[Sipnoc] SIP Forum Opens Call for Presentations for SIPNOC 2013

Marc Robins marc.robins at sipforum.org
Tue Jan 15 21:26:47 UTC 2013


Proposals are now being accepted for workshops, panels, speaker
presentations and “Birds of a Feather” sessions addressing the deployment
of SIP in service provider environments;

Early Bird registration special has been extended to February 1, 2013

The SIP Forum <http://www.sipforum.org/>  has announced that it has opened
the official  Call for Presentations
<http://www.sipforum.org/content/view/374/275/>  for the third annual SIP
Network Operators Conference <http://www.sipnoc.org/>  (SIPNOC 2013), being
held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, April 22 -25, 2013.

SIPNOC 2013 has been expanded to a three-day educational conference,
focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of
SIP-based carrier services. Organizers invite companies, executives and
industry insiders to propose presentations highlighting the use of session
initiation protocol (SIP) in service provider environments. Operators are
encouraged to present SIP-related success stories, deployment issues and
concerns in their networks, while equipment vendors and other industry
stakeholders are invited to work with operators to present real-world
deployment experiences.

SIPNOC 2013 attendees will include telecommunications providers, major
backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs,
cable operators, wireless network operators as well as large enterprises
deploying major SIP initiatives.

Early Bird Registration for attending SIPNOC 2013 is now open, and
participants registering before February 1 save $145. Click here
<http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2013>  to register or visit

SIPNOC 2013 Call for Presentations proposals can be submitted by visiting
the SIP Forum Call for Presentations site
<http://www.sipforum.org/content/view/374/275/> . Possible topics can
include SIP peering, SIP trunking, Emergency Services, Congestion Control,
Scaling and Capacity Issues, SIP-based applications, Routing, Security,
SIP-Network Operations Center Best Practices, IPv6 deployment challenges,
User-agent Configuration, Standardization Issues and Progress, HD voice
deployments, Video Interoperability, WebRTC and SIP, FoIP/T.38 Deployment,
Testing or other issues facing SIP network operations.

SIPNOC 2013 offers several different types of speaking opportunities

・         General Session Talks: A General Session presentation should be
on a topic of interest to the general SIPNOC audience, and may be up to 30
minutes long (including time for Q&A).

・         General Session Panels: Panels are sessions with a moderator and
a team of panelists. The panel moderator should submit an abstract on the
panel topic, a list of panelists, and how the panel will be organized. Panel
selection is based on the importance, originality, focus and timeliness of
the topic, expertise of proposed panelists, as well as the potential for
informative and controversial discussion.

・         Special Workshops: The SIPNOC 2013 program has been expanded to
include special workshops that run for 2-3 hours, providing time to focus
in-depth on a variety of issues important to the SIPNOC community. Topics
can include a review of SIP RFCs and standards development, the regulatory
environment, etc.

・         Research Topics: Researchers are invited to present short
summaries of their work for operator feedback. Topics may include call
routing, network performance, statistical measurement and analysis and
protocol development and implementation. Studies presented may be works in
progress. Researchers from academia, government, and industry are encouraged
to present.

・         BOFs: BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) are informal sessions on
topics which are of interest to a portion of the SIPNOC community. BOFs may
be held in break‐out areas or in an unscheduled room. Requests for
scheduled BOFs can be made at any time, including on site at the show.

Acceptance notifications for speaking at SIPNOC 2013 will be sent by the
Program Committee in early March. Conference registration fees will be
waived for any confirmed speakers.

The following is a complete list of key dates for the SIPNOC 2013 speaking

SIPNOC 2013 Call for Presentation Key Dates

*	Presentation Abstracts

January 25, 2013

*	Draft Presentations Due

February 15, 2013

*	Acceptance Decision and Notifications

March 1, 2013

*	Draft Program Published

March 11, 2013

*	Final Presentations Due

March 25, 2013

*	Final Agenda Published
*	Conference Begins

April 1, 2013

April 22, 2013

The SIPNOC 2013 event website is located at www.sipnoc.org
<http://www.sipnoc.org/> .

SIPNOC 2013 Call for Presentations General Info

*	To view the official call for presentations, which includes
instructions on submitting material and specific SIPNOC policies, please
visit www.sipnoc.org <http://www.sipnoc.org/> . To submit, visit

SIPNOC Early Bird Registration Info: Deadline February 1, 2013

*	Save $145 if you register for SIPNOC 2013 by February 1. A special
early-bird registration rate of $850 - $145 off the regular rate of $995 -
is now in effect!

Register at http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2013.

SIPNOC 2013 General Show Info

*	For more information about SIPNOC 2013, please visit www.sipnoc.org
<http://www.sipnoc.org/>  or send an email to sipnocinfo at sipforum.org.

SIPNOC 2013 Sponsorship Info

*	For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC
2013, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director,
at 203-829-6307 or marc.robins “at” sipforum “dot” org.

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