Workshop on Cross-layer Algorithms and Protocols for Optical Networks

General
Welcome to the homepage of the International Workshop on Cross-layer Algorithms and Protocols for Optical Networks. The workshop will be held in conjunction with BROADNETS 2010 in Athens.
Recent technological advances in optical devices and sub-systems, and network architectures have led to a profound transformation in all aspects of optical network communications. As the size of optical opaque networks increases, more electronic terminating and switching equipments are required, which both contribute to cost (CAPEX), energy consumption, heat dissipation, physical space requirements, and operation and maintenance costs (OPEX). The current trend clearly shows an evolution towards low-cost and high capacity all-optical networks that utilize less OEO conversion.
However, transparency reduces the ability of a client layer to interact with the physical layer, thus leading to limitations on network design, planning, control and management. For example, the need to address the Physical Layer Impairment (PLI) constrains the kinds of paths that can be used for routing. This interdependence between the physical and the network layers makes the designing of a transparent/translucent network in the presence of impairments a cross-layer optimization problem.

Announcements:
On-line submission due: June 30, 2010
Acceptance notification: August 30, 2010
Camera-ready manuscript due: September 15, 2010
Registration due: September 20, 2010.

Committees
General Co-chairs:
Salvatore Spadaro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (spadaro@tsc.upc.edu)
Emmanouel (Manos) Varvarigos, University of Patras, Greece (manos@ceid.upatras.gr)

Technical Program Committee (tentative):
Siamak Azodolky, Athens Information Technology (AIT), Greece
Chava Saradhi, Create-NET, Italy
Konstantinos Christodoulopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Didier Colle, IBBT, Belgium
Filippo Cugini, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Italy
Ricardo Martinez, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
Annalisa Morrea, Alcatel-Lucent, France
Panagiotis Kokkinos, University of Patras, Greece
Josep Sole Pareta, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jordi Perello, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Elio Salvadori Create-NET, Italy
Lena Wosinka, KTH, Sweden
Jane M. Simmons, Monarch Network Architects, USA
Takehiro Tsuritani, KDDI R&D lab Japan.

Workshop
Technical Program


Workshop will take place on 25 October 2010.

Program


Registration
lease register using the BROADNETS website.

Workshop venue

Travel arrangements

Author info

Call for papers

Scope
Recent technological advances in optical devices and sub-systems, and network architectures have led to a profound transformation in all aspects of optical network communications. As the size of optical opaque networks increases, more electronic terminating and switching equipments are required, which both contribute to cost (CAPEX), energy consumption, heat dissipation, physical space requirements, and operation and maintenance costs (OPEX). The current trend clearly shows an evolution towards low-cost and high capacity all-optical networks that utilize less OEO conversion.
However, transparency reduces the ability of a client layer to interact with the physical layer, thus leading to limitations on network design, planning, control and management. For example, the need to address the Physical Layer Impairment (PLI) constrains the kinds of paths that can be used for routing. This interdependence between the physical and the network layers makes the designing of a transparent/translucent network in the presence of impairments a cross-layer optimization problem. The area has attracted much research interest worldwide and several cross-layer/cross-domain design approaches are emerging.

During the workshop, high level speakers from network operators, equipment vendors and academia, will share their experience and views for the evolution of the network architecture and the technologies that in the future may revolutionize the way that we design and operate the networks.
This workshop will solicit contributions discussing the most significant aspects of cross-layer optimization algorithms and protocols for optical networks.
The scope of the papers includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Important dates
On-line submission due: June 30, 2010
Acceptance notification: August 30, 2010
Camera-ready manuscript due: September 15, 2010

Submissions
Authors are cordially encouraged to submit the contributions (using the BROADNETS 2010 templates) to spadaro@tsc.upc.edu, manos@ceid.upatras.gr.

Publication of Proceedings
Workshop papers will be published in the BROADNETS proceedings.

More info

Contact
Please send any specific question about the workshop to the Organizing Committee by emailing to spadaro@tsc.upc.edu, manos@ceid.upatras.gr