Call for Papers

The AfPIF-2017 Programme Committee is now seeking contributions for presentations and panels for the 8th AfPIF 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

Event Overview

The 8th AfPIF 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.

Content Themes

Presentation, tutorial, and panel proposals should consider the following themes:

  • Peering and transit strategies
  • Interconnection policy and regulation
  • Datacentres 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 here:

Submission Requirements

  • Submissions must be made on-line at:
  • Slides must be provided with all submissions
  • 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

Submission Schedule

Call for Papers Opens 04 May 2017
Submissions Deadline 22 July 2017
Acceptance Notification Ongoing
Final Paper Deadline 12 August 2017

Questions and Feedback

All questions and comments should be addressed to the secretariat by e-mail at:

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

The AfPIF 2017 Program Committee