SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences
Special Issue on
Future Internet Architecture and Protocol
As a critical infrastructure, the Internet plays an important role in economic
development, social progress and technological innovation in the modern society.
With its growing popularity and the continuous emergence of heterogeneous
environments, pervasive computing, ubiquitous networking, mobile access, mass
media, etc., there is an increasing demand for improving the scale, function,
performance and other aspects of the Internet. Security, scalability, and performance
guarantees are the primary issues. The Internet needs to be able to scale to billions of
nodes and to support the diversified requirements of next-generation applications.
These changes have made the Internet increasingly brittle and non-deterministic. Thus,
the basic underlying principles that have been instrumental in the Internet’s success
need to be revisited and possibly redefined in light of future requirements. The
network research community has taken up the task of redesigning the architecture for
the future Internet. Initially started as part of the FIND and GENI programs by the
NSF in the United States, future Internet research is now a key agenda for all leading
research agencies around the world including China, European Union and Japan.
The goal of this special issue is to present important and representative research
perspectives on future Internet research in China and abroad. It will cover a broad
spectrum of topics in future Internet architecture. It aims at providing an opportunity
for researchers and practitioners working in the field of Internet to disseminate their
new ideas and research results. Original high-quality research papers on topics of
interest, including but not limited to the following, as well as survey papers, are
Future Internet architecture
Large-scale addressing and routing
Router and switch design
Network security
Multimedia and real-time delivery
Network measurement and management
Flow and congestion control
Mobile computing
Software defined networking
Network economics and pricing
Future Internet testbed and platform
Protocol design and system implementation
Authors should prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the format requirement
for Science China Information Sciences, according to the instructions given at and submit the PDF version of the completed manuscripts on
the manuscript submission site ( ).
Important Dates:
Manuscript submission deadline: May 31, 2015
Acceptance notification: August 30, 2015
Final manuscripts due: September 30, 2015
Guest Editors
Jianping WU, Department of Computer Science, Tsinghua University, China
Dah Ming CHIU, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of
Hong Kong, China