A strawman proposal for future diverse internets

Malathi Veeraraghavan, Jie Li, Martin Reisslein

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3 Scopus citations


This paper puts forth a straw man proposal for future diverse internets. Guided by a principle that we call Align-and-Decouple (AD), our AD protocol architecture design calls for lightweight transport protocols that allow for decoupled operation of networks that are either owned by different organizations, or are networks of different types/protocols. TCP's fragmentation and congestion control mechanisms modify the original data stream so significantly that all new networks are essentially designed to just carry "TCP transformed" traffic. In contrast, with the AD principle, an AD-API is defined to consist of atomic transfer and pipe communication services, which can be supported by different providers with their own specific networking technologies, and yet allow for internetworking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC'11
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011
Event16th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC'11 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: Jun 28 2011Jul 1 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
ISSN (Print)1530-1346


Other16th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC'11


  • future internet architecture
  • layering
  • protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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