MPLS 2002 to Showcase Leading MPLS Vendors and ISPs in the 5th International MPLS Conference


October 22, 2002; McLean, Virginia

Isocore today announced the technical program for the MPLS 2002 conference, which will provide a forum for leading MPLS vendors, test equipment manufacturers, and premier ISPs to showcase next generation MPLS products and services. The conference is sponsored by Alcatel, Avici Systems, Cisco Systems, Cosine Communications, Extreme Networks, Ixia, Juniper Networks, Laurel Networks, Lucent Technologies, Nettest, NEC, Nortel Networks, Redback Networks, Spirent Communications, and other leading network equipment suppliers.

MPLS 2002 is a premier annual conference and exhibition focused on emerging Internetworking technologies. The conference is scheduled for October 27-29, 2002, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

MPLS 2002 is hosted by Isocore Corporation in association with premier Internet Service Providers, including Cable & Wireless, France Telecom, NTT, and Worldcom. The conference will be followed by the Third Public Interoperability Demonstration which will take place at Isocore's state-of-the-art Internetworking Lab facility in McLean, Virginia. Attendance at the Public demonstration is restricted to MPLS 2002 Conference sponsors, affiliates of Isocore's Internetworking Lab, and others by invitation.

"The program for MPLS 2002 is an excellent blend of technical sessions and tutorials, further distinguishing this event from similar activities in the industry," said Daniel Awduche of Isocore, who initiated and organized the very first International MPLS conference in 1998 while at UUNET.

"The criteria for selection of speakers and topics for MPLS 2002 was very stringent to ensure an informative and invigorating experience for attendees," said Dr. Bijan Jabbari of Isocore, the chair of steering committee for MPLS 2002. "The presentations will be delivered by leading authorities in the respective areas, who are highly recognized for their technical contributions," he added.

MPLS 2002 conference also offers an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to explore next generation products and services showcased in the exhibition area, including products and services from conference sponsors.

The MPLS 2002 program covers a wide array of IP Networking topics, such as GMPLS, IP over Optical technology, MPLS Based VPNs, Traffic Engineering, Differentiated Services, Interoperability, Verification, Security, and other subjects contained in 6 tutorials, 37 technical presentations, 2 Keynotes, and numerous panel discussions.

More information about the conference, including registration info and the technical program, is available at To request an invitation to attend the Inter-Op demo please call 703.556.4840.

For more information about Isocore's Internetworking Lab and MPLS 2002, please visit the following web sites: and

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