SIGCOMM 2007 Workshop "IPv6 and the Future of the Internet"

The paper submission deadline is extended to April 13 but the abstract should be registered by April 6.

1. Motivation and rationale for the workshop

This one-day workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to engage in an in-depth discussion on various research and deployment issues of IPv6 and their impact on the future of the Internet. In recent years the global deployment of IPv6 started taking off, especially in the Asian-Pacific area.
To date IPv6 development efforts have mainly focused on protocol standardization, product development, and network operations, rather than as a research target.
However, we believe that the accumulated experiences in these practices now provide interesting research opportunities, not only for those who have been involved in IPv6 development but also for the broader network research community. We expect the workshop to open a dialog between networking researchers and practitioners, and foster synergistic activities thereafter.

2. Workshop Program

Friday August 31
9:00 - 10:15 Protocol Design and Evaluation (Session Chair: Richard Draves, Microsoft)
Internetworking Between Zigbee/802.15.4 and IPv6/802.3 Network pdf_logo.gif

Reen-Cheng Wang (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)
Ruay-Shiung Chang (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)
Han-Chieh Chao (National Ilan University, Taiwan)

Experiences with IPFIX-based Traffic Measurement for IPv6 Networks pdf_logo.gif

Nakjung Choi (Seoul National University of Korea, Korea)
Hyeongu Son (Chungnam National University, Korea)
Youngseok Lee (Chungnam National University, Korea)
Yanghee Choi (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Korea)

An evaluation of the NAP protocol for IPv6 router auto-configuration pdf_logo.gif

Guillaume Chelius (INRIA / INSA de Lyon, France)
Eric Fleury (Insa de Lyon / INRIA, France)
Bruno Sericola (IRISA/INRIA, France)
Laurent Toutain (ENST-Bretagne, France)
David Binet (FranceTelecom R&D, France)

10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Multi-Homing and Network Design (Session Chair: Yoshifumi Nishida, Sony CSL)
Forming an IPv6-only Core for Today's Internet pdf_logo.gif

Hong Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
Maoke Chen (Tsinghua University, China)

Improved Path Exploration in shim6-based multihoming pdf_logo.gif

Sebastien Barre (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Olivier Bonaventure (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

Tackling IPv6 address scalability from the root pdf_logo.gif

Mei Wang (Stanford University, USA)
Ashish Goel (Stanford University, USA)
Balaji Prabhakar (Stanford University, USA)

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:30 Routing Architecture (Session Chair: Maoke Chen, Tsinghua University)
A Scalable Exact matching in Balance Tree Scheme for IPv6 Lookup pdf_logo.gif

Sun Qiong (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Xiaoyu Zhao (France Telecom Research and Development, China)
Xiaohong Huang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Wenjian Jiang (France Telecom Research and Development, China)
Yan Ma (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

A Scalable Routing System Design for Future Internet pdf_logo.gif

Daniel Massey (Colorado State University, USA)
Lan Wang (University of Memphis, USA)
Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona, USA)
Lixia Zhang (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)

Projecting IPv6 Forwarding Characteristics Under Internet-wide Deployment pdf_logo.gif

Craig Shue (Indiana University, USA)
Minaxi Gupta (Indiana University, USA)

14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:50 Security (Session Chair: Beichuan Zhang, University of Arizona)
Security, Safety and the Acceptance of IPv6 pdf_logo.gif

George Neville-Neil (Neville-Neil Consulting, USA)

IPv6 specific issues to track states of network flows pdf_logo.gif

Yasuyuki Kozakai (Toshiba Corporation, Japan)
Hideaki Yoshifuji (Keio University, Japan)
Hiroshi Esaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Jun Murai (Keio University, Japan)

15:50 - 16:00 Short Break
16:00 - 17:00 Panel Discussion "Routing and Addressing in IPv6"

Moderator: Lixia Zhang (UCLA, USA)
Gert Doering (SpaceNet AG, Germany, RIPE address policy WG chair)
Xing Li (Tsinghua University, China)
Bill Manning (ARIN/ISI, USA)
Katsuyasu Toyama (Internet Multifeed, Japan)

3. Call for Paper (CFP)

ACM SIGCOMM IPv6 and the Future of the Internet (IPv6+) Workshop seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of IPv6 and their relevance on the future of the Internet. IPv6 was primarily motivated by the address shortage problem of IPv4. It provides a much larger address space than IPv4. However, the competing technology Network Address Translation (NAT) has alleviated the address shortage problem to some extent, and other problems, such as routing scalability, management, mobility, and security, have become increasingly prominent. At the mean time, the global deployment of IPv6 has gradually taken off. Modern operating systems are shipped with both IPv4 and IPv6 stacks, and IPv6-compatible backbones came into existence. As it is costly to migrate from one network architecture to another one, can we take this opportunity to address additional problems in the IPv4 Internet by extending the IPv6 protocol suite? What new problems are/were encountered in the process of deploying IPv6? And what lessons have we learned?

We invite submissions that shed light on the above questions.
Submissions in both academic and operational flavors are welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

4. Submission guideline

Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length, must be a pdf file, and must follow the formatting guidelines at Submissions that deviate from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration. Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

Please submit papers through the EDAS submission page.

5. Workshop dates

Abstract registration due: April 6, 2007 4:00PM EDT
Paper submission due: April 13, 2007 4:00PM EDT (extended from April 6)
Paper acceptance notification: May 11, 2007
Camera-ready due: June 8, 2007 8:00AM EDT
Workshop: Aug 31, 2007

6. Program committee

Program Co-chairs: Xiaowei Yang UC Irvine, US xwy
  Tatuya Jinmei Toshiba, Japan jinmei
Program Committee
Maoke Chen Tsinghua, China cmk
Kilnam Chon KAIST, Korea chon
  Rich Draves Microsoft, US richdr
  Paul Francis Cornell, US francis
  Tony Hain Cisco, US alh-ietf
  Masaki Hirabaru NICT, Japan masaki
  Xing Li Tsinghua, China xing
  Yoshifumi Nishida Sony CSL, Japan nishida
  Pekka Savola CSC/FUNET, Finland pekkas
  Dave Thaler Microsoft, US dthaler
  Laurent Toutain ENST-Bretagne, France laurent.toutain
  Beichuan Zhang University of Arizona, US bzhang
  Lixia Zhang UCLA, US lixia