QoS-IP 2005 - Catania, Italy - February 2-4, 2005

3rd International Workshop on QoS in Multiservice IP Networks

QoS-IP 2005

All-IP is becoming the dominant networking paradigm for the present century. The evolution towards an all-IP core network infrastructure continues unabated, with an enriched IP layer being sometimes the unique networking player on top of WDM links. Even more impressive is the scenario currently envisioned in the access domain. On the one side, IP over switched Giga (or 10-Giga) Ethernet is replacing the traditional access means. On the other, the widespread deployment of non-3G wireless access networking technologies (such as 802.11 WiFi wireless LANs or 802.16 WiMax wireless MANs) require IP to take roles traditionally envisioned for 3G core networks.

Key to the success of IP is its flexibility, that allows the integration within one network of a number of systems which at lower layers may have different characteristics, as well as the transport over a common infrastructure of the traffic flows generated by a variety of applications (web browsing, e-mail, telephony, audio and video distribution, multimedia multicasting, financial transactions, ...), whose performance requirements may be extremely different.

This situation has generated a great interest in the development of techniques for the provision of quality of service (QoS) guarantees in IP networks offering a variety of services through a range of different user interfaces (wired and wireless, of different nature), in the developement of mapping strategies between the end-to-end QoS models provided at the IP layer with the local QoS solutions offered by the underlying wired/wireless networking technologies, and in the development of tools for the network optimization under QoS constraints.

In 2003 and 2004, the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research has been funding a large research programme on these topics, coordinated by CNIT, and named TANGO (Traffic models and Algorithms for Next Generation IP networks Optimization - see http://tango.isti.cnr.it/).

QoS-IP 2005 is organized by TANGO, and aims at the presentation of high-quality recent research results on QoS in IP networks, and at the dissemination of the most relevant research results obtained within the TANGO programme.

The proceedings of QoS-IP 2005 will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and distributed to all Workshop participants.  

A special issue of Computer Networks will comprise extended versions of the best papers of QoS-IP 2005.

Topics

  • Architectures for the provision of QoS guarantees in IP networks
  • End-to-end QoS in IP networks
  • Adaptive and customizable QoS provision
  • Network planning and optimization for QoS
  • Traffic models for QoS network design
  • Analytical and simulation models for QoS estimation
  • Fluid models for QoS estimation in large IP networks
  • Experimental results on QoS
  • QoS in wireless/mobile IP networks
  • QoS in photonic IP networks
  • QoS for special environments (Peer-to-peer, infomobility, broadcasting, ...)
  • Mapping and Interworking between Local QoS and end-to-end QoS mechanisms

Important deadlines

  • September 10th, 2004, 17:00 EDT: Electronic Paper Submission
  • November 1st, 2004: Acceptance Notification
  • November 15th, 2004: Final Version Due

Attendance and registration by at least one author is mandatory

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