The SIP Forum Opens Call for Presentations and Early-Bird Registration for SIPNOC 2018, December 4 – 6, 2018

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Proposals now accepted for workshops, panels, speaker presentations and “Birds of a Feather” sessions addressing the deployment of SIP in service provider environments; includes new Robocall Summit; Registration officially opens

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New for this year, a special Robocall Summit has been specifically developed for industry stakeholders in the Robocall elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including service providers, governmental regulators, equipment manufacturers, contact centers, application providers and data analytics firms.

The SIP Forum announced today that it has opened registration and the official Call for Presentations for the eighth annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2018), being held at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, December 4 -6, 2018.

A three-day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based carrier services globally, SIPNOC 2018 is a unique, network operator-centric event. Organizers invite companies, executives and industry insiders to propose presentations highlighting the use of session initiation protocol (SIP) in service provider environments. Operators are encouraged to present SIP-related success stories, deployment issues and concerns in their networks, while equipment vendors and other industry stakeholders are invited to work with operators to present real-world deployment experiences.

The SIPNOC conferences attract leading technical and operations personnel from the global carrier community and have earned high praise from attendees for their educational, non-commercial and technical content that focuses on the real-world challenges operators face when deploying SIP services in global IP networks. SIPNOC 2018 attendees will include telecommunications providers, major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, wireless network operators as well as large enterprises deploying major SIP initiatives.

New at SIPNOC 2018, The SIP Forum will host a special Robocall Summit – available to all SIPNOC 2018 Regular and Full Member “All-Access” attendees at no additional cost. The SIPNOC Robocall Summit, to be held on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, has been specifically developed for industry stakeholders in the Robocall elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including service providers seeking to deploy new solutions, governmental regulators and agencies, equipment manufacturers, enterprise and government agency contact centers, application providers and data analytics firms.

Early-Bird Registration for attending SIPNOC 2018 is now open, and participants registering before August 1, 2018 save $200. To register visit https://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2018.

SIPNOC 2018 Call for Presentations proposals can be submitted by visiting the SIPNOC Call for Presentations webpage. Possible topics can include SIP peering, SIP trunking, Emergency Services, Congestion Control, Scaling and Capacity Issues, SIP-based applications, Routing, Security, SIP-Network Operations Center Best Practices, IPv6 deployment challenges, User-agent Configuration, Standardization Issues and Progress, HD voice deployments, Video Interoperability, WebRTC and SIP, FoIP/T.38 Deployment, Testing or other issues facing SIP network operations.

SIPNOC 2018 offers several different types of speaking opportunities including:

-- General Session Talks: A General Session presentation should be on a topic of interest to the general SIPNOC audience, and may be up to 30 minutes long (including time for Q&A).

-- General Session Panels: Panels are sessions with a moderator and a team of panelists. The panel moderator should submit an abstract on the panel topic, a list of panelists, and how the panel will be organized. Panel selection is based on the importance, originality, focus and timeliness of the topic, expertise of proposed panelists, as well as the potential for informative and controversial discussion.

-- Special Workshops: The SIPNOC 2018 program has been expanded to include special workshops that run for 1-2 hours, providing time to focus in-depth on a variety of issues important to the SIPNOC community. Topics can include a review of SIP RFCs and standards development, the regulatory environment, etc.

-- Research Topics: Researchers are invited to present short summaries of their work for operator feedback. Topics may include call routing, network performance, statistical measurement and analysis and protocol development and implementation. Studies presented may be works in progress. Researchers from academia, government, and industry are encouraged to present.

-- BOFs: BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) are informal sessions on topics which are of interest to a portion of the SIPNOC community. BOFs may be held in break‐out areas or in an unscheduled room. Requests for scheduled BOFs can be made at any time, including on site at the conference.

SIPNOC 2018 Call for Presentation Key Dates:

-- Presentation Abstracts Due -- July 15, 2018
-- Draft Presentations Due -- August 15, 2018
-- Acceptance Decision and Notifications -- September 01, 2018
-- Draft Program Published -- September 07, 2018
-- Final Presentations Due -- October 01, 2018
-- Final Agenda Published -- October 07, 2018
-- Conference Begins -- December 04, 2018

SIPNOC 2018 Call for Presentations General Info:

To view the official call for presentations, which includes instructions on submitting material and specific SIPNOC policies, please visit https://www.sipforum.org/news-events/sipnoc-2018-overview/sipnoc-2018-call-for-presentations/. To submit, visit https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sipnoc2018.

SIPNOC 2018 Registration – Take Advantage of Special Savings for a Limited Time!

-- Regular All-Access Conference Pass: The regular "All-Access" SIPNOC 2018 conference registration fee is $1295 and includes access to the Robocall Summit, followed by two days of conference proceedings. This "all-inclusive" fee also includes breakfasts, lunches and break refreshments and snacks, and special networking receptions the first and second nights of the event! Take advantage of Early-Bird Savings! Save $200 on the regular all-access rate if you register before August 1, 2018!

-- Full Member All-Access Pass: Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies save more ($300 to be exact) on an early-bird All-Access Pass! Send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org to obtain the exclusive Full Member discount code.

-- Conference Sessions Only Pass: Aren't interested in the Robocall Summit but want to attend the General Sessions part of the conference? We have you covered! Register by selecting the "Conference Sessions Only" option. The regular “Conference Sessions Only” Pass is $1095 for two days of conference proceedings, meals and breaks, and the Beer and Gear Networking Dinner reception. Take advantage of Early-Bird Savings! Save $100 on the conference-only rate if you register before August 1, 2018.

-- Robocall Summit Only Pass: Just want to attend the Robocall Summit? No problem! Simply select this registration type, with an associated fee of $595.

Register at https://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2018.

SIPNOC 2018 General Event Information:
-- For more information about SIPNOC 2018, please visit http://www.sipnoc.org or send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org

SIPNOC 2018 Sponsorship Information:
-- For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC 2018, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at +1-203-829-6307 or marc.robins@sipforum.org.

About the SIP Forum
The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit interoperability testing events, special workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community. One of the Forum's notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks, and the SIPconnect Certification Testing Program, a unique certification testing program that includes a new certification test suite and test platform, as well as an associated “SIPconnect Certified” logo program that provides an official “seal of certification” for companies products and services that have successfully passed the certification test and officially achieved conformance with the SIPconnect specification. Other important Forum initiatives include work in IP-NNI, VRS, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit: https://www.sipforum.org/.

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