Over the past forty years, computer networks, and especially the Internet, have gone from research curiosity to fundamental infrastructure. In terms of societal impact, the Internet has changed the way we live, work and play, and altered our notions of democracy, education, healthcare, entertainment and commerce. In terms of its design, the Internet has shown a remarkable ability to adapt to, even inspire, changes in technologies and applications. In short, the Internet has been a powerful engine for technological innovation and societal evolution. However, this is no time to rest on the successes of the past. To meet society’s future requirements and expectations the Internet will need to be better: more secure, more accessible, more predictable and more reliable.
In 2008, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) charged the Network Science and Engineering (NetSE) Council with developing a comprehensive research agenda that would support the development of a better Internet. This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the NetSE Council. Feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org is welcome.
The NetSE Council welcomes interaction with all communities, researchers and educators with an interest in the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI). To reach the NetSE Council leadership, please e-mail Ellen Zegura and include GENI in the subject line.
The NetSE Council is chaired by Ellen Zegura. The current membership draws from areas that include networking, distributed systems, programming languages and policy.
- Tom Anderson, University of Washington
- Joe Berthold, CIENA
- Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory
- Mike Dahlin, University of Texas at Austin
- Chip Elliott, GPO (ex-officio)
- Joan Feigenbaum, Yale University
- Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico
- Roscoe Giles, Boston University
- Jim Hendler, RPI
- Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
- Ed Lazowska, University of Washington
- Peter Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
- Helen Nissenbaum, NYU
- Larry Peterson, Princeton
- Jennifer Rexford, Princeton
- Alfred Spector, Google
- Ellen Witte Zegura, Georgia Tech, NETSE Council Chair
Learn more about the NetSE Council.