Theme and Scope
Although a great success in providing scalable end-to-end best-effort connectivity, the Internet today is facing serious setbacks in terms of security, management and control. While it has become an essential part of our lives, attempts to guarantee quality of service (QoS) over the Internet are facing serious setbacks, as in the initiatives like Diffserv, Intserv and Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP). Multi protocol label switching (MPLS) and virtual private networks (VPN) have attempted to address this issue; however these solutions have survived only within single domains. Further, with the ever-increasing traffic demands on the Internet due to peer-to-peer (P2P) and real-time streaming applications, not to mention other innovative high bandwidth applications that could arise in the future, it seems these solutions would eventually prove to be inadequate. The deployment of new high bandwidth broadband technologies along with DWDM and MPλS based fiber optic technologies at one end along with the proliferation of several new wireless technologies and networks are rendering basic assumptions made during the development of current Internet obsolete. Will mobile and wireless TCP be adequate?
The current Internet architecture and services are facing problems both in terms of (i) performance and scalability, and (ii) service quality and flexibility. What are the solutions to such issues? Will patch-up solutions sustain in the long run or do we need to rethink a Internet architecture that is geared to grow with growing demands and is able to provide secure and quality services. What are the expert thoughts in this aspect?
The workshop is intended to bring together experts and researchers to share their thoughts and knowledge in this highly controversial research topic and to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications on "Internet - current and future" in the form of panels and technical presentation.
Topics of interest
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
Quality of service over IP
All accepted papers will be included into the IEEE Digital Library.
Real time over IP
TCP over High speed Internet
Internet over Mobile and TCP over Mobile networks
IPv4 vs IPv6
Quality Routing over IP
Future Internet initiatives in US, Europe, Japan
Papers must be written in English. All papers are limited to 6 pages and must be in standard IEEE double-column format. The papers should be submitted using http://comsnets09.ucsd.edu/ngintw/
Manuscript Submission: October 29th, 2008
Acceptance Notification: November 15th, 2008
Final Manuscript Due: November 30th, 2008