Norbert Niebert

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1 Introduction In today's wired and wireless networks, the trends in networking technology very much point to a dominance of Internet technology with all its flavours. IP is the common " lingua franca " to enable the exchange of data across various networks. There is, however, an increasing divergence in the network control layer: different control(More)
— In this paper, we describe the approaches taken in the 4WARD project to address the challenges of the network of the future. Our main hypothesis is that the Future Internet must allow for the fast creation of diverse network designs and paradigms, and must also support their coexistence at run-time. We observe that a pure evolutionary path from the(More)
SUMMARY In this paper, we describe several approaches to address the challenges of the network of the future. Our main hypothesis is that the Future Internet must be designed for the environment of applications and transport media of the 21st century, vastly different from the initial Inter-net's life space. One major requirement is the inherent support for(More)