Currently active committees of APAN are the following:

Backbone Committee

Chair : Yves Poppe [ ywpoppe AT ]

Co-Chair : Andrew Lee [ leea AT ]Mailing List: backbone AT




The APAN Backbone Committee (BBC), coordinates the development of the APAN backbone links in the region and the interconnectivity between the APAN members with Europe and North America as well as the other regions of the world. Primary goals are to ensure complementarity, mutual back-up, and mutual transit as well as the optimal use of R&E networking hubs and Open Exchanges. To this end, BBC meets at every APAN Conference to receive update briefs from involved entities and to discuss strategies ahead.


It is to be noted that APAN NOC, another very important group in APAN, holds the Network Engineering Workshop (NEW) at every APAN conference. The focus of BBC would be on the ‘connectivities’ and the strategic planning side of the APAN links whereas NOC and NEW would take care of the engineering side.



  • An updated list of deliverables will be discussed during the APAN42 in Hong Kong

Election Committee

Chair : Gerrit Bahlman [ gbahlman AT ]

Mailing List:  election AT




To seek nominations to fill the positions of office-holders in APAN and to arrange elections by the Primary Members from among nominated candidates for the positions.


Election Procedure

The Election Committee will call for nominations to fill the vacancies in the following bodies:

  1. Board of Directors
  2. Committee Chairs (including Task Force and Net Group)
  3. NOC and Area Directors
  4. Other positions deemed appropriate, prior to the expiry of the current term of office for these positions


The term of office for a position will normally be for two years unless otherwise determined. The current occupant of a position will normally be eligible to stand for a further term unless otherwise determined.


Nominations may be made by any Primary or Associate Member, by an appropriate management group, or by self-nomination. Each nomination should be seconded by a Primary Member and be agreed to by the person being nominated.


The Election Committee will collect together all the nominations for each position to be filled and will arrange for a vote on the nominations by the Primary Members. The Election Committee may ask for information from candidates to assist Primary Members in considering how to cast their vote.


A scrutineer will be appointed to oversee the election and to count the votes.


The candidate gaining a majority of the eligible voters cast will be elected to the position. In the event of a tie, a further vote will be taken.


An election may be held at a meeting of Primary Members or may be held electronically. When elections are held at meetings, this will normally be done by a simple show of hands. The scrutineer will undertake the counting of the votes. When the election is held electronically, the scrutineer will collect and report on the electronic votes.


The APAN Secretariat will advise all members of the outcome of an election and update the APAN records accordingly.


Although Working Group and Sub-Committee Chairs (including Cluster Chairs) are normally elected by and from within the respective working group or sub-committee, the APAN Election Committee should endorse the appointments and may seek reconsideration of the appointment.

Event / Program Committee

Chair : Andrew Howard [ andrew.howard AT]
Co-Chair : Mukhammad Andri Setiawan [[email protected]]
Mailing List:  program AT
Terms of Reference of Program Committee :
  • To assist APAN in scheduling Workshops / Sessions / Tutorials / BoF for APAN meetings.
  • To review the proposals from members / WG chairs and to minimize the program clashes.
  • To co-ordinate with the local organizer of APAN meetings/events for arranging keynote speakers for Plenary Sessions.
  • To provide session details on the website.
  • To assist the local organizer in the preparation of the brochure.

Program Committee Members

  1. Andrew Howard – ANU
  2. Francis Lee – SingAREN
  3. Gerrit Bahlman – Deputy Chair, APAN
  4. Brook Schofield – Independent, AU
  5. Douglas Harré – Independent, NZ
  6. Jennifer An – CERNET
  7. Kuriki Kudo – TEMDEC, JP
  8. Markus Buchhorn – General Manager/APAN
  9. Kohmatsu Mashiro – TEMDEC, JP
  10. Mohammad Tawrit – BdREN, BD
  11. Suhaimi Napis – APAN – MY
  12. Liana Jacinta – APAN Secretariat
  13. Shaan – APAN Secretariat

Event/ Tech Committee

Chair : Jamie Gillespie [ [email protected]]
Mailing List:  tech AT
Terms of Reference
  1. To assist APAN in overlooking the technical requirements for APAN and its Events
  2. To co-ordinate with the local organizer of APAN meetings/events for onsite and online setup which includes bandwidth, equipment and platforms
  3. To advice and assist the local organizer where necessary in the technical setup during the event week.

Tech Committee Members

  1. Jamie Gillespie – APNIC
  2. Brook Schofield – Independent, AU
  3. Markus Buchhorn – General Manager/APAN
  4. Linmei Zu- Cernet, CN
  5. Veerachai Tanpipat- HII, TH
  6. Jennifer An- Cernet, CN
  7. Liana Jacinta – APAN Secretariat
  8. Shaan – APAN Secretariat

Fellowship Commitee

Chair : Basuki Suhardiman [ basuki AT ]
Mailing List:  fellows AT
Fellowship Committee Members
  1. Basuki Suhardiman – ITB
  2. Kozunori Konishi – APAN-JP
  3. Jennifer An Jie – CERNET, CN
  4. Liana Jacinta- APAN Secretariat
  5. Shaan- APAN Secretariat

Fellowship Program Overview

The aim of APAN Fellows Program is to promote “Global collaboration” through the applicant’s participation in APAN meetings, which are held twice yearly. It is hoped that the meeting would provide them with the right environment to “network” with other researchers. It is also the intention that the participant will promote Global Collaboration among their local community after the meeting.

