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Call for Book Chapters: 2013 : Solutions for Sustaining Scalability in Internet Growth


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Abstract Registration Due Apr 30, 2012
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2012
Notification Due Sep 30, 2012
Final Version Due Oct 30, 2012
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Call For Papers

Solutions for Sustaining Scalability in Internet Growth
A book edited by M. Boucadair and D. Binet
France Telecom, France
To be published by IGI Global:


Simplicity, flexibility, and extensibility were the main
characteristics of the Internet architecture but unfortunately these
design principles are not the actual characteristics of the deployed
Internet. More precisely, the Internet is suffering from a wide
range of complications which may impact its evolution. Some of the
following issues alter the growth of Internet while other issues
induce more complexity to introduce innovative services at large
scale. Examples illustrating encountered complications include:
o IPv4 address shortage
o Emergence of middleboxes such as CGNs (Carrier Grade NATs),
firewalls, CDNs and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)
o Inability to extend or upgrade protocols which are part of
Internet foundations such as IP and TCP
o Inability to introduce new transport protocols at large
o Restriction of reachability to some protocols: only TCP/UDP, and
in some cases only HTTP, are accepted.
o Brokenness of bi-directional communications because reachability
is not symmetric due to the presence of NAT and tunnels (e.g., If
"A" can reach "B", this does not mean "B" can reach "A"). The
reachability asymmetry is now part of the "new" characteristics of
Internet just like path asymmetry. Applications should be
designed to live this new constraint-
o Brokenness of applications which make wrong assumptions based on
the IP address (e.g., Locality, Geoproximity, etc.)
o Increase of routing and forwarding tables - Instability of core
routing tables induced by few edge networks
o Lack of deterministic tools to achieve (inter-domain) inbound
traffic engineering: Current practices rely on injecting more
specific routes, which exacerbates the growth of inter-domain
routing table, or by prepending AS number technique for multi-
homed networks, which is not deterministic since it depends on
remote ASes in the path and their enforced policies.
o Lack of efficient means to support prefix portability for multi-
homed or re-homed networks
o Prefix hijacking
o Rapid shuffling of prefixes
o Unbalanced cost and benefit - Development of VPN services in
business and mobile environments

It is commonly agreed the continuous increase of routing and
forwarding tables is a sensitive issue which may question the growth
of the overall Internet. Some technical practices, such as multi-
homing using Provider Independent (PI) prefixes and shrinking
advertised prefixes to support advanced inbound traffic engineering
policies, exacerbate the increase of inter-domain routing tables.
Designing a scalable, robust, predictable, and stable routing system
to sustain the growth of the Internet should be seriously tackled by
Internet actors (including IETF, regulatory bodies and IP
Connectivity Providers). Particularly, IP Connectivity Providers
should undertake concrete actions to anticipate the potential failure
of the deployed Internet routing architecture. Because the Internet
is de-centralized, introducing new tools won't be shipped overnight.
To be successful, this requires the involvement and coordination of
several actors. Consequently, deploying these complementary tools
may take a long time before being adopted at large, but it should not
be considered as a pretext to delay introducing the proposed new
schemes, and to cease investigating efficient solutions. If no
particular action is conducted to mitigate issues encountered by the
Internet routing architecture, serious risks for an emerging,
fragmented Internet with non-global reachability will be faced.
Routers have to process more and more information and the growth of
routing and forwarding tables to be managed may not be satisfied by
router technology evolution. Furthermore, such routing capabilities
requirements dramatically impact routers' power consumption.

Solving all the aforementioned complications can not be easily
achieved because of the Internet's anarchical nature (there is no
central entity controlling and managing the Internet). Nevertheless,
some of these problems can be mitigated owing to an architectural re-
design, the deployment of new protocols, and the enforcement of
appropriate operational guidelines.


This book aims to offer a comprehensive overview on the recent
advances in exploring viable solutions for expanding the scalability
limits of the Internet and to mitigate encountered issues. Towards
this end, the book solicits new ideas on relevant techniques in
management, control, and data planes for deploying a scalable and
robust Future Internet.


o Issues with current Internet architecture
o Hurdles and barriers for introducing innovative services over the
o Issues induced by massive deployment of middleboxes and Carrier
Grade NAT
o Impact of IPv6 introduction strategies on routing architecture
o New routing and forwarding architecture proposals
o Solutions review and analysis (e.g., LISP, IRON, hIPv4, Ivip,
o Optimization studies for Core Edge Separation solutions
o Solutions for Core Edge Separation Mapping System
o Multi-homing
o Dynamic and flexible renumbering
o Inter-domain inbound traffic engineering techniques
o Prefix portability
o Mobility and impact on routing table (e.g., how LISP and/or Ivip
can be used for mobility)
o Architecture proposals for the design of nodes involved in core
networks owing to the use of OPS (Optical Packet Switching), OBS
(Optical Burst Switching), etc.
o Solution proposals to reduce power consumption in edge and core
o Solutions to offload routing engine from routers to dedicated
o Proposals for compact routing
o Review of Inter-domain route aggregation alternatives to the
prefix-based schemes
o Interconnection agreements and interfaces
o Fixed Mobile Convergence and routing issues
o Impacts of CDNs deployment on routing schemes
o Deployment and emergence of promising services (e.g., M2M, Mobile
Data) and new architectures (e.g., Cloud and virtualization)
o Internet Business Models


You are invited to submit to the editors a 2-pages extended abstract
on your proposed chapter. Full manuscripts will be invited upon the
acceptance decision based on the initial proposals. Second round of
review will be performed based on the full manuscripts before their
final versions are produced for publishing. All submitted chapters
will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may
also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. The
initial extended abstract should contain the following information:

- Title
- Full list of authors with affiliations and contact information
- Basic description on the problem(s) to be tackled
- Main contributions from the work

The first author of each accepted book chapter will get one free copy
of the published book.


April 30, 2012: Submission of initial extended abstract
May 31, 2012: Notification of acceptance
August 31, 2012: Submission of full manuscript
September 30, 2012: Review results to authors
October 30, 2012: Revised chapter submission
November 15, 2012: Final acceptance notifications

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