Call for papers

The Internet traffic growth must be supported by transmission and switching equipment with extremely high performance, in order not to discourage new users accessing standard data services, while at the same time providing a fertile environment for the development of innovative services and for the migration of traditional telecommunication services onto the Internet.
On the transmission side, progress in recent years has been extraordinary, and dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) technologies today allow Tb/s speeds to be reached on one fiber. On the switching side, progress has not been as fast, and the technology of high-speed switches and routers is now the bottleneck for packet networks. In addition, the amount of functionalities that are required of switches and routers keep growing, to provide, for example, Quality-of-Service (QoS) support and flow classification, thus further complicating the design of high performance switches and routers.
The scope of the High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR) Workshop is focused on the technology of high-speed switches and routers, including the architectural and algorithmic aspects of high-speed IP networks, possibly adopting optical technologies and wireless user accesses.
HPSR 2003 will comprise technical sessions for the presentation of novel research results, panel sessions for the discussion of hot topics, and tutorials presented by leading international experts.
HPSR 2003 invites the submissions of full papers (3-5 pages, IEEE transactions two-column style, 10pt), describing new unpublished research results on the topics listed below. The submission of papers must be electronic; refer to the "Paper Submission Guidelines" page for details.
All submitted papers will be peer reviewed, and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. A special issue of a leading networking journal will be organized, with extended versions of the best papers of the conference.
Original papers are invited on the topics of HPSR, including:

Paper Submission Guidelines

High-quality original papers are solicited. Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference. Authors of accepted papers must attend the conference to present their contributions.
Paper length should be 3-5 pages in two-columns IEEE Transactions style. Only Postscript and PDF formats are accepted. Papers must be submitted electronically through the EDAS system. Authors should check if they already have a login on the EDAS system; otherwise, they must create it before submitting the paper. Each submission must comprise a short abstract, a complete list of authors and the name of a contact person for correspondence.

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Important Dates

Electronic Paper Submission EXTENDED TO December 10th, 2002
Acceptance Notification POSTPONED TO March 10th, 2003
Final Version Due Date POSTPONED TO April 10th, 2003
Attendance by at least one author is mandatory