The Chinese-American Networking Symposium (CANS) is held annually as a forum for leaders in networking and applications research and development. It offers a forum in which to exchange information and to promote partnerships between Chinese and U.S. institutions, both from the private and public sector. The theme of the 2008 meeting encapsulates the symposium’s goals: “One world, one network.”
Participants of the Chinese-American Networking Symposium (CANS), an annual networking forum, include faculty, students and professional staff from leading universities and research centers, government agencies, and the private sector from both the United States and China. CANS sessions are designed to promote exchange of information and experience, provide an interactive format to discuss new ideas in networking technologies and research applications, and to promote collaborative partnerships in network research in and across scientific and academic disciplines. Alternating yearly between U.S. and Chinese venues, the symposium includes presentations by networking experts and disciplinary researchers, panel discussions, and parallel technical and non-technical (executive) sessions.