   2010


SIG / Miniconf / Tutorials / Workshops
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In previous years we have had a single day of workshops and tutorials,
this year however we are looking at having up to three days of workshops
and tutorials, if we can get the submissions.

Examples of past activities workshops include 'MPLS and fixed access
networks for beginners', 'Mikrotik RouterOS Training', 'APNIC Internet
Resource Management Essentials', and a System Administrators
mini-conference which included talks on 'Using Debian packages for
system administration' and '42 hosts in 1U: Using virtual machines'.


Conference Presentations
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The main conference program for 2010 will be made up of two days with a
single stream where possible. Presentations don't need to fit any particular
fixed length and can be from 30 minutes to 3 hours in length.

NZNOG conferences have traditionally spanned the entire operational spectrum,
and then some. Proposals for conference presentations are invited for
virtually any topic with a degree of relevance to the NZNOG community.

Past years' talks have included the following:

- Internet exchange operations
- Global anycast networks and the building thereof
- Peering, peering, and peering
- Network security
- 10GB ethernet operations
- Advanced networks in NZ
- Current Internet research in NZ
- Wireless networking
- QOS over carrier networks
- Content distribution networks and media streaming
- How we paid the construction guys 18 pints of beer and they
 gave us a free metro fibre network in Palmy North
- Open Source VoIP Platform in Carrier Environments
- Lawful Interception
- Designing networks for High Availability

Some ideas for this year also include the following:

- IPv6, been there done that
- DNS Security
- Routing Security
- Review of 2009
- IPSec
- Internet Filtering
- How Cloud Computing has impacted Network Design

If you are interested in submitting a talk please fill out the questions
at then end of this document and submit them to http://submission.nznog.org
Alternatively, you can and email them to talks@nznog.org


Submission Guidelines
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When considering a presentation or SIG, remember that the NZNOG 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 SIGs
and to address issues relevant to the day-to-day operations of ISPs and
network operators in the conference sessions.

The inclusion of a title, bio, topic, abstract, and slides with proposals
is not compulsory but each will help us determine the quality of your
proposal and increase the likelihood it will be accepted.

Final slides are to be provided by 15 January 2010.

Note: While the majority of speaking slots will be submitted by 15 December 2009,
a limited number of slots may be available for presentations that are
exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.

The NZNOG conference 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 NZNOG conferences, 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 unforgiving, 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.


Funding and Support
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NZNOG conferences are community run and funded events that try to keep the
cost to attendees as low as possible so generally we are unable to pay the
travel costs of speakers.  There is a limited amount of funding available to
international speakers.

Conference presenters will not have to pay any registration fee for the day
they are presenting. Discounts for SIG and lightning talk presenters may
be available but are not automatic.


Lightning talks
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Lightning talks are short talks/presentations that last no more than 10
minutes. This is a good opportunity to get your pet topic out there or
perhaps to get some experience with presenting without having to go to a
full talk. At NZNOG 2010 it is planned that there will be at least one
hour long lightning talk session.


Sponsors
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There are opportunities remaining for organisations to sponsor various
aspects of the NZNOG meeting.

Please contact sponsorship@nznog.org for more information


Contact
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General Enquiries
   * info@nznog.org

Talks and Papers
   * http://submission.nznog.org
   * talks@nznog.org


Talk Proposals
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Please submit all talk proposals (including lightning talks) via
http://submission.nznog.org or email talks@nznog.org along with the
requested information. Questions regarding talks can be sent to the same
address.

Sponsorship may be available for a limited number of overseas speakers
to attend the conference, please indicate if you require assistance
with travel and/or accommodation.

Author's Full Name:
Author's Email Address:
Author's affiliation:
Author's short biography:
Title of Talk:
Abstract:
Length of talk:
Please provide details if a version of this talk has previously been given:
Will travel and accommodation assistance be required: