Next Generation Optical Network Design and Modelling

IFIP TC6 / WG6.10 Sixth Working Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling (ONDM 2002) February 4–6, 2002, Torino, Italy

  • Andrea Bianco
  • Fabio Neri

Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 114)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. MAC Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. D. Angelopolous, N. Leligou, H. Linardakis, A. Stavdas
      Pages 3-15
    3. Marcos Rogério Salvador, Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Diptish Dey
      Pages 35-49
    4. Hagen Woesner, Martin Maier, Adam Wolisz
      Pages 51-65
  3. Burst Switching

  4. Italian Projects on Optical Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Stefano Bregni, Giacomo Guerra, Achille Pattavina
      Pages 135-149
    3. Franco Callegati, Walter Cerroni, Carla Raffaelli, Paolo Zaffoni
      Pages 151-166
    4. Andrea Bianco, Massimiliano Bonsignori, Emilio Leonardi, Fabio Neri
      Pages 167-182
    5. Andrea Carena, Valter Ferrero, Roberto Gaudino, Vito De Feo, Fabio Neri, Pierluigi Poggiolini
      Pages 183-197
    6. Andrea Borella, Giovanni Cancellieri, Pietro Prosperi
      Pages 199-209
  5. Switch Architecture

About this book


Optical networks are leaving the labs and becoming a reality. Despite the current crisis of the telecom industry, our everyday life increasingly depends on communication networks for information exchange, medicine, education, data transfer, commerce, and many other endeavours. High capacity links are required by the large futemet traffic demand, and optical networks remain one of the most promising technologies for meeting these needs. WDM systems are today widely deployed, thanks to low-cost at extreme data rates and high reliability of optical components, such as optical amplifiers and fixed/tunable filters and transceivers. Access and metropolitan area networks are increasingly based on optical technologies to overcome the electronic bottleneck at the network edge. Traditional multi-layer architectures, such as the widely deployed IP/ATM/SDH protocol stack, are increasingly based on WDM transport; further efforts are sought to move at the optical layer more of the functionalities available today in higher protocol layers. New components and subsystems for very high speed optical networks offer new design opportunities to network operators and designers. The trends towards dynamically configurable all-optical network infrastructures open up a wide range of new network engineering and design choices, which must face issues such as interoperability and unified control and management.


ATM Metropolitan Area Network Protection QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Segment Switch Switching Transceiver filter router routing

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Bianco
    • 1
  • Fabio Neri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di ElettronicaPolitecnico di TorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6000-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35670-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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