IPDy - Internet Packet Dynamics


July 16-18, 2006 - Silicon Valley, USA

Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara

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This workshop is part of ICNS 2006.

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Call for Papers:

Packet Dynamics refers broadly to measurements, theory and/or models that describe the time evolution and the associated attributes of packets, flows or streams of packets in a network. Factors impacting packet dynamics include cross traffic, architectures of intermediate nodes (e.g., routers, gateways, and firewalls), complex interaction of hardware resources and protocols at various levels, as well as implementations that often involve competing and conflicting requirements.

Parameters such as packet reordering, delay, jitter and loss that characterize the delivery of packet streams are at times highly correlated.  Load-balancing at an intermediate node may, for example, result in out-of-order arrivals and excessive jitter, and network congestion may manifest as packet losses or large jitter. Out-of-order arrivals, losses, and jitter in turn may lead to unnecessary retransmissions in TCP or loss of voice quality in VoIP.

With the growth of the Internet in size, speed and traffic volume, understanding the impact of underlying network resources and protocols on packet delivery and application performance has assumed a critical importance.  Measurements and models explaining the variation and interdependence of delivery characteristics are crucial not only for efficient operation of networks and network diagnosis, but also for developing solutions for future networks.

This workshop will provide a forum for interaction among researchers and practitioners working in the area of packet dynamics. We solicit papers dealing with all aspects of packet dynamics, including measurements, characterization, modeling and mitigation of its adverse effects.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to)

  • Measurement of stream characteristics (reordering, delay, losses, jitter, etc.)
  • Measurement and estimation of network characteristics
  • Tools, metrics and benchmarks
  • End-to-end packet dynamics
  • Timing aspects in packet dynamics
  • Impact of load balancing, parallelism within nodes, etc. on packet dynamics
  • QoS mechanisms and their impact on packet dynamics
  • Models (e.g., relating protocols, resources and architectures to packet dynamics)
  • Mitigation of adverse effects of reordering, jitter, etc.
  • Traffic engineering
  • Impact of packet dynamics on application performance


The IPDy 2006 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

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.

The submitted abstract should present original and new ideas in at least 500 words. You should specify, in this abstract, if the work was experimented or not (both experimented and non-experimented ideas are welcome). We advise the authors to join a list of key words to the abstract as well as an overview of the organization of the final paper (i.e., the different sections). A final version of a paper is assumed to present the ideas expressed in the originally submitted abstract.


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to Nischal.Piratla@telekom.de, Anura.Jayasumana@Colostate.edu, or pdini@cisco.com using “ICNS’06 IPDy” in the email subject.

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 Nischal.Piratla@telekom.de, Anura.Jayasumana@Colostate.edu, or pdini@cisco.com using “ICNS’06 IPDy” in the email subject.



Nischal M. Piratla, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany, Nischal.Piratla@telekom.de
Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University, USA, Anura.Jayasumana@Colostate.edu
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA // Concordia University, Canada, pdini@cisco.com

TPC Members:

Ralph Droms, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Jacqueline Floch, SINTEF, Norway
Robert Hsieh - Deutsche Telekom Labs, Germany
Salil Kanhere - The University of New South Wales, Australia
Dan Massey - Colorado State University, USA
Michael Menth, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Ina Minei, Juniper Networks, USA
Amitabh Mishra - Virginia Tech, USA
Michal Przybylski - Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center, Poland
Martin Roth - Technical University Berlin, Germany
Aruna Seneviratne - NICTA, Australia
Maciej Stasiak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Henk Uijterwaal, RIPE, The Netherlands
Rick Whitner - Agilent Technologies, USA
Qishi Wu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Qin Yang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Martin Zach, Siemens, Germany
Tanja Zseby - Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, Germany


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2006.

Preliminary Program:

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Manuscript Preparation:

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