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SARNET 2021 : Semantic Addressing and Routing for Future Networks Workshop


When Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 9, 2021
Where Paris / online
Submission Deadline Apr 25, 2021
Notification Due May 5, 2021
Final Version Due May 16, 2010
Categories    semantic addressing   networking   routing   future networks

Call For Papers

SARNET-21: Semantic Addressing and Routing for Future Networks Workshop

Hosted as part of IEEE HPSR 2021:
IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing

Submission link:

The recent ongoing wider digital industrial transformation is being supported by various emerging networks technologies, with requirements for those emerging technologies, in turn, being driven from this transformation. While routing and addressing has faced many challenges in developing today’s Internet solutions, most notably scalability, there are several challenges that have emerged in recent years due to those new scenarios and deployments of Internet technology.

The support for highly dynamic topologies is one such challenge, with satellite and vehicular networks being examples of network deployments where the larger dynamics of network nodes moving in relation to each other may cause stability challenges for existing routing protocols.

Supporting other addressing semantics beyond network locations is another area of investigation for future routing architectures. For instance, directly addressing services or even information at the level of routable packets may improve flow completion latency while possibly posing challenges for routing scalability.

Efficiency is another challenge that motivates some changes to addressing semantics and routing, such as integrating service and network-specific metrics into selecting the appropriate service instances, particularly in the environment with high virtualization of service functionality. The goal here is often to improve the Quality of Experience beyond merely assuring latency-bound communication. Flow-based models in addressing and forwarding, on the other hand, are used to realize the often tight latency constraints in, e.g., industrial control scenarios.

An efficiency challenge of a different kind is accommodating short addresses, e.g., used in wireless sensing, while still preserving more comprehensive Internet connectivity. The inflexible address structure of the Internet makes header compression and translation gateways necessary, posing challenges independently.

The challenges mentioned above are being addressed both in the presence of and as a replacement to the current Internet address and routing, which poses challenges on compatibility, restriction of semantics due to retrofitting into IPv6 semantics, and deployment of solutions.

For this workshop, we solicit contributions that address some of the challenges we have identified, provide pathways into addressing them in the context of the existing Internet and evaluate the efficacy of the solutions. Contributions should foster discussion among participants on possible ways forward in the improvements to the Internet as we know it, provide credible solutions to drive that discussion, and evidence in the form of original designs and evaluations.

Research works, technical achievements, innovations and visionary papers on the following topics, but not limited to, are welcome for submission to the “Semantic Addressing and Routing for Future Networks” workshop:

Innovations in routing technologies and addressing in future networks
IP addressing with multi-semantics (e.g. location, name, topology, etc.)
Network interoperability in the presence of alternative addressing
Pluginized routing protocols
Distributed routing aggregation
Service routing
Network slice-based routing
Topology based routing
Routing security and privacy
Resource allocation mechanisms for deterministic data transmission
Protocols and methods for delivery of high precision services with KPIs guarantees
Methods and frameworks enabling customized functions on data packets and processes to program the header of the packets
High-performance in-network processing and management for routing and forwarding
Ad-hoc multicast creation and management

The best technical, innovative, and visionary papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version for fast-track review in the following magazine:

IEEE Communications Magazine Series on Network Softwarization and Management (Impact Factor: 11.052)

Workshop General Chairs:
Alex Galis, UCL
David Lou, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH

Workshop TPC Co-Chairs
Olivier Bonaventure (UCLouvain)
Filip De Turck (Ghent University, Belgium)
Ning Wang (University of Surrey)
Xiaoming Fu (Gottingen University)
Tarik Taleb (Aalto University)
Maziar Nekovee (University of Sussex)
Miguel Rio (UCL)
Dirk Trossen (Huawei Technologies)
Michael Menth (University Tuebingen)
Jon Crowcroft (Cambridge University, UK)
Lefteris Mamatas (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Albert Cabellos-Aparicio (University Politecnica de Catalunya)
Noura Liman (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Stefano Secci (CNAM, France)
Akihiro Nakao (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Mohamed Faten Zhani (ETS, Canada)
Luigi Iannone (Huawei Technologies)
Cristel Pelsser (University of Strassbourg)
Michele Nogueira (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
Leonardo Linguaglossa (Telecom Paris)
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

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