The Workshop Program Committee for AfNOG 2004 invites presentations on the theme of Connectivity \ content \ Availability The future of the internet on the African subcontinent. Presentations should be non-commercial in nature and highlight issues relating to solutions already deployed or soon to be deployed on the African subcontinent. The areas listed below should be taken as guidelines, other topics will be considered. The deadline for submission is March 15th 2004.

Areas of focus for presentations/papers:

- advantages and benefits of new internet access methods and their applications in:
* teaching and learning
* research and science
* collaboration and business models

- architectural/infrastructure issues ( fiber VS Satelite)

- - technnical issues and challenges for regulation with new technology i.e DVB, DVB-RCS:
o security,
o network performance, NAT and firewalls, standards, etc.

- how can universities integrate and perhaps even innovate?

- Policy and implications when new methods of connectivity are used in real case scenarios.

- Bandwidth issues
o Is Internet still to expensive for the average African User
o Are upstream providers over pricing the internet?
o How do we get a better deal ?

How to Present

- speaker/presenter name and affiliation,
- email address and phone number,
- the desired area of focus,
- an abstract of no more than 200 words, and
- permission to reproduce your presentation, including permission to Post it on the AfNOG website.


Submission deadline March 15th 200
Notification by January March 29th 200.

The Program Committee also welcomes suggestions/recommendations for panels, tutorials, speakers, and other presentation topics.

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