Lehrstuhl für Informatik III

FIROCS (funded by Alcatel-Lucent)

Future Internet Routing – Overview, Concepts and Simulation (FIROCS)

FIROCS Project Team


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Phuoc Tran-Gia,

Dr. Michael Menth,

Dr. Rastin Pries


Matthias Hartmann,

Dominik Klein

Partners Dr. Michael Söllner (Alcatel Lucent)
Funded period November 2009 - Dezember 2010


The project goals are to explore routing and traffic management issues for the "network of the future" as they are discussed in IRTF/IETF and the Future Internet cluster of EU FP7 research projects. Scalability, resilience, multipath routing, mobility, and advanced traffic engineering as well as their control architectures and protocols play a major role. Various existing routing approaches are revisited, discussed and assessed in the new context. Appropriate routing paradigms for virtualized networks are identified, analyzed, and evaluated in particular with regard to performance and viability.