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Computer Association of Nepal


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Network Startup Resource Center


6-14 August, 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals : 1 July 2008
Acceptance Notification: 5 July 2008
Paper Confirmation : 15 July 2008

Please submit Online at

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

Tutorial Submission Deadline is 1 June 2008.

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
- - 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 and migitation
- - Wireless Technology and Applications
- - Data mining for performance enhancements/abuse control/QoS

Track 3: Peering and IXP

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

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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