Call for Papers: Photonics in Switching

Guest Editors:

Lena Wosinska, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) / ICT Sweden
Madeleine Glick, Intel Research, Cambridge, UK

Submission Deadline: 15 September 2006

Technologies based on DWDM systems allow data transmission with bit rates of Tbit/s on a single fiber. To facilitate this enormous transmission volume, high-capacity and high-speed network nodes become inevitable in the optical network.

Wideband switching, WDM switching, optical burst switching (OBS), and optical packet switching (OPS) are promising technologies for harnessing the bandwidth of WDM optical fiber networks in a highly flexible and efficient manner. As a number of key optical component technologies approach maturity, photonics in switching is becoming an increasingly attractive and practical solution for the next-generation of optical networks.

The scope of this special issue is focused on the technology and architecture of optical switching nodes, including the architectural and algorithmic aspects of high-speed optical networks.

Scope of Submission

The scope of the papers includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • WDM node architectures and technologies
  • Novel device technologies enabling photonics in switching, such as optical switch fabrics, optical memory, and wavelength conversion
  • Routing protocols
  • WDM switching and routing
  • Quality of service
  • Performance measurement and evaluation
  • Next-generation optical networks: architecture, signaling, and control
  • Traffic measurement and field trials
  • Waveband switching
    • Switch/OXC architecture
    • Waveband assignment, grooming, and conversion
    • Performance measurements, modelingm, and evaluation
  • Optical burst and packet switching
  • OBS/OPS node architectures
  • Burst/packet scheduling and routing algorithms
  • Contention resolution/avoidance strategies
  • Services and applications for OBS/OPS (e.g., grid networks, storage-area networks, etc.)
  • Burst assembly and ingress traffic shaping
  • Hybrid OBS/TDM or OBS/wavelength routing

Manuscript Submission

To submit to this special issue, follow the normal procedure for submission to JON and select ``Photonics in Switching' in the features indicator of the online submission form. For all other questions relating to this feature issue, please send an e-mail to jon@osa.org, subject line ``Photonics in Switching.'
Additional information can be found on the JON website:

Submission Deadline: 15 September 2006

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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