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2015 IEEE 16th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing will be held in Budapest, Hungary. Budapest is one of the ten most popular conference destination in the world.

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The registration is available via IEEE.
The early rate is valid until May 24.

  Early fee
(before 24 May)
Late fee
(after 24 May)
ComSoc Member $550 $670
IEEE/Sister Society Member $600 $720
Non Member $700 $820
IEEE or ComSoc Student Member $400 $500
Student Non Member $480 $580
IEEE Life Member $400 $520

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Registration details and cancellation policy can be read at the CVENT site.

Visa Assistance from IEEE Communications Society

Technical Paper Authors can generate their Visa Assistance Letters from ComSoc through EDAS.

  1. Log into EDAS and find your paper.
  2. Toward the bottom of the page, you will find in the properties column the words "visa letter", and beside it, an image of an envelope outlined in yellow.
  3. Click on this envelope, and you will be able to confirm or change your address information reflected in the letter.
  4. The system will then automatically generate the letter for your use.
  5. /If you have any problems, please click the help tab in the EDAS system./

    All other participants (i.e., speakers, committee members), including authors needing a printed copy letter should follow the instructions listed at the COMSOC Visa Assistance Website

Demo session

HPSR 2015 will include a Demonstration Session. Authors from academia and industry are encouraged to submit a concise description of novel prototypes and demos corresponding to relevant topics of the Conference. This includes the full spectrum from work-in-progress prototypes to ready-to-use products.

All demonstration submissions should be between two and six pages, in the standard Conference proceedings style. If the submitted paper is accepted, a live demonstration is to be arranged during the assigned demonstration session. The presenter is asked to provide an "elevator pitch"-like talk (2 mins) to introduce the demo to the whole audience. Accepted demo papers will appear on IEEEXPLORE database. Please note that demo session participants will need to register for the conference. Specific requirements concerning space, power, network, security, etc. will be defined upon acceptance notification. (Internet connection will be available.) At the conference, all accepted demos will be evaluated and considered for the Best Demo Award.

Demonstration Chair:

Please submit a pdf document through the EDAS system.

Call for Tutorials

Tutorials are solicited in all HPSR 2015 topics.

Four to six tutorials are expected to be held in duration of 90 minutes or 2x90 minutes each.

Please submit a pdf document through the EDAS system containing:

Tutorial Chairs:

List of accepted tutorials


With the unprecedented growth of the Internet as both, the access and the backbone for communications and information services, it is essential that researchers gather to share their ideas and progress on solving the future challenges that the Internet faces. They include software defined networks (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV) and clouds; the convergence of fixed and mobile access with excessive offlaoding from mobile to Wi-Fi networks; handling the various traffic, quality, fairness and availability requirements; deploying large datacenters and enhancing their switching capabilities; use of content delivery networks; achieving energy efficiency of switching and routing equipment. These are only a few of the topics that have demanded switching and routing capabilities that are more intelligent, more efficient, and more reliable than ever before.

IEEE HPSR 2015 will address the following topics:



Submitted papers must be unpublished and should not be submitted elsewhere at the same time. Accepted full papers should not exceed 6 pages in two-column IEEE Transactions style. Accepted full papers longer than 6 pages will be charged $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.

Note: To be published in the IEEE HPSR 2015 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 2 papers.


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IEEE Conference Manager:

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Scientific program

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Accepted invited lectures, tutorials



General information


The electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz. Japanese, UK, USA and other visitors: please note that in Hungary Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets ("Schuko sockets") are used, which also accepts CEE7/16 "Europlugs".

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The official national Hungarian currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Though Hungary is a member of the European Union, only a few shops and restaurants accept Euros (EUR) for payment. Currency exchange booths are available in Budapest at the airport terminals, railway stations, travel agencies, banks and various places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary. Click here to see the actual official exchange rates. Traveller's cheques and convertible currency may be exchanged at these facilities. Major credit cards are usually accepted in most hotels, restaurants and certain shops in the city. Obtaining cash against ATM or credit cards is very easy from the ATM cash machines that can be found at almost each bank office, hotel or on the street.

Liability and insurance

The organisers cannot accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the Symposium. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to the Symposium.


