Information & Telecommunication Technology Center
Nichols Hall - West Campus
2291 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-2969

Second Annual

Sprint Applied Research parTners Advanced Networking (SPARTAN) Symposium

19-20 May 1998

Technology in broadband wide area networking is rapidly changing. Advances in fiber optics, wireless, ATM, IP, and network management are enabling new communications services. The purpose of this by-invitation only symposium is to highlight on-going Sprint sponsored research that is focused on these technologies. The symposium will bring together researchers to discuss their work and provide a forum to demonstrate new communications concepts and technologies. The symposium will address (1) advances in transmission technology, focusing on wireless and optical technologies, and (2) advances in networking systems with a focus on ATM, IP, and issues in real-time network, control and signaling.


7:45 AM - 8:15 AM         REGISTRATION

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM         KEYNOTE ADDRESS: William Edwards, Sprint/KU


  • What It Means to be a Public Network -- and How That Should Influence Our Research and Design Directions
  • Bryan Lyles, Sprint
  • Architectural Considerations for Real-Time CORBA ORBS and Applications
  • David Levine, Washington University
  • System Support for Implementation and Evaluation of Real-Time ORBs
  • Doug Niehaus, University of Kansas
  • Practical Experience in Control Architecture Development for the Tempest Environment
  • Sean Rooney, University of Cambridge

    10:15 AM - 10:45 AM       BREAK

    10:45 AM - 12:15 PM       SESSION 2: SERVICES ISSUES

  • Resource Management and Differentiated Services
  • Lixia Zhang, UCLA
  • High Performance Computer Services in a WAN Environment
  • Mark Clement, BYU
  • Project Orion: Transparent Server (Cluster) Selection
  • Christoph Schuba, Sun Microsystems Laboratories
  • Game-Theoretic Analysis of Static Pricing Policies in Multi-Service Networks
  • Luiz DaSilva, University of Kansas

    12:15 PM - 1:00 PM         LUNCH

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM           SESSION 3: IP & ATM ISSUES

  • Why IP Over ATM Doesn't Matter Anymore
  • Tom Lyon, Nokia
  • Sizing and Management of Router Buffers
  • H. T. Kung, Harvard
  • Real Time Over ATM and IP
  • Zig Budrikis, Curtin University
  • Network Design Issues in QoS Routing
  • Nina Taft-Plotkin, SRI

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM          BREAK


  • The Global Internet-A Different Perspective on Broadband Access to the Internet
  • Rajiv Dighe, NEC
  • Issues and Strategies in Broadband Wireless Access
  • Tony Acampora & Ramesh Rao, UCSD
  • High Performance I/O Subsystem with QoS
  • Fred Kuhns, Washington University
  • QoS-Sensitive Transport of Real-Time Traffic Using Adaptive Forward Error Correction
  • Kihong Park, Purdue University
  • Performance Measurements on National Scale ATM Networks
  • Victor Frost, University of Kansas

    6:00 PM         Reception at the McGee Room, 2nd floor, Adams Alumni Center (cash bar)

    7:00 PM         Dinner at the Bruckmiller Room, 2nd floor, Adams Alumni Center


    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM         SESSION 5: TRANSMISSION ISSUES-I

  • Bitrate Independent, All Optical Clock Recovery
  • Ken Demarest, University of Kansas
  • Optical Link Quality Monitoring
  • Chris Allen, University of Kansas
  • Service Independent Access Points (SIAP) to Optical Wide Area Networks
  • Joseph Evans, University of Kansas
  • The Evolution of Optical Transport Networks
  • Rod Alferness, Lucent

    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM         BREAK

    10:30 AM - 12:00 noon       SESSION 6: TRANSMISSION ISSUES-II

  • Optical Network Architecture & Protection Switching Scenarios
  • Naoya Henmi, NEC Japan
  • The Emerging Optical Network
  • Rick Talbot, Ciena
  • Visions of Advanced Communications
  • Hank Dardy, NRL

    12:00 noon - 1:00 PM         LUNCH

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM             SESSION 7: WRAPUP AND DISCUSSIONS

    Workshop Organizers

    Bill Edwards, Rick Lett, and Victor Frost

    For Additional Information

    Victor S. Frost
    Acting Director
    Information & Telecommunication Technology Center
    University of Kansas
    2291 Irving Hill Road
    Lawrence, Kansas 66045
    Phone - 785-864-4833
    Email - frost@ittc.ku.edu
    Fax - 785-864-7789


    Directions to ITTC at Nichols Hall on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus.

    Revised 13 August 1998 by Joseph B. Evans