According to latest data from Web of Science-WoS ( Essential Science Indicators-ESI (, an AIT co-authored article has received enough citations now to place it at the top-1% of its academic field (“Engineering”), based on a highly cited threshold for the field and the publication year (considering all publications from all over the world).

The paper is entitled: “A Tutorial on the Flexible Optical Networking Paradigm: State of the Art, Trends, and Research Challenges and was co-authored by: Ioannis Tomkos, Siamak Azodolmolky, Josep Sole-Pareta, Davide Careglio, and Eleni Palkopoulou and published at PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE (Volume: 102, Issue: 9, Pages: 1317-1337, SEP 2014).

The article discussed the field of flexible/elastic optical networking that has emerged as a way to offer efficient utilization of the available network resources. It provided a comprehensive view of the different pieces composing the “flexible networking puzzle”, with special attention given to capturing the occurring interactions among different research areas that support its realization (which by now is commercially available and successfully deployed in real networks).

It is worth pointing out that very few researchers globally are co-authors of more than one “highly-cited” articles that appears in the ESI WoS database.
The lead author of this article (Dr. Ioannis Tomkos of AIT) has currently 4 of his co-authored articles in the ESI WoS “Highly Cited” list for 2018.

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