Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Projeto de Cooperação Internacional CAPES/COFECUB
Grupo de Teleinformática e Automação


The New Networking Generation : architectures and protocols

Prof. Serge Fdida -LIP6/Université Pierre et Marie Curie

14 de julho de 1998 - Sala H206 - 9:00 / 12:00 h, 13:30 / 16:30 h

Serge Fdida received a Ph.D degree in 1984 and an Habilitation in 1989, both from the university Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France). He is currently a full professor at the University P. & M. Curie (Paris 6). He has been an assistant professor from 1983 to 1989 and a professor with the university René Descartes (Paris) from 1989 to 1995. He also spend a sabbatical year in 1995 with IBM RTP (Raleigh, USA). Serge Fdida is heading the Network and Performance Research group of the Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6). His research interests are in the area of high-performance networks and protocols, multimedia services, modeling and performance evaluation. He is a member of the editorial boards of Computer Communication Journal and RERIR. He has been an author and co-author of more than 50 papers in the field of modeling, performance evaluation and networking. He has published books in French on these topics.


This presentation aims at giving an overview of the last developments in networking architectures and protocols, carried out in several bodies such as the ATM Forum or IETF. Although, ATM is very controversial as a future general purpose technology, the ATM forum is still very active and products are now sold in a context best suited to the ATM features. We will consider the latest developments in the areas of traffic management (TM4.0), routing and signaling (PNNI, UNI) and protocols (LANE, CLIP, MPOA). These solutions have to be understood and compare to other proposals that are either competitors or associated with ATM. We will consider some of them such as switched or gigabit Ethernet in the local premises, IP switching, Tag or label switching as well as gigabit routers. Finally, we will explore the IP evolutionís toward the support of Quality of Service (RSVP, IntServ, DiffServ).