9 March 2004


The Star Online has visited APRICOT 2004 that was held from 18 - 27 February 2004 and has released 3 editorials on APRICOT 2004.

The link directs you to The Star TechCentral webpage.

Link courtesy of The Star Publications.

13 February 2004

FIRST EVER IN APRICOT - IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack Internet

The APRICOT 2004 conference in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by PIKOM and supported by the Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission will be the first such meet to offer IPv4/IPv6 dual stack Internet connectivity.

This network will be offered both via wired and wireless access technologies for the participants to use throughout the duration of the conference. The introduction of IPv4/IPv6 dual stack connectivity, during this regional Internet conference on operational technologies, will be an important one, as network operators worldwide are starting to actively evaluate and deploy this next-generation Internet protocol technology.

IPv6, which has been developed and worked on by the IETF since 1993, has reached some level of maturity and is ready to be deployed via the numerous transition mechanisms available. IPv6 addresses the limitations of IPv4, including the depleting number of available global IP addresses, provides inherent security features, improved quality of service, mobility support, plug and play configuration and other future-proofing extensions. Network operators are seeing the exponential growth of broadband access, interconnectivity of non-PC devices, peer-to-peer applications, mission-critical VPNs, and ubiquitous communications as current trends. With these in mind, the transition to IPv6 is seen as essential step for these environments. This especially, as the industry progresses onto a convergent communications world to include voice, video and data into one seamless unified IP network.

As part of the APRICOT 2004 conference, the Asia-Pacific IPv6 Task Force will hold their second regional meeting as a conference session on the 26th of February. In addition to this, there will also be IPv6 showcases from the IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan and the NCA, Taiwan. IPv6 connectivity throughout the event is provided by NTT MSC as part of the NTT/Verio IPv6 Global IP Network.


17 January 2004

Second Round Fellowship Application Closed

15 January 2004
Malaysian Students Fellowship Program
PIKOM, the local organiser of APRICOT2004, is pleased to announce the APRICOT2004 Malaysian Students Fellowship Program. This is an extension of the traditional APRICOT Fellowship Program ( As host to APRICOT2004, PIKOM is offering the Malaysian Students Fellowship Program to about 100 suitably qualified students of Institutions of Higher Learning operating in Malaysia. This is to expose local students, who will be the people running and using the Internet of tomorrow to the knowledge sharing, networking and Internet culture that APRICOT offers. Application for this program is open to all full-time students who are currently enroled in universities and colleges in Malaysia.
11 January 2004
Second Round of Fellowship Application Open
22 December 2003
APRICOT 2004 is now open for registration.
15 December 2003
Submission for call for papers has been closed. The final selection of speakers will be announced by 21 December 2003.
2 December 2003
The application to attend the Pre-conference Workshops is now open. To apply, please download the Workshop Application Form, fill it up and send it to Your application to attend the Workshop must be approved by the respective workshop leaders before you register online and make payment. The selection process by the workshop leaders should be completed by 30 January 2004. For more details, please go to the Registration page."
3 November 2003
First round of APRICOT 2004 Fellowship registration is closed.
17 October 2003
The first round of registration for APRICOT 2004 Fellowship Program is open. Please visit the Fellowship Section in this website to learn more about it. The online registration form is available in the section as well.
16 October 2003

APIA Secretariat
PIKOM has been officially appointed to be the APIA Secretariat.

Download The Press Release

6 October 2003

APRICOT 2004 New Venue
Due to unavoidable technical difficulties, the APRICOT 2004 venue will now be at the magnificient Palace of the Golden Horses. Palace of the Golden Horses is situated on the shores of a magnificent 150-acre lake in The MINES Resort City. Just minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre, this luxury hotel with 480 rooms and suites offers a harmonious blend of Moorish architecture and Malaysian culture. It is the ideal setting for experiencing the wonderfully rich and diverse heritage of Malaysia. More information available in the "Venue" section of this site

6 October 2003
Fellowship Program
APRICOT 2004 fellowship program details is out. We are still in the process of finalising the details for this program.
4 August 2003
First Call For Papers
APRICOT is now officially calling for papers. Details can be obtained at the call for papers section in this webpage
29 July 2003

APRICOT Press Conference
PIKOM held a press conference to announce that Malaysia will once again hold APRICOT (Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) in the year 2004. Malaysia first hosted APRICOT in the year 2001. The announcement was made at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 29 July 2003. Among others, Dr. Philip Smith, Chairman of the APRICOT Management Committee, PIKOM Chairman Xavier Tan and Ms.Wendy Liew, APRICOT 2004's Organising Chairperson were present at the press conference.

Download the press release (PDF Format, 58KB)

18 July 2003
New Addition to the
Sponsorship details are available to interested parties throught the APRICOT Website. The details are available at the sponsorship section.
1 July 2003
Apricot Website
The APRICOT 2004 website is up. We will now keep the APRICOT community in touch with the upcoming APRICOT. With the new website, anyone interested in APRICOT 2004 can now register with the organisers to get updates on the event.



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