Deadline: 25 June, 2022
African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2022 Now Open
The African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2022 will take place from 23 – 25 August, in Kigali, Rwanda.
AfPIF aims to promote the development of national and cross border interconnection and offers the African technical community a unique opportunity to showcase interconnection challenges and opportunities.
This year’s forum marks a return to in – person sessions since its postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
This event will be held as a hybrid event, with participants present in Rwanda, and others online and will focus on Internet interconnection dynamics, content distribution, and transit obstacles at local and regional levels.
Who Should Attend?
Infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points (IXPs), mobile network operators (MNOs), content providers, large enterprise networks, policymakers, Internet enthusiasts, and regulators.
AFPIF 2022 CALL FOR PAPERS
The AfPIF-2022 Program Committee is now seeking contributions for presentations and panels for the AfPIF 2022 event.
We are looking for individuals who can:
- Participate in the conference sessions as a speaker
- Deliver commercial and technical tutorials
- Convene and chair panel sessions
The AfPIF 2022 event will be held over a 3-day period. The event will focus on Internet interconnection dynamics, content issues, and other critical components of transit deficits at the domestic and regional level.
The conference format consists of keynote presentations, tutorials, lightning talks, and panel sessions. The audience includes infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points (IXPs), mobile network operators (MNOs), content providers, large enterprise networks, policy-makers, and regulators
Presentation, tutorial, and panel proposals should consider the following
- Peering and transit strategies
- Interconnection policy and regulation
- Datacenters and content development
- New technologies and innovations related to peering and interconnection
- Research on routing and network interconnection
- Experiences and lessons learnt from deploying Internet infrastructure
- Other matters that relate to peering and interconnection
Additional background information is available on this site.
Submission Requirements for the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2022 Now Open
Submissions must be made on-line.
- Slides must be provided with all submissions
- Abstracts or draft slides are acceptable for works-in-progress
- Final slides must be provided by the Final Paper Deadline (see below)
- Slides must be submitted in PDF format only
- Presentations should be technical and non-commercial. Product marketing talks will not be accepted.
- Preference for onsite presentations
- Presentation slots will be allocated based on acceptance
|Call for Papers Opens||25 April 2022|
|Submissions Deadline||25 June 2022|
|Acceptance Notification||4 July 2022|
|Final Paper Deadline||1 August 2022|