MMNS’2000 - Preliminary Program

Day 1 – 25th September – TUTORIALS

08 : 00 – 09 : 00 – Registration

09 : 00 – 12 : 00 – Tutorial 1

Title: IP Impact on the Evolution of Telecom Networks (i)
               Speaker: Salah Aidarous, NEC America, Inc., USA (ii)

12 : 00 – 14 : 00 – Lunch

14 : 00 – 17 : 00 - Tutorial 2

               Title: Quality of Service for real time service in Data Networks (iii)
                Speaker: Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA (iv)

Day 2 – 26th September

08 : 00 – 09 : 00 – Registration

08 : 30 – 09 : 00 – Opening Remarks

09 : 00 – 10 : 00 – Keynote Speaker

               Title :  Internet 3 : A smart control and management architecture
                Speaker : Guy Pujolle, LIP6 Laboratory and Paris VI University, France

10 : 00 – 10 : 30 – Coffee Break

10 : 30 – 12 : 00 – Technical Session

                            Performance Management in Broadband Networks

                            Session Chair : Ehab Al-Shaer, DePaul University, Chicago, USA

« Performance Evaluation of the Hierarchical Handoff Scheme for Wireless ATM Networks », Nadjia Kara, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada ;

« SD+: Improving TCP Performance over ATM-UBR Service Using Selective Drop Buffer Management Scheme », Aly E. El-Abd and Mohamed A. Mostafa, Egypt ;

« Performance Analyses of Access Points In a Cellular Wireless ATM Network », A Marshall, F E Garcia-Palacios, S Sezer, D Chieng, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast Northern Ireland, U.K.

12 : 00 – 13 : 30 – Lunch

13 : 30 – 15 : 00 – Technical Session 2

                            Quality-of-Service in Internet Networks

                            Session Chair : Michael A. Stanton, U. Federal Fluminense, Brazil

« Automating Internet Routing Behavior Analysis Using Public WWW Traceroute Services », Selim Gurun and Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Department of Computer Science, RPI, Troy, NY ;

« An Evaluation of Different Marking Algorithms in Assured Forwarding Service », T. Zyang, A. Hafid, Z. Chen and D. Makrakis, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

« A Traffic Differentiation Method for IPv6 over ATM Networks », Jorge Sá Silva, Nuno Veiga, Sérgio Duarte and Fernando Boavida, Universidade de Coimbra - Polo II, Coimbra, Portugal ;

15 : 00 – 15 : 30 – Coffee Break

15 : 30 – 17 : 30 - Technical Session 3

                           Multimedia Networks and Services

                           Session Chair : Ahmed Karmouch, University of Ottawa, CA

« Distributed Conferences with Isabel », Tomás Robles, Hector L. Velayos, Juan Quemada, Tomás de Miguel, Santiago Pavón, Joaquín Salvachúa, Manuel Petit, Gabriel Huecas, Eva Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain ;

« Benchmarking Issues of a Distributed Multimedia Database Management Service », André Luís Vasconcelos Coelho and Ivan Luiz Marques Ricarte, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil;

« Management in a Multicast Routing Environment. : KBT Protocol, a Case Study », Mohamed Dâfir Ech-Cherif El Kettani (ENSIAS) and Younes Souissi (EMI), Rabat- Morocco;

« Traffic Management in Isochronets Networks », Kelvin Lopes Dias, Jose A Suruagy Monteiro, Danilo Forissi, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, DCS, Columbia University ;

Day 3 – 27th September

09 : 00 – 10 : 00 – Invited Speaker

10 : 00 – 10 : 30 – Coffee Break

10 : 30 – 12 : 00 - Technical Session 4

                            Network Programmability

                            Session Chair : Joaquim Celestino Júnior, UECE/INSOFT, Brazil

« Inter-domain Integrity Management for Programmable Network Interfaces », O. Prnjat, L. Sacks, Dept. of E&E, University College London,London, U.K. ;

« A TINA-based Distributed Environment for Mobile Multimedia Applications », Alexandre S. Pinto, Luis F. Faina and Eleri Cardozo, DCA-FEEC-State University of Campinas- Campinas – SP – Brazil ;

« Development of Parlay-based Services Using UML and SDL », Markos Koltsidas, Ognjen Prnjat, Lionel Sacks Dept. of E&E, University College London, U.K.

12 : 00 – 13 : 30 – Lunch

13 : 30 – 15 : 00 - Technical Session 5

                            Policies and Service Management

                            Session Chair : José Marcos S. Nogueira, UFMG, Brazil

« Supporting Service Quality Assurance via Trouble Management », Dr Richard Sinnott, Tom Gringel, Dr Michael Tschichholz, Wilhelm Vortisch, GMD Fokus, Berlin, Germany ;

« Policies for Feature Interaction Resolution », Magdi Amer, Ahmed Karmouch, Tom Gray, Serge Mankovskii, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, Mitel Corporation, Kanata, Canada ;

« A Piggbacking Policy for Reducing Bandwidth in Video Servers », Nelson L. S. Fonseca and Roberto A. Façanha, State University of Campinas - Campinas SP – Brazil, Telecomunicações do Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil ;

