CFP: First International Workshop on Community Networking

CFP: First International Workshop on Community Networking

Post by Yee-Hsiang Cha » Wed, 19 Jan 1994 08:42:42



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                        Call for Participation
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              FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMMUNITY NETWORKING

                   INTEGRATED MULTIMEDIA SERVICES TO THE HOME

                                July 13-14, 1994
                Westin Hotel, San Francisco Bay, California, USA

                  Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society
   In collaboration with ACM SIGCOMM, the Internet Society, and Smart Valley

Community networking concerns the network infrastructures that will
bring integrated multimedia services to home users.  Community networking
differs in many ways from enterprise networking in its services,
technologies, and economics.  In contrast to enterprise networking
applications, community networking services will not necessarily be work
oriented and will range from entertainment to shopping to information
services.  At present, community networking technology is driven by the
requirements of video-on-demand, most notably high bandwidth (compared
to narrowband), bandwidth asymmetry, and the delay-jitter constraints
imposed by today's limited-storage TV set-top devices.  As various other
services develop, community networking will evolve to include integrated
multimedia communication and user-to-user applications.  Community
networking must also provide access to resources located outside the
community, in an increasingly global repository of information of every
conceivable type.

Since very little has been published to date on the topic of community
networking, this workshop will give researchers and professionals the
chance to share their views and advance the state of the art in this
field.

RELEVANT AREAS: Contributions are encouraged in the four areas listed
below with relevant topics:

    1. APPLICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: types of applications; coding;
    set-top operating systems; QoS networking requirements
    (symmetric/asymmetric bandwidth, delay, and losses); security
    and privacy; service models; user interface and navigation
    facilities.

    2. LOCAL DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY: topology; fiber/cable/UTP/wireless;
    modulation, bandwidth allocation; MAC (reverse channel); role
    of ATM; dependencies on equipment/network in the home (e.g.,
    TV set-top).

    3. ADDRESSING, SIGNALING, AND UPPER-LAYER PROTOCOLS:  local
    vs.  global addressing; the service provider view vs. the common
    carrier view: the video-dialtone gateway; role of B-ISDN
    protocols; network- and transport-layer protocols; network
    management; APIs.

    4. INTERNETWORKING AND ARCHITECTURE: the gateway: accessing
    other networks (data, telephone); server placement and network
    optimization; the regional distribution centers; testbeds;
    network traffic models; network cost structure and its implications
    on service pricing; medium- and long-term network evolution;
    the impact of regulatory constraints.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS:  Please send via electronic
mail a short abstract (up to 700 words in ASCII or PostScript)
describing a position statement in one of the areas above to

Note that submissions longer than the limit above will not be reviewed.
Only if electronic submission is impossible, a hardcopy version may be
sent to:
                Riccardo Gusella
                Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
                1501 Page Mill Rd., MS 1U-17
                Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

Participation in the workshop will be by invitation only based on
the Program Committee's review of position statements.  Some of the
authors will be asked to submit extended abstracts and to present
their positions during the workshop.  Workshop size limitation may
preclude attendance of all authors of multi-author abstracts.

DATES:
    Deadline for submitting abstracts . . . . . . . . April 15, 1994
    Acceptance notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 12, 1994
    Extended abstract due (limited to 2000 words) . . June 16, 1994

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Program Co-Chairs:
    Martin De Prycker     Alcatel Bell Telephone, Antwerp, Belgium
    Riccardo Gusella      Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California

Committee Members:
    Joel Winthrop         AT&T Bell Labs
    Alexander D. Gelman   Bellcore
    Gordon Kerr           BT Labs
    Jurgen Brommelhoff    Digital Equipment Corporation
    Matt Miller           General Instruments
    Jeff H. Derby         IBM Corporation
    David Skellern        Macquarie University, Sydney
    Andrew Lippman        MIT, Media Lab
    Joydeep Bose          National Computer Board, Singapore
    Tetsuya Miki          NTT Transmission Systems Laboratories
    Andrew Laursen        Oracle Corporation
    G. Keith Cambron      Pacific Bell
    Albert J. Stienstra   Philips Research
    H. Allen Ecker        Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Mario P. Vecchi       Time Warner Cable, Inc.