Since APRICOT 2020 was held in Melbourne in February, the COVID-19 outbreak has become a global pandemic and forced most economies around the world into various states of lockdown to minimise infections.
During this time, NOG meetings and other technical events in the region have either been cancelled, become online-only, or postponed until Q4 (in the hope the pandemic situation will have eased).
APNIC and ISPAB, the local host of APNIC 50, have been meeting regularly to discuss the situation and it is expected that a decision will be made in May on the format of the conference. Registration and fellowships are on hold until this time.
However, expressions of interest in joining the Program Committee (PC) are open today, and the Call for Papers will open in the coming weeks as there will still be a technical program if APNIC 50 becomes an online-only event.
If you’re interested in joining the PC, please see the PC page on the APNIC 50 website for eligibility and details on how to nominate yourself. Nominations for the PC close on Sunday, 3 May 2020 at 23:00 (UTC +10).
If you have a presentation idea on Internet operations and technologies that you think is relevant to the technical community in the Asia Pacific, please watch for the Call for Papers announcement in early May.
We’ll share more updates on APNIC 50 here on the blog in the coming weeks.
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