DIMACS Workshop on Multicasting: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications
May 2 - 4, 2001
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Presented under the auspices of the
Special Year on Next Generation Networks Technologies and Applications.
- Micah Adler, University of Massachusetts, email@example.com
- D. Frank Hsu, Fordham University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Multicasting plays an important role in the design, development,
operation, and application of next generation networks that rely on
the efficient delivery of packets to multiple destinations across a
multifaceted and multi-domain network. Due to the advent of
broadband, wireless and web-based system design technologies, it has
become possible and feasible to design and construct large scale,
heterogeneous and complex wireline and wireless communication networks
that can support multimedia conferencing, streaming media
distribution, distributed data sharing, distance learning, "push"
oriented application, and QoS for wired-cable and wired-wireless
applications. However, these technology advancements and applications
and the convergence of computing, telecommunications and information
also open up many challenging problems and issues for both the theory
community and practitioners.
The purpose of the Workshop is to bring
together many of the best researchers and practitioners to present and
discuss the recent evolution in the subject area, to interact on
emerging issues of common interest, and to set direction and possible
standard for future research of and implementation on multicasting
networks and their infrastructures.
This Workshop will cover the following topics.
(a) IP Multicasting; concept, motivation, standardization, "Host
Group" model, scoping and forwarding, IGMP for end stations.
(b) Multicast routing protocols and algorithms; RPM, source-based
trees (DVM RP, PIM- dense mode, MOSPF), shared trees (Core-Based
Trees(CBT), PIM-sparse mode), Internet multicast routing (Mbone
vs. M-GBP or BGMP/GUM?), fast algorithms to compute the multicast
(c) Multicast transport protocols, RMP and RAMP, interoperability
frameworks, expanding-ring searches.
(d) Multicast Congestion Control; layering scheme such as RLM,
multicast at the router and/or switch level.
(e) Topology inference and network monitoring using multicasting.
(f) Multicast in wireless systems, mobile computing, ad hoc networks.
(g) Case Studies and other issues; implementation cases, multicast in
the enterprise, fairness in multicasting, pricing of multicasting.
Next: Call for Participation
Contacting the Center
Document last modified on October 27, 2000.