The SIP Forum Opens Call for Presentations and Early-Bird Registration for SIPNOC 2017, November 28 – 30, 2017

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Proposals now accepted for workshops, panels, and speaker presentations addressing the deployment of SIP in service provider environments; Wireshark Training Workshop included; Registration officially opens

The SIP Forum has opened registration and the official Call for Presentations for the seventh annual SIP Network Operators Conference.

The SIP Forum announced today that it has opened registration and the official Call for Presentations for the seventh annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2017) being held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, November 28 -30, 2017.

A three-day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based carrier services globally, SIPNOC 2017 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 2017 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.

The SIP Forum will once again offer specialized training at SIPNOC 2017 presented by the expert trainers of ECG, this year focused on learning the numerous tips and tricks of Wireshark – available to all SIPNOC 2017 “All-Access” and “Full Member” attendees at no additional cost!

This intensive “Wireshark for VoIP Ninjas” workshop will equip you with the core and advanced skills you need to diagnose and solve the thorniest problems using the popular, open-source tool Wireshark. The course prepares to you to install and configure Wireshark to maximize your effectiveness for VoIP, creating captures, locating calls and associated media, analyzing QoS for audio and video problems, and using Wireshark’s analytics tools to find trouble spots in a busy SIP/IMS VoIP network.

Early-Bird Registration for attending SIPNOC 2017 is now open, and participants registering before September 15, 2017 save $200. Visit

SIPNOC 2017 Call for Presentations proposals can be submitted by visiting the SIP Forum 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 2017 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 2017 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: 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 2017 Call for Presentations General Info

SIPNOC 2017 Early Bird Registration Info: Deadline September 15, 2017

SIPNOC 2017 General Event Information

  •     For more information about SIPNOC 2017, please visit or send an email to sipnocinfo(at)sipforum(dot)org.

SIPNOC 2017 Sponsorship Information

  •     For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC 2017, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at 203-829-6307 or marc.robins(at)sipforum(dot)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 NNI, VRS, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit:

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