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Next Generation Networks, Protocols, and Services Symposium

Jun Zheng, University of Ottawa,
Marcus Brunner, NEC Europe Ltd.,
Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota,
S. Q. Zheng, University of Texas at Dallas,

The concept of network convergence was developed to merge different networks into one multi-service network. This concept is becoming real using an Internet-based infrastructure and Internet protocols for transferring information. However, strategic research is still required to achieve the best integration architecture, services and operations management, and service provisioning in both wired and wireless domains. Many topics like network resilience, network and service security and availability, quality-of-Service, or mobility management in the future network are still widely considered by researchers, network operators, device manufacturers and service providers. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for discussions on these and other challenging research topics concerning network operation and services in future converging networks or next generation networks in fixed, mobile, and wireless networks.
Topics of Interest

1.  Architecture
•  Internet Architecture and Design
•  Autonomic Networking
•  Integration of Mobile and Fixed Networks
•  Network-level Service Composition
•  Co-operative Networks
•  Addressing and Naming
•  Pricing Internet Services
•  Internet Survivability and Network Resilience
•  Converged Networks
•  Internet Security and Privacy
2.  Protocols
•  Internet Signalling and Service Enabling Protocols, including SIP, NSIS, HTTP, RTSP/RTP
•  MPLS and Traffic Engineering
•  Internet Mobility Management and Support
•  VoIP Protocols and Services
•  Unicast, Multi-cast, Broadcast Routing Protocols
•  Overlay and Peer-to-Peer Networks
•  Flow Management: Packet Classification and Congestion Control
•  Secure Signaling in IP Networks
3.  Technologies
•  Web Performance
•  Group Communication for Controlling Networks and Services
•  Self-protecting Networking
•  Context-aware Networks and Services
•  Support for Streaming and Real-time Media
•  Mobile Code and Network Programmability
4.  Provisioning, monitoring, and management
•  Techniques and Tools for Internet Traffic Measurements
•  Plug and Play Networking Components
•  Network Resource Management
•  Self-organized Networks
•  Virtual Private Networks
•  Control and Management in Dynamic/Mobile Network Environments
5.  Services and applications
•  Wireless Multimedia Services and Applications
•  Mobile Network Service Generation
•  Service Portability across Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Networks
•  Service Mobility techniques
•  Traffic and Service Charging
•  Service Provisioning Platforms
•  Service Roaming
•  VoIP Protocols and Services
•  Converged Services and Applications, including IPTV and NGN Networks
•  Content Networking: Caching, Content Distribution, Load Balancing, etc.