APRICOT 2024 Call for Papers open now

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APRICOT 2024 will be held from 21 February to 1 March 2024.

The APRICOT 2024 Program Committee (PC) is seeking contributions for presentations and tutorials for APRICOT 2024, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 21 February to 1 March 2024.

The PC is looking for presenters who can:

  • Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic
  • Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker
  • Convene and chair panel sessions on relevant topics
  • Lead informal Birds of Feather (BoF) breakout sessions

Conference milestones

Call for Papers opensNow
Outline program publishedAs papers are confirmed
Final deadline for submissions29 January 2024
Final program published5 February 2024
Final slides received19 February 2024
Table 1 — APRICOT 2024 milestones.

Please note, slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of published deadlines

Program content

The APRICOT conference program comprises three parts — the Peering Forum, tutorials, and conference tracks. Topics proposed must be relevant to Internet operations and technologies:

  • IPv4/IPv6 routing and operations
  • Routing security, including RPKI and MANRS
  • Internet backbone operations
  • Peering, interconnects and IXPs
  • Content Distribution Network (CDN) technology and operations
  • Research on Internet operations and deployment
  • Network virtualization
  • Network automation/programming
  • Network infrastructure security
  • IPv6 deployment on fixed and wireless/cellular networks
  • Access and transport technologies
  • Technical application of Web 3.0, public blockchains and cryptocurrency
  • Content and service delivery and ‘Cloud Computing’
  • 400G ZR, ZR+ and Open ROADM
  • Submarine cables
  • ChatGPT

Peering Forum

Peering Personal submissions must be of a single slide listing the operator’s PeeringDB entry. Please refer to this information on how to create a successful Peering Personal presentation.

Call for Papers (CFP) submission

Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided with CFP submissions otherwise the submission will be rejected immediately. For work in progress, the most current information available at the time of submission is acceptable.

All draft and complete slides must be submitted in PDF format only.

Any marketing, sales, and vendor proprietary content in a presentation is against the spirit of APRICOT and it is strictly prohibited.

Note that proper credit must be given for all content taken from other sources. Evidence of plagiarism is grounds for rejection. 

Final slides are to be provided by the specified deadline for publication on the APRICOT 2024 website.

Prospective presenters should note that most speaking slots will be filled well before the final submission deadline. The PC may, at their discretion, retain a limited number of slots up to the final submission deadline for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance. Every year we turn away submissions, due to all available program slots being filled before the deadline. Presenters should try to get material into the PC sooner rather than later.

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the PC by email.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals.

Mark Tinka is the Head of Engineering at SEACOM with 24 years of experience as a network engineer building ISP networks and Internet Exchange Points across Africa and the Asia Pacific.

Mark Duffell, Senior Network Engineer for Telstra’s Transport & IP Core Engineering and Globe Telecom’s Vincent ‘Achie’ Atienza head of peering, interconnection, and strategy, contributed to this post.

They are also all Chairs of the APRICOT 2024 Program Committee.

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