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1 Network Science and Engineering (NetSE) Research Agenda: v1.0 5 th GENI Engineering Conference Seattle, WA 21 July 2009 Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech

2 Context Pre-2008 – Many significant, relevant activities January 2008 – New NSF CISE AD Jeannette Wing charged a NetSE Coordinating Group –“To develop a compelling research agenda for the science and engineering of our evolving, complex networks.” Summer and Fall 2008 –Workshops to elaborate on intellectual space –Complement pre-2008 activity Today – Version 1.0 of Research Agenda

3 Workshops 1.Science of Network Design (Doyle, Wroclawski) 2.Theory of Networked Computing (Feigenbaum) 3.Behavior, Computation and Networks in Human- Subject Experimentation (Camerer, Kearns) 4.Network Design and Societal Values (Clark, Nissenbaum) 5.Network Design and Network Engineering (Rexford, Zegura) And, 2005 NSF Workshop on Overcoming Barriers to Disruptive Innovation in Networking (Anderson, Peterson, Shenker, Turner) FoundationsBreadthCore

4 Contributors GENI Planning Group GENI Science Council NetSE Council Workshop chairs Workshop participants GPO staff NSF staff CRA/CCC All told, ~150 researchers across many areas

5 Report Outline Executive Summary and Recommendations –written to funding agencies Synthesis Chapter –Motivation and Framing –One-pagers on Key Research Areas: Challenges in Network Experimentation New Mathematical Tools and Frameworks New Disciplinary Innovations New Interdisciplinary Conversations –Security Exemplar –Summary Appendices: Five Workshop Reports

6 Recommendations 1 and 2 Investment: US funding agencies must increase investment in research that will lead to a better Internet or risk a marginal future role. Experimental capabilities: Funding agencies should rebuild the experimental capabilities of networking researchers, through funding individual systems-building efforts, providing adequate and persistent shared experimental infrastructure, and supporting research that leads to continued improvements in experimental methodology. (Takes (much) more than traditional NSF funding.)

7 Recommendations 3 and 4 Foundations: Funding agencies should foster and support research activities relevant to network design within the theoretical computer science community, the new Network Science community, and other theoretical disciplines. Breadth: Funding agencies should support a broad array of interdisciplinary research activities related to understanding the current Internet and designing future networks to include the Internet.

8 Example Research Directions Developing discipline and methodologies to validate models, measurements and data and to evaluate candidate technologies in experimental environments. Developing the foundations of a theory of network architecture that allows rigorous analysis and systematic design of complex networked systems, including organizational abstractions such as interfaces and layering. Creating a new class of design methodologies and principles that is concerned with steering collective, emergent behavior over time, rather than producing a final artifact. Understanding how the value placed on security differs among users, institutions and national governments and the implications for network design.

9 What’s Next “Living” document Release 1.0 available any minute: –www.geni.netwww.geni.net –www.cra.org/cccwww.cra.org/ccc NetSE office hours today 3:30-5:30pm comments to:

10 Questions and Comments Welcome


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