The IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, is one of the networking industry's oldest, continuously running conferences. The LCN focuses on practical, leading-edge applications and research in the area of computer networks. It has an informal, workshop-style atmosphere, offering significant opportunity for speakers, panelists, and attendees to spend unstructured time together. The papers presented at the LCN are subject to thorough peer review and are published in the LCN Proceedings. Attendees come from around the world, including North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Both industry and academia are well represented. Topics of papers and panel sessions include high-speed networking, high-performance protocols, local, metropolitan, and wide area networks, internetworking, network and protocol design, wireless networks, routing and switching, multimedia, ATM and gigabit LANs, networking to/at home and office, security, object oriented communications, distributed systems, and real-time networks. Keynote speakers in past years include Dave Clark, Denton Gentry, Dev Vrat Gupta, Geoff Huston, Bob Ianucci, Raj Jain, Stephen Kent, Edward Knightly, Peter Newman, Craig Partridge, Charles Perkins, Radia Perlman, Larry Roberts, Howard Salwen, Rich Seifert, Tim Wild, and Stephen Wolff.
LCN 2007 is the 32nd meeting of this conference our second meeting in Europe and first in Ireland. We are looking forward to an exciting, vibrant assembly in our venue and welcome both past and new attendees.