8 - 10 September 2020


Call for submissions has closed.

The APNIC Program Committee is now seeking presentations for APNIC 50 online-only conference. We are looking for content that would suit technical sessions, tutorials, lightning talks, and panel discussions.

Please note, the program committee is working to early deadlines so the APNIC 50 online-only conference program can be announced early. Registration for the virtual conference is free of charge.

Key Dates

Call for Presentations Opens            11 May 2020

First Round Acceptance                    19 June 2020

Final Deadline for Submissions        14 August 2020 (14:00 UTC+10)

Final Round Acceptance                    17 August 2020

Program Material

The APNIC 50 online-only conference includes technical sessions, panel discussions, lightning talks, and tutorials. 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

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are short talks/presentations on relevant topics that last no more than 10 minutes, including Q&A. This time limit is strictly enforced. Lightning talks are open to all.

Talks on topics that are timely, interesting, or even a little crazy, are invited. The APNIC 50 Programme Committee will evaluate all submissions and choose the best six. Talks must be relevant to the Internet Operations community, as per the program material.

Speakers typically prepare three or four slides. Final slides must be provided with the talk proposal. Please note in your submission if you wish to make a live demonstration.

To submit a Lightning talk please do so via the conference submission system - please select the LIGHTNING TALK option for your submission.


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 one week before the conference starts for 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.