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 Welcome to international conference
IFIP MAN Network


Metropolitan Area Networks

Architecture, protocols, control, and management

April 11-13, 2005, Sofitel Plaza

Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

A MAN (Metropolitan area network) is typically a backbone network that spans a metropolitan area. A new era of computer networking is emerging with new MAN technologies that use fiber networks, MPLS, GMPLS, Ethernet LAN networks across the MAN. Most important are the services being offered by carriers that compete with the incumbent phone companies. The new networks are also extremely flexible. In some cases, customers can access the application providers using SLAs. Mobility and security are also two important criteria for choosing a MAN architecture. To further encourage research in this area, the theme of this conference is: Networking for MANs.

Chair of conference

Guy Pujolle (University Paris 6)



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