IPv6 - Deploying the Future Infrastructure


July 16-19, 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:

IPv6, the Next Generation of the Internet Protocol, has seen over the past three years tremendous activity related to its development, implementation and deployment. Its importance is unequivocally recognized by research organizations, businesses and governments worldwide. To maintain global competitiveness, governments are mandating, encouraging or actively supporting the adoption of IPv6 to prepare their respective economies for the future communication infrastructures. In the United States, government’s plans to migrate to IPv6 has stimulated significant interest in the technology and accelerated the adoption process. Business organizations are also increasingly mindful of the IPv4 address space depletion and see within IPv6 a way to solve pressing technical problems. At the same time IPv6 technology continues to evolve beyond IPv4 capabilities. Communications equipment manufacturers and applications developers are actively integrating IPv6 in their products based on market demands.

IPv6 creates opportunities for new and more scalable IP based services while representing a fertile and growing area of research and technology innovation.  The efforts of successful research projects, progressive service providers deploying IPv6 services and enterprises led to a significant body of knowledge and expertise. It is the goal of this workshop to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of technology and deployment related information, to provide a forum where academia and industry can share ideas and experiences in this field that could accelerate the adoption of IPv6. The workshop brings together IPv6 research and deployment experts that will share their work. The audience will hear the latest technological updates and will be provided with examples of successful IPv6 deployments; it will be offered an opportunity to learn what to expect from IPv6 and how to prepare for it.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. The IPv6DFI 2006 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society and posted on Xplore IEEE system. A best paper award will be granted by the IARIA’s award selection committee.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to)

IP Upgrade - An Engineering Exercise or a Necessity?
Worldwide IPv6 Adoption - Trends and Policies
National Strategies in Stimulating IPv6 Adoption
IPv6 in Government Infrastructures - Specific Requirements
IPv6 Infrastructures for Emergency Response and Law Enforcement - MetroNet6
Communications Equipment Certification for IPv6 Support
IPv6 in Broadband Networks
IPv6 Programs, from Research to Knowledge Dissemination
IPv6 Technology - Practical Information
Advanced Topics and Latest Developments in IPv6
IPv6 Deployment Experiences and Case Studies
IPv6 Enabled Applications and Devices


The IPv6DFI 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 cpopovic@cisco.com, geof.lambert@gmail.com or gvandeve@cisco.com using “ICNS’06 IPv6DFI” 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 cpopovic@cisco.com, geof.lambert@gmail.com or gvandeve@cisco.com using “ICNS’06 IPv6DFI” in the email subject.



Ciprian Popoviciu, Cisco Systems Inc, USA, cpopovic@cisco.com
Geof Lambert, Maxson Group, USA, geof.lambert@gmail.com
Gunter Van de Velde, Cisco Systems Inc, Belgium, gvandeve@cisco.com 

TPC Members:

Alexandre Abreu, Vodafone Portugal, Portugal
John Brzozowski, COMCAST, USA
Joao Cabral, Vodafone Global, Germany
Tim Chown, University of Southampton, UK
Ralph Droms, Cisco Systems, USA
Patrick Grossetete, Cisco Systems, France
Tony Hain, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Henk Keukenkamp, ScopeIt, USA
Peter Kirstein, University College London, UK
Kenneth Knoll, Southwest Communications, USA
Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Cisco Systems, France
Athanassios Liakopoulos, GRnet, Greece
Mikael Lindt, Teliasonera, Finland
Michael Menth, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Janos Mohacsi, NIIF/HUNGARNET, Hungary
Jordi Palet Martinez, CONSULINTEL, Spain
Gillian Parrillo, Maxson Group, USA
Yurie Rich, Native6, USA
Thomas C. Schmidt, HAW Hamburg, Germany
Maciej Stasiak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Wim Symoen, SFD Group, Belgium
George Usi, Sacramento Technology Group, USA
Stig Venaas, Uninett, Norway
Qishi Wu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


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

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2006.

Manuscript Preparation:

Instructions for manuscript preparation are here.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2006.


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


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


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2006


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