The 2023 IEEE 24th International Conference on High-Performance Switching and Routing (IEEE HPSR 2023) will be held in Albuquerque June 5-7. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNM, is the general chair of the conference.

Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou

HPSR is the flagship conference of the Communications Switching and Routing Technical Committee of IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc).

The main focus of the IEEE HPSR 2023 – the 24th edition of HPSR conference – will be to assess how breakthrough changes occurring to NextG Integrated Communications and Computing Systems are affecting areas related to switching and routing, and NextG networks and systems in general.

Tsiropoulou said they are soliciting original and thought-provoking works on big data, data analytics, cloud and edge services, and artificial intelligent techniques applied to networking and switching and routing. Works on autonomous networks, 5G/6G, Industry 4.0, social networks, network, cybersecurity, virtualization and other advanced topics are also welcome. Papers describing original, previously unpublished research, experimental efforts, practical experiences, as well as visionary roadmaps, in all aspects of switching and routing, and NextG networks and systems are being solicited.

IEEE HPSR 2023 will address numerous challenges of today’s data networks, which are being subject to significant changes driven by cloud computing, the Internet of things, data science and analysis in communication networks, and other new concepts. As a result, new technologies are needed to efficiently and effectively cope with the resulting traffic demands. It is important that researchers gather to share their ideas and progress in solving these future challenges that the Internet as a whole is facing.

Most notably, these challenges include narrowing the digital-divide between industrialized and developing countries, offering to the latter all the advantages that come with access to high-speed Internet and the services it provides; handling the bandwidth and delay requirements of multimedia services, P2P and cloud computing applications; deploying IPv6 and providing smooth migration from IPv4; deploying large datacenters and enhancing their switching capabilities; and achieving high energy efficiency in switching and routing equipment. These are only some of the factors that are driving the demand for switching and routing capabilities that are more intelligent, efficient, and reliable than ever before.