Biological principles for future Internet architecture design

Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan and Leibnitz, Kenji and Lio, Pietro and Botvich, Dmitri and Murata, Masayuki (2011) Biological principles for future Internet architecture design. IEEE Communications Magazine, 49 (7). pp. 44-52. ISSN 0163-6804

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Currently, a large number of activities on Internet redesign are being discussed in the research community. While today's Internet was initially planned as a datagram-oriented communication network among research facilities, it has grown and evolved to accommodate unexpected diversity in services and applications. For the future Internet this trend is anticipated to continue even more. Such developments demand that the architecture of the new-generation Internet be designed in a dynamic, modular, and adaptive way. Features like these can often be observed in biological processes that serve as inspiration for designing new cooperative architectural concepts. Our contribution in this article is twofold. First, unlike previous discussions on biologically inspired network control mechanisms, we do not limit ourselves to a single method, but consider ecosystems and coexisting environments of entities that can cooperate based on biological principles. Second, we illustrate our grand view by not only taking inspiration from biology in the design process, but also sketching a possible way to implement biologically driven control in a future Internet architecture.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors would like to thank Tokuko Haraguchi and Yuji Chikashige of NICT, Japan, for permitting usage of the HeLa cell images. The authors wish to acknowledge the following funding support: Science Foundation Ireland via the “Federated, Autonomic Management of End-to-End Communications Services” (grant no. 08/SRC/I1403), Science Foundation Ireland via “A Biologically Inspired Framework Supporting Network Management for the Future Internet” (grant no. 09/SIRG/I1643), and EU FP7 grant “RECOGNITION: Relevance and Cognition for Self-Awareness in a Content-Centric Internet.”
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