. Message from the Program Chair, Robert J. Berger.

Thought I'd run this by you to see if you're interested in speaking or giving a tutorial for the APRICOT Technical Conference -- please take a look and let me know if you're interested / available to speak, dates etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at rberger@ibd.com.

As potential speakers respond, the conference committee will make a mapping of people to tracks/sessions and thus the final technical program. So if you are interested in participating, please get back to us ASAP (three months before the APRICOT conference) as to your interest and potential talk titles as we expect to make the final decisions two months before the APRICOT).

When considering a subject, remember that the audience is mainly 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.

The themes we are looking for people to speak and/or give tutorials are:

  • Domain Name and IP management
  • IP Backbone Routing and management
  • Unified Messaging, EMail scaling, SPAM
  • Voice / Internet Integration
  • Security, Encryption, Firewalls, VPNs
  • QoS, Traffic Management, Multicast and Caching
  • Peering, Settlements and Collocation
  • Alternative Last Mile and Intercontinental Connectivity
  • ISP Management

From year to year, we do have most of the tutorial slots filled by our regular speakers, but if you do have something you would like to give as a tutorial, please submit it, but also submit a session talk as well. The session talks will be from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on how many other talks are in the same session.

If you would like to be considered, please send your contact info, proposed tutorial or talk title with a brief abstract in ASCII, RTF, PDF format via email to:

Robert J. Berger
Voice: +1-408-882-4755 Fax: +1-408-490-2868

You can also send any questions to the above email or phone addresses.

If you are not the right person from your organization to speak at such a technical conference or if you are not available, please forward this invitation onto someone who might be available and would be appropriate for the APRICOT conference.


Formal Invitation Letter for your use for APRICOT'99
Last updated on Dec. 28, 1998