Networking 2007: IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6), International Conference on Networking.

May 14-18, 2007 Georgia Tech Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Networking 2007 is the sixth event in a series of International Conferences on Networking, sponsored by the IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC 6). The main objectives of Networking 2007 are to bring together active and proficient members of the networking community, from both academia and industry, to discuss recent advances in this broad and fast-evolving field of telecommunications, and to highlight key-issues, identify trends and refresh vision in the field of telecommunications.

The conference objectives will be pursued through technical sessions, keynote talks, and tutorials offered by invited experts, as well as panel discussions on hot topics. The technical sessions will be structured into three tracks. Authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in all areas of computer networking. Topics include, but are not limited to:

(1) Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks:
Authentication and security; Algorithms and protocols; Admission control; Data dissemination; Environment monitoring; Energy and resource consumption; Fault tolerance and error recovery; Interconnection of ad hoc / wired networks; Localization; Location services; MAC protocols; Mesh networks; Mobility; Modeling and performance evaluation; Network reconfiguration; Power management; Quality of Service; Resource allocation; Routing; Scheduling; Self-organization; Time synchronization; Traffic shaping.

(2) Wireless Networks:
Broadband wireless access; Cellular networks (2G, 2.5G, 3G and Beyond); Cross-layer design and optimization; Location management; Handoff; Ubiquitous networks; Hybrid networks; Interworking of 2G, 3G, 4G Mobile IP networks; Mobile networks architecture and protocols; Mobility models; Multimedia over wireless; Overlay networks; Quality of Service; Standards and Protocols; Wireless local and personal area networks; Wireless multimedia systems; Wireless protocols; Wireless authentication and security; Wireless network modeling, algorithms, and simulation; Wireless network reliability; Wireless LAN/MAN/WAN interoperability.

(3) Next Generation Internet:
All-IP networking; Congestion control; Evolution of IP network architecture; Multilayer design and optimization; MPLS and GMPLS; Multicasting; Multimedia protocols; Network management systems; Network measurements and testbeds; Network modeling and simulation; Peer-to-peer networks; Pricing, billing, and economic models; Quality of Service; Real-time voice / video over IP networks; Resource allocation; Routing and switching; Scheduling and queue management; Traffic engineering; Traffic management; Traffic modeling; Web architecture and protocols.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: October 30, 2006 (11:59pm EDT).
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2007.
Camera-ready version: February 21, 2007.

Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit full papers including references, figures, and tables, of up to 6 pages, double-column format, with minimum 10-point font, 2.5cm margins at the top, bottom, and on each side. Papers must be submitted electronically via EDAS. Detailed submission instructions are available on the conference website.

All papers will be reviewed by the technical program committee. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.

There will be a Best Paper Award for the best submitted paper.

Organization Committee:

General Co-Chairs:
Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
Raghupathy Sivakumar, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

TPC Co-Chairs:
Eylem Ekici, Ohio State University, USA.
Janise McNair, University of Florida, USA.
Jaudelice de Oliveira, Drexel University, USA.

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