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APRICOT 2001 26 February to 2 March 2001 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
- The one event where Asia Pacific Internet Infrastructure Engineers gather, talk tech and learn about the latest tools and techniques.

The APRICOT 2001 Program Committee is finalizing the schedule and materials for the conference, and is seeking contributors to the program. We are still looking for:

  • Intermediate and Advanced Full Day Tutorials

  • 25 minute presentations on:
    - IPv6 Issues and Trends
    - The State of DNS
    - Broadband over the Last Mile
    - Application Service Provider Opportunities and Technologies
    - Streaming and Multicast
    - Data Center Engineering & Services
    - Email and Unified Messaging Services and Technologies
    - High Performance Routing
    - The Local Internet Scene (Experiences building Internet in Asia Pacific)

  • Chair for almost all of the technical conference sessions (the job is to be the moderator of the session)

  • Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions.

You are welcome to propose other tutorial or session presentations that do not fit in the above description and I can see if I can still fit them in as well.

NOTE: Please excuse any duplicate mailings. If you are not the right person from your organization to answer this call, or if you are not available, we would appreciate your kind assistance in forwarding this invitation to someone you think would be appropriate.

If you have already submitted a request to participate you should not need to do it again. You should have already received a confirmation of your submittal by December 25th. If you have submitted a request to participate and did not get a confirmation letter by now, please contact me via email.

You can see the program agenda as it currently stands by visiting including all the already accepted tutorials and presentations at: http://www.regweb.com/Apricot/2001. You can get more information on Apricot2001 at http://www.apricot2001.com.

If you would like to participate as a speaker, instructor or chair, please complete the form at the end of this email or fill in the form at http://www.apricot2001.com/participation/papers.html immediately.

The remainder of this email contains more detailed background on the conference and what we are looking for in tutorials and presentations as well as the form to use to submit a request to participate:

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
- The one event where Asia Pacific Internet Infrastructure Engineers gather, talk tech and learn about the latest tools and techniques.

26 February to 2 March 2001
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Last year's APRICOT 2000, in Seoul, was the largest technical conference gathering of Asia Pacific Internet Engineers and Operators so far. APRICOT 2001, the first APRICOT of the New Millennium, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, and is looking to be even bigger and more worthwhile!

The theme of APRICOT 2001 is "Developing the Next Generation", and the program committee is therefore seeking material consistent with that theme.

Tutorial and Technical Conference Session topics that have been successful in the past, or which have been requested for this year, include:

  • Introduction and Advanced Network Management and ISP System Administration
  • Hot Topics in Future Networks, Multi Protocol Label Switching(MPLS), Quality of Service, and Voice over IP
  • Traffic Engineering with Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • High Speed Networking Technology: ATM, Gigabit Ethernet, Switch Routers and Optical Dense Wave Division Multiplexing(DWDM)
  • High Performance IP Backbone Routing and management, Routing Policy and RPSL
  • IPv6 Introduction and Deployment
  • Voice over IP Standards, Efforts and Impacts on ISPs
  • Computer Telephony Integration and Voice over IP for ISPs
  • Network Security, Encryption, Firewalls and VPNs for ISPs
  • BIND, DNSSEC, IPv6 DNS, Reverse and Multilingual DNS
  • Peering and Collocation
  • Unified Messaging, Scaling E-mail infrastructure and SPAM control
  • Content Distribution Networks, Streaming and Multimedia Infrastructure
  • Supporting E-Commerce and ASPs
  • Last Mile Innovations: Wireless, xDSL and Cable Modem

The program committee will consider proposals in any of these areas, and also in new areas. If you have an idea for a tutorial or session subject that is not listed, please feel free to submit it to us.

When considering a subject, remember that the APRICOT audience is mainly comprised of technical network operators and engineers with a wide range of experience levels from beginners to multi-year experience. There is a strong orientation to offer core skills and basic knowledge in the tutorials and to address issues relevant to the day-to-day operations of ISPs over the next 12 - 18 months.

APRICOT is a TECHNICAL conference and marketing and commercial content is not expected within the program. The program committee is charged with maintaining the technical standard of APRICOT, and will therefore not accept inappropriate materials. All sessions provide time for questions, so presenters should expect technical questions, and be prepared to deliver insightful and technically deep responses.

The APRICOT Technical Conference Schedule isd made up of 1.5 hour conference sessions, each including up to 3 speakers (therefore allowing 20-30 minutes per speaker). Sessions are chaired by persons of appropriate expertise in the subject matter of the session, and will include ample time for questions from the audience.

Tutorials are full-day workshops which focus on a particular subject in-depth. They may be presented by a single Instructor, or a team of instructors working together.

Tutorial Instructors are encouraged to also sign up to be a Conference Session Chair and/or Speaker as well.

Since APRICOT is a not-for-profit event that tries to keep the cost to attendees low, we only pay the costs for those speakers (primarily tutorial instructors) who have no corporate "sponsor".

If you belong to a company or organization that can cover you travel expenses, that is a big help. For those of you who do not belong to such an organization, Apricot will cover 4 days of hotel accommodation for Tutorial Instructors from Overseas. Apricot can also consider covering airfare up to US$1500 on a case by case basis. Local Tutorial Instructors can receive a US$500 honorarium but no Hotel accommodations.

It is ok to split the work of a full day tutorial between several instructors, but APRICOT may only be able to cover the hotel accommodations and case by case airfare for one person per Tutorial. Of course, Tutorial, Conference Chairs and Speakers will not have to pay any registration fee to attend the rest of the conference.

If you would like to be considered as a session chair, tutorial instructor or a session speaker, please fill out the form below and email it to me at the address below.

A draft conference agenda is attached in acrobat PDF format.

More information on the conference:


Robert J. Berger
Technical Conference Chair

Voice: +1-408-882-4755
Fax: +1-408-490-2868
rjbApricot@ibd.com (Best way to contact me)

Below is a form to use to submit your request please use a copy for each tutorial and/or session you would like to apply for. You can fill in a web form at instead of this email one at: http://www.apricot2001.com/participation/papers.html

Please check which type of submission this is (one form per submission):
Tutorial Tech Conference Presentation


First Name (Given)


Middle Name or Initial


Last Name (Family)


Company or Organization


Your Title


Country you live in




Website associated with you:

Voice Phone (include country code, 1 for US):

Fax (optional)


Title of Tutorial or Talk


Abstract of Tutorial or Talk:

Short Biography on yourself:

Please attach a JPEG, PNG, GIF or TIFF picture of yourself if possible (do not hold up submitting your request for this)

The following Assistant info is if you have an Administrative Assistant, PR person or some other person that helps you with your scheduling who you would like to have cc'd for any correspondence.

Assistant Name (optional)


Assistant Email (optional)


Assistant Phone (optional)