It has become clear that current networking standards and protocols fall short of coping with the complex challenge of surviving failures and restoring networks, as well as protecting them against malicious attacks. The need to address these challenges has become a focal point of networking research. We intend to consider the following key issues in network survivability:
- Protection and restoration schemes for coping with (potentially multiple) network failures.
- Guaranteeing a satisfactory quality of service (QoS) level, even under the presence of a network failure.
- Investigation of immunization schemes for combating virus spread, including the investigation of the interaction among multiple such schemes within a network.