Introduction 6 H.R. van As/Introduction and-select and discusses switch design, analysis, and I would like to thank all authors for contributing to operation. The fourth paper from National Kaohsiung this special issue on ``IP over WDM and optical First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, packet switching''. Particular thanks goes also to the considers a packet-switched WDM star network with reviewers who shared the work with me to put this ®xed transmitters and tunable receivers having the issue together. capability of simultaneously selecting more than one wavelength. An optical scheduling algorithm for uniform traf®c is given and performance results show the achieved throughput advantage. The authors Harmen R. van As was born in of the ®fth paper from Korea University in Seoul Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 1943. present an ef®cient optical-packet addressing tech- He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in nique for optical packet-switched networks, where the Electrical Engineering (1968) and a supplementary degree in Industrial packet address is given by a pre-assigned radio Management and Operations Research frequency carrier. The sixth paper from National (1970) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technical University of Athens proposes to use Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. multidimensional packet labeling for metropolitan The Dr.-Ing. degree Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

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