Register now for APNIC 56 in Kyoto

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Registration is now open for APNIC 56 in Kyoto, Japan, from 7 to 14 September 2023 at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto). APNIC 56 is proudly hosted by the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC).

The APNIC 56 technical workshops will be held from 7 to 10 September and will provide participants with hands-on training to build and manage Internet infrastructure.

The workshops will be followed by partner meetings on 11 September 2023 and the conference from 12 to 14 September 2023.

The conference brings together network operators, industry leaders, government representatives, and other interested parties from around the region and the world to learn, share their experiences, and build relationships with their peers.

As well as technical sessions on topics such as security, IPv6, and networking, APNIC 56 will include community-driven Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and will conclude with the APNIC Members Meeting. 

APNIC is pleased to announce that Jun Murai, the ‘father of the Internet’ in Japan, is confirmed as a keynote speaker at the opening plenary.

APNIC will also mark its 30th Anniversary at this year’s conference with special events and activities.

Registration details

The on-site conference is free for one delegate from APNIC, FIRST and APCERT Member organizations. All other conference tickets will be charged at USD 75. Online attendance for the conference only is free of charge. Register by 4 August 2023 to enjoy discounted rates for the face-to-face APNIC 56 workshops. There’s more registration information available on the APNIC 56 website.

Both onsite and online participation requires registration using an APNIC Login. If you don’t have an APNIC Login, it’s simple to create one — here’s a step-by-step guide.

Please take note of the registration terms and be mindful of the code of conduct.

Book your travel and accommodation early

September is a busy time in Japan. Check if you need a visa and book your travel and accommodation now to avoid disappointment. APNIC has negotiated discounted rates for the accommodation.

There are several ways of travelling to Kyoto from Tokyo’s or Osaka’s airports. There’s more information available on how to get to the venue (ICC Kyoto).

Interested in presenting? Submit a paper now

You only have until 1 July 2023 to submit a presentation for APNIC 56.

Topics for conference sessions must be relevant to Internet operations and technologies. The APNIC 56 Program Committee (PC) is seeking content on topics including:

  • IP core network routing and switching
  • IPv6 deployment and transition technologies
  • Access and transport networks including Cable/DSL, LTE/5G, wireless, metro Ethernet, fibre, and segment routing
  • Cybersecurity, network security issues (NSP-SEC, DDoS, Anti-Spam, Anti-Malware), and BCPs
  • Software Defined Networking, network function virtualization, and network automation
  • Content and service delivery (multicast, voice, video, telepresence, gaming) and cloud computing
  • IXPs and peering
  • Internet of Things (IoT) architectures, standards, services, security, addressability, and manageability
  • Smart cities architecture, security, and addressing
  • Research on Internet operations and deployment

Lightning Talks

Submit a topic for a Lightning Talk. These short talks/presentations are open to all and last no more than 10 minutes, including Q&A (this time limit is strict).

Topics that are timely, interesting, or even a little crazy are invited.

To submit a Lightning Talk, please select the ‘LIGHTNING TALK’ option in the submission system.


Prospective presenters should note that most speaking slots will be filled well before the final submission deadline. The PC will retain a limited number of slots up to the final submission deadline for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.

You must include draft slides with your submission in PDF or PPT format only.

We look forward to welcoming you to APNIC 56!

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