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Workshop Description

The accelerating trend towards network convergence for both services and technologies is bringing back to the fore the crucial issues of quality of service and cost-effective traffic control. How can the so-called triple-play of voice, video and data services co-exist and share resources in the access and core networks? To what extent can we create the same qualities of service in fixed and mobile networks allowing seamless integration? How can the network allocate resources to meet the terms of Service Level Agreements?

To answer questions like these depends on a sound understanding of the key networking mechanisms of congestion control, traffic management and traffic engineering. Following the success of the Workshop on QoS and Traffic Control organized in December 2005 in Paris, it is particularly opportune to organize this new workshop on the design, modelling and performance evaluation of these mechanisms. It will allow us to highlight key issues, appraise current understanding and highlight those areas in need of further research. The workshop will focus on topics covered by the Euro-FGI work packages in Joint Research Activity 2 including the following:

• congestion control protocols

• active queue management and scheduling

• realizing differentiated qualities of service

• flow-aware networking

• traffic matrix inference

• constraint-based routing

• congestion control over wireless links

• engineering multiservice cellular networks (GPRS, UMTS,...)

• cross-layer issues

• bandwidth sharing and fairness issues

• impact of pricing on congestion control and QoS

• admission control

• SLA management

• intra- and inter-domain traffic engineering

• adaptive load-sensitive routing

• QoS and service differentiation in WiFi, WiMax

• routing and traffic control in ad hoc and sensor networks

Presentations at the workshop will be given by members of Euro-FGI and by a number of invited experts in the domain. The in-network presentations will be chosen on the basis of papers submitted to the technical programme committee according to the call for papers. The intention is to create a balanced programme covering the scope of Euro-FGI research in the above areas and presenting the most interesting results obtained.

Important Dates

September 3, 2007:

Paper Submission

September 21, 2007:

Notification of TPC decision

October 8, 2007:

Camera ready submission

December 6-7, 2007:

Workshop