Preface. Committees. Part One: Performance of wavelength-routed networks. Performance of Multicast Sessions in Wavelength-Routed WDM Networks; A.E. Kamal, A.K. Al-Yatama. ILP Formulation of Grooming over Wavelength Routing with Protection; T. Cinkler. Mapping of Arbitrary Traffic Demand and Network Topology on a Mesh of Rings Network; C. Mauz. A Design Method of Logical Topology for IP over WDM Networks with Stable Routing; Junichi Katou, et al. Influence of Chord Length on the Blocking Performance of Wavelength Routed Chordal Ring Networks; M.M. Freire, H.J.A. da Silva. Near Optimal Design of Lightpath Routing and Wavelength Assignment in Purely Optical WDM Networks; Hong-Hsu Yen, F. Yeong-Sung Lin. Part Two: Protection and restoration in WDM networks. An Intelligent and Mobile Agent-based Approach for Dynamic Protection Set-up in Future Optical Networks; D. Rossier-Ramuz, et al. A Framework for Service-Guaranteed Path Protection of the Optical Internet; Pin-Han Ho, H.T. Mouftah. Multiple Objective Heuristic for Ring Loading and Logical Wavelength Assignment in OCH-SPRings; R. Meersman, et al. Part Three: Optical packet and burst switching. Optical Packet Switching over Arbitrary Physical Topologies using the Manhattan Street Network: An Evolutionary Approach; O. Komolafe, et al. Packet-selective Photonic Add/Drop Multiplexer and Its Application to Ultrahigh-speed Optical Data Networkings in LAN and MAN; Ken-ichi Kitayama, Masayuki Murata. Bandwidth Utilisation and Wavelength Re-Use in WDM Optical Burst-Switched Packet Networks; M. Duser, P. Bayvel. Traffic Characterisation Using Optical Based Packet Switches with Poisson and Fractal Traffic Sources; D. Tarongi, et al. Traffic Load Bounds for OpticalBurst-Switched Networks with Dynamic Wavelength Allocation; I. de Miguel, et al. Part Four: Advances in optical network technologies. Skew Compensation in All Optical Bit Parallel WDM Systems; M.E.V. Segatto, et al. Effect of EDFA Cross-Gain Saturation on the Transmission of Packetized Burst-Mode Data over WDM; M. Karasek, M. Mennif. Influence of Intensity Noise in Spectrum-sliced WDM Systems; Mingshan Zhao, et al. OPC-TDM Network Performance Improvement by the Use of Full-scalable Optical Packet Compression/Decompression Units; S. Aleksi , et al. A Transponder for Gigabit Ethernet over WDM; D.A. Schupke, et al. Part Five: IP and WDM-based network architectures. Link and Path Asymmetry Issues in IP over WDM Transport Networks; D.A. Schupke. On Design and Architecture of an IP over WDM Optical Network Control Plane; Chunsheng Xin, et al. Analysis and Dimensioning of Interconnected Single-layer `Switchless' All-optical Networks; A. Bianco, et al. IP Differentiated Services over a WDM Passive Optical Star; J. Kuri, M. Gagnaire. Part Six: Wavelength routing and on-demand circuit provisioning. Wavelength Assignment in Optical Networks According to Traffic Requirements and Transmission Impairments; M. Moreschini, et al. Dynamic Wavelength Provisioning in DWDM-Based Optical Network; A. Shami, et al. Lightring: A Distributed and Contention-free Bandwidth On-Demand Architecture; J. Cai, A. Fumagalli. Distributed Discovery of Wavelength Paths in Multi-Service WDM Networks; G. Franzl, A. Jukan. Author Index.