AfNOG 2007 Tutorials and Conference:
Call for Presentations

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) invites applications from people
who wish to teach a tutorial, make a presentation, or chair a panel discussion
at the 8th AfNOG meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, in May 2007. We also invite
programme suggestions from other people.


AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organising a two-week event that includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Tutorials, a one-day AfNOG meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC meeting. Further information about the event may be found at <> and <>.


AfNOG Workshop 23 - 27 April 2007 (Sunday - Friday)
AfriNIC IPV6 Workshop 28 - 29 April 2007 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfREN Meeting 28 - 29 April 2007 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfNOG Tutorials 29 - 30 April 2007 (Sunday - Monday)
AfriNIC LIR Workshop 30 April (Monday)
AfNOG Meeting 1 May 2007 (Tuesday)
AfriNIC-6 Meeting 2 - 3 May 2007 (Wednesday - Thursday)
INET Africa Day 4 May 2007 (Friday)


The Rockview Royale Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria will be the location for this year's AfNOG/AfriNIC joint meetings and workshop.

About AfNOG

AfNOG (see <>) is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG has organised an event like this one every year since 2000.

About the Tutorials

On 29 and 30 April 2007, the day before the AfNOG conference, several tutorials will be offered. Beginning in 2007, AfNOG will offer 1 to 2 full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics.

Tutorials are technical workshops which focus on a particular subject in-dept and should be non-commercial in nature. Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may include a hands-on practical component. They are intended to offer advanced training relating to technology already deployed or soon to be deployed on networking and related services provisioning for ISP operations.

Potential Areas of Interest

  • Routing Operations: Rural Connectivity Solution, IPv4 and IPv6 Routing, MPLS, Backbone operations, Traffic Engineering
  • Services Operations: DNS, Email, VOIP, Content Development, Open Source Tools and Analysis
  • Security Operations: NSP-Sec, DDoS, Security Operations, Anti-SPAM, Anti-Malware.
  • Internet Provider Relationships: IXP Operations, Peering
  • Technologies: Wireless, WiMax, DSL, Broadband access aggregation
  • Internet Governance

How to apply

People interested in teaching a tutorial, making a presentation, or chairing a panel discussion at the AfNOG meeting are invited to submit a proposal not later than 30 November 2007

We ask that the following information be sent in an email message to <>.

  • speaker/presenter name and affiliation
  • email address and phone number
  • nature of the proposal (tutorial, conference presentation, or panel discussion)
  • proposed title
  • requested time allocation (for tutorials: 2 full-days is preferred, but requests for 1 full-day tutorials may be considered; for conference presentations or panel discussions: 30 minutes to 2 hours).
  • an abstract of no more than 200 words
  • permission to reproduce your presentation after the event, including permission to post it on the AfNOG website.
The Programme Committee also welcomes suggestions and expressions of interest, even if you don't have all the above information.

Funding and Support

AfNOG is a not-for-profit event and because limited funds are available, conference presenters and tutorial instructors are expected to cover their travel expenses. However, tutorial instructor or conference presenters are exempted from paying registration fees.

Submission deadline: 30 November 2007
Notification by: 8 January 2007
Final Program Published: 1 March 2007
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