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<h1 align="center">Call for Papers: Photonics in Switching </h1> <div class="p"> <h3 align="center">Guest Editors: </h3> </div> <div class="p"> <h3 align="center"> Lena Wosinska, <i>Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) / ICT Sweden</i> <br/> Madeleine Glick, <i>Intel Research, Cambridge, UK</i> </h3> </div> <p align="center"> <i>Submission Deadline: 15 September 2006</i> </p> <p>Technologies based on DWDM systems allow data transmission with bit rates of Tbit/s on a single fiber. To facilitate this enormous transmission volume, high-capacity and high-speed network nodes become inevitable in the optical network.</p> <p>Wideband switching, WDM switching, optical burst switching (OBS), and optical packet switching (OPS) are promising technologies for harnessing the bandwidth of WDM optical fiber networks in a highly flexible and efficient manner. As a number of key optical component technologies approach maturity, photonics in switching is becoming an increasingly attractive and practical solution for the next-generation of optical networks.</p> <p>The scope of this special issue is focused on the technology and architecture of optical switching nodes, including the architectural and algorithmic aspects of high-speed optical networks.</p> <h2>Scope of Submission</h2> <p>The scope of the papers includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: <ul> <li>WDM node architectures and technologies</li> <li>Novel device technologies enabling photonics in switching, such as optical switch fabrics, optical memory, and wavelength conversion</li> <li>Routing protocols</li> <li>WDM switching and routing</li> <li>Quality of service</li> <li>Performance measurement and evaluation</li> <li>Next-generation optical networks: architecture, signaling, and control</li> <li>Traffic measurement and field trials</li> <li>Waveband switching <ul> <li>Switch/OXC architecture</li> <li>Waveband assignment, grooming, and conversion</li> <li>Performance measurements, modelingm, and evaluation</li> </ul></li> <li>Optical burst and packet switching</li> <li>OBS/OPS node architectures</li> <li>Burst/packet scheduling and routing algorithms</li> <li>Contention resolution/avoidance strategies</li> <li>Services and applications for OBS/OPS (e.g., grid networks, storage-area networks, etc.)</li> <li>Burst assembly and ingress traffic shaping</li> <li>Hybrid OBS/TDM or OBS/wavelength routing</li> </ul> </p> <div class="p"> <h2>Manuscript Submission</h2> To submit to this special issue, follow the normal procedure for submission to JON and select ``Photonics in Switching' in the features indicator of the online submission form. For all other questions relating to this feature issue, please send an e-mail to jon@osa.org, subject line ``Photonics in Switching.' </div> <div class="p"> Additional information can be found on the JON website: <br/><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/journal/jon/author.cfm">http://www.osa-jon.org/journal/jon/author.cfm</a>. </div> <div class="p"> <br/> <i>Submission Deadline: 15 September 2006</i> </div> <div class="p"> </div>

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