Large-Scale Communication Networks: Topology, Routing, Traffic, and Control

Part of the Long Program Large Scale Communication Networks
March 18 - 22, 2002


This workshop will focus on the large-scale nature of the Internet and how to account for it adequately when studying core Internet issues such as topology, routing, traffic, performance, and control. One approach is to use a combination of large-scale network measurement infrastructures and large-scale network simulation engines. A central problem in faithfully simulating large-scale networks is that packet-level descriptions scale poorly; while there exist more abstract models using, say, flows, the errors made in such approximations are not understood.

Organizing Committee

David Donoho (Stanford University, Statistics)
John Doyle (California Institute of Technology, Control and Dynamical Systems)
Frank Kelly (Stanford University, GSB)
Walter Willinger (AT&T, Mathematics)