Basic research on theories of smart and cooperative networks

This project aims at investigating a new future Internet architecture that tries to address the various serious problems of the current Internet architecture, including poor routing scalability, poor security, poor support for mobility, low resource utilization, and energy harvesting. The high level ideas behind the architecture are to:

  • decouple the identity role and the location role of IP addresses by introducing 1) access identifiers that are used to represent the identities of end hosts; and 2) routing locators (or called routing identifiers) that are used to represent the location of a network device i the network topology.
  • decouple the naming of resources from their locations by uniquely naming contents/services with service identifiers.
  • decouple the control plane from the data plane.