The 2nd International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing Support
In conjunction with the
March 26-29, 2012, Fukuoka/Japan
Network transport protocols such as TCP/IP have been designed under the assumption that an endpoint is connected to a single network and is addressed by only one Network Layer address. But today, with the popularity of resilience-critical applications, such as e-commerce, e-health and emergency services, there is more and more interest in having multi-homed endpoints, where systems are connected to multiple networks and are therewith able to support the necessary resilience. The management of multi-homing creates challenges for applications and underlying protocols as well. For the best application performance, multiple approaches, situated on different protocol layers, should work cooperatively.
Multi-homed Transport Layer protocols such as SCTP are available for quite some time. However, in the last period, and with the recent progress by the IETF related with Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP), which adds multi-homing functionalities to the standard TCP protocol, multi-homed Transport Layer protocols have become a hot research topic. In addition to it, multiple large research projects are working on approaches on the Session Layer (e.g. HIP) and Network Layer (e.g. LISP, ILNP) and are dealing with similar issues. Here, it has to be mentioned that Cross-Layer Optimization in this field may lead to further improvements.
The intent of our workshop is to bring people from research and industry together in order to provide a discussion forum for state-of-the-art topics related with multi-homing on Network, Transport, Session and Application Layers. The workshop will include full-paper sessions as well as a poster session (with short presentations) to introduce preliminary ideas as well as work in progress.