The second BoD workshop follows the first successful
which was held in conjunction with IEEE Globecom 2006
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.