- Technical Program is available.
- Invited speakers:

Kave Salamatian

Peter Reichl

Alexandre Proutiθre

- See Social event information.
- Deadline for social event registration: November 30, 2009.
- Proceedings may be found here.

Workshop Description

High speed access rates have raised the performance expectancies of users and increased traffic levels. New applications have appeared such as P2P file sharing and streaming and the Internet is increasingly used for multimedia applications. This evolution within the current IP architecture is changing the way we consider traffic control. New traffic management requirements emerge with the proposed architectural innovations for the future Internet like virtualization and content aware networking as well as the impact of anticipated technological developments in wireless and optics.

How should traffic be controlled in future networks to offer the quality of service users require? To what extent can we create the same qualities of service in fixed and mobile networks allowing seamless integration? How will coming dynamic optical switching be combined with electronic packet switching while still providing traffic control flexibility? How can the network allocate resources to meet the terms of Service Level Agreements? Can we rely on current paradigms of the Internet or should radically new approaches be introduced? What SLAs can be offered by infrastructure providers to operators of virtual networks? How does traffic management change in a network explicitly designed for content distribution?

To answer questions like these requires a sound understanding of the key networking mechanisms of congestion control, traffic management and traffic engineering. It is therefore particularly opportune to organize the present Workshop on Traffic Management and Traffic Engineering for the Future Internet in the context of both the evolving IP network and the emerging proposals for the architecture of the future Internet. The workshop will highlight key issues, appraise current understanding and highlight those areas in need of further research.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• congestion control

• admission control

• resource sharing and fairness

• scheduling mechanisms

• service differentiation

• flow-aware networking

• pricing and QoS

• QoS requirements and QoE

• multi-provider E2E service management

• traffic modelling and statistical analysis

• traffic classification

• anomaly detection and problem diagnosis

• adaptive load-sensitive routing

• new transport protocols

• self-organized networks

• network coding

• P2P file sharing and streaming

• operation and management of overlay networks

• delay and disruption tolerant networking

Specific attention will be paid to QoS and resource management issues in wireless and spontaneous (ad hoc and sensor) networks:

• congestion control over wireless links • QoS and service differentiation in WiFi, WiMax
• engineering multiservice cellular networks (GPRS, UMTS,...) • routing and traffic control in ad hoc and sensor networks
• cross-layer issues

Abstract Submission

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of 1 to 2 pages describing the substance of the presentation they wish to make at the workshop. The presentations can be on original results or of a more tutorial nature.

The abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee. Authors of accepted proposals will be required to supply a copy of their slides which, together with the abstracts, will constitute the workshop proceedings. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for talks on early research including work which will appear in final form in relevant international conferences and journals.

Important Dates

October 23, 2009: Extended Abstract Submission
November 6, 2009: Notification of TPC decision
December 7-8, 2009: Workshop

Programme Committee

Patrick Brown (chair)

Orange Labs

Jim Roberts (co-chair)


Claudio Casetti

Politecnico di Torino

Mikael Johansson


Ilkka Norros


Sem Borst