The geomorphic view of networking: A network model and its uses

Pamela Zave, Jennifer L. Rexford

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Abstract

The Internet is evolving away from its original architecture and toward the use of multiple, customized protocol stacks. A pluralistic architecture is best explained by the "geomorphic view" of networks, in which each layer is a microcosm of networking, and layers can be instantiated at many different levels, scopes, and purposes. Exploiting the commonalities identified by the geomorphic view, an abstract layer model can lead to architectural insights that help extend communication services, derive design principles, and generate network software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Workshop on Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing, MW4NG 2012 - Co-located with the 13th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2012
Event7th Workshop on Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing, MW4NG 2012 - Co-located with the 13th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Dec 3 2012Dec 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th Workshop on Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing, MW4NG 2012 - Co-located with the 13th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2012

Other

Other7th Workshop on Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing, MW4NG 2012 - Co-located with the 13th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2012
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period12/3/1212/7/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

Keywords

  • internet
  • mobility
  • overlay

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    Zave, P., & Rexford, J. L. (2012). The geomorphic view of networking: A network model and its uses. In Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing, MW4NG 2012 - Co-located with the 13th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2012 (Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing, MW4NG 2012 - Co-located with the 13th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2012). https://doi.org/10.1145/2405178.2405179