SAFNOG-4
In collaboration with EANOG & tzNOG.
24th-29th September 2018
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Hosted by TISPA
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About

Southern Africa Network Operators Group



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.

Announcement

Hello all.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that SAFNOG-4, in collaboration with EANOG (East Africa Network Operators Group) and tzNOG (Tanzania Network Operators Group), and hosted by TISPA (Tanzania Internet Service Providers Association) will be held between the 24th - 29th September, 2018, in the warm and sunny city of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania..

What is exciting about this year's SAFNOG meeting is that it will be partnering with EANOG and tzNOG, to include both plenary and workshop sessions during the week, as part of the agenda.

The main plenary meeting will be held at the Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel between 24th - 26th September, while the the workshop will be held at the Bank of Tanzania building between 26th - 29th September, 2018.

Details about the event registration and agenda will be made available at these locations:

- www.safnog.org

- www.tznog.or.tz

- www.eanog.org

Please mark your calendars.

SAFNOG, EANOG, tzNOG and TISPA look forward to seeing you in Dar Es Salaam.

Cheers,

Mark Tinka

On Behalf of the SAFNOG/EANOG/tzNOG Organizing Committee

2018 Events



SAFNOG-4/EANOG Conference

Date: 24th-26th September, 2018

Cost: US$50.00

Venue: Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Register Here

TZNOG-6 Workshop

Date: 26th-29th September, 2018

Cost: TZ 300,000.00

Venue: Bank of Tanzania Conference Facilities, Tanzania

Register Here

More Info: www.tznog.or.tz





SAFNOG-4/EANOG Conference

Agenda

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Attendees

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Speakers

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Venue

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Call for Papers

The SAFNOG-4/EANOG/tzNOG Programme Committee are now seeking contributions for Presentations and Tutorials for the SAFNOG-4/EANOG/tzNOG 2018 Conference. We are looking for presenters who would:

- Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic;

- Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker;

- Convene and chair panel sessions of relevant topics.

Conference Milestones
1 Call for Papers Opens Now
2 Draft Program Published As papers are confirmed
3 Final Deadline for Submissions 10 September, 2018
4 Final Program Published 17 September, 2018
5 Final Slides Received 21 September, 2018

NOTE THAT REGARDLESS OF DEADLINES, SLOTS ARE FILLED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS



Program Material

The SAFNOG-4/EANOG/tzNOG Conference Programme consists of two parts, these being the Tutorials and Conference Tracks.

Topics proposed must be relevant to Internet Operations and Technologies::

- IPv4 / IPv6 Routing and Operations

- IPv6 deployment and transition technologies

- Internet backbone operations

- ISP and Carrier services

- IXPs and Peering

- Research on Internet Operations and Deployment

- Software Defined Networking / Network Function Virtualisaton

- Network security issues (NSP-SEC, DDoS, Anti-Spam, Anti-Malware)

- DNS / DNSSEC

- Internet policy (Security, Regulation, Content Management, Addressing, etc)

- Access and Transport Technologies, including Cable/DSL, LTE/5G, wireless, metro ethernet, fibre, segment routing

- Content & Service Delivery (Multicast, Voice, Video, "telepresence", Gaming) and Cloud Computing



CfP Submissions

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-4/EANOG/tzNOG 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.

Please submit all your papers for review at the link below:

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the Programme Committee by e-mail at:

pc-chairs at safnog.org

Cheers,

Mark Tinka

On Behalf of the SAFNOG/EANOG/tzNOG Organizing Committee

Organising Committee

SAFNOG is open to all ISP's and Internet related organisations from around the world. As such it has no owners, just a small group of dedicated individuals who look after the mailing list and organise the regular meetings.

FRANK HABICHT

TISPA

MARK TINKA

SEACOM

ERNEST WAMBARI

TECHMINDS

MICHELLE OPIYO

WORKONLINE

JESSICA MALELE

CISCO

SANDRA TONUI

TECHMINDS

MOLLY CHEAM

NISHAL GOBURDHAN

PACKET CLEARING HOUSE

TONI KALOMBO

SEACOM

PORTIA RABONDA

NOAH MAINA

SEACOM

WATSON KAMANGA

SEACOM

JOHN GITAU

CISCO

ABIBU NTAHIGIYE

TZNIC

MZEE BOMA

TISPA

LOMAYANI LAIZER

HABARI NODE

Past Conferences

SAFNOG was established as a mailing list for technical operations engineers in Southern Africa.

