2007 Second International Conference on Access Networks

August 21-23, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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With the rapid growth of the Internet as well as the increasing demand for broadband services, access networks have been receiving growing investments in recent years. This has led to a massive network deployment with the goal of eliminating the bandwidth bottleneck between end-users and the network core. Today many diverse technologies are being used to provide broadband access to end users. The architecture and performance of the access segment (local loop, wired and wireless access networks, and even home networks) are getting increasing attention for ensuring quality of service of diverse broadband applications. Moreover, most access lines will no longer terminate on a single device, thus leading to the necessity of having a home network designed for applications that transcend simple Internet access sharing among multiple personal computers and enable multimedia support. Therefore, the access network and its home portion have become a hot investment pool from both a financial as well as a research perspective.

The aim of the annual International Conference on Access Networks (AccessNets) is to provide a forum that brings together scientists and researchers from academia as well as managers and engineers from the industry and government organizations to meet and exchange ideas and recent work on all aspects of access networks and how they integrate with their in-home counterparts. AccessNets’07 is the second edition of this exciting event, which will be held in Ottawa, the beautiful and historical capital city of Canada, in August 21-23 2007. The conference will consist of keynote speaches, invited talks, technical sessions, workshops, and panels. The technical sessions will present original and fundamental research advances while the workshops and panels will focus on development, application, and related business issues in this hot and exciting area.


  • Keynote Speach 1: Advances in Optical Access Networks
    • Prof. Hussein T. Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Keynote Speach 2: Wireless Access Networks: Recent Developments, Issues and Trends
    • Prof. Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Invited Talks
    • Invited Talk 1: Dynamic Spectrum Access in the IEEE 802.22 Wireless Regional Area Network
        Dr. David Wright, University of Ottawa, Canada
      Invited Talk 2: WDM EPON: Future Applications and Services
        Dr. Martin Maier, INRS, University of Quebec, Canada
      Invited Talk 3: Radio over Fiber Networks
        Dr. John Mitchell, University College London, UK
      Invited Talk 4: DSL - C From A to V and Back Again
        Dr. Scott Valcourt, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Panel Sessions
    • Panel 1: Customer Driven Broadband Access Delivery
      Panel 2: Achieving Rural Broadband Ubiquitous Availability
  • Workshops
    • Workshop 1: Broadband Wireless Access Networks
      Workshop 2: Microwaves and Photonics in Access Networks

All accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of AccessNets 2007. All accepted papers will be made available in IEEE Digital Library (IEEE Xplore) and indexed by Engineering Information (EI). In addition, the conference publications will be considered for inclusion in SCI / ISI Web of Knowledge, Inspec, EI (Elsevier) / Scopus, DBLP, Direct ory of Published Proceedings (InterDok), The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies (CSB), EBSCO, British Library, American Mathematical Society (AMS), Crossref, and German National Library of Science and Technology.

Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration of publication in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS).


The AccessNets 2007 conference would like to thank the following organizations for their support.


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