APAN 37 Call for Presentations The Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN, www.apan.net) holds two large meetings every year, on the development and use of National Research and Education Networks (NREN), to support research, education and benefits to society.
For nearly twenty years APAN has supported a wide range of interests around NRENs. It has active working groups in a range of application, technology and network engineering areas, including Medicine, e-Culture, Agriculture, Earth Monitoring, HDTV, Identity and Access Management, IPv6, Unified Communications, Sensor Networks and others. These working groups foster international collaboration and many partnerships have emerged from them. APAN Meetings provide the venue for working groups to present and plan their activities, and working groups are responsible for establishing sessions and identifying and inviting presenters.
The next APAN Meeting (#37) will be held in Bandung, Indonesia over the week 20-24 January 2014. The Programme Committee is exploring ways of assisting the existing working groups, and establishing new working groups, to encourage even broader participation at APAN meetings. It now invites proposals for presentations on any topic that relates to the development, deployment and/or use of NRENs both domestically and internationally. Proposals that align with existing working groups will be given priority, but new areas are also of great interest.
APAN directly supports participation at its meetings. There are (optional) formal peer-reviewed proceedings for academic papers, published at http://journals.sfu.ca/apan/index.php, to support academic attendance. APAN also provides a limited number of small financial fellowships for attendees to help reduce costs, although these are prioritised on need. Presenters can be formally invited, with a letter, by the Program/Local Organising Committee. Papers are usually allocated around 20 minutes for their presentation. It is also possible to run demonstrations at the conference venue.
This Call for Presentations is now open, and will close by 22 October 2013 with acceptances confirmed by 7 November 2013.
Please submit your proposal/abstract by email to sec AT apan.net by the closing date. It must provide your name, position, affiliation, title of presentation, and a summary no more than 300 words long.
Bandung has several recreational areas. Among them are tea plantations, both to the north and the south of the city, the scenery of which is indeed beautiful.
There are some hotel options near the venue of APAN37 for staying during the event.
Foreigners are required to have a valid visa to enter to Indonesia. There are few exemption for foreigners that do not need visa to enter Indonesia.