Message from the General Chairs
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 33th Edition of International Teletraffic Congress (ITC’33). The conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Avignon, Avignon, France, from August 31 to September 3 2021. Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it became evident that we would not be able to meet in person and we decided to hold the conference on line . We hope to meet you in Avignon in the years ahead.
The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to exchange and discuss the latest technical advances in the broad areas of teletraffic models, network systems, and measurements. The organizing committee and the technical program committee of the conference have been working hard to develop a high-quality technical program and make the conference a greater success. We are delighted to welcome you to participate in and contribute to the conference.
Sponsored by the IEEE Communication Society, the IFIP Communication Systems Technical Committee (Performance of Communication Systems Working Group), and the ACM Sigcomm, and co-organized by the University of Avignon, ITC’33 follows thirty two very successful events in Japan, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, China, Poland, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, Denmark, Australia and Spain. During this short history, the reputation of ITC has rapidly grown and ITC has become one of the most important conferences in the field of teletraffic models, network systems, and measurements.
The conference would not have been possible without the enthusiastic and hard work of a number of colleagues. We would like to express our appreciation to the Technical Program Chairs, Francesco De Pellegrini, Jianwei Huang and Bo Ji, for their valuable contribution in assembling the high quality conference program. We also thank the workshop chairs Alhusseib Abouzied, Yonggang Wen Nanyang and Stefano Secci, the general local chair, Tania Jimenez,the Publication Chair, Lea Skorin-Kapov and Jocelyne Elias, the international Advisory Council Chair, Michela Meo, the Awards Chair, Prosper Chemouil, the Publicity Chairs, Afaf Arfaoui and Francesco Malandrino, the Publicity Chairs, Fabio Martignon, Vijay Kample, Yuan Wu and Zhiyuan Wang. A conference of this size relies on the contributions of many volunteers, and we would like to acknowledge the efforts of our TPC members and referees for their invaluable help in the review process. We are also grateful to all the authors who trusted the conference with their work.
Special thanks to the Keynote Speakers, Drs. R. Srikant, Rajkumar Buyya and Anja Feldmann, for sharing their expert views on current research topics. We appreciate the support of our sponsors, University of Avignon and Orange Labs.
In closing, we welcome you again to ITC’33. We hope that you will enjoy the program, that you will make the most out of your participation, and that you will come back to ITC for many years to come!
Rachid Elazouzi and Carla Fabiana Chiasserini
ITC 33, 2021
Announcement: ITC 33 2021 to go virtual
The 33 Edition of International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) taking place at the end of Summer 2021, and it is impossible to predict the situation in terms of the pandemic. We sincerely hope that by that time, we are able to travel and to meet up with friends and colleagues in person in Avignon.
Under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, global traveling and meeting have been heavily restricted and difficult. Although we very much hope to provide an opportunity for the community to gather in person in Avignon, the health and safety of the community is our first priority. However, we will grant virtual conference attendance to be possible as well for those unable or unwilling to travel by means of virtual attendance. Of course, the plans may have to be revisited as we get closer to the conference dates.