Visioning Activity


Network Science and Engineering (NetSE)

Network ScienceThe NetSE Council has succeeded the GENI Science Council; its job is to define a broad research agenda in network science and engineering.

NetSE Research Agenda

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.

NetSE Research Agenda [PDF | 1.5 MB]

Workshops
Working Committees

Facilities Requirements Committee

Charter: Attend workshops and meetings, gathering experimental requirements. Integrate experimental requirements across multiple workshops. Develop comprehensive facilities requirements for the NetSE research agenda.

Members: Larry Peterson, Mike Dahlin, Joe Berthold, Aaron Falk (GPO)

Network Science Workshop Committee

Charter: Attend the workshop July 29-30; participate in post-meeting report writing; represent the workshop research community in the development of the NetSE research agenda.

Members: John Wroclawski, John Doyle

Behavior, Computation and Networks Workshop Committee

Charter: see above, workshop is July 31-August 1

Members: Mike Kearns

Network Design Meeting Committee

Charter: Attend the meeting August 17-18; participate in post-meeting report writing; represent the meeting research community in the development of the NetSE research agenda.

Members: Jen Rexford, Mike Dahlin, Ellen Zegura

Theory of Networked Computing Meeting Committee

Charter: see above, meeting was June 11

Members: Joan Feigenbaum, Ellen Zegura

NetSE Council

Ellen Zegura, Chair, Georgia Tech
Chip Elliot, GPO (ex-officio)
Charlie Catlett, Argonne
David Clark, MIT
Mike Dahlin, UT Austin
Joan Feigenbaum, Yale
Stephanie Forrest, New Mexico
Michael Kearns, U of Penn
Ed Lazowska, Washington
Peter Lee, CMU
Helen Nissenbaum, NYU
Larry Peterson, Princeton
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton
Scott Shenker, UC Berkeley
John Wroclawski, USC Information Sciences Institute

Resource
Network Design and Societal Values

Preliminary Report, [29 KB PDF]

Final Report, [226 KB PDF]

NetSE Informational Meeting

Workshop Vision, [29 KB PDF]

Network Design in the NetSE Context

Agenda/Speakers, [7 KB PDF]

Final Report, [19 KB PDF]

Behavior, Computation, and Networks in Human Subject Experimentation

Workshop Vision, [16 KB PDF]

Agenda/Speakers, [7 KB PDF]

Slides, [108 KB PPT]

Preliminary Report, [162 KB PDF]

Final Report, [36 KB PDF]

Network Science and Network Design

Workshop Vision, [50 KB PDF]

Slides, [1,043 KB PDF]

Theory of Networked Computation

Workshop Vision, [35 KB PDF]

Slides, [63 KB PPT]

Preliminary Report, [267 KB PDF]

Final Report, [295 KB PDF]

Presentations

Network Science and Engineering Update
presentation to the CCC Council, Ellen Zegura, July 7, 2008, [1 MB PDF]

NetSE: Call for a Research Agenda
presentation at Stanford University, Jeannette M. Wing, May 21, 2008, [2.2 MB PDF]

NetSE Council GSC Update
presentation at GENI Engineering Conference, Ellen Zegura, March 4, 2008, [1 MB PDF]

Network Science and Engineering
presentation to the National Science Board by Jeannette M. Wing, December 5, 2007, [1.5 MB PDF]

In The Press

Researchers Rebuild Their Effort to Rebuild the Internet
By Jeffrey R. Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 18, 2008

NetSE Council

Charter of NetSE Council, [152 KB PDF]

Charge to the NetSE Council Working Committee on the Network Science and Engineering Research Agenda
[76 KB PDF]

Network Science and Engineering: Developing a Comprehensive Strategy, [92 KB PDF]

Related Information

GENI System Overview (an activity of the GENI Project Office)

GENI Spiral 1 Overview (an activity of the GENI Project Office)