Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical


  • From: Susan Harris
  • Date: Mon Mar 19 23:45:50 2001

Greetings everyone - the next NANOG meeting will be held May 20-22 in
Scottsdale, Arizona, at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley.  Our local host
will be CenterGate Research Group.  You'll find a Call for Presentations
below. Thanks for being patient while we made final arrangements for the

Meeting registration begins April 2 and details about hotel reservations
will follow shortly.

Thanks also for the comments about NANOG and Merit that many of you made
on the list after the Atlanta meeting.  We've written up a FAQ that
answers some of your questions:

Questions and comments are welcome - please send them to, so that we can keep the main list focused on
operational issues.
                     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 		     *			             *
                                  NANOG 22            
               	     *				     *
                             May 20 - 22, 2001

                     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 22nd
meeting in Scottsdate, Arizona, between May 20-22, 2001. The meeting will
be hosted by CenterGate Research Group.  NANOG conferences provide a forum
for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to
large-scale (i.e., national/international) Internet backbone networking
technologies and operational practices.

NANOG meetings, held three times each year, include two days of short
presentations, plus afternoon/evening tutorial sessions.  Meetings are
informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current backbone engineering
practices. The conference draws over 600 participants, mainly consisting
of engineering staff from large national service providers, and members of
the research and education community.

Now in its sixth year, NANOG evolved from the NSFNET "regional-techs" 
meetings, where technical staff from the regional networks met to discuss
operational issues of common concern. With the emergence of the commercial
Internet, NANOG meetings evolved to include a broader base of providers,
network operators, and researchers. 

The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley. For more
information about NANOG meetings, schedules, and logistics, see:


NANOG invites presentations on backbone engineering, coordination, and
research topics. Presentations should highlight issues relating to
technology already deployed or soon to be deployed in core Internet
backbones and exchange points.

Previous meetings have included presentations on: 

    - Backbone traffic engineering 
    - Coordination of inter-provider QoS 
    - Deployment experience with queueing disciplines (CAR, RED) 
    - Inter-provider security and routing protocol authentication 
    - Routing scalability in backbone infrastructures 
    - Security issues for the Internet core 
    - Routing policy specification and backbone router configuration 
    - Building large-scale measurement infrastructure 
    - Cooperative inter-provider caching 
    - Alternatives to hot-potato routing 
    - Recommendations on queue management and congestion avoidance 
    - Experience with differentiated services 
    - Reports from next-generation networks (CANARIE, Internet2)) 
    - Inter-domain multicast deployment 
    - Backbone network failure analysis 

Tutorials have covered topics such as: 

    - BGP case studies 
    - MPLS fundamentals 
    - External route selection 
    - IP multicast technologies 
    - Distributed content caching in large IP networks



Submit an informal one- or two-paragraph abstract describing the
presentation in email to  The deadline for
proposals is April 16, 2001.  While the majority of speaking slots will be
filled by April 16, a limited number of slots will be available after that
date for topics that are exceptionally timely and important.  Submissions
will be reviewed by the NANOG Program Committee, and presenters will be
notified of acceptance by April 23, 2001.

NANOG also welcomes suggestions/recommendations for tutorials, panels and
other presentation topics.

Discussion Communities

About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home

Merit Network, Inc.