Event Date/Time: Oct 25, 2004
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The Workshop on OBS (WOBS) will focus on both research and development issues related to OBS. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Burst Scheduling and Reservation Algorithms
Burst Assembly/Disassembly Algorithms and Assembled Traffic Analysis
Burst Contention Resolution Methods
Core and Edge Node Architectures
Traffic Engineering for OBS, Labeled OBS (LOBS)
Signaling Protocols
Quality of Service and Service Differentiation
Survivability Issues
New applications, services, transport protocols for OBS
SAN and Grid Applications for OBS
Transport Layer Protocols for OBS
TCP/IP, Ethernet, or SONET over OBS
Burst Switching Fabrics
Physical layer issues, components, subsystems in OBS
Comparison of OBS with Optical Packet-Switching, Wavelength Routing, Next-generation SONET/SDH
OBS in the LANs/MANs/WANs
Innovative Extensions to OBS
Experiment, Prototype, Testbeds involving OBS
Business (Finance, Marketing, Deployment) Issues