2008 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Bandwidth on Demand (BoD 2008)

April 11, 2008
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

In conjunction with IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2008

"From Bandwidth on Demand to Networks on Demand –
Bandwidth Trading in the Era of Network Virtualization"


The second BoD workshop follows the first successful workshop which was held in conjunction with IEEE Globecom 2006. Driven by the recent technical advances in telecommunications, especially in the area of network virtualization and wireless mesh networks, as well as based on the new potential of emerging peer-to-peer (P2P) and next generation networking (NGN) concepts, the goal of this workshop is to take a fresh and innovative look at the concept of bandwidth on demand (BoD).
The rapid technological progress in the area network virtualization, mainly driven by new optical fiber technology and virtual router infrastructures, is generating a new trend for "on demand" provisioning of bandwidth or even whole networks for applications that require short-term bandwidth assignments at large scale, such as large sporting events or cultural open air activities. However, suitable business models for "on demand" bandwidth services are currently missing.

The BoD 2008 workshop seeks original papers, both from industry as well as academia, dealing with the technical, economic, and legal dimensions of BoD mechanisms. The workshop will include presentations and discussions of accepted technical papers, as well as invited talks and a panel session.


The proceedings are available online from IEEE Xplore. You can also order the hardcopy version.


Important Dates

  • Paper registration deadline: January 25, 2008
  • Submission deadline: January 25, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2008
  • Final versions of papers due: March 4, 2008
  • Workshop date: April 11, 2008

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