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Section: Application Domains

Applications domains

The next-generation network must overcome the limitations of existing networks and allow adding new capabilities and services. Future networks should be available anytime and anywhere, be accessible from any communication device, require little or no management overhead, be resilient to failures, malicious attacks and natural disasters, and be trustworthy for all types of communication traffic. Studies should therefore address a balance of theoretical and experimental research that expand the understanding of large, complex, heterogeneous networks, design of access and core networks based on emerging wireless and optical technologies, and continue the evolution of Internet. On the other hand, it is also highly important to design a next-generation Internet which we will call the "Future Internet" from core functionalities to designing for security and robustness, manageability, utility and social need, new computing paradigms, integration of new network technologies, higher-level service architectures, and new theories of network architecture.

To meet emerging requirements for the Internet's technical architecture, the protocols and structures that guide its operation require coordinated, coherent redesign. A new approach will require rethinking of the network functions and addressing a range of challenges. These challenges include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

The following research directions are essential building blocks for the future internet architecture.


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