8 - 10 September 2020


The APNIC Program Committee is now seeking presentations for APNIC 50 Conference. We are looking for content that would suit technical sessions, tutorials, and panel discussions.

APNIC and ISPAB, the local host of APNIC 50, have been meeting regularly to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the conference and it is expected that a decision will be made soon on the format of APNIC 50. A technical program will be needed whether it is a regular conference or online-only, and the PC are seeking quality technical content. 

Please note, the program committee is working to early deadlines so the APNIC conference program can be announced early. APNIC will waive the conference registration fee for accepted speakers. However, speakers must fund their own travel if the conference goes ahead in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Key Dates

Call for Presentations Opens            11 May 2020

First Round Acceptance                    19 June 2020

Final Deadline for Submissions         17 July 2020

Final Round Acceptance                    31 July 2020

Program Material

The APNIC Program is organized in two parts, a workshop week followed by the conference. The three-day conference includes technical sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, and Birds of Feather (BoF) sessions. Topics for conference sessions must be relevant to Internet operations and technologies. The following topics are examples of possible areas of interest.

  • IP core network routing, switching and operations
  • IPv6 deployment and transition technologies
  • Managing COVID-19 related network challenges – network scalability, performance, remote networking, security, observations
  • Access and transport networks including Cable/DSL, LTE/5G, wireless, metro ethernet, fibre, segment routing
  • Cyber security, network security issues (NSP-SEC, DDoS, Anti-Spam, Anti-Malware) and BCPs
  • Software defined networking, network function virtualization and network automation
  • Content & service delivery (Multicast, Voice, Video, Telepresence, Gaming) and cloud computing
  • IXPs and Peering
  • Internet of Things (IoT) architectures, standards, services, security, addressability, and manageability
  • Smart Cities architecture, security, and addressing
  • Research on Internet operations and deployment


Draft slides MUST be provided with submissions otherwise the Program Committee will be unable to review the submission. For work in progress, the most current information available at time of submission is acceptable.

All draft slides submitted for PC review must be in PDF or PPT format only. Final slides are to be provided two weeks before the conference starts for display in the session room and publication on the APNIC 50 conference website.

Prospective presenters should note that the majority of speaking slots will be filled well before the final submission deadline. The PC will retain a limited number of slots up to the final submission deadline for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the Program Committee by email.