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4WARD: A European Perspective towards the Future Internet
Marcus BRUNNER Henrik ABRAMOWICZ Norbert NIEBERT Luis M. CORREIA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED LETTER
future Internet, network architecture, virtualization, self-management, information-centric networking,
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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 Internet's life space. One major requirement is the inherent support for mobile and wireless usage. A Future Internet should allow for the fast creation of diverse network designs and paradigms and must also support their co-existence at run-time. We detail the technical and business scenarios that lead the development in the EU FP7 4WARD project towards a framework for the Future Internet.