PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While all-optical networking has reached a vibrant state, further advances are still needed to continue to cope with the explosive growth of future optical networks according to the current special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly-cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science. Many new technologies have the ability to provide enormous bandwidth for data transport, cost-effective upgrades of networks and greater savings in power consumption.
Titled "The Evolution of Optical Networking," this special 14-paper issue celebrates both the impact and enhanced quality of life that optical networking has brought to our society and the centennial anniversary of the Proceedings of the IEEE. Guest editors for this issue are Ioannis Tomkos, Biswanath Mukherjee, Steven K. Korotky, Rodney S.Tucker and Leda Lunardi. Topics, selected by these guest editors, cover the evolution of the optical networking solutions that have shown the greatest impact over the past years and the largest potential for the future. Specific subjects range from optical network technologies to optical network architecture, algorithms and protocols, from core to access network segments and from the past to the future of optical networking.
Papers in the issue include:
- All-Optical Networking-Evolution, Benefits, Challenges, and Future Vision
- Optical Networks for Grid and Cloud Computing Applications
- Capacity Trends and Limits of Optical Communication Networks
- The Evolution Of Configurable Wavelength Multiplexed Optical Networks - A Historical Perspective
- Wavelength-Selective Reconfiguration In Transparent Agile Optical Networks
- 100-G And Beyond Transmission Technologies For Evolving Optical Networks And Relevant Physical-Layer Issues
- Optical Flow Switching Networks
- Optical Network Management And Control
- Next Generation Optical Network Architecture And Multidomain Issues
- Multilayer And Multi-Domain Resilience In Optical Networks
- Evolution Of Optical Access Networks: Architectures And Capacity Upgrades
- Hybrid Optical Wireless Access Networks
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