Symposium Co-Chairs
Nasir Ghani, University of New Mexico
Ashwin Gumaste
, IIT Bombay/ MIT (
Xiaoming Fu
, University of Goettingen (
Deep Medhi
, University of Missouri-Kansas City (

Technical Committees
High-Speed Networks
Communications Switching & Routing

Over the last three decades the Internet has undergone massive transformations, migrating from a relatively focused scientific research network to a ubiquitous and pervasive communications medium for the masses.  This change has been brought about by immense research progress in all layers of the network hierarchy, i.e., ranging from new applications, to service-aware networking protocols and hardwares, all the way down to physical transmission technologies (both wireless and wireline).

Now as the Internet continues to evolve and expand today, a host of new research challenges and business opportunities are beckoning.  Of particular importance are emerging topics in the area of network heterogeneity, virtualization, services, and security.  The growing cadre of wireless users is also adding another dimension into the mix and pushing to the forefront issues such as mobility management, content distribution, and self-organization. 

Along these lines, the Next Generation Networking & Internet Symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 will address some of these exciting new challenges and focus areas.  Specifically, this event will solicit participation from both academic and industry researchers working in key areas of Internet design such as enabling technologies, services, architectures, and protocols.  The overriding goal of this symposium will be to garner the collective experience and expertise of these researchers to help uncover the latest trends and directions for future Internet design.  Another concurrent aim will also be to solicit new ideas on the future migration of the Internet, with regards to evolutionary or greenfield strategies.  The symposium will encourage the submission of novel technical studies as well as broader position and vision papers comprising hypothetical/speculative scenarios. Submissions must be conformant to the GLOBECOM 2009 guidelines and done via EDAS entry:

Topics of Interest

  • Future Internet architectures
  • Heterogeneous multi-layer and multi-domain networks, wireless-wireline internetworking
  • Overlay networks and peer-to-peer networking
  • Network virtualization, virtual private networks (VPN), and services
  • Provisioning, monitoring, and management of IP services: traffic engineering, mobility support, etc.
  • Flow management: resource sharing, congestion control, etc.
  • Routing: unicast, multicast, anycast, etc (wireless, wireline)
  • Multihoming, network planning and optimization
  • Addressing and naming, especially in the presence of mobility and portability
  • Operational and research issues with IPv6
  • VoIP protocols and services
  • Self-protecting networking
  • Switch and router architectures, performance, control, buffer management, packet scheduling
  • Network management methodologies and control plane design
  • Internet survivability and network resilience strategies
  • Mechanisms for self-organisation and autonomous networking
  • Traffic measurement, analysis, modelling, and visualization
  • Anomaly, intrusion, and attack detection/prevention
  • Policy based mechanisms and high-speed firewall technology
  • Packet classification and forwarding mechanisms at ultra-high link rates (terabits)
  • High speed and parallel processing architectures for next generation routers
  • Connecting mobile/wireless devices to the Internet
  • Converged networks and applications
  • Content-based networking: caching, distribution, load balancing, resiliency
  • Mobile/wireless content distribution
  • Internet applications including interactive media, voice and video, games, immersive applications
  • Internet signalling and service enabling protocols, including SIP, NSIS, HTTP, RTSP/RTP, etc
  • Privacy and/or security issues and intrusion detection in the Internet
  • Design methodologies for Internet services
  • Internet economics, pricing models, accounting, Internet growth modelling
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem: Architecture and design
  • Next-Generation Access Networking

