High-Speed Networks Workshop (HSN 2012)
(in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2012)
Ottawa, Canada

June 10-15, 2012.


Technical Co-Sponsorship by

IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on High-Speed Networking


HSN 2012 workshop will provide an excellent international forum for sharing state-of-the-art knowledge and experience in research work in high-speed networks and their associated applications. Continued advances in optical and high-speed electronics technologies have delivered unprecedented bandwidth scalabilities for users, ranging from terabits/sec in the core to multiple gigabits/sec at the network edge. Meanwhile, massive increases in internet traffic levels and bandwidth demand are driving significant changes in large scale network architectures and underlying technologies, to enable robust, secure, flexible, dynamic, heterogeneous networking capabilities. In particular, in core transport networks research, theory of network architecture, experimental infrastructure, capabilities, terabit-plus transport protocols, traffic engineering, network provisioning and signaling-based restoration still remain a challenge. And in the diverse application domains for ultra high-speed networks such as energy, banking, defense, medicine and emergency, provisioning at different scales needs to be supported in new architectures and protocols. Moreover, evolving high-end application layer requirements are furthering the need to develop new solutions for high-speed access, traffic management, network virtualization, and multi-tiered protection. To address these concerns, this workshop will focus on theory, methodology and applications of ultra high-speed networks along with their role in enabling distributed large scale networking, particularly within experimental infrastructure in core networking research, and key technology aspects within services/application domains.


The topics covered by the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:





Presentations are planned to be grouped into the following topical sessions:


                 Terabit and 100 Gbps networks

                 Ultra high-speed traffic engineering/resource management

                 Ultra high-speed architecture and transport protocols

                 Distributed high-end applications/services


Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a full paper (6 pages) for review. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. Submit your papers to nas-ash@gigabitnetworkinglaboratory.org. These submissions should follow the IEEE Transaction formatting guidelines, templates for which are available at: http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/confpub/auxfiles/sample_manuscript.pdf. The maximum paper length is of six (6) pages.


Submission of electronic versions of the presentation slides is due on March 10th, 2011. These slides will be included in the on-line proceedings of the workshop, which will be compiled in advance of the event.


Important Dates

                 Full paper due: December 1,  2011

                 Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2012

                 Slides and extended abstracts due: March 10, 2012

                 Workshop date: Week of ICC, 2012


Past history of the HSN workshop series


Over the years, the HSN workshop has evolved into a selective, niche event in the high-speed networking space.  Typical acceptance rates have varied between 20-40% and the organizers have also secured funding support in the past from various sponsors (governmental funding agencies and industry corporations).


Workshop General Chairs

Ashwin Gumaste, IIT Bombay, India (ashwing@ieee.org)

Nasir Ghani, University of New Mexico, USA (nghani@ece.unm.edu)



Workshop Panel Chair

Ying Dar-Ling, Taiwan


Publicity and Local Co-Chair

Chava Vijaya Saradhi, NTU, Singapore



Steering Committee

Nasir Ghani, University of New Mexico, USA (nghani@ece.unm.edu)

Ashwin Gumaste, IIT Bombay, India (ashwing@ieee.org)


Sponsored by:


Gigabit Networking Laboratory, IIT Bombay

Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Laboratory, University of New Mexico