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SIP Forum Opens Call for Presentations for SIPNOC 2013

Proposals are now being accepted for workshops, panels, speaker presentations and “Birds of a Feather” sessions addressing the deployment of SIP in service provider environments; Early Bird registration special extended to February 1, 2013

NORTH ANDOVER, MA (January 15, 2013) – The SIP Forum announced today that it has opened the official Call for Presentations for the third annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2013), being held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, April 22-25, 2013. A three-day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based carrier services globally, SIPNOC 2013 is a unique, network operator-centric event. 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 equipment vendors and other industry stakeholders are invited to work with operators to present real-world deployment experiences.

SIPNOC 2013 attendees 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.

Early Bird Registration for attending SIPNOC 2013 is now open, and participants registering before February 1 save $145. To register visit

SIPNOC 2013 Call for Presentations proposals can be submitted by visiting the SIP Forum Call for Presentations site. Possible topics can include SIP peering, SIP trunking, Emergency Services, Congestion Control, Scaling and Capacity Issues, SIP-based applications, Routing, Security, SIP-Network Operations Center Best Practices, IPv6 deployment challenges, User-agent Configuration, Standardization Issues and Progress, HD voice deployments, Video Interoperability, WebRTC and SIP, FoIP/T.38 Deployment, Testing or other issues facing SIP network operations.

SIPNOC 2013 offers several different types of speaking opportunities including:

  • General Session Talks: 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 Panels: Panels are 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.
  • Special Workshops: The SIPNOC 2013 program has been expanded to include special workshops that run for 2-3 hours, providing time to focus in-depth on a variety of issues important to the SIPNOC community. Topics can include a review of SIP RFCs and standards development, the regulatory environment, etc.
  • Research Topics: Researchers are invited to present short 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 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 2013 will be sent by the Program Committee in early March. Conference registration fees will be waived for any confirmed speakers.

The following is a complete list of key dates for the SIPNOC 2013 speaking program:

  • Presentation Abstracts Due – January 25, 2013
  • Draft Presentations Due – February 15, 2013
  • Acceptance Decision and Notifications – March 1, 2013
  • Draft Program Published – March 11, 2013
  • Final Presentations Due – March 25, 2013
  • Final Agenda Published – April 1, 2013
  • Conference Begins – April 22, 2013
  • Conference Ends – April 25, 2013

SIPNOC 2013 will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA on April 22-25, 2013 and will build on the success of the inaugural event last spring, which attracted leading technical and operations personnel from the global carrier community and earned high praise from attendees for its educational, non-commercial and technical content that focused on the real-world challenges operators face when deploying SIP services in global IP networks.

The SIPNOC 2013 event website is located at

SIPNOC 2013 Call for Presentations General Info

To view the official call for presentations, which includes instructions on submitting material and specific SIPNOC policies, please visit

SIPNOC Early Bird Registration Info

  • Deadline February 1, 2013
  • Save $145 if you register for SIPNOC 2013 by February 1. A special early-bird registration rate of $850 – $145 off the regular rate of $995 – is now in effect!
  • Register at

SIPNOC 2013 General Show Info

For more information about SIPNOC 2013, please visit or send an email to

SIPNOC 2013 Sponsorship Info

For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC 2013, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at +1-203-829-6307 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 and SIPconnect-IT 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. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, Video Relay Services (VRS) Interoperability, security, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit:

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