All-IP has become the dominant networking paradigm for the present century. The evolution towards an all-IP core network infrastructure continues unabated, with an enriched IP layer often implementing the unique networking functionalitites on top of WDM links. Moreover, IP over switched Giga (or 10-Giga) Ethernet is replacing the traditional, relatively slow-speed, access means. Finally, the widespread deployment of non-3G wireless access networking technologies (such as 802.11 WiFi wireless LANs or 802.16 WiMax wireless MANs) requires IP to take roles traditionally envisioned for 3G core networks.
Thanks to the IP flexibility, the management of traffic flows generated by a variety of applications (web browsing, e-mail, telephony, audio and video distribution, multimedia multicasting, financial transactions, distributed gaming, domotics, disaster recovery and business continuity, ...), whose performance requirements are extremely different, has become possible. 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, in the development of mapping strategies between the end-to-end QoS models provided at the IP layer and the local QoS solutions offered by the underlying wired/wireless networking technologies, and in the development of tools for network optimization and control.
However, the dramatically increasing size of the Internet on the one hand, and the development of new transmission technologies that continuosly drive transmission speed increase on the other hand, have raised a number of scalability issues such as the inability to tightly control QoS requirement if not for highly aggregated flows, the difficulty in scaling switch and router size to keep up with increasing link transmission speed and number of interfaces, the need to develop new models for traffic management of emerging popular applications (such as those based on the peer-to-peer paradigm), and the planning and control of large-size heterogeneos networks.
In 2006 and 2007, the Italian Ministry for University and Research has been funding four research programmes in networking, named BORA-BORA (on software routers), OSATE (on optics in switching), MIMOSA (on traffic measurements and modeling), and FAMOUS (on modeling peer-to-peer architectures). IT-NEWS 2008 is jointy organized by these projects, and aims at the presentation of high-quality recent research results in networking, at the dissemination of the most relevant research results obtained within those projects, and at providing an international forum for sharing research experiences related to QoS in IP networks.
TopicsOriginal contributions are invited in all topics concerning the provision of QoS guarantees in multiservice IP networks, including:
Submission GuidelinesPapers written in English should not exceed 5000 words and should be submitted according to the IEEE double-column format.
Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere.
Papers must be submitted electronically, as compressed files in PDF format, through the EDAS web page.
Each submission must comprise a short abstract, a complete list of authors and their affiliations, the name of a contact person for correspondence, complete with postal and e-mail addresses.
IMPORTANT: Attendance and registration by at least one author for each accepted paper is mandatory
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