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Topics and Submissions

Workshops, Friday May 6, 2005

Four full-day workshops are organized for this conference. Below are details about the workshops and their call for papers.

World Class Events: Telecommunications Challenges

Call For Papers
This workshop is a unique gathering opportunity for select industry executives, seasoned managers, expert researchers and senior subject matter experts from sponsor organizations of world class events, telecommunication companies, and government officials of host cities/countries to discuss the requirements and steps necessary to build and operate a "Perfect Network" for such events. They will share experiences, plans, "do lists", and their vision to ensure a "Perfect Network". An intense day of selected presentations and possible refreshing panel discussions will focus on how to avoid "reinventing the wheel" every time that a city or country becomes a candidate/host for such world class events.

Fast Configured Optical Networks

Call For Papers
This one-day workshop aims at investigating new developments, concepts and architectures in the area of fast reconfigurable optical networks. The workshop will feature presentations of invited and regular papers from academic and industrial contributors. Authors are invited to submit technical papers on both theoretical and practical aspects of the focus of the workshop.

Call For Papers
NGNM04 constituted a forum for the discussion of important innovations and recent advances in the design and construction of Internet middleware. Both the requirements and expectations from various perspectives (i.e., networking, middleware and application level) were presented and analyzed. The special issue on "Emerging Middleware for Next Generation Networks" of Computer Communications journal complemented the success of NGNM04. NGNM05 targets to contribute towards the identification of composite business services running on an Internet middleware platform that allows enterprises/networking actors to publish the services they provide, use services available globally in a secure manner as components of a generic middleware service, automatically compile the service description into an executable process, to deploy and monitor the execution of such composite processes, etc. The middleware platform will contain re-configuration and self-repairing features to enable a composite business service to adapt itself to changes caused by insertion or withdrawal of services, changes in network conditions and changes in user requirements.

Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Computer Networks

Mathematical models have played an important role in the understanding of computer networks. They allow to obtain insight into protocol design, and describe fundamental performance limits and trade-offs. As the the network infrastructure keeps changing and new applications are emerging, the mathematical models need to evolve as well. The workshop explores recent development in mathematical modeling and analysis of computer networks in areas such as

  • Allocation of network resources such as bandwidth, rate, or power
  • Internet protocols such as TCP/IP
  • Wireless network protocols such as medium access and routing
  • Queuing systems performance optimization
  • Optimization-based models of network traffic and topology
  • Cross-layer design


Shie Mannor, McGill University
Peter Marbach, University of Toronto

The Fields Institute

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