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]