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CfP: IJCNDS – Special Issue on Network Virtualization: Concepts and Performance Aspects



Call for Papers:

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems  (IJCNDS) – Special Issue on Network Virtualization – Concepts and Performance Aspects

ISSN (Online): 1754-3924  -  ISSN (Print): 1754-3916
Guest Editors: Prof. Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna, Austria; Prof. Paul Müller, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany; Dr. Frédéric Dang Tran, France Telecom, France.

URL of CfP: http://fc.cs.univie.ac.at/

Topic:

Network virtualization is the technology that allows the simultaneous operation of multiple logical networks (also known as overlays) on a single physical platform. Network virtualization permits distributed participants to create almost instantly their own network with application-specific naming, routing, and resource management mechanisms such as server virtualization enables users to use even a whole computing center arbitrarily as their own personal computer. Recently, network virtualization received tremendous attention since it is expected to be one of the major paradigms for the future Internet as proposed by numerous international initiatives on future networks, e.g. PlanetLab (USA, International), GENI (USA), AKARI (JAPAN), OneLab2 (Europe) and G-Lab (Germany).

Network virtualization is a rather new technology with performance aspects not yet eminent but expected to grow with its spreading application, the scaling of this new type of virtual networks, and the dynamics of invoking them. These new performance aspects may comprise the quality of isolation, fairness among virtual systems, the location transparency of virtual services, the quality of synthetic virtual resources, and the scalability of the composition of virtual network and service and of the management mechanisms for virtual network and their communication patterns.
As a follow-up of the successful 20th ITC Specialist Seminar on Network Virtualization (Hoi An, Vietnam, 20.-21. May 2009), the objective of this special issue of the IJCNDS is to address techniques, architectures, performance models, and performance engineering methods leading to real world network virtualization solutions that provide users with efficient techniques for creating and operating their own high performance virtual network.

Topics of interest are amongst others, but not limited to:
- Performance issues of virtualization techniques on routers and end hosts
 o Isolation and fairness for the resource access among multiple guest systems on a single host
 o Performance issues of virtualized operating systems and server virtualization
 o Performance metrics for virtualized hosts or routers
 o Measurement techniques, e.g. for the parallel throughput on a single host
 o Performance evaluation of virtualized packet switching technologies
 o Middleware for virtualization
- Performance issues of bandwidth and resource virtualization techniques
 o Media access mechanisms for network virtualization in wireline and wireless environments
 o Performance of Multiqueue Network Interfaces
 o Fairness among overlays using the same transmission system
 o Scheduling mechanisms for virtualized connections
 o Models for resource contention between virtual networks
- Performance issues of overlays for future network architectures
 o Performance of overlay composition
 o Performance assessment of grid computing platforms
 o Performance of content/data-oriented routing
 o Stability, robustness and resilience of overlays, virtual networks and self-organizing mechanisms
 o Static and time-dependent topology/resource/user models for overlays
 o Metrics for adaptation and dynamics in overlays
 o Mechanisms, Capabilities and Accuracy of Network Coordinate Systems (NCS)
 o Traffic engineering for virtual networks
 o QoS and Quality-of-Experience (QoE) in overlays
- Performance of virtualized transport mechanisms
 o Performance of multi-source download
 o Path selection, path splicing in overlays
 o Engineering for path combination
- Performance of virtualized services and virtualized applications
 o Traffic models of virtualized services and applications (e.g. w.r.t. QoE)
 o Performance of security mechanisms in virtualized network environments
 o Performance of virtualization technologies for Grid Computing and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
o Performance of Virtual Storages
- Virtual Test Labs and Network Federation
 o Capability and performance and of network emulation
 o Performance of virtual network management mechanisms
 o Performance and management of federation points / gateways / interconnects
 o Measurements in deploy virtualized networks

Submissions: Electronic submission of PDF files can be done using the EasyChair system

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ijcndssinv2010

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline:  30.10.2009
Notification of Acceptance:  01.12.2009
Camera-ready Version:  15.12.2009
Publication: Early 2010
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Prof. Dr. Kurt Tutschku
Chair of Future Communication (Endowed by Telekom Austria)
Institute of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, Faculty of Computer Science 
University of Vienna, Universitaetsstrasse 10/T11, 1090 Wien, Austria.

Tel: +43/1/4277-39611 Mobile: +43/664/60277-39611