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Control and Management of High Performance Networks

Symposium Co-Chairs

Ibrahim Habib, CUNY, USA   habib@ccny.cuny.edu
Piet Demeester, Ghent University, Belgium piet.demeester@Ugent.be
Daniel O. Awduche, MCI, USA   awduche@awduche.com

The focus of this symposium is to report to the community recent research and deployment activities in the area of control and management of high performance networks enabled by techniques such as MPLS, GMPLS, VLANs, and IP over optical (IPO) constructs. High performance networks offer the promise of enabling new services, such as IP-TV, Video-on-Demand, and multimedia conferencing. Additionally, these networks will facilitate Bandwidth-on-Demand (BoD) services, which involve the ability to dynamically provision and release incremental bandwidth in response to changes in end-user traffic demands. These attractive features are predicated on sophisticated network control and management functions, encompassing capabilities within the network for state information management, resource allocation, scheduling, decision making, and action invocation. Management plane and control plane algorithms and protocols for data acquisition, path computation, routing, and signaling are the vehicles through which these capabilities are manifested.   The symposium will serve as a forum for exchanging recent experiences and research results in the area of control and management of high performance networks (including home, access, aggregation and core networks).

Topics of Interest

• Platforms for Enabling new Services
• Deployment Issues and Experiences
• Advances in Transport Protocols
• Network Management and Interoperability
• Novel architectures for MPLS and GMPLS networks
• IP over Optical (IPO) infrastructure integration
• Inter-domain routing and signaling
• Routing and signaling for heterogeneous paths
• Automatic discovery techniques
• Connection management
• Multi-layer protection and restoration
• Transport protocols for high speed connections
• Distributed versus centralized management solutions
• Security of control plane transactions
• Pseudo-wire emulation
• Resource allocation and contention resolution in multi-layer networks
• Integrated network control and management
• Control interconnection models
• Interfaces for dynamic control of optical networks
• Intelligent network control middleware
• Multi-layer traffic engineering
• Control plane design

Technical Program Committee

Daniel O. Awduche, MCI, USA 
Moustafa Ammar, Georgia Tech, USA
Chadi Assi,
Concodria University, Canada
Marinho P. Barcellos,
Unisinos University, Brazil
Paolo Bellavista,
University of Bologna, Italy
Andrea Bianco, Polytechnic of 
Torino, Italy
Anthony Boucouvalas, Bournemouth University, England
Marcus Brunner, NEC
Europe, Germany
Hakki Cankaya,
Alcatel, USA
Kartikeya Chandrayana, Cisco Systems,
Periklis Chatzimisios, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ling-Jyh Chen, SINICA,
Xiaowen Chu,
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Tibor Cinkler,
Budapest University, Hungary

Jun-Hong Cui,
University of Connecticut, USA
Tasos Dagiuklas,
University of Aegean
, Greece
John Daigle, University of  Mississippi, USA
Franco Davoli,
University of Genoa
, Italy
Filip De Turck,
Ghent University, Belgium
Yingfei Dong, University of Hawaii, USA
Parijat Dube, IBM T.J. Watson Labs, USA
Arjan Durresi, Louisiana State University, USA
Lars Eggert, NEC Labs,
George Ellinas,
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Khaled Elsayed,
Cairo University, Egypt
Xiaoming Fu,
University of Goettingen, Germany
Nasir Ghani
, Tennessee Technological University, USA
Kartik Gopalan,
Florida State University, USA
Stefanos Gritzalis,
Aaegan University, Cyprus
Ashwin Gumaste, Fujitsu Research Labs,
Mohan Gurusamy, National University of Singapore
, Singapore
Yusheng Ji, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Yuming Jiang, NTNU,
Jason Jue,
University of Texas Dallas , USA
Stamatis Karnouskos, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Thierry Klein, Lucent Technologies, USA
James Minseok Kwon, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Miguel Labrador, University of South Florida, USA


Peter Langendörfer, IHP, Germany
Kang-Won Lee, IBM T. J. Watson Labs, USA
Jun Li, University of Oregon, USA
Yihan Li, Polytechnic University, USA
Jun Liu, University of North Dakota, USA
Maode Ma, Nanyang,
University of Technology, Singapore
Petri Mähönen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
B. S. Manoj,
Nicola Blefari Melazzi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Abdelhamid Melouk, University of Paris XII, France
Michael Menth, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Jelena Misic, University of Manitoba, Canada
Luis Munoz, University of Cantabria, Spain
Manohar N. Murthi,
University of Miami, USA
Leila Musavian, King’s College London , England
Dimitri Papadimitriou, Alcatel, Belgium
Antonio Pescapè,
University of Napoli, Italy
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus
, Cyprus
Nagi Rao,
Oak Ridge National Labs, USA
George Rouskas, NCSU, USA
Debashis Saha, Indian Institute of Management,
Abdullah Shami,
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Prachee Sharma,
University of Buffalo, USA
Aaron Striegel,
University of Notre Dame, USA
Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Malathi Veeraraghavan,
University of Virginia
Vasileios Vitsas, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Chonggang Wang,
University of Arkansas, USA
Lan Wang,
University of Memphis, USA
Lisong Xu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , USA
Oliver Yang,
University of Ottawa, Canada
Murat Yuksel, RPI, USA
Djamal Zeghlache, INT, France
Yan Zhang, NICT,
June Zheng,
University of Ottawa, Canada
Xuan Zheng, University of Virginia, USA
Chi Zhou, Florida International University, USA




Early Registration:
30 October

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3 November