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Workshop on Optical Burst Switching
[ http://www.obsmeeting.org ]

 Co-chairs Dan Stevenson [MCNC]
Christoph Gauger [University of Stuttgart, IKR, Germany]
 Steering Committee
Dr. Chunming Qiao
[State University of New York, Buffalo]
Dr. Imrich Chlamtac [University of Texas at Dallas]
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Schedule and Technical Program
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 08:00 - 09:30 AM
Keynote Address

Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE: Optical Labeled Packet Switching and the LASOR Project
Dan Blumenthal, UC Santa Barbara

KEYNOTE: New network architectures for bursty data traffic (IRIS Project)
Martin Zirngibl, Lucent Technologies

October 25, 2004 [Monday] 09:30 - 10:00 AM
Coffee Break
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Collision Avoidance and Resolution

A Feedback-Based Contention Avoidance Mechanism for Optical Burst Switching Networks [PDF]
F. Farahmand, Q. Zhand, J. P. Jue [University of Texas at Dallas]

Shortest Path Prioritized Random Deflection Routing in Optical Burst Switched Networks [PDF]
C. Cameron, A. Zalesky, M. Zukerman, [University of Melbourne]

Statistics for Residual Lifetime of Intersected Bursts in QoS-Aware WDM Networks [PDF]
H. Waldman [DECOM/FEEC/UNICAMP Brazil] F. L. Trazzi Jr., M. Ribeiro [LABTEL/DEL/CT/UFES Brazil]

Techno-Economics and Applications for OBS

A Parametric, First-order Cost Analysis of Optical Burst Switched (OBS) Networks [PDF]
A. Bragg, I. Baldine, D. Stevenson [MCNC Research and Development Institute]

An OBS Architecture for Pervasive Grid Computing [PDF]
E. van Breusegem, M. de Le enheer, J. Cheyns , P. Demeester [Ghent University] D. Simeonidou, M. J. O'Mahoney, R. Nejabati [Essex University] A. Tzanakaki, I. Tomkos [AIT Athens]

October 25, 2004 [Monday] 11:30 AM - 01:15 PM
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
PANEL: OBS and Grid Computing
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 02:15 - 03:00 PM
Burst Scheduling and Reservation

End-to-End Burst Loss Probabilities in an OBS Network with Simultaneous Link Possesion [PDF]
T. Battestilli and H. Perros [North Carolina State University]

CPQ: A Control Packet Queuing Optical Burst Switching Protocol for Supporting QoS [PDF]
Y. Wang, B. Ramamurthy [University of Nebraska-Lincoln]

October 25, 2004 [Monday] 03:00 - 03:30 PM
Coffee Break
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 03:30 - 05:00 PM
Burst Assembly and Network Resilience

Impact of Assembly Algorithms on End-to-End Performance in Optical Burst Switched Networks with Different QoS Classes [PDF]
M. Casoni, E. Luppi, M. Merani [University of Modena and Reggio Emilia]

An Analystical Study of Optical Burst Switching Aggregation Strategies [PDF]
M. de Vega Rodrigo, J. Gotz [Siemens AG, Corporate Technology]

On Optimal Ingress Treatment of Delay-Sensitive Traffic in Multi-Class OBS Systems [PDF]
N. Barakat, E. H. Sargent [University of Toronto]

A Novel Fast Restoration Mechanism for Optical Burst Switched Networks [PDF]
Y. Xin, G. Karmous-Edwards, D. Stevenson [MCNC Research and Development Institute] J. Teng [North Carolina State University]

Closing Remarks

Poster Session

Effective Implementation of Void Filling in OBS Networks with Service Differentiation [PDF]
G. Muretto, C. Raffaelli, P. Zaffoni [University of Bologna]

A Testbed for Control Systems of Optical Burst Switching Core Nodes [PDF]
S. Junghans [University of Stuttgart]

Efficient Scheduling for High-Throughput OBS Networks with Partial Wavelength Conversion [PDF]
V. Mehta, N. Barakat, E. H. Sargent [University of Toronto]

October 25, 2004 [Monday] 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
OBS Forum Meeting
This meeting is for people from both industry and academia who are interested in optical networking and especially optical burst/packet switching. At the meeting, information on worldwide OBS/OPS related activities will be disseminated, and current issues and future plans for OBS Forum will be discussed. On-site registration is required, registration starts at 5:30pm. No registration fee will be assessed.
History/Status of OBS Forum
OBS Forum Chapter
OBS/OPS related activities in Europe
OBS/OPS related activities in Asia
Website and membership related issues
(Open Discussion)
Other relevant organizations and conferences/workshops (Open Discussion)
Next OBS Forum Meetings (Open Discussion)