The international code for Hungary is 36, the area code for Budapest is 1. To call a number within Hungary, first dial 06. Budapest telephone numbers have seven digits, all other areas have six digits (in addition to the area codes). To make an international call from Hungary, first dial 00, then the country code followed by the area code and the subscriber's telephone number. Public telephones accept either coins (20, 50, and 100 HUF) or phone cards (available from tobacconists, newsagents, post offices, and petrol stations). To call a (Hungarian) mobile phone, from a public telephone first dial 06, followed by the subscriber's seven-digit number starting with 20-, 30- or 70-.

Important phone numbers

English is usually spoken at the emergency numbers listed below. In case English is not spoken, dial 112

Ambulance: 104
Fire brigade: 105
Police: 107
Central help number: 112
General enquiries: 197
Inland enquiries: 198
International enquiries: 199
Hungarian Automobile Club help number: 188


Hungary is in the Central European Time Zone. In the summer months clocks are set at GMT + 2 hours.


The weather in Hungary in July is usually sunny and warm. Temperatures are usually in the range between 25 and 30 °C during the day. Check the weather forecast at, or at For other regions of Hungary check

Travel & visa

Travel to the region

General information

The region has an easy access from all countries of Europe, and also from other continents. For travel to Budapest there are several good options. The international airport of Budapest (terminals 2A, 2B) connects the city directly to some overseas and to all important European destinations. The three main railway stations (Déli, Keleti, Nyugati) are either terminations or stops of many intercity trains from west and east, south and north. There are several international coach services to Budapest. Motorists can also reach Budapest easily on the European motorway network.

Travel to Budapest by air

There are daily direct flights from most European and from some North American cities. Liszt Ferenc Airport is situated on the SE margin of Budapest, 20 km from the city centre and is a popular destination for many low fare air carriers. The Airport Minibus service is relatively cheap and reliable. Public transport buses (#200E, air conditioned, from Terminal 1 also#93) circulate between the terminals and the Kőbánya-Kispest terminal of the Metro line 3 (“blue line”) at 8-15-minute intervals in daytime. As an alternative, trains from Terminal 1 leave for Nyugati railway station frequently. Főtaxi has exclusive rights for operation of a taxi service from (and to) the airport for fixed prices according to distance zones (hence the name) based on a contract with Budapest Airport Ltd.

liszt-ferenc-repuloterBudapest airport has two terminals (practically one large, as 2B is directly connected to 2A),

Travel to Budapest by train

Budapest has direct rail links to some 25 capitals. There are three major international railway stations in Budapest:

For information on international connections in English see the railway journey planner of the MÁV-Start Zrt. (Hungarian Railway Passenger Transport Co.) or the international railway journey planner Deutsche Bahn.

Visa and customs information

Customs information for Hungary

Hungary joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. Since that date Hungary has adopted the customs regulation of the European Union. Detailed information about travel documents and customs can be found in this booklet published by the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard, providing useful information for tourists travelling within the European Union or travelling from a non-community country (third country) to any Member State of the European Union. For further information about the custom procedures, please consult the homepage of the Hungarian customs authority.

Visa information for Hungary

Hungary is part of the Schengen Area of 25 European countries. For non-Schengen EU, USA and Canadian citizens a valid passport is sufficient to enter Hungary. Citizens of other countries should check whether visa is needed for them when entering Hungary (for more information please visit the home page of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary). On request, the Organizing Committee will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary. Please indicate during the registration if you need a personal invitation to attend the conference. It is important to note that a visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorise its bearer automatically to enter the country.




Hungary is a landlocked country of 93,030 km2 area in Central Europe, in the middle of the Carpathian Basin. It is bounded on the north by Slovakia; on the northeast by Ukraine; on the east by Romania; on the south by Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia; and on the west by Austria. Plains and gentle hills of the Pannonian Basin dominate its surface. Some inselbergs form 600-900 m high mountain ranges. Temperate grasslands, agricultural land, meadows and non-coniferous forests characterise the landscape. Two major rivers: the Danube and the Tisza flow across the country from north to south. Lake Balaton, the biggest lake in Central Europe is a favourite target of tourists because of its warm water and nice landscape.

