Networking Research Challenges Workshop

The Networking Research Challenges Workshop (September 28-30, 2008) brought together visionaries, designers, developers and researchers of advanced networking technologies to identify the future challenges of networking associated with:

  • Next-Generation heterogeneous networking (convergence of optical, wireless, packets-switched, and dynamic circuit-switched network)
  • Network security
  • Federated heterogeneous networking and internetworking: resource reservation, security, management, performance monitoring, fault diagnosis, etc.
  • Networking challenges: 100Gb+ data transport, end-to-end optical transport, cross-layer communications in dynamically reconfigurable optical networks, optical packet switching to eliminate router bottlenecks, sensornets, secure dynamic mobile networking


Oak Ridge National Laboratory