Building and Sustaining Regional Communities
As Africa develops her regional infrastructure, it has becomes more important to be able to build and sustain regional communities in support of the same. While not intended as a replacement for existing mailing fora, SAFNOG hopes to be able to provide a discussion forum, and build a community for matters specific to the sub-region.
SAFNOG-8 will be hosted by the NSPAZ on 3 – 4 October, 2023, in Lusaka, Zambia. As the sub-regional NOG, SAFNOG looks forward to bringing the community together in Zambia this year.
The SAFNOG-8 Conference will be a two-day event of engagement and knowledge sharing on topics relevant to Internet Operations and Technologies such as IPv4 / IPv6 Routing and Operations; Internet policy (Security, Regulation, Content Management, Addressing, etc); Network security issues (NSP-SEC, DDoS, Anti-Spam, Anti-Malware); and IXPs and Peering, to name a few.
We look forward to seeing you in Lusaka, Zambia this October!
SAFNOG is a non-profit organization, and as such, we warmly welcome sponsors to contribute to the success of the SAFNOG-8 Conference. Kindly take a moment to view our Sponsorship Proposal. Each sponsorship opportunity includes the additional benefits as described, which are based on the organization's sponsorship level. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact secretariat at safnog dot org
The SAFNOG-8 Programme Committee are now seeking contributions for Presentations and Tutorials for the SAFNOG-8 2023 Conference.
We are looking for presenters who would:
Please submit your paper online here
DAY 1 - SAFNOG-8 Conference 3rd Oct
Venue: Taj Pamodzi
|0700hrs - 0830hrs:
|0830hrs - 0835hrs:
|Welcome & Introduction to SAFNOG-8 - Portia Rabonda, SAFNOG
|0835hrs - 0840hrs:
|Conference opening message - Geoff Hardwick, NSPAZ Chair
|0840hrs - 0900hrs:
|Internet in Southern Africa - Yolandi Robinson, NAPAfrica
|0900hrs - 0930hrs:
|Know Your Network: Why Every Network Operator Should Host RIPE Atlas - Lia Hestina, RIPE NCC
|0930hrs - 1000hrs:
|Thoughts About A DNS Observatory- Mark Elkins, POSIX
|1000hrs - 1030hrs:
|Be Kind, Be KINDNS! - John Crain , ICANN
|1030hrs - 1040hrs:
|Peering Personals - Isabel Odida, Gcore
|1040hrs - 1100hrs:
|1100hrs - 1130hrs:
|Keynote address Garry Mukelabai, Manager Business Technology - ZICTA
|1130hrs - 1200hrs:
|Spatial Division Multiplexing: A New (Subsea) Cable Paradigm - Mark Tinka, SAFNOG
|1230hrs - 1400hrs:
|1400hrs - 1430hrs:
|A Case Study & Lessons From The Lusaka IXP Implementation - Zeko Mbumwae, Infratel
|1500hrs - 1530hrs:
|BGP Filtering At Workinline - Ben Maddison, Workonline Communications
|1530hrs - 1540hrs:
|Peering Personals - Issabel Odida, Gcore
|1530hrs - 1600hrs:
|1600hrs - 1630hrs:
|Geolocation Solutions: Why Aren't We There Yet? - Edrich De Lange, Edgeconnect
|1630hrs - 1700hrs:
|Your Network And AI - Werner Stucky, Jenny Internet
|1700hrs - 1715hrs:
|Closing session - Portia Rabonda, SAFNOG
|1730hrs - Late:
DAY 2 - DNS Workshop 4th Oct
Venue: Radisson Blu
Please register here to take part in the DNS Workshop
|0830hrs - 0900hrs:
|0900hrs - 0915hrs:
|0915hrs - 0945hrs:
|Keynote: “DNS evolution and new challenges” - John CRAIN
|0945hrs - 1030hrs:
|Session 1: KINDNS: a framework to improve DNS operational best practices - Yazid AKANHO (remote)
|1030hrs - 1045hrs:
|1045hrs - 1145hrs:
Session 2 - state of the art (all presenters are remote):
|1145hrs - 1300hrs:
Panel: the role of ISPs and mobile operators in securing the DNS:
|1300hrs - 1400hrs:
|1400hrs - 1600hrs:
|Lab: Deploy a validating recursive resolver Yazid AKANHO (remote)
The SAFNOG-8 Conference Programme consists of two parts, these being the Tutorials and Conference Tracks.
Topics proposed must be relevant to Internet Operations and Technologies:
Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided with CfP submissions otherwise the Programme Committee will be unable to review the submission. For avoidance of doubt this means that submissions which do not include slides will be rejected immediately. For work in progress, the most current information available at time of submission is acceptable.
All draft and complete slides must be submitted in PDF format only
Final slides are to be provided by the specified deadline for publication on the SAFNOG-8 websites.
Prospective presenters should note that the majority of speaking slots will be filled well before the final submission deadline. The PC may, at their discretion, retain a limited number of slots up to the final submission deadline for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance. Every year we turn away submissions, due to filling up all available programme slots before the deadline. Presenters should endeavour to get material into the PC sooner rather than later.
Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the Programme Committee by e-mail at: safnog-pc-chairs at safnog dot org
We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals.
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