34th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication September 21 - 25, 2008 - Brussels Expo, Belgium

2nd Workshop on Future Internet Design (FID)

September 21st, 2008, 14:00 - 18:00
collocated with ECOC 2008

Workshop Objectives

This workshop brings together researchers in the area of future Internet design including in particular "Clean Slate Design" and researchers in the area of optical communications, to raise mutual awareness, explore areas of joint interests, and stimulate discussion on the directions of future network research. Both communities will need to closely cooperate to overcome a number of fundamental issues to make the future Internet happen. This workshop will focus on recent developments in three key areas in Future Internet Design which are related to the development of optical technologies and optical networks:
  • Future Internet Routing Issues
  • The Role of Optics in Future Internet Design
  • Principles and Implementation of Virtualization Concepts

Previous Events



The program of the workshop consists of invited talks that are intended to stimulate discussions and opinions regarding future Internet issues.

14:00 - 14:15 M. Menth Welcome and Introduction
14:15 - 15:15 Dr. P. Francois, UCL, Belgium The Future of Internet Routing Abstract
15:15 - 15:45 Prof. F. Neri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy Is there a Role for Optics in Switching? Abstract
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45 Prof. K. Bergman, Columbia University, USA Integration of Optics into Future Network Architecture Design Using Cross-Layer Communications Abstract
16:45 - 17:15 Dr. Michiaki Hayashi, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan Evolution of Virtualization Technology for the Future Optical Internetworking Abstract
17:15 - 17:45 Prof. K. Tutschku, University of Vienna, Austria Impact of Path Performance on Concurrent Multipath Transmission within Routing Overlays Abstract
17:45 - 18:00 M. Menth Wrap-Up and Closing

Conference website of this workshop


The workshop participation is free. However, registration is still required to get access to the meeting rooms. Register through the ECOC registration webpage and tick the option "workshops only" unless you intend the entire conference!


Michael Menth, University of Wuerzburg, Germany