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Call for papers is now closed.

The APNIC Program Committee is now seeking presentations for APNIC 54 conference in Singapore. We are looking for content that would suit technical sessions, tutorials, lightning talks, and panel discussions.

Speakers may present on stage in Singapore or remotely. APNIC 54 conference registration is free for all, however speakers must fund their own travel if presenting in-person.

Key Dates

Call for Presentations Opens 20 May 2022
First Round Acceptance 10 June 2022
Final Deadline for Submissions 01 July 2022 (extended to 17 July 2022)
Final Round Acceptance 29 July 2022

Program Material

The APNIC 54 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
  • 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 54 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 54 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.

Call for submissions has closed.

APrIGF 2022 Overarching Theme, People at the Centre: Envisioning a community-led Internet that is inclusive, sustainable and trusted.

The use of technology and the Internet for supporting livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic has become central to people’s lives. As a result, there is also a greater urgency to regulate these technologies to manage their impact on our lives. Have we become part of the digital world but lost sight of real connections? Has the digital divide worsened or improved during this time? What would a people-centric Internet look like? As the world opens up again and people reconnect, it is time to go back to the basics: by putting people in the centre of decision-making and multistakeholder discussions, and re-evaluating whether technology is being used in the best interest of humans.

Any Internet user with interest in Internet public policy, technical operations, development etc. is eligible to submit a session proposal for APrIGF. Interested session organizers should review the evaluation criteria below and the various session formats carefully before submitting a proposal. Examples of successful session proposals can be found in Section VII.

Please be reminded that all proposals must be submitted through the online platform. Any other format will not be accepted as official submission.

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