Call for Presentations

Are you an experienced network operator with ideas or insight that you want to share with your peers in the Middle East?

MENOG 20 Meeting and Peering Forum takes place in Manama, Bahrain on 18-19 March 2020.

The MENOG Programme Committee (PC) is seeking submissions for network operators and researchers in the Middle East to give a technical presentation during the Plenary. The PC is looking for submissions covering network engineering and operations, especially but not limited to:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Efforts to establish IXPs in the region
  • Reports from existing IXPs
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Regional success stories

Other topics of interest:

  • Managing IPv4 scarcity in operations
  • Network migrations from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Commercial transactions of IPv4 addresses
  • Data centre technologies
  • Network and DNS operations
  • Network monitoring and measurements
  • Network management and automation
  • Internet governance and regulatory practices
  • Network and routing security
  • Content delivery
  • Internet peering and mobile data exchange


Submissions for the MENOG 20 Plenary should be non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged. Repeated audience feedback shows that the most successful talks focus on operational experience, research results or case studies. For example, presenters wishing to describe a commercial solution should focus on the underlying technology – principles, algorithms, protocols, configuration, etc., rather than a product demonstration.
Your proposals for plenary sessions must be submitted no later than 29 February 2020, using the meeting submission system.


Proposals submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Examples of previous presentations


Presenters proposing a panel are encouraged to include speakers from several (perhaps even competing) companies and/or a neutral facilitator.

In addition to presentations selected in advance for the plenary, the PC also offers time slots for “lightning talks”, which are selected immediately before or during the conference.

The following general requirements apply:

  • Presenters should indicate how much time they will require. Usually, 30-minute slots are granted for plenary presentations and 60-minute slots for panels.
  • Proposals for talks will only be considered by the PC if they contain draft presentation slides (slides may be updated at a later date). For panels, proposals must contain a clear description, as well as the names of invited panelists, presenters and moderators.
  • Due to potential technical issues, it is expected that most, if not all, presenters/panelists will be physically present at the RIPE NCC Regional Meeting.

If you have any questions or requests concerning content submissions, please email menog [at] ripe [dot] net.