[e2e] PFLDnet2006 ready for online submissiion

Katsushi Kobayashi ikob at koganei.wide.ad.jp
Fri Sep 30 19:38:06 PDT 2005

We would like to remind PFLDnet2006 CFP and inform online
submission page is open.

Call For Papers

Fourth International Workshop on Protocols for Fast Long-Distance
Networks (PFLDnet2006)

February 2-3, 2006

Nara, Japan - An ancient capital city older than Kyoto


Fast long-distance networks (i.e., networks operating at 622 Mbit/s,
2.5 Gbit/s, or 10 Gbit/s, soon will be 40 Gbit/s, and spanning several
countries or states) are now becoming commonplace. Increasing numbers
of researchers now routinely transfer between 10 GB and multi-TB
datasets over gigabit networks. Application domains for such massive
transfers include data-intensive Grids (e.g., in Particle Physics,
Earth Observation, Bio Informatics, and Radio Astronomy), database
mirroring for Web sites (e.g., in e-commerce), and push-based Web
cache updates.

Although the connectivity infrastructure is now in place, or will
soon be, the transport and application protocols available to date are
proving inadequate for fast transfer of large volumes of data over such
networks. Current versions of TCP cannot fully exploit the network
capacity. For instance, recovery time from a congestion event grows
at a super-linear rate, and can easily exceed 10 minutes in very high
bandwidth-delay product networks. It also requires a large congestion
window for high throughput, consuming valuable system resources. A
number of research teams have begun investigating advanced protocols
for domain-specific and general applications.

The International Workshop on Protocols for Fast Long-Distance
Networks in CERN (http://datatag.web.cern.ch/datatag/pfldnet2003/),
in Argonne (http://www-didc.lbl.gov/PFLDnet2004/), and
in Lyon (http://www.ens-lyon.fr/LIP/RESO/pfldnet2005/) were very
successful in bringing together many researchers from all over the
world including North America, Europe and Asia who are working on
these problems. This workshop will continue this tradition, and
provide a perfect setting for researchers in this area to exchange
ideas and experience.

This single-track workshop will provide researchers and technologists
with a focused, highly interactive opportunity to present, discuss and
exchange experience on leading research, development and future
directions in high performance transport and application protocols
(TCP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, etc.) over fast long-distance networks.

In order to facilitate discussions, attendance will be limited to 60
participants. Please register early to ensure your participation.
Depending on the number of people who register, we may need to
restrict the number of people from a given organization to allow for
a broader representation of the research community.

Registration will open late 2005.

Call For Papers

Participants wishing to present a paper should upload a four-
pages extended abstract to http://www.hpcc.jp/pfldnet2006/ by
October 14 2005.
Authors whose abstracts are selected for presentation will have the
option to submit a full paper, to be published on the PFLDnet 2006
web site and in the PFLDnet 2006 proceedings.


The PFLDnet2006 workshop will focus on research issues and
challenges as well as lessons learned from experience. Topics of
interest include and are not limited to:

- Protocol issues in fast long-distance networks
- Enhancements of TCP and its variants
- Novel data transport protocols designed for new application services
- Transport over optical networks
- RDMA over WANs
- Shaping on TCP and UDP traffic
- QoS and scalability issues
- Parallel transfers and multistreaming
- Multicast over fast long-distance networks
- Modeling and simulation-based results
- Experiments on real networks and actual measurements
- Protocol benchmarking
- Protocol implementation and hardware issues (PCs, NICs, TOEs,
routers, switches, etc.)
- Data replications and striping
- Requirements and experience from bandwidth demanding applications
- Bulk-data transfer applications both TCP and non-TCP based
- Transport service for Grids

Important Dates

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: October 14
Acceptance Notification: December 2
Final Paper Submission: January 20
Workshop: February 2-3

Richard Hughes-Jones (Univ. Manchester - UK)
Kei Hiraki (Univ. of Tokyo - JP)
Jason Leigh (UIC - USA)

Steering Committee:
Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet (INRIA - FR)
Tomohiro Kudoh (AIST - JP)
Katsushi Kobayashi (NICT - JP)

Technical Program Committee :
Brian L Tierney (LBL - USA)
R. Les Cottrell (SLAC - USA)
Bill Allcock (ANL - USA)
Eitan Altman (INRIA - FR)
Richard Carlson (Internet2 - USA)
Sally Floyd (ICIR - USA)
Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet (INRIA - FR)
Tomohiro Kudoh (AIST - JP)
Douglas Leith (Hamilton Institute - IR)
Steven Low (CALTECH - USA)
Medy Sanadidi (UCLA - USA)
Robin Tasker (CCLRC - UK)
Hideyuki Shimonishi (NEC - JP)
Kenjiro Cho (IIJ - JP)
Injong Rhee (NCSU - USA)
Andrew Chien (UCSD - USA)
Aaron Falk (ISI - USA)
Saverio Mascolo (Politecnico di Bari - IT)
Katsushi Kobayashi (NICT - JP)

Local Organization Committee:
Noritoshi Demizu (NICT - JP)


pfldnet2006-la at hpcc.jp

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