LCN 2008

Welcome Message



Welcome to the LCN web site! A particular welcome to those who are new to the IEEE LCN conference and this web site. You can find information on past LCN conferences in our "Prior LCN conferences" section. Nonetheless, a cordial welcome to our regular guests of LCN — both past authors/presenters as well as attendees just listening to LCN activities.

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 (online available via IEEE Xplore). Attendees come from around the world, including North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Both industry and academia are well represented. Topics of paper 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, networks, networking to/at home and office, security, object oriented communications, distributed systems, and real-time networks. Keynote speakers in past years include Fred Baker, Hari Balakrishnan, Dave Clark, Alan Crouch, Denton Gentry, Dev Vrat Gupta, Geoff Huston, Bob Ianucci, Raj Jain, Stephen Kent, Edward Knightly, Peter Newman, Donal O’Mahony, Craig Partridge, Charles Perkins, Radia Perlman, Larry Roberts, Howard Salwen, Rich Seifert, David Skellern, Tim Wild, and Stephen Wolff.

In 1998, LCN started to move from its long standing location of Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) to different locations all over the world, including cities in Europe and Australia.

LCN 2008 is the 33rd meeting of this conference — and still we have something new for this year: The conference and its accompanying workshops will take place in Canada for the first time in LCN history. The beautiful city of Montreal has been chosen as venue, one of the oldest and most interesting cities in North America. We are looking forward to an exciting, vibrant assembly in our venue and again welcome both past and new attendees.