the homepage of the 2009 International
Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching (WOBS). The workshop will be
held in conjunction with BROADNETS 2009
in Madrid, Spain on
September 14, 2009.
Optical burst/packet switching (OBS/OPS) has been introduced to combine
the advantages of both packet and circuit switching and is considered a
promising technology for the next generation optical Internet. The
success of OBS technology relies on its small control overhead for a
large amount of payload data. Within this context, this workshop seeks
to showcase the latest developments in OBS as for example in multi-cost
burst scheduling, QoS burst routing, hybrid OBS switch architecture,
application-aware OBS architecture, service oriented OBS architecture
and OBS experimental test-beds.
Since first being held in 2003, the Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet
Switching (WOBS) has served as a premier forum for researchers from
academia, industry and government to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss
the technical and commercial challenges associated with burst-switched
and packet-switched optical networks.