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Call for Presentations

Abstract submission opening day: 05 September 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2017

UKNOF39 Call For Presentations

The UK Network Operators' Forum is returning to London for UKNOF39 on Wednesday 17th January!

You may often hear it said that UKNOF's remit is "distribution of clue", so if the content of your talk fits with that ethos, we're actually pretty open minded about what the actual topic is - as long as it's relevant to our community's broad area of interest, and the quality is good.

Talks are usually around 30 minutes in length (some are 15 minutes and others are shorter lightning talks of up to 10 minutes), and common subject areas are:

  • Network operations
  • Network architecture and design
  • Networking hardware and software architecture
  • Peering and interconnect
  • Data centre design and operations
  • IPv6 deployment
  • Network monitoring and measurement
  • New innovations in networking technology
  • Open protocol standards
  • Domain Name System infrastructure
  • Network security and abuse prevention
  • Impact of public policy of network operations
  • Confessions
  • Stories from the field
But, we're always on the lookout for something different, so don't feel it has to fall into the areas above. or be a full 30 minutes, e.g. if you just have a briefer idea or experience to present the submission form includes the option to propose a 15 minutes talk or a "lightning talk" of anything up to 10 minutes. We're also interested in hearing proposals for panel discussions, as these are a great way of presenting and discussing different views on the same subject.

Please submit your proposals using the menu on the left. Submissions are welcome at any time, but for UKNOF39 we would like to have them no later than 30 November 2017. However, don't worry if you miss the deadline and have something interesting to talk about, as we are often able to accept shorter "lightning talks" closer in to the meeting. Please also get in touch if you would like to suggest any topics, themes or speakers.

Information for speakers about presenting and what to expect at UKNOF is available at https://wiki.uknof.org.uk/Speaker_Information

Note that in order to preserve editorial neutrality and the best experience for our attendees and sponsors, the UKNOF PC cannot accept abstract submissions for presentations by commercial organisations that are also sponsors in any way of the same UKNOF event. If you would like one of our sponsored presentation slots, please contact sponsor@uknof.org.uk.

Please note that UKNOF is run on a non-profit basis, and is not in a position to reimburse expenses or time for speakers at its meetings.

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