Towards A Future Internet Architecture

Foley, Christopher and Niebert, Norbert and Abramowicz, Henrik and Johnsson, Martin and Rembaraz, Rene and Karl, Holger and Aranda Gutierrez, Pedro A. (2009) Towards A Future Internet Architecture. In: ICT MobileSummit 2009.

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In this paper we describe the architectural approaches taken in the 4WARD project to address the challenges of the network of the future. Our main hypothesis is that the Future Internet must allow for the rapid creation of diverse network designs and paradigms and must also support their coexistence at run-time. A novel network design process and deployment architecture is needed that enables new interoperable network architectures on top of established infrastructure. To enable this flexibility, networking resources need to be described in a uniform way. We outline the generic path architecture in this paper as our approach to this challenge. Moreover, the Internet's focus on interconnecting hosts and delivering bits has to be replaced by a more holistic vision of a network of information and content. This is a natural evolution of scope requiring a re-design of the architecture. To make this flexibility economically viable, a radically new management architecture has to be designed. We describe all these architectural elements that together form a framework for diversified but interoperable networks of the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: Telecommunications Software and Systems Group > Communications Infrastructure Management
Divisions: School of Science > Department of Computing, Maths and Physics
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 15:01
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 15:48

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