  • SAFNOG-4

    24-29 September, 2018

    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

  • SAFNOG-3

    4-7 September, 2017

    Durban, South Africa

  • SAFNOG-2

    7-8 April, 2015

    Mbabane, Swaziland

  • SAFNOG-1

    22-24 April, 2014

    Johannesburg, South Africa

The Agenda



Monday, 24th September, 2018 - Day 1

Kivukoni Jahazi
0700hrs - 0900hrs Registration
0900hrs - 0910hrs Call-to-Order Message - Portia Rabonda, SAFNOG
0910hrs - 0915hrs SAFNOG-4/EANOG/tzNOG Welcome Message – Mark Tinka (SAFNOG),
Ernest Wambari (EANOG) & Abibu R. Ntahigiye (tzNOG)
0915hrs - 1000hrs Dealing With The Recent Routing
Registry Changes – Alan Barrett,
AFRINIC
1000hrs - 1030hrs Detecting Inefficiencies In The African
Internet Eco-System Using Quad9 –
Nishal Goburdhan, Packet Clearing House
1030hrs - 1100hrs Tea & Coffee Break
1100hrs - 1130hrs Piloting The Use Of TV White Space
For Community Networks in
Rural Tanzania – Jabhera Matogoro,
The University Of Dodoma
RIPE Atlas Tutorial –
Amreesh Phokeer,
AFRINIC
1130hrs - 1200hrs
1200hrs - 1230hrs Block Chain Fundamentals,
Governance & Implications For
Network Operators – John Walubengo,
Multimedia University Of Kenya
1230hrs - 1400hrs Lunch Break
1400hrs - 1430hrs AFRINIC Update – James Chirwa, AFRINIC Routing Security Tutorial
– Amreesh Phokeer,
AFRINIC
1430hrs - 1500hrs MANRS – Simon Mayoye, SEACOM
1500hrs - 1530hrs The Economics Of Data Centres,
Interconnections & Peering In Africa –
Andrew Ownes, Teraco Data Environments
1530hrs - 1600hrs Tea & Coffee Break
1600hrs - 1630hrs How INX-ZA Transitioned to
Automatic BGP Filters –
Edrich de Lange, KZNNOG
AFRINIC IRR Tutorial
– James Chirwa,
AFRINIC
1630hrs - 1730hrs Whisky BoF & Lightning Talks
1830hrs - 2300hrs Opening Cocktail & Lucky Draw (TBC)


Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 - Day 2

Kivukoni Jahazi
0700hrs - 1000hrs Registration
1000hrs - 1045hrs Cape to Cairo & Other Journeys – Ben Roberts,
Liquid Telecom
RIPE Atlas Tutorial – Amreesh Phokeer,
1045hrs - 1200hrs Panel: Carrier-Neutral Data Centres
& Their Place in Africa –
Andrew Owens (Teraco Data Environments),
Alex Rhys-Hurn (iColo) & James Byaruhanga (Raxio)
IPv6 Deployathon
Mukom Akong Tamon
AFRINIC
1200hrs - 1230hrs PeeringDB Update – Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX
1230hrs - 1400hrs Lunch Break
1400hrs - 1430hrs DNSSEC Key Rollover – Watch Out For
11th October, 2018 – Amreesh Phokeer,
AFRINIC
1430hrs - 1500hrs Peeling Off The Layers Of Complexity,
One Protocol At A Time With Segment
Routing & EVPN – Werner Viljoen,
Arista Networks
IPv6 Deployathon
Mukom Akong Tamon
AFRINIC
1500hrs - 1530hrs PAM4: An Introduction Into
The New World Of 400Gbps
Transceivers & IEEE 802.3bs– Thomas Weible,
FlexOptix
1530hrs - 1600hrs Tea & Coffee Break
1600hrs - 1630hrs Growing A Community –
The KZNNOG Experience – Edrich de Lange,
KZNNOG
IPv6 Deployathon
Mukom Akong Tamon
AFRINIC
1630hrs - 1730hrs Panel: Should Africa Stop Investing In Europe?
1730hrs - 1745hrs Peering Personals
1745hrs - 1800hrs SAFNOG-4/EANOG/tzNOG Closing Message
1900hrs - 0000hrs Closing Dinner Lucky Draw


Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 - Day 3 (Half Day)

Kivukoni Jahazi
1000hrs - 1030hrs Advances From IPv4 Brokers; Be Aware!
(Or, What You Need To Know)
– Ernest Byaruhanga,
AFRINIC
IPv6 Deployathon
Mukom Akong Tamon
AFRINIC
1030hrs - 1100hrs Best Practices & Trends
In Technical Operations –
Martha Kirigo Miruiki (WIOCC)
1100hrs - 1130hrs WIDER – World InternetData ExploreR
– Amreesh Phooker,
AFRINIC
1130hrs - 1200hrs
Lunch Break & End Of Conference

The Venue

Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel, Ohio Street Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

SAFNOG-4/EANOG/tzNOG delegates can book accommodation a special rate at Serena Hotel.
Book online or contact lkatema@serena.co.tz


Use one of the following options to book at the special rate:

Booking Options Booking Code
Click Here N/A
Click Here SAFNOG
Email: dshreservations@serena.co.tz / daressalaam@serena.co.tz 2779954

Contact lkatema@serena.co.tz for any enquiries


Our Partners

EANOG, SEACOM, TISPA , and tzNOG are proud partners and hosts of this event.We are working toward making SAFNOG a successful and operationally relevant event. To this end, we value your support and partnership in helping us attain that goal.

Sponsorship

SAFNOG is a non-profit organization, and as such, we warmly welcome sponsors to contribute to the success of SAFNOG. Kindly take a moment to view our Sponsorship Matrix. Each sponsorship opportunity includes the additional benefits as described, which are based on the organization's sponsorship level.

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