During its more than 1000 years of existence Hungary has experienced every possible historical ups and downs. It was several times invaded by different empires, occupied neighbouring areas, suffered several subdivisions, won battles and campaigns, lost world wars, survived civil wars and fallen revolutions. Since 2004 Hungary has been a member of the European Union.

Hungary has a slowly diminishing population of 10 million. The capital: Budapest is the most densely populated area with its 1.7 million inhabitants. Major cities of over 100,000 inhabitants are Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs, Győr, Nyíregyháza, Kecskemét and Székesfehérvár.

The dominant Hungarian (Magyar) population arrived from the east, from the Ural region. Its Finno-Ugric language and its traditional folklore is different from those of the surrounding Slavic, German and Romanian populations. Today's Hungary hosts ethnic minorities (altogether 10%) including Roma (Gipsies), Germans, Slovakians, Croatians, Serbs, Romanians etc. Nearly 3 millions Hungarians live outside Hungary as minorities, mostly in the immediate neighbourhood.

For facts and details see the CIA Factbook or the wikipedia article about Hungary.

From the wide range of travel and tourism information sites on Hungary see e.g. the official Hungary tourism site or the site of the Lonely Planet.

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Click the pictures to see the movies on Budapest.


Heroes_Square,_BudapestBudapest, the capital of Hungary, is an economic, financial and cultural centre with two million inhabitants. The city, known by many as the “Pearl of the Danube”, is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully located capitals in the world. Budapest has a history dating back over 2000 years: there are ruins from the times of the Roman Empire as well as from the Middle Ages.

Its main characteristics reflect the atmosphere of the end of the 19th century when the millennium of the Hungarian state was celebrated. It boasts a number of museums, theatres, concert halls, a lot of restaurants and other amenities.


Due to the favourable geological setting of Budapest, there are more than 100 thermal springs and wells producing more than 30,000 m3 of thermal water supply to 12 medicinal baths. In recent years the UNESCO put several parts of the city on the World Heritage list. For more information about Budapest, you may wish to visit some of the links below:

Official home page of Budapest:
Official touristical web-site of Budapest:
Wikipedia site:
Selected foreign web sites:


Danubius Hotel Margitsziget
H-1007 Budapest, Margitsziget


Standard room

  • for one person: 79 EUR/night
  • for two persons: 89 EUR/night

Junior suite

  • for one person: 119 EUR/night
  • for two persons: 129 EUR/night

VAT, city tax and the breakfast are included in the prices.


The spa hotel, opened in 1979, totally restored in 2001, is situated on the picturesque Margaret Island, in the middle of Budapest. The hotel is connected with Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget by an underground corridor, so the medical facilities are shared and services of both hotels are at guests’ disposal.

The hotels are surrounded by a peaceful and tranquil green park. Bicycles, horses, carts and electric buggies can be hired to get around.

Margaret Island (Hungarian: Margit-sziget [ˈmɒrɡit ˈsigɛt], German: Margareteninsel) is a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long island, 500 metres (550 yards) wide, (0.965 km2 (238 acres) in area) in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, Hungary. The island is mostly covered by landscape parks, and is a popular recreational area. Its medieval ruins are reminders of its importance in the Middle Ages as a religious centre. The island spans the area between the Margaret Bridge (south) and the Árpád Bridge (north). Before the 14th century the island was called Insula leporum (Island of Rabbits). Administratively Margaret Island used to belong to the 13th district until 2013. Now it is directly under the control of the city.

Today's appearance was developed through the connection of three separate islands, the Festő (Painter), the Fürdő (Bath) and the Nyulak (Rabbits), during the end of the 19th century, to control the flow of the Danube. Originally, the island was 102.5 metres above sea level, but now has been built up to 104.85 metres above sea level to control flooding

Travel discounts


The Star Alliance™ Members Airlines are pleased to be appointed as the preferred Airline Network for HPSR 2015.

To obtain the Star Alliance™ Meetings Plus discounts, please call Ms.Timea Szarvas, +36 1 327 0814 (or and quote the following Meeting Code LH03M15

The participating airlines for this event are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India,Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egypt Air, EthiopianAirlines, EVA Airways, LOT Airlines, Lufthansa, ScandinavianAirlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, ThaiAirways International, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines

Please note: For travel from Japan and New Zealand special fares or discounts are offered by the participating airlines on their own network.