AfPIF2018@iWeek Call for Papers

The AfPIF2018@iWeek Program Committee is now seeking contributions for presentations and panels for the 9th 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 9th AfPIF event will be held over a 3-day period, alongside iWeek. 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
  • 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 here.

Submission Requirements

  • Submissions must be made on-line here.
  • 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
  • Presentations should be technical and non-commercial. Product marketing talks will not be accepted.

Submission Schedule

Call for Papers Opens 07 May 2018
Submissions Deadline 07 July 2018
Acceptance Notification 20 July 2018
Final Paper Deadline 6 August  2018

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 AfPIF2018@iWeek Program Committee