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Guidelines for speakers

The AFRINIC-19 programme committee seeks speakers from all regions to deliver presentations during plenaries on a number of Internet related topics such as:

  • IPv4 / IPv6 Routing and operations
  • IPv6 deployment and transition technologies
  • Internet backbone operations
  • ISP and Carrier services
  • Network security issues (NSP-SEC, DDoS Anti-Spam, Anti-Malware)
  • Peering / IXPs
  • Research on Internet Operations and Deployment
  • Internet policy (Security, Regulation, Content Management, Addressing, etc)
  • Access and Transport Technologies, including broadband deployment, Cable/DSL, wireless, WiMax, metro ethernet, fiber network, MPLS
  • Content & Service Delivery (Multicast, Voice, Video, "telepresence", Gaming)
  • Internet Goverance

What to submit?

Your proposal should contain the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Affiliation
  • Short biography
  • Title of Presentation
  • A detailed abstract or outline describing the presentation draft slides for the presentation
  • Length of talk


Your submission should be sent via our online form. 

  • Presentations will be fifteen (15) to thirty (30) minutes in length, with approximately 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end of each presentation.
  • The maximum time allotted per presentation should not exceed 45 minutes.
  • The presenter(s) will be required to submit their presentation in PDF format, 3 weeks prior to the presentation date.
  • Presentation facilities will need to be agreed upon, based on available resources on-site
  • AFRINIC will provide the facility, tea/lunch breaks and sound/projector equipment.
  • Presenters are responsible for any handouts. There are typically approximately 150-180 delegates.
  • Tutorials can range from 90 minutes to half a day in length.
  • We do not encourage presentations with marketing and commercial content.

Important dates 

  • Call for papers opens on 29 July 2013
  • Call for papers closes on 29 August 2013 
  • Notification of acceptance on 5 September 2013
  • Submission of presentations slides on 27 September 2013
  • Deadline for submission of final presentation slides on 22 October 2013