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27 July - 4 August 2006, Karachi, Pakistan

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals : 1 June 2006
Acceptance Notification: 15 June 2006
Paper Confirmation : 1 July 2006

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The following is an open call for papers/presentations for the two- day conference at the 8th South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) Meeting. Marketing and sales content in presentations is against the spirit of the SANOG and is strictly prohibited. Please respond to this call for papers/presentations by making submissions online at

Tutorial Proposals
Tutorial proposals are invited in the following general areas. Please feel free to propose additional ideas and topics. Tutorials generally are either half or full days.

IP Core, BGP, MPLS, IPv6
Data Center and Switching Technologies
Voice Protocols, IP Contact Centers
Security, IDS, DoS mitigation
SAN & Virtualization
Internet Exchange Point, transit & peering

Conference Presentation
The conference will be comprised of 6 session in two days, including the plenary. The tracks are for general ideas, and feel free to propose talks that you think are relevant to the operational and Internet research community. The topics given below are not exclusive. Presentations are expected to be 20-25 minutes long with technical content.

Track 1: Network operations

In this session we invite papers, reports and presentations from network operators, equipment vendors and academic institutions conducting network research on operational issues. Possible topics for this track are:

Prevention and mitigation of Denial of Service attacks including intrusion
Routing policies and architecture for scalable IP and broadband networks
Data Center Management and Operations
MPLS and QoS implementation experiences
Traffic management and measurement
Network migration issues (IPv4 to v6, Layer 2 to IP etc.)

Track 2: Applications and Services

This track will discuss various services that can be enabled on packet networks. Papers and presentations are invited from
developers, operators, equipment vendors and research organizations on the following and related topics

Voice and Multimedia over IP
Managed network services including Security and VPNs
Mail servers, SPAM prevention,
Wireless Technology and Applications

Track 3: Peering and IXP

This is a new track at SANOG. This is to cater to the growing demand on the newly established Internet Exchange Points in the region. As local ISPs are going international, we would like to invite both regional and international experts to share their ideas and experience on these topics.

Internet Exchange Points Operations
Peering Techniques and Policies
BGP Multihoming Techniques

Track 4: Regional updates

This track is fairly broad, and will include updates from ISPs, regional Internet exchanges, APNIC, routing table updates and such information that would be useful to the SANOG community.

You are also welcome to submit proposals for BoFs, tutorials and other tracks.

Please submit Online at

On behalf of
Ananth Nagarajan, Program Chair - SANOG
Sumon Ahmed Sabir, Program Co-Chair - SANOG
and the SANOG Programme Committee





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