Call For Papers/Posters

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The 2013 IEEE Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing will be held in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, ROC. Taipei is one of the most prominent political, economic, and cultural centers in Southeast Asia. As such, it is exciting to host the IEEE HPSR conference in Taipei for the first time, following Heidelberg in Germany, Dallas in USA, Kobe in Japan, Torino in Italy, Phoenix in USA, Hong Kong in China, Poznan in Poland, New York in USA, Beijing in China, Paris in France, Dallas in USA, Cartagena in Spain, and Belgrade in Serbia over the past years. The focus of HPSR 2013 is the innovative technology of high-speed, energy efficient, and high-quality data transmissions, switching, and routing for wired, wireless, and data center networks. HPSR 2013 will comprise technical sessions for presentations of novel results, a poster session, a panel session and three invited tutorial talks on hot topics presented by leading experts. The conference solicits high-quality papers reporting original work in both theoretical and experimental research areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Architectures of high-performance switches and routers
  • Architectures and switching for data center networks
  • Network, storage, and server virtualization
  • Switching, bridging and routing algorithms and protocols
  • Power-aware switching, bridging and routing algorithms
  • Energy efficient switching and routing
  • QoS and scalability of switching, bridging and routing
  • Switching, bridging and routing in data centers and clouds
  • Optical and electronic switching and routing
  • Routing and multicasting in wireless networks
  • Packet classification and scheduling
  • Traffic characterization and engineering
  • High-speed network security
  • Cloud computing

Paper Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be unpublished, and cannot be submitted elsewhere at the same time. Accepted papers should not exceed 6 pages in two-column IEEE Transactions style. Accepted papers longer than 6 pages will be charged US$100 for each extra page. Papers cannot be longer than 8 pages. Papers should be submitted as PDF files through the EDAS system. All submitted papers will be subject to three independent reviews.


The best (non-student) paper award, and the best student paper award, both of which will be announced at the conference. To be eligible for the best paper award, the first author of the paper must be a non-student and one of the authors has to present the paper. To be eligible for the best student paper award, the first author of the paper must be a student, and he or she must present the paper. These awards are granted based on the reviewers' comments and scoring as well as the quality of the presentation.

Poster Session

HPSR 2013 will include a poster session for the first time of all HPSR conferences. The poster session provides a forum for researchers to showcase promising work still in earlier stages of development. Areas of interest are the same as those listed for regular papers. Posters will be evaluated based on their technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchanges of ideas. Submissions from both the industry and universities are encouraged. The accepted two-page poster abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Poster submissions must be formatted according to the style also used for main conference paper submissions, with the exception that they should not exceed 2 pages. Please email poster abstract submissions as PDF attachments to:, with the Subject line reading "HPSR 2013 POSTER SUBMISSION."

Important Dates

Full paper submission:
Paper acceptance notification:
Poster submission:
Poster acceptance notification:
Camera-ready paper:
Camera-ready poster:
January 31, 2013 February 25, 2013
April 8, 2013
April 15, 2013 April 17, 2013
April 22, 2013
April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013