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Thanks to those who submitted, contributed, and shared their knowledge during APRICOT 2009 Manila. We will continue to count on your support and contributions for APRICOT 2010.


The APRICOT 2009 Program Committee is now seeking contributions for Presentations and Tutorials for APRICOT 2009.

We are looking for people and proposals that would:

  • Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic; and/or
  • Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker; and/or
  • Convene and chair a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session.

Please submit proposals online at


Call for Papers Opens: 1 July 2008
Deadline for Speaker Submissions: 30 September 2008
First Draft Program Published: 15 October 2008
Final Program Published: 15 February 2009
Final Slides Received: 15 February 2009


APRICOT Program will be organized in three parts, including workshops, tutorials and the conference. APNIC Policy SIG and Annual Members Meeting will be held subsequently.

Topics for tutorials and conference would include amongst others relevant to Internet Operations and Technologies:

  • Pv4 / IPv6 Routing and operations
  • Backbone operations
  • ISP and Carrier services
  • Network security issues
  • Peering / IXPs
  • Internet policy


Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided with CfP submissions. Final slides are to be provided by the specified deadline.

While the majority of speaking slots will be filled by the submission deadline, a limited number of slots may be available for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.

Please submit online at


APRICOT is a TECHNICAL conference so marketing and commercial content is not allowed within the program. The program committee is charged with maintaining the technical standard of APRICOT, and will therefore not accept inappropriate materials. It is expected that the presenter be a technical person and not a sales or marketing person. The audience is extremely technical and expects that the speakers are themselves very knowledgeable. All sessions provide time for questions, so presenters should expect technical questions and be prepared to deliver insightful and technically deep responses.


APRICOT is a not-for-profit event that tries to keep the cost to attendees low; for this reason we are unable to pay the travel costs of or provide complimentary registrations for conference speakers.

However, the main presenter of accepted tutorials will receive complimentary registration to both the tutorials and conference.

Speakers from developing countries may be eligible for the APRICOT Fellowship Program. This provides basic assistance to successful fellows to cover local living and registration expenses associated with attending the conference.

More information on the APRICOT Fellowship program can be found at the APRICOT 2009 website at


APRICOT Program Committee