One-day Program to Feature Educational Sessions and a Poster Contest for Computer Science, Computer Networking and Computer Engineering Students

NANOGFREEMONT, CA, APRIL 16, 2014 – The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG), in partnership with private regional network operator Los Nettos, is pleased to announce its one-day Los Angeles NANOG ‘On the Road’ event, taking place Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.  The program, held at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown – University of Southern California, offers a variety of research and education-based sessions as well as engaging NANOG meeting content discussions and networking opportunities.

The Los Angeles NANOG ‘On the Road’ agenda includes morning sessions presented by featured speakers and industry thought-leaders, followed by lunch and an afternoon of NANOG tutorials covering: technical services; network security; IPv6 adoption; current registry policy; research and commercial networks differences; hot topics in Internet governance; and networking tools. The day concludes with a networking reception and short presentation featuring 16 graduate student winners of the NANOG ‘On the Road’ Poster Contest.

The NANOG ‘On the Road’ Poster Contest provides Computer Science, Computer Networking and Computer Engineering students the opportunity to gain exposure for their ideas and gather valuable feedback and insight from the operator community, while allowing for greater visibility into their research work.  Students may submit an extended abstract and draft poster spanning a variety of networking topics, including: Internet protocols, network performance and measurement; Internet and network security and resilience; software-defined networking; Internet governance; green networking; Internet of Things (IoT); advancements in wireless or broadband technology; sensor networks; supporting large data flows using existing networks; Internet and peering economics. 

Proposals submitted no later than May 5, 2014 will be evaluated for relevance, importance and quality, and chosen for presentation by a select panel of judges.  A committee of computer networking professionals and faculty will also award an additional prize to the poster selected as the ‘best’ during the NANOG ‘On the Road’ closing reception.

The NANOG ‘On the Road’ series brings the NANOG meeting experience to targeted cities supporting NANOG’s mission to make the Internet better through a variety of meetings, publications, professional education and networking opportunities.  The Los Angeles NANOG ‘On the Road’ program provides attendees greater access to resources, information and tools that will help them do their jobs, managing the Internet more effectively.

NANOG ‘On the Road’ runs from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM.  There is no fee to attend; however, registration is required.  Attendees can register by visiting

To submit a proposal for the NANOG ‘On the Road’ Poster Contest, email

To learn more about NANOG and its regular meetings and events, visit

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NANOG is a community of industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet.  In many ways, the NANOG community serves as the heart and soul of the Internet.  This close-knit group meets three times a year to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet.  NANOG is dedicated to improving the Internet for all major sectors (public, private, education, and consumer) in all corners of the world.  NANOG is a non-profit organization and relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as managing ongoing communications.  Annual sponsors include Diamond Sponsors NTT Communications and VeriSign, Platinum Sponsors Google and Netflix, as well as Gold Comcast.  To learn more, visit

About Los Nettos
Los Nettos operates a private regional network in the greater Los Angeles area. From its founding in 1988, Los Nettos has been guided by the principles of leading internet researchers to provide redundant and reliable network bandwidth to its members, with no oversubscription of circuits, rich peering to Research and Education networks as well as to commercial networks, and support of advanced services as dictated by its members.  For more information, visit  


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