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Thoughts on the development of novel network technology

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore potential innovations that could lead to breakthrough developments in Internet technologies. The deep integration of the Internet and economic society brings professionalized service capacity demand, while existing Internet infrastructure with its current technological systems still face a number of challenges, such as intelligence, diversification, personalization, robustness, and efficiency. First, we analyze the actual foundation of innovation and specify the basic technical features of a novel network. Then, we propose a fully dimensionally definable open architecture as the primary direction, and consider reshaping baseline technologies as a starting point and discuss the core operational mechanisms of the novel network based on such reshaped baseline technologies.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61521003), National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863) (Grant No. 2015AA016102), Medium and Long-Term Development Strategy Research of National Engineering Science and Technology of China (Grant No. 2016-ZCQ-04), Program of Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (Grant No. 16DZ1120503), and Program for Science and Technology Development of Henan Province (Grant No. 162102210034). Thanks for the help from professor Julong LAN, researcher Peng YI, associate researcher Yuxiang HU, Doctor Xiaohui ZHANG, Doctor Peng WANG and many other fellows in our team for their helpful ideas during the composition of this paper. Meanwhile, thanks for the valuable suggestions from academician Yunjie LIU, academician Jianping WU, professor Xiaohu YOU, professor Hongke ZHANG, professor Chengqi CHENG and professor Shaojun WEI.

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Wu, J. Thoughts on the development of novel network technology. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 61, 101301 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-018-9456-x

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Keywords

  • novel Internet technology
  • open architecture
  • full-dimensional definability
  • diversified addressing and routing
  • intelligence
  • general robust control