Resilience of Future Internet Communications

  • Jacek Rak
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Over the last 40 years, we have been observing a gradual evolution of the Internet from an academic network towards a widespread commercial architecture. The InteAbstractrnet, originally designed as a computer communication network of datagram orientation only, has been progressively adapted to meet the evolving diverse expectations of end users with respect to services and applications of daily use to enhance the quality of life. However, the main architectural changes to the Internet architecture have been mostly the “last minute” fixes/updates, while important modifications have recently become hardly feasible. This in turn has driven the research community to design the respective Future Internet (FI) solutions within various research activities.

In this chapter, we (1) discuss in detail the key research topics and requirements for the FI architecture in particular related to network virtualization, (2) present our solutions to network resource provisioning necessary to provide network resilience (deployed by us in one of European research projects on FI architecture, called Future Internet Engineering), as well as (3) describe three proposals of a dedicated protection and shared protection in random failure scenarios, as well as of a dedicated protection against faults of communication nodes/links following from malicious activities.


Future Internet resilience Resilience of content-oriented networking Network virtualization Resource provisioning Survivable anycasting Intentional failures 


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  • Jacek Rak
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  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications, and InformaticsGdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

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