Call For Book Chapters: Redesigning the Future of Internet Architectures

full name / name of organization: 
To be published by IGI Global:

Redesigning the Future of Internet Architectures
A book edited by M. Boucadair and C. Jacquenet
France Telecom
To be published by IGI Global:


The Internet is suffering from a broad spectrum of technical,
sometimes performance-degrading, issues which may eventually question
its graceful evolution in light of the observed and foreseen
exponential traffic growth. Some of these complications are key
challenges to Internet growth, while others are likely to challenge
the introduction of innovative services at large.

Various proposals have been made to maintain the original design
principles of the Internet model (including simplicity, flexibility
and extensibility principles) while allowing for more dynamicity in
the way networks are designed and operated. Such dynamics are
manifold: introducing some intelligence in the networks facilitates
the progressive automation of device configuration tasks and overall
service procedures, whereas device autonomy improves decision-making
processes and self-repair capabilities, thereby removing the
constraints imposed by physical topologies.

Advanced context-based routing and forwarding schemes are also
nurturing, thus paving the way to implementations that can overcome
complications related to multi-vendor networking environments. Some
of these proposals are evolutionary, others are rather revolutionary.

A huge "buzz" around several concepts that include Software-Defined
Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has been
observed in the recent years. Before the advent of SDN and NFV
concepts, the research community investigated so-called "clean slate"
proposals that have emerged, mainly thanks to important investment
efforts (generally funded by public bodies) although hardly
experimented (let alone deployed) at large scale.

Various promising techniques and solutions have been proposed; some
of them are being specified within SDO (Standards Developing
Organization) while others are perceived as a "buzz" without any
concrete deployment plans from Service Providers. An in-depth
understanding and analysis of these proposals should be conducted so
as to help Internet players in making appropriate design choices that
would meet their requirements.

This book aims to clarify the landscape of these various approaches
that may or may not shape the future of the Internet. An in-depth
analysis of the promises, pitfalls and other challenges raised by
these initiatives should be conducted rigorously for the sake of
clarity, while avoiding speculation on expected outcomes and
technical benefits.


This book aims to offer a comprehensive overview on the recent
advances in exploring viable solutions to shape future Internet and
to mitigate encountered issues. Towards this end, we solicit
contributions on relevant techniques that belong to one of the topics
listed below.


o Issues with current Internet architectures
o Recent advances in forwarding and routing schemes
o Advanced network service production schemes by means of automated
tasks and procedures
o Interconnect design schemes
o Security trends for a new Internet era
o Recent advances in Internet of Things
o Recent advances to protect users privacy
o Internet measurement, modeling, and visualization at large
o Recent advances to allow for close collaboration between IP and
transport layers
o Recent advances to enhance CPE (Customer Premises Equipment)
o Recent advances to increase CPE security levels
o Recent advances in power-aware networking
o Recent advances in Service Assurance and Fulfillment
o Recent advances in CDN (including CDN Interconnection)
o Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
o Network Virtualization and Abstraction
o Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
o Recent advances in distributed services (including gaming and
o Novel Data Center architectures
o Deployability assessment of Self-* architectures
o Internet Governance
o Studies on Internet fragmentation (geographic-based networks)
o Novel Network Management and Operations approaches
o On the failure of traditional QoS models
o Network and Service Automation
o Trends in Transmission Technologies


You are invited to submit to the editors a 2-page extended abstract
of the chapter you propose. Full manuscripts will be invited upon
the acceptance decision based on the initial proposals. A second
round of review of the full manuscripts will be organized before
their final versions are produced for publication.

The initial extended abstract must contain the following information:

- Title
- Full list of authors with affiliations and contact information
- 2-page description of the chapter contents: problem statement,
technical options, evolution perspectives, etc., along with
the foreseen chapter organization.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference"
(formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science
Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science
Reference" imprints.

For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www This publication is anticipated to be released in


- Submission of initial extended abstract: March 30, 2014
- Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2014
- Submission of full manuscript: August 30, 2014
- Return of final review: September 30, 2014
- Submission of final version with revisions: October 31, 2014
- Target date for publication: 2015