Proposals now accepted for workshops, panels, speaker presentations and “Birds of a Feather” sessions addressing the deployment of SIP in service provider environments; New SIP Training Day added to agenda; Registration officially opens
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (January 14, 2016) – The SIP Forum announced today that it has opened registration and the official Call for Presentations for the sixth annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2016), being held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, June 21 – 23, 2016.
A three-day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based carrier services globally, SIPNOC 2016 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 2016 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.
Back by popular demand, the SIP Forum has teamed up again with ECG to offer a special full day of specialized SIP training. The SIP Training Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and is designed to offer SIPNOC 2016 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.
Early-Bird Registration for attending SIPNOC 2016 is now open, and participants registering before March 15, 2016 save $100. Click here to register or visit http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2016.
SIPNOC 2016 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 2016 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 2016 program has been expanded to include special workshops that run for 1-2 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.
SIPNOC 2016 Call for Presentation Key Dates
- Presentation Abstracts Due February 15, 2016
- Draft Presentations Due March 15, 2016
- Acceptance Decision and Notifications, March 22, 2016
- Draft Program Published April 1, 2016
- Final Presentations Due May 21, 2016
- Final Agenda Published May 21, 2016
- Conference Begins June 21, 2016
The SIPNOC 2016 event website is located at www.sipnoc.org.
SIPNOC 2016 Call for Presentations General Info
To view the official call for presentations, which includes instructions on submitting material and specific SIPNOC policies, please visit the SIPNOC 2016 CFP Webpage.
SIPNOC 2016 Early Bird Registration Info: Deadline March 15, 2016
- Save $100 if you register for SIPNOC 2016 by March 15, 2015.
- Register at http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2016.
SIPNOC 2016 General Event Information
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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 for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks. Other important Forum initiatives include work in VRS interoperability, security, NNI, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit: https://www.sipforum.org.