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22 February – 4 March 2021
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Call For Papers

The APRICOT 2021 Programme Committee is now seeking contributions for Presentations and Tutorials for the APRICOT 2021 Conference.

We are looking for presenters who would:

  • Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic;
  • Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker;
  • Convene and chair panel sessions of relevant topics;

Tutorials will take place during the week of 22nd February. Conference sessions and the Peering Forum will take place on the week of 1st March. All APRICOT 2021 sessions times will be one hour long, with up to four sessions scheduled per day.

Conference Milestones

Call for Papers Opens Now
Draft Program Published As Papers Confirmed
Final Deadline for Submissions 7 February 2021
Final Program Published 14 February 2021
Final Slides Received 21 February 2021



The APRICOT Conference Programme consists of three parts, these being Tutorials, the Peering Forum, and Conference Sessions.

Topics proposed must be relevant to Internet Operations and Technologies:

  • IPv4 / IPv6 Routing and Operations
  • Internet backbone operations
  • Peering, Interconnects and IXPs
  • Network Function Virtualisaton
  • Network Automation/Programming
  • Content Distribution Network technology & operations
  • Research on Internet Operations and Deployment
  • Network infrastructure security
  • IPv6 deployment on fixed and Wireless/Cellular networks
  • Access and Transport Technologies, including Cable/DSL, LTE/5G, wireless, metro ethernet, fibre, segment routing
  • Content & Service Delivery and "Cloud Computing"


Due to APRICOT 2021 being held online, the PC will only accept Peering Personals prior to the event starting. Submissions must be of a single slide listing the operator's PeeringDB entry. Please refer to for how to create a successful Peering Personal presentation.


Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided with CfP submissions otherwise the submission will be rejected immediately. For work in progress, the most current information available at time of submission is acceptable.

All draft and complete slides must be submitted in PDF format only. Slides must be of original work, with all company confidential marks removed.

Final slides are to be provided by the specified deadline for publication on the APRICOT website.

Prospective presenters should note that the majority of speaking slots will be filled well before the final submission deadline. The PC may, at their discretion, retain a limited number of slots up to the final submission deadline for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance. Every year we turn away submissions, due to filling up all available programme slots before the deadline. Presenters should endeavour to get material into the PC sooner rather than later.

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the Programme Committee by e-mail at:

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals.

Mark Tinka, Marijana Novakovic & Philip Smith
Co-Chairs, APRICOT 2021 Programme Committee