Call For Papers

Fourth International Workshop on High Performance Protocol Architectures


UCL, June 15-16, 1998

A workshop organised by University College London, within the context of the European Esprit Long Term Research HIPPARCH program, sponsored by CEC DG III.

Procedure for CNIS

Program and Registration

Nadia Kausar, UCL, UK,
Paul White, UCL, UK
Lorenzo Vicisano, UCL, UK,,
Telephone: +44 171 419 3670
Fax: +44 171 387 1397
Jon Crowcroft, UCL, UK
Chirstophe Diot, INRIA, France
Andrew Campbell, Columbia, USA
Patrick Cocquet, Dassault Electronique, France
Jon Crowcroft, UCL, England
Christophe Diot, INRIA, France
Wolfgang Effelsberg, Univ. of Mannheim, Germany
Julio Escobar, SENACYT, Panama
Oivind Kure, Telenor Research, Norway
Gurudatta Parulkar, Washington Univ., USA
Frank Reichert, Ericsson Radio, Sweden
Bengt Ahlgren, SICS, Sweden
Aruna Seneviratne, UTS, Australia
Stephen Pink, Lulea Univerity, Sweden
Per Gunningberg, Uppsala University, Sweden
Lixia Zhang, UCLA, USA
Martina Zitterbart, TU Braunschweig, Germany

Hipparch Workshop c/o Jon Crowcroft
Dept. of Computer Science
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT, UK

The aim of the HIPPARCH workshop is to allow researchers and practioners of state of the art work to present the design and implementation techniques for high performance communication subsystems. Techniques based on Application Level Framing and network conciousness (adaptive, or light-qos aware) are of particular interest. At the workshop results from the ongoing Esprit project HIPPARCH will be presentated and disseminated.

High quality papers from the workshop will be selected, and, after re-review and suitable revisions, be published in a special issue of Computer Networks and ISDN Systems (instructions for authors).

Topics of interest for which original research papers are solicited include:

  • adaptable transmission control mechanisms
  • scalable reliable and semi-reliable multicast protocols
  • efficient implementation techniques
  • Protocol Adaption to mobile and nomadic communication
  • integration of applications and higher layer protocols
  • QoS mapping between applications and protocols, including aggregation and summarisation mechanisms
  • application oriented design of higher layer protocols
  • host system support for high performance continous media (e.g. scheduling for QoS, Multciast etc)

In order to maximise the benefits of a workshop of this nature, we encourage submission of papers which describe on-going research and recent experiences.


Full papers, extended abstract or a position statement describing current research are preferably submitted by electronic means, in postscript format to: or printed on papers and sent to the workshop secretary.

Full or short papers are required for accepted abstracts and position papers. We intend to select some accepted full papers and to recommend them for publication in a journal or magazine.

Further information


Extended abstract due 12 March 1998
Acceptance notification 12 May 1998
Final paper submission: 1 June 1998


Updated 27/10/1997