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Call for Abstracts for CSNOG 2020 are open till mid June

The organizers of the third community meeting of the network specialists CSNOG 2020 (including the NIX.CZ association) announced a Call for Abstracts. The programme board of the community meeting of (not only) Czech and Slovakian network operators will welcome contributions aimed at network maintenance, infrastructure or security. Anyone interested in presenting their topic can submit their abstracts till June 15 at the event website.


CSNOG 2020, the community meeting of Czech and Slovak network of administrators, should take place in Brno in September

Providing the situation permits, the third community meeting of Czech and Slovak network administrators (CSNOG 2020) will take place on September 8th - 9th in Brno. The aim of this traditional two-day event is not only to present news and current trends in the field of Internet networks and their administration, but also to discuss and share the know-how that will lead to the development of the industry in both countries. The main organizers of the event are CZ.NIC, NIX.CZ and CESNET.

The CSNOG (Czech and Slovak Network Operators Group) community meeting fas been listed among other similar events held in different countries and regions of the world since 2018. These include non-commercial expert meetings where ISPs, CDNs, hosting companies, network administrators, domain name registrars and people interested in Internet networks and technologies meet and discuss these topics openly.

We strongly believe that our event, CSNOG 2020, which has been planned for a long time now will take place in September. Therefore, we have decided to start preparations despite the ongoing emergency. After announcing the date and venue, we would like to publish the event website by the end of the month and open the Call for Papers. We hope to see a number of interesting contributions from Czech and Slovak network specialists as well as from colleagues from abroad, ”explains Sergey Myasoedov, who is in charge of the CSNOG 2020 programme selection.

The programmes of the past two years consisted of topics related to the domain name system, interconnection in internet exchanges, new tools in network security or telecommunications. Individual presentations and video recordings of these are available on the CSNOG 2018 and CSNOG 2019 event websites.

Up-to-date information will be gradually published by the organizers on the community website and on the social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


NIX.CZ offers new ports for two months free of charge

As many people are now working remotely, this is putting unusual strain on Internet networks, which may cause capacity problems. The Board of Directors of NIX.CZ has decided to offer new ports free of charge for two months, by which the Czech neutral peering node wants to help, when a large part of the country relies on services provided over the Internet.

 “We are aware that a large part of the population is currently working from home, which is generating a great strain on our members’ and customers’ networks. Therefore, anyone who orders new ports or upgrades existing ones in the next 30 days, will receive this capacity for two months free of charge. After this period, it will also be possible to cancel these ports free of charge. We will continue to monitor the development and, if necessary, come up with another form of assistance,” says Adam Golecký, Director of NIX.CZ.


Peering Days 2020 will welcome its attendees next March in Krakow, Poland

Peering Days 2020, the traditional networking conference will take place on 17th-19th March next year in Krakow, Poland. The event, for which you can already register, is organized for the eighth time, it is regularly frequented by peering exchange operators, datacentre and network administrators not only from Europe but also from around the world. The Peering Days event is co-organized by the Czech neutral peering node NIX.CZ, Viennese and from Hungary.

The Peering Days conference will offer a number of interesting lectures, workshops and generous space for bilateral meetings. Applicants interested in presenting can send their presentation abstract to 31st January 2020. Further information on acceptance will follow after the submission deadline.

All information, including the registration form, is available at


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