Call For Papers

The IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications

February 11-13, 2002
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA, USA

Sponsored by: IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Distributed Processing

General Chair and Program Co-Chair General Co-Chair Program Chair
D. R. Avresky F. Lombardi B. W. Johnson
E-mail: E-mail: E-mail:
Network Computing Lab. Northeastern University University of Virginia
Northeastern University ECE Department EE Department
ECE Department Boston, MA 02115, USA Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
Boston, MA 02115, USA

Program Committee
M. Azevedo, Compaq Computers, USA K. Birman, Cornell University, NY, USA
J. Bruck, Caltech, CA, USA I. Chlamtac, UTD, TX, USA
J. Duato, University of Valencia, Spain K. Fuchs, Purdue Univiversity, IN, USA
P. Fejer, UMB, MA, USA C. Fetzer, AT&T, Shannon Lab., USA
O. Frieder, IIT, IL, USA D. Follet, Emulex, USA
J. Gaudiot, University of South California, CA, USA J. Hayes, The University of Michigan, USA
H. Hellwagner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria B. Horst, 3WARE, USA
T. Katayama, JAIST, Japan H. Levendel, Motorola, USA
Q. Li, Santa Clara Univiversity, USA R. Melhem, University of Pittsbourgh, USA
P. Mehra, Compaq Computers, USA K. Makki, Fl. Int. University, USA
E. Maehle, University of Luebeck, Germany A. Robinson, STDC, USA
M. Raynal, IRISA, France J. Redi, BBN, USA
A. Shvartsman, University of Connecticut, CT, USA K. Siu, MIT, MA, USA
A. Steininger, TUV, Austria P. Simienov, Germany
J. Plank - Univ. of Tennessee, USA H. Verheyen, Monterey Design, USA
The IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications is seeking articles concerning fundamental research and practical experience reports.The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Routing Mechanisms and Protocols, IP Multicast - System Area Networks (SAN)/Switch Fabrics
- Performance Modeling/Analysis and Load Balancing - Local and Wide Area Networking
- High Speed Networks/Protocols and Middleware - Optical Communication Networks
- Terabit optical switching/routing architectures - Quality of Services (QoS) Issues
- Computation-intensive Applications in Networked Systems - Virtual Private Networking
- Programming Environments and Tools for Distributed Systems - Web Caching and Switching
- Dependable High-Speed Wide, Local, and System Area Networks - Dependable Distributed Mobile Computing
- Protocol Verification and Validation, Network Security - Reliable Group Communications Protocols
- Scalable and Reliable Distributed Servers, Internet Servers - Practical Experiences and Prototypes, e-Commerce

Important Dates:Manuscripts due (extended): June 20, 2001
Authors notified by: July 15, 2001
Camera-ready manuscripts:August 15, 2001
Industrial-track papers/commercial exhibits

Industrial track papers/exhibits are excellent opportunity for companies to present new technologies. The industrial researchers can promote awareness about their recent results and obtain feedback from the audience. Companies interested in participating at NCA_01 in Cambridge, MA, should contact D. Avresky by June 25, 2001 for industrial papers and by July 25, 2001 for exhibitions.
Submission Requirements: Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts are not to exceed 20 double-spaced A4 or Letter pages, including all figures and tables. Type size must be at least 12 points. Manuscripts must contain a cover page with author contact information (name, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address) and a 100-words abstract. Manuscripts must be cleared for publication and should be formatted such that they can be viewed using Ghostview (ps file) or Acrobat Reader (pdf file). Accepted manuscripts will be included in the Symposium Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Please send an electronic version of the manuscript, in English, to D.Avresky:
Please address all other correspondence regarding this symposium to F. Lombardi ( and B. Johnson (