Infrastructure and self-organization in postmodern internet architecture

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The Postmodern Internetwork Architecture project, a collaboration among researchers at the Universities of Kentucky, Kansas and Maryland, aims to produce a clean-slate design for a thin (inter)network layer. Design goals for this Internet layer include complete separation of routing from forwarding, avoidance of hierarchical or centrally-assigned identifiers in the forwarding plane, and provision of explicit mechanisms to support policies of the various stakeholders (specifically users and service providers). The talk will begin with a high-level overview of the PoMo architecture, followed by a description of our routing/forwarding approach, which is based on loose source routing. The focus will be on design considerations that suggest which functions of the system should be assigned to the infrastructure, and which should/can be self-organized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-Organizing Systems - Second International Workshop, IWSOS 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2007
Event2nd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems, IWSOS 2007 - The Lake District, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 11 2007Sep 13 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4725 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems, IWSOS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityThe Lake District

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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