Architecture and Design for the Future Internet

4WARD Project

  • Luis M. Correia
  • Henrik Abramowicz
  • Martin Johnsson
  • Klaus Wünstel

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. Luis M. Correia, Henrik Abramowicz, Martin Johnsson, Klaus Wünstel
    Pages 1-13
  3. Martin Johnsson
    Pages 15-27
  4. Jukka Salo, Luis M. Correia
    Pages 29-58
  5. Susana Perez Sanchez, Roland Bless
    Pages 59-87
  6. Holger Karl, Thorsten Biermann, Hagen Woesner
    Pages 89-113
  7. Göran Schultz
    Pages 115-131
  8. Pedro Aranda Gutiérrez, Jorge Carapinha
    Pages 133-150
  9. Daniel Gillblad, Alberto Gonzalez Prieto
    Pages 151-172
  10. Hagen Woesner, Thorsten Biermann
    Pages 173-199
  11. Martin Johnsson, Anna Maria Biraghi
    Pages 225-243
  12. Denis Martin, Martina Zitterbart
    Pages 245-277
  13. Henrik Abramowicz, Klaus Wünstel
    Pages 279-291
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 293-306

About this book


Architecture and Design for the Future Internet addresses the Networks of the Future and the Future Internet, focusing on networks aspects, offering both technical and non-technical perspectives. It presents the main findings of 4WARD (Architecture and Design for the Future Internet), a European Integrated Project within Framework Programme 7, which addressed this area from an innovative approach. Today’s network architectures are stifling innovation, restricting it mostly to the application level, while the need for structural change is increasingly evident. The absence of adequate facilities to design, optimise and interoperate new networks currently forces a convergence to an architecture that is suboptimal for many applications and that cannot support innovations within itself, the Internet. 4WARD overcomes this impasse through a set of radical architectural approaches, built on a strong mobile and wireless background. The main topics addressed by the book are: the improved ability to design inter-operable and complementary families of network architectures; the enabled co-existence of multiple networks on common platforms through carrier-grade virtualisation for networking resources; the enhanced utility of networks by making them self-managing; the increased robustness and efficiency of networks by leveraging diversity; and the improved application support by a new information-centric paradigm in place of the old host-centric approach. These solutions embrace the full range of technologies, from fibre backbones to wireless and sensor networks.


Architecture Future Technologies Internet Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Correia
    • 1
  • Henrik Abramowicz
    • 2
  • Martin Johnsson
    • 3
  • Klaus Wünstel
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Telecomunicacoes, Instituto Superior TecnicoTechnical University of LisbonLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Ericsson ResearchStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Ericsson ABStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Alcatel Lucent Bell LabsStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9345-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9346-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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