  • The Fellowship Committee will develop a set of guidelines on APAN fellowship which includes selection criteria, evaluation, and timeline.
  • The Fellowship Committee will prepare the budget proposal on the fellowship program, for consideration by the APAN Treasurer, for each meeting.
  • The Fellowship Committee will conduct the selection process and come out with a candidate list for endorsement by the APAN Chair, or APAN Coordinating Committee.
  • The Fellowship Committee will coordinate and monitor all fellow’s activities during the meeting.

Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis, to be chosen from participating economies in APAN. Specifically, students (graduates and undergraduates) are encouraged to apply, although young researchers may be accorded sponsorship. Applicants whose papers are accepted for presentations will have favored status. All Fellows should present a paper or a poster. A statement from the candidate on his/her “Motivation to Participate” is required to help the reviewers in their selection. (Please see “Application Procedure” below).


Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The candidate should be a citizen of the economy of the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. The candidate should not be more than 35 years of age as of the last date of receipt of his or her application.
  3. Candidate must belong to University/Research & Development Community/Non-Profit organization.


Application Procedure:

The application should be made in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from the upcoming respective meeting website. Applications involving paper presentations will be given preference. Applications other than the prescribed format will not be considered. Application submission later than deadline date will be rejected.


Selection Procedure:

Applications will be screened and short-listed candidates will be invited to join the meeting.

  1. Application Submission
  2. Selection Result
  3. Acknowledgment from selected fellows through email within the specified date.
  4. In case of no confirmation of acknowledgment, another waiting list fellow will be selected.
  5. Waiting List announcement
  6. APAN Meeting


Fellowship coverage

  1. Registration Fee – Access to All Sessions/Workshops/Tutorials
  2. Accommodation – Twin sharing. Check-in day before the meeting, Check out on the day after the meeting ends.
  3. Food – Breakfast and Lunch on Meeting days and Dinners when Social Events are held.
  4. Local Transportation – Allowance to cover transportation costs for the local airport to and from the accommodation site.


Other Notes:

    1. The fellowship is not transferable.
    2. All fellows are expected to provide a meeting summary report within two weeks of the conclusion of the meeting.
    3. Airfare is not provided.
    4. Accommodation will be twin sharing but separate for men and women.
    5. Selected fellows are advised to bring his or her passport during the days of meeting.
    6. Attendance during the days of the meeting is must.


Blacklisting policy:

Selected fellows can be enlisted to the blacklist if they check-out their accommodation without informing in advance.

Failure to submit the fellowship report will enlist the fellow on the blacklist.

Retraction from the fellowship at the last moment, resulting in a cost to APAN will enlist that fellow on the blacklist.



Network Operations Center (NOC)

Director : Kazunori Konishi [ konishi AT ]
Deputy Director : Xing Li [ xing AT ]
Deputy Director : Francis Lee [ ebslee AT ]
Deputy Director : Andrew Lee [ leea AT ]
Mailing List: noc AT


APAN member networks have diversified characteristics based on varied environments : geography, national network infrastructure, research activities, etc. Some countries are playing a key role for the advanced IT technologies for the globe, whereas others are connected to APAN via narrow band links.


NOC will work towards providing advanced network services as well as basic connectivity services, to meet the requirements of both advanced networks and developing networks. Both services should be provided consistently for helping developing networks grow up to become advanced networks.


Main activities of NOC are the following:

  1. Coordinate network operation activities
    • 24 x 7 basic operation
    • Common tools for basic operations
    • Information sharing for operations
    • Promotion of collaborations

  2. Joint activities between researchers and NOC folks for advanced services and experiments
    • Experiments on advanced technologies
    • Design of the networks with advanced features
    • Performance tuning with advanced operation and measurement tools
    • Evaluation of experiments and demos

Old / Closed Committees

Archive Coordination Committee [ 1999.9 – 2000 ] Closed
Bylaws Committee [ 2003.8 – 2004.7 ] – Closed
Event Committee [ 2002.1 – 2016.6 ] – Merged with the Program Committee
Engineering Team [ 2003.1 – 2003.8 ] – Merged With NOC
IEEAF Committee [ 2002.8 – 2003.8 ] – Merged with Backbone Committee
Grid Committee [ 2005.1 – 2008.6 ] Closed
Resource Allocation Committee [ 2002.1 – 2004.1 ] – Changed to NOC subgroup
Retreat Committee [ 2002.8 – 2003.8 ] – Closed
Structure Committee [ 2003.8 – 2004.7 ] – Closed
Strategy Committee [ 2006.7 – 2010.8 ] – Closed
Training Committee [ 2008.7 – 2010.8 ] – Closed