From Internet Architecture Research to Standards

  • Dimitri Papadimitriou
  • Bernard Sales
  • Piet Demeester
  • Theodore Zahariadis
Open Access
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7281)


Many Internet architectural research initiatives have been undertaken over last twenty years. None of them actually reached their intended goal: the evolution of the Internet architecture is still driven by its protocols not by genuine architectural evolutions. As this approach becomes the main limiting factor of Internet growth and application deployment, this paper proposes an alternative research path starting from the root causes (the progressive depletion of the design principles of the Internet) and motivates the need for a common architectural foundation. For this purpose, it proposes a practical methodology to incubate architectural research results as part of the standardization process.


Design Principle Mobile Host Architectural Model Border Gateway Protocol Architectural Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitri Papadimitriou
    • 1
  • Bernard Sales
    • 1
  • Piet Demeester
    • 2
  • Theodore Zahariadis
    • 3
  1. 1.Alcatel-Lucent Bell LabsBelgium
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityBelgium
  3. 3.Synelixis SolutionsGreece

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