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Technical Program of
Optical Communications, Networks and Systems Symposium

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Invited Paper
October 3, 2006 [Tuesday] 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Optical Network Survivability
Chair: C. Siva Ram Murthy (Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India)

Optical Network Design to Minimize Switching and Transceiver Equipment Costs
Benjamin K. Chen and Fouad A. Tobagi (Stanford University, USA)

Approximating Optimal Survivable Scheduled Service Provisioning in WDM Optical Networks with Iterative Survivable Routing
Tianjian Li and Bin Wang (Wright State University, USA)

Multi-Constrained Routing in Networks with Shared Risk Link Groups
Xubin Luo and Bin Wang (Wright State University, USA)

Partial Protection in Optical WDM Networks: Enhanced Support for Dynamic Traffic
Mahesh Sivakumar, Krishna M. Sivalingam, and Arun Somani (Iowa State University, USA)

October 3, 2006 [Tuesday] 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Optical Burst Switching
Chair: Bin Wang (Wright State University, USA)

A Framework for Absolute QoS Guarantees in Optical Burst Switched Networks
Li Yang and George Rouskas

Wavelength and Offset Window Assignment Schemes to Avoid Contention in OBS Rings
A. Agusti-Torra, Cervello-Pastor, and M.A. Fiol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Relaxing Delayed Reservations: An Approach for Quality of Service differentiation in Optical Burst Switching Networks
Kostas Christodoulopoulos, Kyrikakos Vlachos, Kostas Yiannopoulos, Emmanuel Varvarigos (University of Patras, Greece)

Optimal Wavelength Scheduling in Optical Burst-Switched Networks Using Constant Time Burst Resequencing
Yuhua Chen (University of Houston, USA), Jonathan S. Turner (Washington University, USA), and Pu-Fan Mo (University of Houston, USA)

October 4, 2006[Wednesday] 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Modeling of Optical Networks and Systems
Chair: Pin-Han Ho (University of Waterloo, Canada)

The Performance of Periodic Link-State Update in Wavelength-Routed Networks
Shu Shen (Shanghai R&D Center, China), Gaoxi Xiao, and Tee Hiang Cheng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Performance Analysis of Soft-State Lightpath Management in GMPLS-Based WDM Networks
Shinya Ishida, Shinichi Arakawa, and Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan)

TCP Performance over OBS Networks with Multiple Flows Input
Xiang Yu and Chunming Qiao (State University of New York, Buffalo, USA)

Design and Analysis of a New Class of WDM Optical Interconnect Architectures
Haitham S. Hamza and Jitender S. Deogun (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA)

October 4, 2006 [Wednesday] 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Distributed Computing over Overlaid Optical Networks - A Reality Check
Chair: Hiroaki Harai (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

LambdaBridge: A Scalable Architecture for Future Generation Terabit Applications
Xi Wang, Venkatram Vishwanath, Byungil Jeong, Ratko Jagodic, Eric He, Luc Renamnot, Andrew Johnson, Jason Leigh (Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Network Resource Management in High-Quality Networks
Piero Castoldi, Luca Valcarenghi, Francesco Paolucci, Valerio Martini (Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy), Fabio Baroncelli, Filippo Cugini, Barbara Martini (CNIT National Lab. of Photonic Networks, Italy)

The DRAGON Project and Application Specific Topologies
Fiona Leung, Jaroslav Flidr, Chris Tracy (Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, USA), Xi Yang, Tom Lehman (USC/Information Sciences Institute-East), Bijan Jabbari (George Mason University), Don Riley (University of Maryland), Jerry Sobieski (Mid-Atlantic Crossroads)

Performance Estimation of Overlaid Lightpath Networks for Lambda Users
Hiroaki Harai (NICT, Japan), Takuji Tachibana (NAIST, Japan)

October 5, 2006 [Thursday] 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Traffic Grooming and Processing
Chair: George Rouskas (North Carolina State University, USA)

A heuristic approach for dynamically reducing the number of Light Trials in Survivable Optical Networks
Zaeem Hasan Ansari and Salim Tariq (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)

Limited Grooming Architectures and Groomer-port Placement in Optical WDM Mesh Networks
Mahesh Sivakumar and Krishna M. Sivalingam (University of Maryland - Baltimore County, USA)

Spare Capacity Provisioning for Dynamic Traffic Grooming in Optical Networks
Shu Huang and Rudra Dutta (North Carolina State University, USA)

All-Optical Signal Processing Using Integrated Mach Zehnder Interferometric Switches for 40 Gb/s All-Optical Label-Swapped Networks
D. Tsiokos, E. Kehayas, P. Bakopoulos, D. Apostolopoulos, D. Petrantonakis, N. Pleros, and H. Avramopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

October 5, 2006 [Thursday] 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Optical Network Operation and Management
Chair: Jitender Deogun (University of Nebraska, USA)

Dynamic Wavelength Assignment Using Wavelength Spectrum Separation for Crosstalk Limited Networks
Jun He and Maite Brandt-Pearce (University of Virginia, USA)

A Management Architecture for Layer 1 VPN Services
Neumar C. Malheiros, Edmundo R. M. Madeira, Fábio L. Verdi, and Maurício F. Magalhães (University of Campinas, Brazil)

Minimum Rejection Scheduling in All-Photonic Networks
Nahid Saberi and Mark J. Coates (McGill University, Canada)

Reinforcement Learning Based Path Selection and Wavelength Selection in Optical Burst Switched Networks
Y. V. Kiran, T. Venkatesh, and C. Siva Ram Murthy (Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India)

October 5, 2006 [Thursday] 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Optical Network Design
Chair: Salim Tariq (University of Management and Technology, Pakistan)

Physical Topology Design for All-Optical Networks
Huan Liu and Fouad A. Tobagi (Stanford University, USA)

Complexity of Converter Placement Supporting Broadcast in WDM Networks
Rudra Dutta and Carla Savage (North Carolina State University, USA)

Wavelength Assignment for Optical Networks with Partial Wavelength Conversion
Satyajeet Ahuja, Marwan Krunz, and Srinivasan Ramasubramanian (University of Arizona, USA)

SLIP-IN Architecture: A new Hybrid Optical Switching Scheme
Kostas Ramantas, Kostas Christodoulopoulos, Kyrikakos Vlachos (University of Patras, Greece), Erik Van Breusegem, and Mario Pickavet (Ghent University, Belgium)

October 5, 2006 [Thursday] 3:30 - 5:00 PM
The Changing Face of Traffic Grooming (Invited Paper Session)
Chair: Rudra Dutta (North Carolina State University, USA)

Traffic Grooming Techniques in Optical Networks
Yabin Ye, Hagen Woesner, and Imrich Chlamtac (CreateNet, Italy)

Wavelength Converter Placement for Dynamic Traffic Grooming in Optical Networks
Chunsheng Xin (Norfolk State University, USA)

On Traffic Grooming Choices for IP over WDM networks
Srivatsan Balasubramanian and Arun K. Somani (Iowa State University, USA)