Deployment and Adoption of Future Internet Protocols

  • Philip Eardley
  • Michalis Kanakakis
  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
  • Tapio Levä
  • Ken Richardson
  • Henna Warma
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6656)


Many, if not most, well-designed Future Internet protocols fail, and some badly-designed protocols are very successful. This somewhat depressing statement illustrates starkly the critical importance of a protocol’s deployability. We present a framework for considering deployment and adoption issues, and apply it to two protocols, Multipath TCP and Congestion Exposure, which we are developing in the Trilogy project. Careful consideration of such issues can increase the chances that a future Internet protocol is widely adopted.


Protocol Deployment Adoption Framework Multipath TCP Congestion Exposure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Eardley
    • 1
  • Michalis Kanakakis
    • 2
  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
    • 2
  • Tapio Levä
    • 3
  • Ken Richardson
    • 4
  • Henna Warma
    • 3
  1. 1.BT Innovate & DesignUK
  2. 2.Athens University of Economics and BusinessGreece
  3. 3.School of Electrical EngineeringAalto UniversityFinland
  4. 4.Roke Manor ResearchUK

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