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Workshop on Provisioning and Transport for Hybrid Networks
[ http://www.pathnets.org ]

General Chair Dr. Wu-Chun Feng [Los Alamos National Laboratory]
Vice Chair Dr. Chester A. Ruszczyk [Mission Research Corporation]
Program Chair Dr. Murari Sridharan [Microsoft Corporation]
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Schedule and Technical Program
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 08:30 - 09:30 AM
Keynote Address
Dr. Steven H. Low [California Institute of Technology]
Steven. H. Low received his B.S. from Cornell University, and MS and PhD from Berkeley, all in EE. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, from 1992 to 1996 and with the University of Melbourne, Australia, from 1996 to 2000. He is now an Associate Professor at Caltech, where he leads the FAST Project, and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award in 1997 and the 1996 R&D 100 Award. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Computer Networks Journal, and ACM Computing Surveys, and is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. His research interests are in the control and optimization of networks and protocols. His home is netlab.caltech.edu.
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 09:30 - 10:00 AM
Coffee Break
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 10:00 - 11:30 AM
TCP-Based Transport

A Practical Approach to TCP high Speed WAN Data Transfers [PDF]
S. Ravot, Y. Xia, D. Nae, X. Su, H. Newman, J. Bunn [California Institute of Technology]

TCP Westwood Experiments over Large Bandwidth-Delay Product Networks [PDF]
Anders Persson, Cesar A. C. Marcondes, M.Y. Sanadidi, and Mario Gerla [University of California at Los Angeles]

Experimental Results On Data Transfers Over Dedicated Channels [PDF]
Nageswara S. V. Rao, QishiWu, Steven M. Carter, William R. Wing [Oak Ridge National Laboratory]

HighSpeed TCP Modeling and Analysis [PDF]
Xiaomeng Huang, Chuang Lin, Fenyuan Ren, Hao Yin [Tsinghua University, China]

October 25, 2004 [Monday] 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 01:30 - 02:30 PM
Rate-Based Transport and Optical Networking
FRTP: Fixed Rate Transport Protocol [PDF]
Xuan Zheng, Anant Padmanath Mudambi, and Malathi Veeraraghavan [University of Virginia]

Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of the SABUL Congestion Control Algorithm [PDF]
Phoemphun Oothongsap, Yannis Viniotis, and Mladen Vouk [North Carolina State University]

Design of Survivable Optical Virtual Private Networks (O-VPNs) [PDF]
Anwar Haque, Pin-Han Ho [University of Waterloo, Canada]

October 25, 2004 [Monday] 02:30 - 03:00 PM
Invited Talk - 1: MaxNet and XCP: High-Speed Transport
Dr. Bartek Wydrowski [California Institute of Technology]
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 03:00 - 03:30 PM
Coffee Break
October 25, 2004 [Monday] 03:30 - 04:00 PM
Invited Talk - 2: Optimizing Hybrid Networks with Intelligent Optical Control Plane and Dynamic Circuit Switching
CIENA Corporation


October 25, 2004 [Monday] 04:00 - 05:00 PM
PANEL: The Future of High-Speed Networking