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Welcome to the homepage of the 2009 International Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching (WOBS). The workshop will be held in conjunction with BROADNETS 2009 in Madrid, Spain on September 14, 2009.

Optical burst/packet switching (OBS/OPS) has been introduced to combine the advantages of both packet and circuit switching and is considered a promising technology for the next generation optical Internet. The success of OBS technology relies on its small control overhead for a large amount of payload data. Within this context, this workshop seeks to showcase the latest developments in OBS as for example in multi-cost burst scheduling, QoS burst routing, hybrid OBS switch architecture, application-aware OBS architecture, service oriented OBS architecture and OBS experimental test-beds.

Since first being held in 2003, the Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching (WOBS) has served as a premier forum for researchers from academia, industry and government to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss the technical and commercial challenges associated with burst-switched and packet-switched optical networks. 


  • Submission is now open
  • On-line submission due: May 15, 2009(Extended May 31)
  • Acceptance notification: July 10, 2009(Extended July 22)
  • Camera-ready manuscript due: July 24, 2009(Extended August 7)
See you at WOBS 2009!