Computer Networks


EULER: Experimental Updateless Evolutive Routing

EULER's main objective is to design, develop and validate experimentally a new dynamic routing scheme suitable for the Future Internet's requirements.

The main objective of the EULER exploratory research project is to investigate new routing paradigms so as to design, develop, and validate experimentally a distributed and dynamic routing scheme suitable for the future Internet and its evolution. The resulting routing scheme(s) is/are intended to address the fundamental limits of current stretch-1 shortest-path routing in terms of routing table scalability but also topology and policy dynamics (perform efficiently under dynamic network conditions). Therefore, this project will investigate trade-offs between routing table size (to enhance scalability), routing scheme stretch (to ensure routing quality) and communication cost (to efficiently and timely react to various failures). The driving idea of this research project is to make use of the structural and statistical properties of the Internet topology (some of which are hidden) as well as the stability and convergence properties of the Internet policy in order to specialize the design of a distributed routing scheme known to perform efficiently under dynamic network and policy conditions when these properties are met.

The project will develop new models and tools to exhaustively analyse the Internet topology, to accurately and reliably measure its properties, and to precisely characterize its evolution. These models, that will better reflect the network and its policy dynamics, will be used to derive useful properties and metrics for the routing schemes and provide relevant experimental scenarios. The project will develop appropriate tools to evaluate the performance of the proposed routing schemes on large-scale topologies (order of 10k nodes).

Prototype of the routing protocols as well as their functional validation and performance benchmarking on the iLAB experimental facility and/or virtual experimental facilities such as PlanetLab/OneLab will allow validating under realistic conditions the overall behaviour of the proposed routing schemes.

Start: 01/10/2010

End: 31/05/2014

Funder: European Union

Grant: € 185,040

IIiA Coordinator: Josep Lluís Marzo


Alcatel Lucent Bell NV
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique
Interdiscipliary Institute for Broadband Technology
Université Pierre et Marie Curie - 6
Université Catholique de Louvain
Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Université de Bordeaux I
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique