The APRICOT 2022 Programme Committee Call For Papers Almost At Last Mile


By Clifford Agugoesi, Editor-in-Chief

The Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Operational Technologies ( APRICOT )2022 Programme Committee is still welcoming contributions for Presentations and Tutorials for the APRICOT 2022 Conference. The final deadline for submission of entries remains January 31, Cyber Era NG learns.

According to  Co-chairs of The APRICOT 2022 Programme Committee Mark Tinka, Tugsorshikh Badarch & Marijana Novakovic, the Committee is  looking for presenters who would:

  • Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic;
  • Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker;
  • Convene and chair panel sessions of relevant topics;

Tutorials will take place during the week of 21st February. Conference sessions and the Peering Forum will take place on the week of 28th February. All APRICOT 2022 sessions times will be one hour long, with up to four sessions scheduled per day.

Conference Milestones

  • Call for Papers Opens     Now
  • Initial Draft Programme 6th December 2021
  • Final Deadline for Submissions   January 31, 2022
  • Final Programme Published         7th February 2022
  • Final Slides Received      14th February 2022

Slots are filled on a first come, first served basis, regardless of published deadlines.

Programme Content

The APRICOT Conference Programme consists of three parts namely Tutorials, the Peering Forum, and Conference Sessions.

Topics proposed must be relevant to Internet Operations and Technologies including but not limited to the following:

  • IPv4 / IPv6 Routing and Operations
  • Internet backbone operations
  • Routing Security, including RPKI and MANRS
  • Peering, Interconnects and IXPs
  • Network Function Virtualisaton
  • Network Automation/Programming
  • Content Distribution Network technology & operations
  • Research on Internet Operations and Deployment
  • Network infrastructure security
  • IPv6 deployment on fixed and Wireless/Cellular networks
  • Access and Transport Technologies
  • Content & Service Delivery and “Cloud Computing”

Peering Forum

As APRICOT 2022 is being held online, the planning committee(PC) will only accept Peering Personals prior to the event starting. Submissions must be of a single slide listing the operator’s PeeringDB entry. Applicants are required to refer to Martin Levy’s presentation on how to create a successful Peering Personal presentation.

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 time of submission is acceptable.

All draft and complete slides must be submitted in PDF format only. Slides must be of original work, preferably not presented before at other venues, with all company confidential marks removed..

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

Prospective presenters should note that the majority of 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.

Stated the PC: “Every year we turn away submissions, due to filling up all available programme slots before the deadline. Presenters should endeavour to get material into the PC sooner rather than later.

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