JANOG54 Kicks Off in Nara: Bridging network innovations

  • The JANOG54 meeting in Nara City had a record attendance of 3,249 participants, the highest in JANOG history with an 88.2% attendance rate.
  • The conference featured 38 keynote speeches, including sessions on L3 protocol redesign, generative AI, 5G, and network architecture optimization.
  • The event concluded with the announcement of JANOG55 to be held in Kyoto, continuing the tradition of connecting the past and future.

The JANOG54 meeting was held in Nara City, Nara Prefecture from Wednesday, July 3 to Friday, July 5, 2024. The JANOG conference is a place where all kinds of people come together to discuss, and this year’s theme is “Connecting to the Internet.”

At present, JANOG has grown into a community of people from many different positions, and JANOG53 has more than 3,000 live participants, forming a memorable event. As of July 3, 2024, the number of registered employees of JANOG54 was 3,763.

Also read: Unveiling JANOG53: A dynamic confluence of Japan’s tech minds

Highlights of the conference

The meeting mainly meeting in JPRS Hall, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Room and IIJ Hall, three Hall, It includes “Network engineer redesign the L2 ring by using L3 protocol” and “JPNIC registration under world’s. “perspective” and 36 other keynote speeches.

  • Day 1: Sessions begin with “Introduction to Internet & Networks,” followed by discussions on L3 protocol and L2 loop issues.
  • Day 2: Focuses on Generative AI, automation in education, and AI applications in network operations.
  • Day 3: Topics include 5G, optical networks, and network architecture optimization.

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Excellent performance

In addition to the wonderful lectures shared by the delegates, what benefited journalist Fei Wang most was the NTT Bill related lecture on the third day of the conference. If you are interested, please continue to pay attention to BTW Media, I will present a wonderful summary of the lecture for you.

As of July 5, 2024, a total of 3,683 people registered for JANOG54, and a total of 3,249 people actively came to Nara to feel the progress and better life brought by science and technology with representatives of various enterprises and professionals. Compared with the last JANOG(JANOG53 a total of 3032 people registered, 3021 people came to the scene), this JANOG is the highest attendance rate in the history of a meeting, as high as 88.2%. PS. 1,962 on the first day, 2,535 on the second day and 2,029 on the third day.

In the last part of the conference, the organizing committee presented us with a perfect “link between the past and the next” link – the unveiling of JANOG55 Kyoto. At that time, BTW Media reporters will be waiting for you at the event, just like this conference!

The JANOG54 Meeting is not only an essential platform for technical exchange but also a prime opportunity to showcase industry trends and innovative technologies. By delving into current hot topics, attendees will gain a clearer understanding of the future development of network technology.

For detailed information, visit the JANOG54 Meeting page.


Fei Wang

Fei Wang, a reporter at BTW media dedicated in Internet Governance and IT infrastructure. She is studying bilingual broadcasting and hosting at Communication University of Zhejiang. Send tips to f.wang@btw.media

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