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  • From: Susan Harris
  • Date: Tue Mar 09 16:29:58 2004

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                                  NANOG 31

                              GENERAL SESSION
                               CASE STUDIES

                              May 23-25, 2004

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The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) will hold its 31st
meeting May 23-25, 2004, in San Francisco. The meeting will be hosted by
CNET Networks and held at at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.  Registration
opens April 5.

NANOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and dissemination
of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking
technologies and operational practices.  Meetings are held three times
each year, and include two days of short presentations, plus
afternoon/evening tutorial sessions. The meetings are informal, with an
emphasis on relevance to current backbone engineering practices. NANOG
conferences draw over 450 participants, mainly consisting of engineering
staff from national service providers, and members of the research and
education community.

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. Abstracts should include a concise summary
of findings to be presented in the talk.

Network operators are invited to present case studies detailing their
experiences with network planning and design, protocol implementation,
provisioning, automation, useful tools, traffic engineering,
troubleshooting, problems solved, and DoS. Vendors are encouraged to work
with operators to present deployment experiences with the vendor's

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 present.

Previous NANOG meetings have included presentations on:

    - Backbone traffic engineering
    - Freely available configuration, management, and measurement tools
    - Enterprise network security, management, and route control
    - Impact of BGP dynamics on backbone traffic patterns
    - Route processor architecture
    - Inter-provider security and routing protocol authentication
    - Large-scale wireless deployment
    - Routing scalability in backbone infrastructures
    - Security issues for the Internet core
    - Routing policy specification and backbone router configuration
    - Building large-scale measurement infrastructure
    - Experience with differentiated services
    - Inter-domain multicast deployment
    - Backbone network failure analysis

Tutorials have covered topics such as:

    - Troubleshooting BGP
    - Customer-Triggered Real-Time Blackholes
    - BGP/MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
    - MPLS Fast Reroute

Submit a detailed abstract or outline describing the presentation in email
to The deadline for proposals is April 12,
2004. While the majority of speaking slots will be filled by April 12,
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 26. Final drafts of presentation slides are due by
May 12, and final versions May 19.

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

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