Editorial Photonic Network Communications, 1, 5±7 (1999) # 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston. Manufactured in The Netherlands. Harmen R. van As Institute of Communication Networks, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria E-mail: Harmen.R.van-As@tuwien.ac.at It is my privilege to welcome you to the inaugural Europe), there were thirty-six projects on a variety of issue of Photonic Network Communications. key aspects of photonic networks. In the current The primary goal of this journal is to publish program, ACTS (Advanced Communications scienti®c articles focusing on activities in research Technologies and Services), thirty-four projects and development related to all-optical communication involved photonic road maps, technologies, and networks. networking. The Defense Advanced Research For years, telecommunication networks have Projects Agency (DARPA) in the United States continuously been driven into new technology promotes the development of Gbit/s testbeds and all- generations. This pace has increased dramatically optical networks in a similar manner. In Japan, many due to signi®cant technological progress and a rich highly-ranked projects abound. The number of over- variety of communication services as well as rapidly views, books and special issues published each year expanding traf®c volume and growing demand for on photonic networks and photonic device technology network ¯exibility and availability. With photonic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

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