ICNP deals with the entire development cycle of communication network protocols, from design and specification, to verification, testing, performance analysis, implementation, and performance tuning. Protocol functions of interest include (but are not limited to) the following: network access, switching, routing, flow and congestion control, multimedia transport, network security, Web Protocols and applications, electronic commerce, network management, interoperability, and internetworking.

Program Highlights

Keynote speech: Watching the Waist of the Protocol Hour-Glass , delivered by Dr. Steve Deering (Cisco Systems, Inc).

A full day tutorial: Traffic Control and Quality of Service Management in the Internet , taught by Dr. Hui Zhang (CMU).

A full day tutorial: Distribution of Stored Information in the Internet: Network Web Caching and Pushing , given by Dr. Keith Ross (Eurecom).

Thursday's panel discussion: The Future of Transport Protocols: Evolution or Revolution?, chaired by Dr. Joseph Bannister (ISI).

Friday's panel discussion: Internet Telephony---The Next Killer App?, chaired by Dr. Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University).

Nine paper sessions (in a single track, 3 full day format) featuring state-of-the-art research results: Switching, Routing, Quality of Service, Congestion Control, Resource Management, Security, Verification, Multicast, Signalling and Services, and Wireless Networks .

Austin Information

ICNP 98 will be held in Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world. October is one of the most pleasant months to experience this friendly city, with average temperatures of 60-80 degree Fahrenheit and a chance of rain.

Austin is home to The University of Texas at Austin, the state government (but only every two years) and a dynamic and growing technology community, developing everything from semiconductors to systems to software. Austin companies include something old (Motorola), something new (both Tivoli and Dell were started here), something borrowed (MCC, Sematech and the Austin Technology Incubator all provide support for both startup and established companies) and something blue (IBM has been here for over 30 years).

But Austin isn't all work. The music scene, plentiful outdoor activities, eclectic dinning, beautiful sceneries and many many other attractions have made Austin a favorite tourist stop.

For more information about ICNP'98, please contact Sudhir Aggarwal.

Last update: 9/14/98 by Geoffrey Xie