Technical Program Committee
Rui Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Satyajeet Ahuja, University of Arizona, USA
Nail Akar, Bilkent University, Turkey
Sawsan Al zahr, TELECOM ParisTech, France
Onur Altintas, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Japan
Chadi Assi, Concordia University, Canada
Xiaofeng Bai, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Andrea Baiocchi, University of Roma "La Sapienza," Italy
Manish Bhardwaj, Cisco Systems Inc., USA
Roland Bless, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Marcus Brunner, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
Augusto Casaca, Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal
Gerardo Castanon, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Cicek Cavdar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Isabella Cerutti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Vincent Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prasanna Chaporkar, IIT Bombay, India
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Grzegorz Danilewicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Hui Deng, China Mobile, P.R. China
Wesley Eddy, Verizon / NASA, USA
Jaafar Elmirghani, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Xiuduan Fang, Google, Inc., USA
Andrea Forte, Columbia University, USA
Qiang Fu, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Xiaomig Fu, University of Goettingen, Germany
Nasir Ghani, University of New Mexico, USA
Dipak Ghosal, University of California, Davis, USA
Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy
Nitin Goel, Ciena Coporation, India
Ivano Guardini, Telecom Italia Lab, Italy
Ashwin Gumaste, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, India
Shalabh Gupta, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Hamed Haddadi, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
Toru Hasegawa, KDDI Labs., Japan
Jianhua He, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Shun-Yun Hu, National Central University, Taiwan
Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University, USA
Pan Hui, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories / TU-Berlin, Germany
David Hunter, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Luigi Iannone, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany
Yaohui Jin, Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China
Jason Jue, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Admela Jukan, Technische Universitat Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Germany
Georgios Karagiannis, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Abhay Karandikar, IIT Bombay, India
Ahmad Khalil, CUNY, USA
Samee Khan, North Dakota State University, USA
Sudha Krishnamurthy, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Fang-Chun Kuo, University of Goettingen, Germany
Jun Lei, University of Goettingen, Germany
Kang Li, University of Georgia, USA
Bin Liu, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
Qing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Yong Liu, Polytechnic University  USA
Andrew Lord, British Telecom, United Kingdom
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Anuj Malik, Ciena Coporation, India
D. Manjunath, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Saurabh Mehta, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Telemaco Melia, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
Silvano Mignanti, University of Rome "Sapienza," Italy
Vinod Mishra, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), USA
Seshadri Mohan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
Hassan Moradi, University of Oklahoma, USA
Girija Narlikar, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA
Reza Nejabati, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Giorgio Nunzi, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
Joerg Ott, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Paparao Palacharla, FLA, USA
Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada
Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Mario Pickavet, Ghent University, Belgium
Miguel Ponce de Leon, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Bruno Quoitin, Universitat catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Vinay Ribeiro, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Debashis Saha, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India
Iraj Saniee, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA
Abdallah Shami, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Haiying Shen, Univeristy of Arkansas, USA
Lei Shi, IBM China Research Laboratory, P.R. China
Minghui Shi, University of Waterloo, Canada
Rajeev Shorey, General Motors Research, India
Krishna Sivalingam, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA
Georgios Smaragdakis, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories / Technical University of Berlin, Germany
James Sterbenz, University of Kansas & Lancaster University (UK), USA
Martin Stiemerling, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA
Marco Tacca, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Ashit Talukder, University of Southern California / CHLA (Joint affiliation with Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA), USA
Lakshman Tamil, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Yongning Tang, Illinois State University, USA
Zuoyin Tang, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Massimo Tornatore, University of California, Davis, USA
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Danny Tsang, HKUST, Hong Kong
Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna, Austria
Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Giorgio Ventre, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Pramode Verma, University of Oklahoma, USA
Chava Vijaya Saradhi, Create-net, Italy
Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Jianping Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wenye Wang, NC State University, USA
Xin Wang, Fudan University, P.R. China
Wei Wei, NEC Labs America, USA
Yonggang Wen, Cisco, USA
Chuan Wu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jing Wu, Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada
Lisong Xu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Mingwei Xu, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
Yang Xu, Polytechnic University, USA
Yabin Ye, Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Yinghua Ye, Nokia Simens Networks, USA
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Honghai Zhang, NEC Labs America, USA
Qiong Zhang, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, USA
Tao Zhang, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Weiyi Zhang, North Dakota State University, USA
Si-Qing Zheng, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Yuezhi  Zhou, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
Jiang Zhu, Stanford University, USA
Piotr Zwierzykowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Presentation Style
The Globecom 2009 Technical Program Committee will go through a rigorous process to review all the papers submitted and select the best ones among them. The accepted papers will be presented in the conference either in a lecture style or in a poster style format. This distinction has no relationship with the quality of the accepted papers whatsoever. It is purely due to the limitations of the conference rooms available for lecture style presentations. Papers will be selected for lecture-style or poster-style presentation, solely based on the need to ensure topic homogeneity in lecture-style sessions.   All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and IEEExplore without any indication of the presentation mode.