Internet measurements and new architectures
- 2 ECTS
We are experiencing an unprecedented success of the Internet, putting it and the diverse applications and services it provides at the center of our daily life. This success is accompanied however with two main observations. On one side, end users are getting less and less knowledgeable about the Internet structure and the way it works, hence losing control on the performance they get from the network. On another side, the network and the content providers are overwhelmed with the huge volume of content end users generate. This has motivated a large number of research work on trying to infer the structure and performance of the Internet by means of measurements, and on proposing new network paradigms that improve efficiency and flexibility by providing a native support for content-based communication and adding programmability to network elements. IMNA will cover this interesting and emerging research area. We will motivate and overview the different proposals that have been made in the literature for a better Internet transparency by means of passive and active measurements, and the main networking paradigms for the Internet of the Future, including in particular Information-Centric Networking (ICN) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
Prerequisites: TCP/IP networking protocols and layered architecture. Basic knowledge in probability and statistics.