15 : 00 – 15 : 30 – Coffee Break

15 : 30 – 17 : 00 - Panel

Day 4 – 28th September

09 : 00 – 10 : 00 – Invited Speaker

                     Title :  Creating and Managing the Internet that Talks
                               Speaker : Nikos Anerousis,, USA

10 : 00 – 10 : 30 – Coffee Break

10 : 30 – 12 : 30 - Technical Session 6

                              Advanced techniques for Network Management

                              Session Chair : Ahmed Mehaoua, PRISM Lab. and UVSQ, France

« Toward Integrating IP Multicasting in Standard Internet Network Management Protocols », Ehab Al-Shaer and Yongning Tang, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA ;

« Reducing the Response Time in Network Management by Using Multiple Mobile Agents », Marcelo G. Rubinstein, Otto C. M. B. Duarte and Guy Pujolle GTA – UFRJ – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Laboratoire PRISM – Université de Versailles, France ;

« Hierarchical Rerouting Model for Fault Tolerance in Multi-Network Environment », Won-Kyu Hong, Seong-Sook Yoon, Seong-Ik Hong, Dong-Il Kim, Korea Telecom, Korea ;

« NetDoM : An Information System for Network Documentation Management », Alisson Sellaro, Tiago Macambira, Javam C. Machado and J. Neuman de Souza, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil.

12 : 30 – 13 : 00 - CLOSING REMARKS

The tutorial examines the issues facing service providers in evolving their networks
to offer IP-based services while maintaining their competitiveness. It describes what
needs to be managed, both from a network and service perspective, and the
challenges facing the industry to provide the appropriate  management solutions.
Several management paradigms have been developed, and are being deployed with
different degrees of maturity. From an IP-based networks and services perspective,
management solutions are still at the conceptual state,  and more work is needed.
Another important aspect is the need to build the business case for management
solutions to accelerate their adoption and implementation. In addition, the smooth
evolution from the current multi-domain environment to an integrated end-to-end
management infrastructure, while preserving the current investment in network and
operations management systems, is required. The opportunities and challenges in
achieving a unified view in managing the resulted environment will be discussed.

(ii) Speaker: Salah Aidarous, NEC America, Inc., USA

Salah Aidarous has been working in telecommunications networks planning
and development for over 20 years. His current interests include next generation
network planning, impact of new IT/Telecom technologies, network management,
and transition strategies. Prior to NEC America, he worked for Nortel Technology
(formerly Bell Northern Research) on network planning, introduction of new
technologies in transport and switching networks, network and service management
requirement specifications, interoperability standards, and process re-engineering.
He participated in the planning and development of several products for Nortel,
Bell Canada, and Telecom Canada (now Stentor).  He has been involved in several
projects with service providers in North America, South America (Argentina, Brazil,
Colombia, Chile), and Japan. Salah Aidarous has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,
and held various academic positions at Ain Shams University, Carleton University
and University of Ottawa.  In addition to teaching and supervision of graduate
researchers, he was principle investigator for several research grants and contracts
in digital mobile radio, CATV, expert systems technology, and published over 100
papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Aidarous is Senior
Technical Editor of IEEE Networks Magazine, ComSoc Editor for the IEEE Internet
Computing Magazine, Editorial Advisory Board of the JNSM, Co-editor and author
of "Network Management into the 21st Century: Techniques, Standards,
Technologies and Applications" IEEE Press, 1994 and "Telecommunications
Network Management: Technologies and Implementations" IEEE Press, 1997. He
is Co-editor of the IEEE Press Series on Network Management, Chair of the IEEE
ComSoc Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure (TCII), and the IEEE
ComSoc Distinguished Speaker on New Technologies (IP, WDM, IMT2000) Impact
on Network Evolution.

(iii) Title: Quality of Service for real time service in Data Networks

The Internet is based on the TCP/IP protocol that does not provide Quality of Service
(QOS) guarantees to real time applications such as multimedia. The next generation
data networks are expected to provide QoS to applications to multimedia applications.
Current efforts to incorporate QoS in the Internet include Integrated Services,
Differentiated Service, Multiprotocol Label Switching and Asynchronous Transfer
Mode. Topics to be covered in this tutorial include characteristics of multimedia, QoS
requirements for multimedia, Integrated Services, Differentiated Services, QoS
mapping from Integrated Services to Differentiated Services, ATM in the core of the
Internet, Explicit Congestion Notification to reduce loss, and active buffer
management techniques.

(iv) Speaker: Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

Mohammed Atiquzzaman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical &
Computer Engineering at University of Dayton, Ohio. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc.
from the University of Manchester, England in 1987 and 1984 respectively. He is a
senior editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine and serves on the editorial
boards of Computer Communications journal, Telecommunication Systems journal
and Journal of Real Time Imaging. He has guest edited 10 special issues of various
journals including Parallel Computing, Image and Vision Computing, European
Transactions on Telecommunications and Real-Time Imaging. He has also chaired
and served in the technical program committee of 30 national and international
conferences. He is the director of the Computer and Telecommunications Research
Laboratory at University of Dayton. His current research interests are in Computer
and Telecommunication networks, Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Image
Processing. He has over 100 publications in journals and conferences.