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
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).