Workshop on Future Internet and FARI


Internet architecture was designed and proposed in the 60s and 70s, with the intention to interconnect several computing resources across a geographically distributed user group. With the advent of substantially various Internet businesses, traditional Internet is increasingly powerless to satisfy the unprecedented demands. What’s more, the narrow waist of current Internet decides that new functions have to be implemented through temporary and ad hoc patches above the existing architecture. Therefore, it has become a reality that patchwork-style approaches may hardly keep up with the increasing demands for Internet businesses, and a clean slate is urgent to lead to a brand-new Internet architecture.

China has now provided a strong support on future network research, for example in the form of large research grants to research projects from her National High-tech R&D Program (863 Program) and National Basic Research Program (973 Program). Given the discrepancy between changing demands and constant service provided by current networks, it is essential to choose a proper service type according to each specific demand. Thus, reconfiguration rather than a simple expansion is more effective, which is exactly the approach taken by one of projects supported by the 973 Program FARI (Flexible Architecture of Reconfigurable Infrastructure).

Research topics

The Future Internet and FARI Workshop at EAI TRIDENTCOM 2014 aims to disseminate the latest developments and advancements in these emerging focus areas. This workshop invites participation from both academic and industry researchers working in the area of future Internet, from architecture to protocols. The overall goal is to present the latest snapshot of the ongoing research as well as to shed further light on future directions in this research field. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting novel technical studies as well as broader position and vision papers comprising hypothetical/speculative scenarios.

The planned workshop topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

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