IEEE INFOCOM 2006 High-Speed Networking Workshop:

The Terabits Challenge



In Conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2006 
Barcelona, Spain, April 24 th , 2006

Workshop General Chair

Thomas Ndousse
Office of Science United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Phone: (301)-903-9960
Technical Program Chair
Nasir Ghani 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Tennessee Tech University Cookeville,
TN 38506 Phone: (931) 372-3046

Sponsored by the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on High-Speed Networking

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing recent advances in ultra high-speed and high-performance networks. With the continued technological advances, these new generation networks are expected to deliver unprecedented bandwidths, ranging from terabits/sec in the core to multiple gigabits/sec to the edge. This workshop will focus on various aspects of ultra high-speed network infrastructures including their role in enabling distributed large-scale science applications. In particular, the e-science applications have already demonstrated the need for agile networks operating well beyond 100 Gbps now, and will require sustained terabits/sec throughputs by the end of decade. Furthermore, the need for ultra high-speed networks is also emerging in a wide spectrum of application domains as diverse as entertainment, energy, banking, defense and medicine. In the past, there have been several attempts to address the bandwidth-intensive applications by deploying larger capacities in the core networks. However, experience indicates that simply scaling the core capacity does not necessarily result in a commensurate increase in end-to-end application throughputs. Indeed, the ability of existing network technologies, especially transport protocols, routing, traffic engineering and network provisioning to scale to the terabits/sec range remains a challenge. It is here that the emerging ultra high-speed networking technologies offer great opportunities along with unprecedented challenges. A key goal of this workshop is to explore approaches for meeting these challenges, particularly within the context of broader e-science applications.

Call for papers

(Abstract by Feb. 17, 2006)