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The following list of topics is not exhaustive and authors may propose other subjects in keeping within the thematic framework.

End-to-end MPLS

- Unified MPLS
- Requirements for a common packet transport architecture
- MPLS TP features
- Network designs
- Scalability issues
- Migration strategies
- Control and management plane

Software Driven Networks

- Role of MPLS
- Different Standard efforts
- Cloud Network Framework, ALTO, PCE, MPLS, L2/L3 VPNs, CCAMP
- MEF Dynamic Responsive Ethernet
- ONF – Open Flow
- MPLS and SDN Use cases (BoD – Bandwidth on Demand, VM, DCN applications, SPIT)
- Resiliency, Performance and High-Availability issues

MPLS and Network/Infrastructure Virtualization (Cloud Services)

- Seamless VM mobility
- Virtualized Network Architectures
- Convergence and Resiliency in Data Center Networks
- Scaling and management of Data Center networks
- MPLS and Data Center Interconnect (inter-DC, Intra-DC)
- Impact of IPv6 transition to Cloud Services
- SP, Cloud Service Providers Case Studies

MPLS and next generation mobile packet networks:

- Seamless MPLS and mobility
- Various options for backhaul
- MPLS synchronization for LTE networks
- Fixed mobile convergence and mobile broadband
- WiFi offload
- Scaling MPLS and Pseudowires
- Lightweight MPLS and Pseudowire based aggregation

 GMPLS and Optical Networking:

- Current standard issues
- Lambda switching
- Optical VPNs
- Signaling at the edge between optical access devices/metro DWDM devices
- Applicability of GMPLS in non-optical technology areas
- 100G and beyond
- GMPLS control plane challenges
- Planning and optimization

Service providers deployments reports:

- MPLS TP OAM Issues
- VPLS Multicast Deployment
- VPN deployments
- Experience in MPLS Services scalability
- Experience in managing MPLS networks
- VPLS vs LAN Emulation: what makes the former more successful than the later
- Experiences with FRR, Diff-Serv aware TE
- Deployment of hierarchical LSPs
- Operational challenges of running MPLS networks
- Migrating legacy services to MPLS
- Transition efforts case studies
- Emulating ATM over MPLS
- Deployment of Layer 2 VPNs
- Deployment of MPLS Point-to-multipoint LSPs
- VPN  Multicast Deployment


- ICC and Global-IDs in MPLS-TP Identifiers
- MPLS-TP OAM and Resilency mechanisms
- OTM – (MPLS way or Ethernet way)
- Ring protection

 Multicast issues:

- MPLS Architecture enhancements for multicast
- MPLS point-to-multipoint LSPs
- MPLS point-to-multipoint OAM
- MPLS point-to-multipoint LSP Hierarchy
- Multicast in L3 VPNs - challenges, new solutions
- Multicast in VPLS - challenges, new solutions
- Multicast in L2 VPNs - challenges, new solutions
- Can LDP and RSVP-TE multicast co-exist in same network?

Access and Core: Packet Transport Technologies

- Lightweight MPLS to the CE
- Role of MPLS pseudo-wires in the access
- Role of MPLS in access broadband networks (MPLS to the DSLAM)
- Packet transport in the aggregation infrastructure
- Packet transport in core networks
- Technical challenges in packet transport -- performance monitoring,
  provisioning, QoS, resilience
- Technologies for overcoming the above challenges

MPLS VPNs and Pseudo-Wires:

- MPLS for offering L2 and L3 pseudo-wires VPNs
- Traffic Engineering issues
- Ethernet services using MPLS
- Scalability
- VPN security
- Future trends: new architectures
- Mixed or Hybrid VPN environments: how to integrate IPSEC VPN & MPLS VPN?

MPLS in the Enterprise:
- Enterprise best-practices
- Deployment experiences
- Should Enterprise have more control over path their traffic take in Service Provider network?

 Quality of Service and Resiliency:

- QoS strategies for L2/L3 VPNs
- Fault tolerance/graceful restart
- MPLS guaranteed bandwidth
- Fault isolation and resource partitioning in multi-service MPLS networks

Video over MPLS:

- Video Transport in Metro/Aggregation
- Video aware Networks
- Improving Video Quality of Experience

Management and Planning for MPLS:

- Application of policy management to MPLS
- Provisioning/monitoring/trouble-shooting
- LSP provisioning management
- LSP verification tools/procedures
- SLA verification/monitoring
- Planning tools for designing, modeling, and simulating MPLS-based networks and services
- Network management for MPLS - practices and tools
- Billing in MPLS networks
- Setting accurate SLAs
- Verifying negotiated SLAs
- SLAs for MPLS-based Layer2 VPNs

Performance Issues:

- Scaling requirements for systems and protocols
- Impact of current infrastructure or system limitations
- Experience in Multicast MPLS deployment performance
- Fast convergence of MPLS enabled networks

Inter-provider and inter-domain case studies:

- Inter-domain and inter-provider 2547 VPNs
- Inter-domain and inter-provider VPLS
- Inter-domain and inter-provider pseudo-wires
- Inter-domain and inter-provider L2 VPNs

Reports from interoperability testing:

- Lessons learnt
- Issues found
- Guidance for MPLS development going forward - for standards, vendors, and providers

Abstracts must not exceed one page. They may be submitted by email at: info@upperside.fr or remi.scavenius@wanadoo.fr


Deadline for turning in abstracts: July 15, 2012

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