SIPNOC 2015: The SIP Network Operators Conference
“Making SIP Work in the Network”
Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel , Herndon, VA -- June 23-25, 2015
Presented by the SIP Forum, the leading industry association focused on the advancement of IP communications products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the fifth annual SIPNOC conference is a unique event for service providers and carriers to gather to discuss the challenges of deploying and implementing SIP-based communications technology, and to learn the best-practices and strategies that enable the successful and profitable operation of SIP-based services and applications. Distinguishing the event from other industry conferences, SIPNOC 2015 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.
In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2015 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2015 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just a few minutes from Dulles airport.
The dates for SIPNOC 2015 are confirmed for Tuesday, June 23 - Thursday, June 25, 2015.
For travel planning purposes, you should plan to arrive at the venue on Monday, June 22. The new training day being offered at this year's event will start promptly the morning of Tuesday, June 23rd.
The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2015 agenda is built by a panel of operational experts and presented in a setting that will encourage the meaningful exchange of day-to-day operational experiences.
The program committee reviewed workshop topic proposals and draft presentations, helping to ensure that the resulting discussions focus on implementation experiences and best practices relating to deploying SIP in the network.
The official SIPNOC 2015 Call For Presentations has been published and contains specific timelines and deadlines for submissions, and well as the various policies that govern the selection of content for the conference.
By popular demand, the SIP Forum has added a special, new workshop to the SIPNOC agenda. For this year's SIPNOC, we've teamed up with Mark Lindsey and the team at ECG to offer a special full day of specialized SIP training. This new SIP Training Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2015, and is designed to offer SIPNOC 2015 attendees relevant training on the SIP protocol, as well as provide insights and considerations related to a variety of technical implementations. Ultimately, the goal of this special training workshop is to help ensure that SIPNOC attendees get the most out of the technical presentations that follow over the next two days.
SIPNOC 2015 will focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in today’s IP-based network environment.
SIPNOC 2015 will feature an agenda over the course of three days that includes a special SIP training day on the first day of the event, and a combination of special presentations and panel discussions during the conference’s general session on the following two days -- an agenda designed to address the most important topics for today’s network operator.
Workshops, BOFs and Sessions will focus on topics such as:
While the international carrier and service provider community is the lynchpin of the SIPNOC conferences, industry stakeholders involved in major SIP initiatives such as network equipment vendors, government agency representatives, large enterprise network operators and academic research organizations are also encouraged to attend.
The three-day conference, which focuses on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based services in global service provider networks, has attracted technical leadership from MSOs and carriers from North America, South America and Europe including AT&T, Armstrong Utilities, Bell Canada, Bright House Networks, British Telecom, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Cinchcast, Cincinnati Bell, Comcast Cable, Cologix, Consolidated Telecom, Cox Communications, Deutsch Telecom, France Telecom Orange, iBasis, Liveops, nexVortex, Optimum Lightpath, Rogers Business Solutions, Sprint, Socket Telecom, Sorenson Communications, Swisscom, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International, Time Warner Cable, UNINETT, Verizon, Vocalocity, Voxbone, WDT (World Discount Telecommunications), XO Communications, and Ziggo.
In addition to carrier participants, past SIPNOCs have also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Acme Packet, Avaya, Broadsoft, CableLabs, Cequint, Cisco Systems, Commetrex, Current Analysis, Dialogic, ECG Inc, Edgewater Networks, Faxcore, Federal Communications Commission, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Huawei Technologies, Integrated Research, Internet Society (ISOC), Metaswitch Networks, Microsoft, NENA, NTCA, Patton Electronics, Polycom, Public Knowledge, RecordMyCalls, Sangoma Technologies, Sansay, Siemens Enterprise Communications, SNOM Technology, Sonus Networks, UNH-IOL, and Yealink Network Technology.
The regular SIPNOC 2015 conference registration fee is $995 for one full day of SIP Training and two days of conference proceedings, including all meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) and break refreshments.
For a limited time, you can take advantage of a special early bird rate of $895.
Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies save even more! The regular rate for Full Members is $850, but for limited time full member representatives can take advantage of a special early bird rate of $750. Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc "dot" robins "at" sipforum.org to obtain the exclusive Full Member discount code.
The SIP Forum has negotiated a nicely discounted room rate of $149/night at the four-star Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel. This rate includes free in-room WiFi Internet access, self-parking, shuttle bus service to and from the airport, and double HHonors points!
The hotel shuttle bus begins its runs at 5:15 am – 12:30 am, and picks up passengers at the airport on the hour and half-hour at curb 2A and 2H. For trips back to the airport, the shuttle leaves the hotel at the 15's and 45's of each hour.
The cut-off date to receive this great rate is June 8, 2015! Please note that reservation requests made after this cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates.
To register for your stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel by phone, please call the Hilton reservation number at 1-800-HILTONS (toll-free number for U.S. callers), or 1-703-478-2900 for International callers, and mention that you are booking a room for SIPNOC 2015.
For individuals of companies that are active Full Members of the SIP Forum, a special discounted conference rate will be provided for registrations, and special full member-only discounts will be offered for a variety of special SIPNOC 2015 sponsorship packages.
Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, directly at marc "dot" robins "at" sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307 for more information and to take advantage of these special offers.
The SIP Forum will be providing a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies interested in becoming a SIPNOC corporate sponsor. Sponsors of SIPNOC 2015 will receive the most exposure to the SIPNOC community - before, during, and after the conference.
For more information about the various sponsorship options available, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at marc.robins "at sipforum "dot" org, or call +1-203-829-6307.
SIPNOC is being developed as an educational conference for technologists and engineers within the operator community to share ideas, experiences (both good and bad) and best practices in a private setting. As a result, the SIP Forum has decided not to issue credentials for media and analysts to attend the conference, and as a result SIPNOC conference sessions will be closed to media and analysts.
It is our hope that our SIPNOC conferees will appreciate this decision, and that our friends in the press and analyst community -- those that have supported the SIP Forum with their coverage of our activities over the years -- will understand the rationale that went into making this decision.
SIP Forum representatives and select speakers will be available for interviews and briefings following the conference upon request, as well as various content that emerges from the conference proceedings.
For more information about this policy, please feel free to contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at
For more information about SIPNOC 2015, you can click HERE to access the SIPNOC 2014 Document repository, which offers presentations given at the last event.
If you can't find what you need, please send your inquiry to the conference email address at
or contact the Managing Director (see above).
In addition, your email address will be added to the SIPNOC conference mailing list so that you can receive news and special updates relating to the conference (don't worry -- you can easily unsubscribe if you do not want to remain on the list).