Next Generation Networking and Internet Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs

Professor Wanjiun Liao
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professor Achille Pattavina
Department of Electronics and Information
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Professor Hussein Mouftah
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Ottawa


Scope and Motivation

Next Generation Networks and the future Internet face challenges from scaling to trillions of nodes and zillions of information elements. At the same time, convergence over several underlying network technologies is required to achieve the best integration architecture, services and operations management, and service provisioning in both wired and wireless, and their converged domains. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for discussions on challenging research topics concerning networks, operation of networks, and network services in future fixed, mobile, and wireless networks.Topics of Interest


  1. Internet architecture and design
  2. High-speed switch-/router architectures
  3. Autonomic and self-organized networking
  4. Integration of mobile and fixed networks
  5. Internet survivability and network resilience
  6. Next generation IP technology


  1. Internet signalling and service enabling protocols
  2. Traffic engineering
  3. Internet roaming management and support
  4. VoIP protocols and management
  5. Unicast, multicast, broadcast routing protocols
  6. Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
  7. Flow management: packet classification and congestion control


  1. Group communication for controlling networks and services
  2. Self-protecting networking
  3. Support for streaming and real-time media
  4. Mobile code and network programmability
  5. Network convergence , including NGN for VoIP and IPTV
  6. Content networking: caching, content distribution, load balancing, etc.

Provisioning, monitoring, and management

  1. Techniques and tools for Internet traffic measurements
  2. Plug and play networking components
  3. Network resource management
  4. Control and management in dynamic/mobile network environments
  5. Provisioning, monitoring, and management of IP services: VPNs, traffic engineering, etc.