DIMACS Workshop on Architecture and Algorithmic Aspects of Communication Networks

Sunday, January 26 - Tuesday, January 28, 1997
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Israel Cidon, Technion, cidon@tera.technion.ac.il
Serge Plotkin, Stanford, plotkin@cs.stanford.edu
Eva Tardos, Cornell, eva@cs.cornell.edu
Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Networks.


The size of the future networks, combined with the need for bandwidth reservation and QoS guarantees poses numerous challenging problems. These problems are exacerbated by the convergence of the data, telephone and video services that have to be supported in the same framework. In parallel, the recent advances in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics bring us closer to being able to address many of these issues. Unfortunately, these advances did not have a significant impact on practical networks, mostly because of a lack of continuous dialog between the research communities. We believe that a significant portion of the research done in the theory of computer science community can be brought to bear on the development of future networks. Examples of areas that can potentially have a substantial impact include online algorithms, combinatorial optimization, and approximation algorithms. At the same time a better understanding of networking problems may direct the theoretical computer science community to address new problems, that will have direct impact on the development of networks.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together and allow the exchange of research ideas and interests between experts in the different communities. Both theoretical and applied issues are of interest. The identification of open problems areas and the mapping of theoretical results for problems in practical networking is of particular interest. Primary areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Workshop Registration:

Due to limited space you must be registered to attend the workshop. Please make sure to register early by filling out the registration form and sending it to pravato@dimacs.rutgers.edu.

For more information:

Further information about the workshop can be obatined from the organizers. General workshop information including local arrangements, travel, lodging and registration can be found at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops or by contacting Pat Pravato at (732) 445-5929 or pravato@dimacs.rutgers.edu.

This Workshop is part of DIMACS Special Year on Networks. Information about the Special Year on Networks can be found at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/SpecialYears/1996_1997 or by contacting the center.

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