The Call for Proposals is NOW CLOSED. Review of proposals will take several weeks but we hope to alert successful applicants by 19 October, 2012. Thank you!
Proposals: The focus areas for this conference are Network Research and Emerging Technologies, Network Architecture and Operations, and R&E Network Applications. Please feel free to submit proposals on those topics, as they will be duly considered. We are holding a few spaces for proposals on other relevant topics, so please do not let the primary focus areas limit your submission. If you would like to give a presentation, propose a panel discussion, present a tutorial on Sunday, or organize a BoF, SIG, or side meeting, submit your proposals HERE. If you are a FIRST TIME SUBMITTER, please see the "Session Type" description below. Please send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Network Research and Emerging Technologies||Francis Lee Bu Sung, Brian Tierney, and Scott Brim,|
|Network Architecture and Operations||Yasuichi KITAMURA, Mike Bennett, and Paul Schopis|
|R&E Network Applications||Koji Okamura, Ezra Kissel, and Eli Dart/Lauren Rotman|
Primary Focus Areas
The description of this area is still under development but, at a minimum, includes Software Defined Networking / OpenFlow; Security in R&E Networking; Network Performance and Measurement; and "Future Internet."
The description of this area is still under development but, at a minimum, includes 100G implementation experiences; IPv6; Network performance and utilization; R&E network infrastructure and connectivity updates; and Pacific Islands connectivity.
The description of this area is still under development but, at a minimum, includes Astronomy; Ocean observatories; Climate and environment; Disaster management; e-Medicine and e-Health; e-Culture and performance; Global collaboration; and e-Learning.
The online submission form asks for a Session Type and provides a number of options via a pull-down menu:
- BoF/Discussion -- "Birds of a Feather" is a break-out where a fairly new topic is being introduced for group discussion. These usually are scheduled during the 2-hour break midday.
- Break Out -- These side sessions are for groups interested in a known, familiar topic; organizers often invite speakers to give updates on projects in these areas or to propose new work. These are scheduled during the 2-hour break midday.
- Invitation Only Meeting -- This is for CLOSED discussion groups.
- Other Side Meeting -- This is for co-located events.
- Plenary Talk -- This is for a 20-, 30-, or 40-minute presentation slot in one of the 2 netcast auditoriums.
- Tutorial/Indepth -- Ranging in length from 60-minutes to a full-day, these are opportunities for community experts to share training, instruction, and information with their peers. These are usually scheduled on Sunday.
- Working Groups -- Typically, these are formally-sanctioned groups addressing specific issues during these break-out sessions; as with BoFs and SIGs, these usually are scheduled during the 2-hour break midday.
- Workshops -- These full-day (or 1.5-day) events usually have a separate registration, limited number of seats, and materials. They provide instruction that progresses throughout the day and attendees should plan to attend for the entire period they are scheduled.