International Workshop on Performance aspects of MPLS based Virtual Networks

To be held in conjunction with the 24th IEEE IPCCC 2005

April 7~9, 2005, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Finally, the much anticipated network convergence may be happening with many carriers embracing the Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based transport technologies. Both Layer 2 and Layer 3 Virtual Private Network Services are defined at IETF using MPLS and other tunneling technologies as transport. While Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) emulates a bridged Layer 2 Ethernet LAN across a service provider’s MPLS core network, Virtual Private Networks based on MPLS provide Layer 3 connectivity. This workshop focuses on performance aspects of such overlay networks over MPLS core networks. Papers will be sought covering aspects such as

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: December 24, 2004
Camera-ready Manuscripts Due: January 15, 2005

Submission Guidelines
Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages using 11-point font size on 8.5×11 inch pages, including figures and tables. Authors need to make sure that the electronically submitted files are formatted for 8.5×11 inch paper. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, and quality of presentation. Authors are requested to submit their papers (in PDF format), contact address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address (in text format) to the program chair by e-mail ( by November 20, 2004.

Chair: Dr. Sudhakar Ganti, University of Victoria

Technical Program Committee:

Dr. Maged Beshai, Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Mike MacGregor, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Rainer Iraschko, Telus Communications Inc
Dr. Mark Coates, McGill Univeristy, Canada

Dr. Amit Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, NewDelhi, India
Dr. Sanjay Bose, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore