12th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
(IEEE HPSR 2011)

July 4-6, 2011
Cartagena, Spain

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The 2011 IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (IEEE HPSR 2011) will be held in Cartagena (Spain), in the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The goal of the 12th IEEE HPSR is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners from around the world. IEEE HPSR is focused on the technology of high-speed, high-capacity switches and routers, including architectural and algorithmic aspects of high-speed IP networks, possibly adopting optical technologies and wireless user access. Over the last editions, IEEE HPSR has evolved into an important forum of telecommunications and networking for the exchange of state-of-the-art. IEEE HPSR 2011 will comprise of technical sessions for presentations of novel results, panel sessions and tutorials presented by leading experts. The conference solicits high-quality papers reporting original work in both theoretical and experimental research areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • High-performance switch and router architectures
  • Reconfigurable switching
  • Multicast switching and routing
  • Switching in multiprocessor architectures
  • Switching in data centers
  • Optical packet/burst switching
  • Impairment-aware optical switching fabrics
  • Fault tolerant switch fabrics
  • Packet scheduling algorithms
  • Interconnection networks
  • Power-aware switching and routing
  • Router architectures
  • Routing protocols
  • Routing in mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Routing in wireless sensor networks
  • Routing in peer-to-peer networks
  • Routing in wireless mesh networks
  • Routing in cognitive networks
  • Cross-layer routing optimization
  • Cooperative routing
  • Epidemic routing
  • Routing in WDM networks
  • MPLS and GMPLS switching and routing
  • Protection and fast recovery
  • High-speed network security
  • QoS, Traffic engineering and control
  • Network management
  • Pricing, accounting and charging
  • IP over optical networks
  • High speed packet processors
  • Network processors
  • Deep packet inspection
  • Packet classification
  • Address look-up algorithms

Paper Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original papers. Submitted papers must be unpublished, and must not be currently under review by another journal or conference. All submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality and relevance. Submitted papers should not exceed 6 pages in two-column IEEE Transactions style (http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/conferenceTemplates.html).

Accepted papers that are longer than 6 pages will be charged with an over-length fee of $100 per page for the 7th and 8th pages. No paper may be longer than 8 pages. Only PDF files will be considered for review. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE HPSR 2011 Conference Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore®. Therefore, all papers must exactly fulfill the IEEE publication requirements in the final submitted version.

Papers will be submitted electronically as PDF files through the EDAS system (http://edas.info/). All submitted papers will be subject to three peer reviews. 


Proposals are solicited for tutorials. Please contact Nina Skorin-Kapov (nina.skorin-kapov@fer.hr) for further information.

Best Paper Award

A Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award will be granted from a set of outstanding papers, based on the quantitative and qualitative classifications as well as comments provided by the program committee reviewers, and their oral presentation at the conference. Best Paper Award is rewarded with 600 EUR. Best Student Paper Award is rewarded with 300 EUR.

Journal Publication

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Special Issue Challenges in High-Performance Switching and Routing in the Future Internet of the Computer Networks journal published by Elsevier.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: January 15, 2011  February 1, 2011 23:59 CET (Central European Time)
Tutorial submission: January 15, 2011 (please contact nina.skorin-kapov@fer.hr)
Acceptance notifications: March 22, 2011
Camera-ready due: May 5, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE HPSR 2011 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for only 1 paper.