Call for Presentation Proposals

MPLS 2013

With focus on SDN, Cloud/Data Center Interconnect, Mobility and Services for Resiliency


MPLS 2013 International Conference, the 16th Annual International Conference on MPLS and Related Technologies, will be held November 17-20, 2013, in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park. The Program Committee of MPLS 2013 is soliciting presentation proposals for the conference. The committee seeks original and unpublished work to continue the tradition initiated by this conference in 1998 of covering cutting-edge topics. Presentations addressing new technologies and operational experience are solicited from network equipment vendors, service providers, the research community, government agencies, and enterprise users. The submissions are due April 29, 2013.

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In 2013, the overarching themes of the conference will be on Virtualization, SDN, Cloud Interconnect, Data Centers, Mobility, and Services for Resiliency. Please see the following topics (select A – G):

A. Virtualization

  • Virtualization overlays
  • Network function virtualization
  • Performance impact
  • Interworking with existing architecture
  • Operations management: operational considerations and challenges
  • Orchestration

B. Software Driven Networks (SDN)

  • Control versus Data Plane Decoupling Architectural Benefits, Principles, and Uses Cases
  • Inteligent Control Plane
  • Service Discovery
  • Network Topology Instantiation
  • Application Interface
  • Interworking with MPLS
  • Scalability
C. Cloud and Data Centers
  • Network virtualization underlay/overlay (e.g., nvo3)
  • Cloud Services
  • Mobility in Cloud
  • MPLS in support of mobility in cloud computing
  • Federated Cloud Interconnect
  • Resiliency mechanisms
  • Virtualization
  • Scalability
  • MPLS and Ethernet networking for Inter-data center connectivity to cloud
  • MPLS and Ethernet networking for Customer access to cloud
  • Service Provider, Customer, Enterprise experiences/case studies with Cloud
D. Mobile Backhaul and Wireless Packet Infrastructure
  • Mobile Backhaul Traffic Optimization
  • MPLS-TP for Backhauling
  • Improved Load Balancing
  • MPLS applications for LTE
  • MPLS applications in the Access network
  • Mobile Access Optimization
  • Synchronization aspect
  • Scalability
E. Protocol, Architecture and Emerging Technologies
  • Architecture and Protocols support for Machine to Machine (M2M)
  • Models for Emerging Technology Service Enablers
  • Multi-layer networks and integration with non-packet technologies
  • High Availability (Graceful Restart, Non-Stop Routing, In-Service Software Upgrades, etc)
  • Protection, restoration, and reliability for MPLS and Pseudowires
F. Services and Applications
  • Machine to Machine (M2M) applications
  • MPLS-TP Applications
  • MPLS VPN scaling, performance, and Security
  • Security features for MPLS and Pseudowires
  • Congestion Notification and processing
  • Testing: test tools and certification experience

G. General Area

  • IPv6 and MPLS in the Enterprise and service provider Arena
  • MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)
  • Path Computation Element (PCE)
  • MPLS in multi-area and multi-AS networks
  • Point-to-multipoint Services
  • Multicast in MPLS Pseudowires and VPLS
  • Single and Multi-hop Pseudowire placement, setup, and management
  • Unified MPLS/GMPLS Architecture for Packet networks
  • Deploying, interworsking, and operating L2 and L3 VPNs
  • (G)MPLS control plane resilience, scaling and robustness
  • (G)MPLS interaction with routing protocols

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