DIMACS Workshop on Performance of Realtime Applications on the Internet

Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Internet TC and Multimedia Communications TC

November 6-8, 1996
Holiday Inn, South Plainfield
(908) 753-5500, X611

Ramon Caceres, Lucent Technologies
Nick Duffield, AT&T
Mario Garzia, AT&T (Chair) mgar@hogpa.att.com
Christoph Lindemann, Technical University of Berlin
Mike Luby, DEC/SRC and ICSI/UC Berkeley
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Year on Networks.


Real-time applications on the Internet are becoming increasingly popular and commercial. Examples of these include packetized audio enabled by the numerous Internet telephony software packages, packetized video, electronic commerce, computer telephony, web-searching, and other web-based applications. The success of these applications will depend upon a variety of factors including performance, quality of service, cost, security, etc. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts to address issues impacting the performance of real-time applications on the Internet. Both theoretical and applied papers are of interest. Primary areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  1. Performance issues of packetized audio and video applications
  2. Internet performance measurements such as packet loss and delays
  3. Tools to measure Internet performance and analyze data
  4. Internet traffic data and characterization
  5. Real-time protocols and their performance
  6. Quality of Service metrics and guarantees
  7. Systems engineering issues such as performance requirements
  8. Load-balancing schemes
  9. Bandwidth Reservation Schemes and related issues
  10. Audio and Video compression mechanisms
  11. Customer-perceived Audio and Video quality
  12. Experiences with developing end-user software that enables real-time applications
Confirmed Speakers Include:

Contributed Talks:

Authors are invited to email an original one-page abstract (NOT a full paper) in ascii format to Mario Garzia at mgar@hogpa.att.com by September 20, 1996. Acceptance notification will be given by September 30, 1996.

Workshop Registration:

Due to limited space you must be registered to attend the workshop. Please make sure to register early.

For more information:

Further information about the workshop can be obatined from Mario Garzia at mgar@hogpa.att.com. General workshop information including local arrangements, travel, lodging and registration can be found at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/archive/Workshops or by contacting Pat Pravato at (908) 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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