Future Internet

Our research in context of Future Internet relates to exploring avenues to critical research questions by generally employing a clean slate or generic approach to address the relevant problems and how to find solutions to them. In this regard research undertaken in scope of Future Internet generally overlaps with other and existing research areas, however the outcome might rather be disruptive in nature, as well as being generic and technology-agnostic. Through refinement processes those results can then be applied to both existing and future technologies. As an example one could imagine that instead of finding hooks to bridge and translate between existing name spaces, one could research into network architectures that could be served through a new, innovative and possibly just one name space, alleviating many of the problems incurred by existing name spaces, e.g. size of routing tables, the static nature of DNS management, and complex maintenance aspects related to mapping between different name spaces. When and if applied into existing networks, the new name space could be the common denominator through which other name spaces can interoperate. We are thus generally studying more overarching and fundamental architectural issues in scope of Future Internet encompassing topics such as naming, routing, interoperability and federation, traffic measurement, resource optimization, QoS/QoE, distributed monitoring techniques, autonomics and self-management algorithms. We may in this regard also use cross-disciplinary approaches to solving problems, for example bio-inspired networking.


Members and collaborators can be identified by checking out the listings for the other research areas even if most researchers will go between what would characterize topics and challenges of the Future internet while also engaging in more short- and mid-term research activities.


TCD, UCD, NUI Maynooth, UCC, Alcatel Lucent, Cisco, IBM



Recent Publications

Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings, and Dmitri Botvich. QoSPlan: A Measurement Based Quality of Service aware Network Planning Framework. Journal of Network and Systems Management, to appear, –:1–36, June 2013. (doi:10.1007/s10922-012-9243-3)

Sasitharan Balasubramaniam and Jussi Kangasharju. Challenges and Requirements towards Realizing Internet of Nano Things. IEEE Computer, to appear, –:–, 2013.

Raymond Carroll, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Junichi Suzuki, Chonho Lee, Willie Donnelly, and Dmitri Botvich. Bio-inspired service management framework: Green data-centres case study. International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, –:–, 2012.

Dung Phan, Junichi Suzuki, Raymond Carroll, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Willie Donnelly, and Dmitri Botvich. Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization for Green Clouds. In Proc. ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012), Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Michael Taynnan Barros, Reinaldo Gomes, and Anderson Costa. Dynamic Ad-Hoc Networks, chapter VANET Dynamic Routing Protocols: Solutions, evaluation and challenges. IET (The institution of Engineering and Technology), 2013.

Steven Davy, Jason Barron, Lei Shi, Bernard Butler, Brendan Jennings, Keith Griffin, and Kevin Collins. A Language Driven Approach to Multi-System Access Control. In Proc. 13th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Integrated Network Management (IM 2013), to appear. IEEE, 2013.

Brian Meskill, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, and Brendan Jennings. Federation Lifecycle Management Incorporating Coordination of Bio-inspired Self-management Processes. Journal of Network and System Management, to appear, –:–, 2013.

Lei Shi, Bernard Butler, Runxin Wang, Dmitri Botvich, and Brendan Jennings. Optimal placement of virtual machines with different placement constraints in iaas clouds. In Proc. 2012 China Ireland Symposium on ICT and Energy Effciency (CIICT 2012). IET, 2012.

Lei Shi, Bernard Butler, Dmitri Botvich, and Brendan Jennings. Provisioning of Requests for Virtual Machine Sets with Placement Constraints in IaaS Clouds. In Proc. 13th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Integrated Network Management (IM 2013), to appear. IEEE, 2013.

Laura Gallucio, Ozgur B. Akan, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, and Raghupathy Sivakumar. Wireless Communications at Nanoscale [Guest Editorial]. IEEE Wireless Communications, 19(5):10–11, 2012.

Stepan Ivanov, Dmitri Botvich, and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam. Enzyme-Based Circuit Design for Nano-Scale Computing. Nano Communication Networks, 3(3):168–174, 2012.

Pietro LiO and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam. Opportunistic Routing through Conjugation in Bacteria Communication Nanonetwork. Nano Communication Networks, 3(1):36–45, March 2012.

Frank Walsh and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam. Reliability of Multi-path Virus Nanonetworks. In Proc. 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nanoscale Communications (Monacom 2013), to appear, 2013.

Alan Davy, Dmitri Botvich, and Brendan Jennings. An approach to measurement based Quality of Service control for communications networks. In Proc. 11th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, [dissertation digest paper], pages 827–832. IEEE, 2009. (doi:10.1109/INM.2009.5188890)

Lei Xu and Brendan Jennings. Automating the Generation, Deployment and Application of Charging Schemes for Composed Communications Services. In Proc. 2012 IEEE/IFIP Network and Operations Symposium (NOMS 2012), dissertation digest paper, April 2012.