APAN56 Meeting and Conference

21st – 25th August

Presentations, Posters, Panels, Workshops, Sessions

Research and Education have become ever more collaborative, cross-institutional, and international. They depend on advanced, high-quality, and high-performance networks to reach collaborators, teachers, students, as well as access to key research infrastructure. The current pandemic situation has further demonstrated the immense value of networks to support research, education, and societies as they maintain connectivity and communication across cities, nations, and continents.

The Members of APAN have been delivering the National Research and Education (NREN) services to their member institutions for many years, and continually evolve to support the explosion in Research and Education demands. APAN focuses on actual researchers, educators, and technical support staff, bringing together those who need networks with those who build them.

APAN56 will resume to be an in-person conference, and for those with travel restrictions will be able to participate via our online platform, Whova. Since the conference recommences its almost physical status, there will be registration fees incurred (Please refer to the APAN56 website for details).

Target Audience

  • Researchers Educators and students
  • Network Managers and Engineers
  • Computing and storage service providers
  • University administrators and leaders
  • NREN leaders and developers
  • Software developers and engineers
  • Trainers and Workforce developers
  • Librarians and data managers
  • Industry suppliers of R&E capabilities

Why You Should Participate

  • To learn share, connect and develop new collaborations across the Asia-Pacific region including research and teaching universities; libraries; science and cultural institutions; technology businesses; policy and government staff.
  • To share discoveries and insights to see demonstrations of modern research and education technologies to participate in workshops and develop your skills.

This Call

Submissions are sought on anything related to the use of networks in research and education in any discipline or domain. Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Virtual learning/teaching, Network enabled classrooms, Distance education
Research domains – e.g. Agriculture, Telemedicine/Health, Disaster management, Food security, Biosciences, Physics, Humanities and social sciences, Arts and culture;

Big data, AI/ML, Algorithm development;

Research Data management and sharing, Open access, eResearch;
Advanced Network Design and Technologies, SDN, IoT/IoE;

HPC, Cloud, Visualisation;

Smart campuses, Smart Cities;

Infrastructure scalability, Performance and robustness
In user communities: Research, Education;

In support communities: Network Engineers, Research Software Engineers, Research Librarians, etc.
Cyberspace Governance and policy;

R&E infrastructure sustainability.

Cybersecurity, Information security, Securing NRENs and institutions

Delivery Choices

The conference will offer a range of delivery choices, including:

  • Full virtual sessions with you as chair/organiser
  • Individual presentations
  • Workshops, carpentries (training)
  • Lightning talks, virtual posters, showcases and demonstrations
  • Hackathons, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF)/Special-Interest-Group(SIG) and panel sessions
  • Any other idea you may have – we are very flexible!

You will be asked to nominate your preference(s) and suggestions when submitting. The Review Committee will evaluate submissions and can help recommend the best choice if you are unsure.

Important Dates

The call for all submissions is CLOSED.
  • All proposals are due by 10th June 2023 and status will be announced by 24th June 2023.