Clean Slate Internet design

Wiki page by khorben on 17/04/2011 16:24:53

A number of people and organizations believe that Internet, in its current design and status, does not match how its users are willing to interface with each other, or their own devices and respective data. In any case, it is worth investigating how Internet would be built today, with the current and planned requirements mentioned.

Organizations involved

Non-profit organizations

  • Open Networking Foundation
    The Open Networking Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
  • Pouzin society
    The Pouzin Society's purpose is to provide a forum for developing viable solutions to the current Internet architecture crisis. Membership is open to qualified members of the networking community, both academic and commercial.


  • Berlin Technical University, Germany
  • Boston University, USA
  • Stanford University, USA
    Our mission is to reinvent Internet infrastructure and services by creating "platforms for innovations" in networking, computing, and storage and making them available to research and user communities with emphasis on mobile computing.


  • i2cat in Barcelona, Spain
    The i2CAT Foundation is a center of research and innovation, which focuses its activities on the development of the future Internet.
  • TSSG in Waterford, Ireland
    The objective is to create an interdisciplinary, as well as trans-disciplinary, research programme in order to maximise research novelty in services and network management. The TSSG sees this as one of the key research requirements in addressing the challenges of Future Internet.


  • Deutsche Telekom
  • NEC



  • Patterns in network architecture, a return to fundamentals, by John Day, at Prentice Hall

Academic publications

  • John Day
  • Anja Feldmann


Software programs

  • OpenFlow
    OpenFlow enables networks to evolve, by giving a remote controller the power to modify the behavior of network devices, through a well-defined "forwarding instruction set". The growing OpenFlow ecosystem now includes routers, switches, virtual switches, and access points from a range of vendors.
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