The IEEE LAN/MAN Workshop continues its long tradition as a leading forum for showcasing the latest technical advances in networking in the local and metropolitan areas. The workshop seeks to focus on two areas that are currently generating considerable interest: Metro and access networks, where optical and broadband wireless technologies are vying to realize true broadband connectivity, promising abundant, inexpensive, and readily available bandwidth; How will these impact the Future Internetworking Architecture that needs to meet the challenge of large scale and ubiquitous access and usage. A second emphasis will be on Applications, such as Storage, IPTv, Gaming and Computing that seek to exploit high speed metro area connectivity; large scale wireless networking that is adaptive by including emerging technologies such as cognitive radios and widespread sensor networking are also of interest. The realization of cost effective metro and access networks requires both theoretical investigations (including new architectures, concepts, and economic and service models) and experimentation (including prototypes, testbeds, and applications). Single-track presentations are planned to stimulate technical exchange among researchers and practitioners with a broad interest in networking; we specifically welcome submissions on both optical and broadband wireless networks and relevant experimental activities. We expect the workshop to be a forum for discussion of new and interdisciplinary ideas. Novel and speculative ideas are particularly encouraged.

Extended abstracts are solicited on any LAN/MAN topic including, but not limited to, the following:

* Broadband Wireless Access, including WiMAX
* WiFi: roaming services,
Architectures & Performance
* Resilient Packet Rings
* SANs and Storage over MANs
* IEEE standards (802.3ah,
.16, .17, .20)
* Optical WDM networks based
on packet, burst, and flow
* RFid protocols & performance
* Topology adaptation,
reconfigurability, routing
* Network management
related to LANs/MANs
* Heterogeneous Wireless
and Ad-Hoc Networks
* Ubiquitous wireless, wired and remote access
* Adaptive wireless networks including cognitive radios
* Emerging access networks:
Ethernet in the First
Mile, EPONs, FTTx
* Measurement, modeling
and performance evaluation
* QoS, dynamic bandwidth
allocation, capacity
* IPTv
* Network survivability,
self-healing rings
* Network security
* Pricing, multi-vendor
* Applications over MANs
(Gaming, Distributed Computing, Media Distribution to the home)
* Impact of sensors everywhere including homes

The 15th LAN/MAN workshop will be held from June 10th to 13th, 2007 in vibrant, exciting Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The technical interactions at the workshop will be enhanced by the numerous activities and sightseeing possibilities in the greater New York City area.

Submission, Review and Publication: Please submit a 4-6 page extended abstract, including figures and tables. All abstracts must be electronically submitted in PDF according to the guidelines in the workshop website

The proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore and will include the final version of the Extended Abstract of up to 6 pages. Selected papers will be directed to a magazine or journal publication after the workshop.

Submissions Due (Extended Deadline): February 15, 2007, 8 pm EST

You may submit also a 2-page extended abstract, including figures and tables for a Poster session. All abstracts must be electronically submitted in PDF according to the guidelines in the workshop website

Submissions Due for Poster Session: March 15, 2007, 8 pm EST



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