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
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,
Direct ory of Published Proceedings (InterDok),
The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies (CSB),
American Mathematical Society (AMS),
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).