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
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (November 6, 2013) – The SIP Forum announced today that it has opened registration and the official Call for Presentations for the fourth annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2014), being held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, June 9 -12, 2014.
A three-day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based carrier services globally, SIPNOC 2014 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.
The SIPNOC conferences attract leading technical and operations personnel from the global carrier community and have earned high praise from attendees for their educational, non-commercial and technical content that focuses on the real-world challenges operators face when deploying SIP services in global IP networks. SIPNOC 2014 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 2014 is now open, and participants registering before January 1, 2014 save $145. Click here to register or visit http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2014.
SIPNOC 2014 Call for Presentations proposals can be submitted by visiting the SIP Forum SIPNOC 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 conference.
The following is a complete list of key dates for the SIPNOC 2014 speaking program:
- Presentation Abstracts – March 1, 2014
- Draft Presentations Due – March 15, 2014
- Acceptance Decision and Notifications – April 1, 2014
- Draft Program Published – April 15, 2014
- Final Presentations Due – May 1, 2014
- Final Agenda Published – May 15, 2014
- Conference Begins – June 9, 2014
SIPNOC 2014 General Info
The SIPNOC 2014 event website is located at www.sipnoc.org.
To view the official call for presentations, which includes instructions on submitting material and specific SIPNOC policies, please visit https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sipnoc2014.
SIPNOC 2014 Early Bird Registration Info: Deadline March 15, 2014
Save $145 if you register for SIPNOC 2014 by March 15, 2014. A special early-bird registration rate of $850 – $145 off the regular rate of $995 – is now in effect! Register at www.regonline.com/sipnoc2014.
SIPNOC 2014 Sponsorship Information
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, SIPconnect-IT and RTCWeb-it interoperability testing events, special workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community. One of the Forum’s notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, VRS interoperability, security, NNI, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit: https://www.sipforum.org.