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Objective

The current Internet architecture focuses on communicating entities, leaving aside the exchanged information. However, trends show that WHAT is exchanged is becoming more important than WHO are exchanging it. As a result, the Internet is effectively moving from interconnecting machines to interconnecting information, questioning the necessity of endpoint identifiers as a foundation of internetworking.
There have been efforts to introduce identifiers for information rather than endpoints on internetworking level, e.g., the FP7 PSIRP and the PARC CCN project, the former based on an information-centric publish/subscribe model and the latter based on a content-centric overlay. These efforts promise, among other things, more flexibility in adapting to new services, efficiency improvements on lower layers, and native multicast support.
However, crucial questions remain, like (1) the role of caching, potentially leading to new concepts for congestion and error control, (2) the role of transport functions, (3) service-specific delivery solutions, and (4) support for disconnected operations. There are also open questions regarding the influence on lower layer operations, including resource allocation and reservation, resulting from the increased visibility of the exchanged information. Also, efficient re-allocation of optical resources and bundling of wireless resources need to be studied to gain insight into how such novel architecture can efficiently work with lower layers. Last, but not least, the socio-economic environment needs to be understood. The markets being created as well as the impact of socio-economics on design choices are as important as outlining the opportunities and threats for existing and new players to come. Demonstrating and validating practical solutions in experimental testbeds is needed for complementing such understanding.
PURSUIT will pursue these endeavours in a collaborative project setting, building on recognized expertise in relevant areas.

Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Address

Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 947 374

Administrative Contact

Dmitrij Lagutin (Mr.)

Participants (7)

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 394 900

OY L M ERICSSON AB

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 388 280

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 353 529

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 528 700

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 592 072

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 280 036

CTVC LIMITED LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 287 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 257217

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 199 432

  • EU contribution

    € 3 771 991

Coordinated by:

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland