Call for Papers

The ITC, founded in 1955, provides, through regular bi-annual congresses and seminars, the main international forum for teletraffic research and engineering. The purpose of the ITC is to stimulate the development and application of teletraffic theory for planning, engineering, managing and administrating telecommunication networks. The analysis and control of traffic phenomena in such networks require measurements, forcecasts, as well as network management algorithms. The ITC gathers teletraffic experts from research organizations, universities, manufacturers, network operators and international technical organizations yielding a well-balanced contribution from theory and application. ITCs are organized so that researchers, engineers, and administrators from telcos and data network operators can interact and benefit from discussions and exchange of ideas. ITC also benefits from the social environment which allows for the creation of new personal contacts between delegates.

Conference City

After 33 years, the ITC meets again in Germany - in Berlin, the old and new capital, a four million people meeting place of the East and the West in the center of Europe. Berlin is a city in transition, one that is not always easy to understand, and which is often quite difficult to describe. However, no other city of Germany reflects the historical events of the last few years to the extent Berlin does.
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Conference Venue

Close to the river Spree in the center of Berlin, the "Haus am Köllnischen" Park is located just a few minutes walking distance from famous places such as Alexanderplatz, Humboldt University, Gendarmenmarkt, Reichstag or Brandenburg Tor.

Providing QoS in Heterogeneous Environments

ITC 18 will be held in the transient phase where IP architectures migrate from being networks only to also substituting traditional circuit-switched networks. Papers are welcome tackling the following topics:

Network Architecures and Technologies

  • Next generation networks
  • Broadband transport networks
  • Access networks
  • Wireless networks and wireless LANs
  • Heterogeneous networks and ubiquitous communication
  • Web technologies
  • Voice over IP
  • Ad hoc and peer to peer networking
  • Communication protocols

Traffic Control and Engineering

  • Traffic engineering
  • Quality of service provisioning
  • Service pricing
  • Overload control
  • Traffic management
  • QoS in multi-provider networks
  • Service-aware admission control
  • Traffic conditioning
  • Routing
  • Mobility management and signalling
  • Network planning and optimization
  • Network management
  • Reliability and Survivability

Methods and Tools

  • Traffic characterization and modelling
  • Performance evaluation
  • Queueing theory
  • Scheduling
  • Simulation methodology
  • Traffic and performance measurements

Important Dates

Full paper due: 19 January 2003
Notification of acceptance mailed: 16 April 2003
Camera ready paper due: 1 June 2003

Submission of Papers

Papers should not exceed 15 double-spaced pages (about 5000 words), have an abstract of 100-200 words, and be original material not previously published. The title page should contain the authors' names, affiliation and contact details. The corresponding author must be indicated. Only electronic submission via the ITC18 homepage will be arranged.

Conference Organization and Contact Address

ITC 18
VDE Conference Services
Stresemannallee 15D-60596 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 6308-202
Fax: +49 69 9631-5213

Executive Committee

Chair: Joachim Claus, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn
Secretariat: Volker Schanz, ITG/VDE, Frankfurt
Conference Office: Rupert Rompel, VDE, Frankfurt

Technical Programme Committee

Joachim Charzinski, Siemens Munich
Ralf Lehnert, Dresden University of Technology
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Würzburg
Carmelita Görg, University of Bremen (Tutorials Chair)

International TPC

Marco Ajmone Marsan, Italy
Åke Arvidsson, Sweden
Khalid Begain, United Kingdom
Chris Blondia, Belgium
Onno Boxma, The Netherlands
Herwig Bruneel, Belgium
Olga Casals, Spain
Prosper Chemouil, France
Laurie Cuthbert, UK
Hermann de Meer, UK
Edmundo de Souza e Silva, Brazil
Zbigniew Dziong, USA
Khaled Elsayed, Egypt
Peder Emstad, Norway
David Everitt, Australia
Serge Fdida, France
Georges Fiche, France
Markus Fiedler, Sweden
Luigi Fratta, Italy
H. Richard Gail, USA
Richard Harris, Australia
Frank Hübner-Szabo de Bucs, USA
Villy Baek Iversen, Denmark
Konosuke Kawashima, Japan
Peter Key, United Kingdom
Daniel Kofman, USA
Yonathan Levy, USA
Xiong Jiang Liang, China
Karl Lindberger, Sweden
Michel Mandjes, The Netherlands
Ian Marshall, UK
Debasis Mitra, USA
Sándor Molnár, Hungary
Jorge Moreira de Souza, Brazil
Arne A. Nilsson, USA
Ilkka Norros, Finland
Baron Peterssen, South Africa
Michal Pioro, Poland
Jim Roberts, France
Matthew Roughan, USA
Hiroshi Saito, Japan
Shohei Sato, Japan
Danny Tsang, Hong Kong
Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands
Rob van der Mei, The Netherlands
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Spain
Jorma Virtamo, Finland
Y.T. Wang, USA
Pat Wirth, USA
Jim Yan, Canada
Hideaki Yoshino, Japan
Moshe Zukerman, Australia

National TPC

Dieter Baum, University of Trier
Matthias Baumann, Dresden University of Technology
Gunter Bolch, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Andreas Brandt, Humboldt University
Joachim Charzinski, Siemens AG
Jörg Eberspächer, Munich University of Technology
Anja Feldmann, Saarland University
Wolfgang Fischer, Cisco GmbH
Carmelita Görg, University of Bremen
Franz Hartleb, T-Systems GmbH
Boudewijn Haverkort, Aachen University of Technology
Christoph Herrmann, Philips Research
Ulrich Killat, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg
Udo Krieger, T-Systems GmbH
Paul J. Kühn, University of Stuttgart
Ralf Lehnert, Dresden University of Technology
Georg Rößler, Tenovis GmbH&Co.KG
Stefan Schneeberger, Siemens AG
Hans-Peter Schwefel, Siemens AG
Michael Söllner, Lucent Technologies GmbH
Michael Tangemann, Alcatel AG
Sandra Tartarelli, NEC GmbH
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Würzburg
Kurt Tutschku, University of Würzburg
Bernhardt Walke, Aachen University of Technology
Ulrich Wellens, Vodafone GmbH
Albert Weller, T-Mobile GmbH
Adam Wolisz, Berlin University of Technology
Martina Zitterbart, University of Karlsruhe