Due to several requests, submission deadline has been extended to April 15, 2001.

Workshop on Optical Networks

to be held in conjunction with

2001 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP '01)

Valencia, Spain, September 3-7, 2001

Call For Papers

Advances in optical technologies, together with the rapidly rising demand for network bandwidth, are fueling an increasing amount of research in the field of optical networks. Optical communication has become a promising networking choice to meet ever-increasing demand on bandwidth from the emerging bandwidth-intensive computing/communication applications, such as data browsing in the world wide web, video conferencing, e-commerce, video-on-demand services, and high-speed interconnection of parallel/ distributed systems. This workshop will focus on fundamental challenges and issues on using optics in two converging areas: parallel/distributed computing and communications. Optics offer many benefits for interconnecting large numbers of processing elements, but may require us to rethink how we build parallel/distributed computing systems and communication networks, and how we design algorithms and write applications. Fully exploring the capabilities of optical networks requires an interdisciplinary effort. Our goal is to bring together leading researchers in this field of research to discuss state-of-the-art solutions as well as future trends in these rapidly-developing areas.


Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:
  1. Optical interconnects
  2. Parallel optical architectures
  3. Reconfigurable architectures
  4. Routing in optical networks
  5. Collective communication in optical networks
  6. Optical WDM and TDM networks
  7. Quality of Service in optical networks
  8. Network performance
  9. Protocols for optical networks
  10. Algorithms and applications exploiting


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers not exceeding 15 single-spaced pages including figures and references. A clearly marked appendix can be used for supporting material including proofs, simulation results, diagrams, etc. Papers should be submitted electronically in postscript or PDF format to Prof. Yuanyuan Yang (yang@ece.sunysb.edu) by April 15, 2001. Authors should make sure that the submission can be viewed using ghostscript or the ``acroread'' tool and will print on a LETTER sized printer that uses standard letter size paper (8.5" x 11"). If electronic submission is not possible, please send four copies of the full manuscript to Prof. Yuanyuan Yang. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three referees in accordance with the established standard. The accepted papers will be published as Workshop Proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be distributed at ICPP2001. The page limitation for final papers is 8 pages (up to two additional pages can be purchased).

Selected papers from the Workshop will appear in a Special Issue of the SPIE/Kluwer Optical Networks Magazine.


Submission deadline:   April 15, 2001 
Author Notification:    May 15, 2001
Final Manuscript Due:   June 1, 2001


Yuanyuan Yang, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA -- yang@ece.sunysb.edu
Qianping Gu, University of Aizu, Japan -- qian@u-aizu.ac.jp



For further questions, send e-mail to yang@ece.sunysb.edu.

last updated Oct 11, 2000