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SIP Forum Opens Call for Presentations for Inaugural SIPNOC Event

SIP-related panels, speaker presentations and “Birds of a Feather” networking group proposals focused on operator and service provider topics are welcome; register before February 11 to take advantage of “Early Bird” Special

NORTH ANDOVER, MA (February 8, 2011) – The SIP Forum, creator of the first annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC), being held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, April 25 – 27, 2011, has opened a Call for Presentations for the upcoming SIPNOC. 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 vendors are invited to work with operators to present real-world deployment experiences.

Early Bird Registration for attending the inaugural SIPNOC event is now open, and participants registering before February 11 save $200. Click here to register or visit

SIPNOC 2011 Call for Presentations proposals can be submitted by visiting

SIPNOC offers several different types of speaking opportunities for both network operators and vendors including:

  • General Session Talk: 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 Panel: Panels are 60‐90‐minute 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.
  • Research Topics: Researchers are invited to present short (15‐minute) 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 the hallways, 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 2011 will be sent by the Program Committee at the end of February. Conference registration will be waived for any speakers.

The following is a complete list of key dates for the SIPNOC 2011 speaking program:

SIPNOC 2011 Call for Presentation Key Dates

  • Presentation Abstracts and Draft Slides – Due Feb 21, 2011
  • Acceptance Decision and Notifications– Feb 28, 2011
  • Draft Program Published– Mar 7, 2011
  • Final Presentations and Papers Due– Mar 28, 2011
  • Final Agenda Published– April 4, 2011
  • Conference Begins– April 25, 2011

Aimed at an international audience focused on the operational and technical aspects of service provider networks, SIPNOC will focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in carrier networks. The agenda will feature special presentations, panel discussions and workshops covering key topics by network operators related to SIP-based services and infrastructure, including testing, application development, SIP trunking, FoIP, call routing and peering, troubleshooting and monitoring, emergency services and more. The event website is located at

Attendees at SIPNOC 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.

The SIP Forum has gained an international reputation for developing important, educational events surrounding SIP. The organization’s SIPit series of interoperability testing events regularly provides a test bed for SIP-based applications and equipment that has been heralded as critical for the development of new products and services in the industry. The SIP Forum also has a number of committees and task groups made up of well-known industry experts examining a myriad of SIP-related topics, including the use of SIP in smart grid installations, FoIP, video, and user-agent configuration.

SIPNOC 2011 Call for Presentations General Info

SIPNOC Early Bird Registration Info: Deadline February 11, 2011

  • Save $200 if you register for SIPNOC 11 by February 2011. A special early-bird registration rate of $595 – $200 off the regular rate of $795 — is now in effect until February 11, 2011!
  • Register at

SIPNOC General Show Info

  • For more information about SIPNOC, please visit or send an email to

SIPNOC Sponsorship Info

  • For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at +1-718-548-7245 or

About the SIP Forum

The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit interoperability and testing events, special interoperability workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. One of the Forum’s notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and VoIP service provider networks. The SIPconnect Compliant Certification Program is an associated program through which eligible companies can gain SIPconnect validation and the right to license the use of the SIP Forum’s ‘SIPconnect Compliant’ certification mark – the official brand of the leading standard for SIP Trunking products and services. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, and the opportunities for SIP in Smart Grid deployments. For more information, please visit:

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