The First International Workshop on GRID over Optical Burst Switching Networks

GOBS 2007

June 19-25, 2007 - Athens, Greece

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICNS 2007.


Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICNS 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICNS 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2007.

Call for Papers:

Local and global scheduling and heavy resource sharing are main features carried by Grid networks. Grids offer a uniform interface to a distributed collection of heterogeneous computational, storage and network resources. Most current operational Grids are dedicated to a limited set of computationally and/or data intensive scientific problems.

Optical burst switching enables these features while offering the necessary network flexibility demanded by future Grid applications. Currently ongoing research and achievements refers to high performance and computability in Grid networks. However, the communication and computation mechanisms for Grid applications require further development, deployment and validation. 

The International Workshop on Grid over Optical Burst Switching Networks, GOBS 2007, brings together practitioners and researchers for discussion and work on the emerging aspects pertaining to advanced techniques, platforms, paradigms, theories, and techniques for designing and deployment of Grid over optical burst switching networks.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to):

  • Terabit burst switching
  • Burst assembly for IP DiffServ over optical burst switching networks
  • Optical network infrastructure for Grid
  • Synchronous stream optical burst switching
  • Optical burst switching based GRID architecture
  • Reliable optical burst switching for next-generation Grid networks
  • Throughput for Grid optical burst switching Grid networks.
  • Resiliency paths over the optical Grid networks
  • Consumer oriented Grids using optical burst switching
  • Protocols for optical burst switched Grid networks
  • Hybrid optical switching for data-intensive media Grid
  • Anycast routing in optical burst switched Grid networks
  • Optical burst switching for IP-over-WDM/DWDM
  • Customizable Grid-to-optical network
  • Ultra high capacity optical networks
  • Hybrid optical burst/circuit switched for Grid-enabled optical networks
  • Job scheduling in optical burst switching Grid networks
  • Architecture and middleware for Grid-Over-OBS


The GOBS 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and indexed with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline December 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 13, 2007 March 15, 2007
Registration and camera ready March 30 , 2007

Regular papers

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to or


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. Please send your proposals to


Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Essex, UK

TPC Members:

Micah Beck, University of Tennessee, USA
Noelia Correia, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Piet Demeester, Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium
Jose Ferreira da Rocha, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Henrique da Silva, IT/University of Coimbra, Portugal
Cees de Laat, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, USA
Jason Jue, University of Texas - Dallas, USA
Dieter Kranzlmüller - University of Linz, Austria
Jack Lange, Northwestern University, USA
Carmo Medeiros, University of Algarve, Portugal
Manuela Pereira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Paulo Pereira Monteiro, Siemens Networks, S.A., Portugal
Nicholas Race, University of Lancaster, UK
Matei Ripeanu, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Joel Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
George Rouskas, North Carolina State University, USA
Vitor Santos, Microsoft, Portugal
Chava Vijaya Saradhi, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Ken-ichi Sato, Nagoya University, Japan
Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Essex, UK
Alexandros Stavdas, University of Peleponnese, Greece
Teresa Vazão, INESC ID/IST, Portugal
Vinod M. Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
Jian Wu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparations are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2007.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 200.


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