ReArch '09

A CoNext 2009 workshop


ReArch '09 — Re-Architecting the Internet

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to ReArch '09, co-located with CoNEXT 2009 in Rome, Italy.


The Internet architecture has been remarkably successful in allowing a planet-scale internetwork to form. However, this architecture is losing its original simplicity and transparency as new classes of applications, business models, security mechanisms, scalability enablers and operational and management requirements give rise to point solutions that extend the architecture without regards to its original design principles.

Although these developments are necessary in the short term to allow the Internet to continue to operate under the present economical, technical and social conditions, in combination, they have significantly reduced the potential for longer-term evolution of the Internet architecture. This loss of flexibility is already being felt as the number of Internet nodes grows by another order of magnitude.

Several substantial Future Internet initiatives are underway in Europe, the Americas and Asia, and the vendor and network operator communities are also actively discussing the limitations of the current Internet architecture as well as its potential evolution. The first solution proposals in this space have already started to be analyzed.

ReArch'09 - the second instance of this workshop since its very successful debut at CONeXT 2008 - will discuss the underlying problems of the Internet architecture and protocols and debate how we might fix them in a way that regains us the original architectural simplicity and clarity of the Internet for another 30+ years.

This workshop solicits original, high-quality papers that analyze and discuss ideas for a new Internet architecture, including specific improvements to current Internet protocols, especially at the internetworking, transport and application layers, new internetworking components that integrate into the existing architecture and ideas for clean-slate internetworking architectures.


ReArch'09 covers all aspects related to the current and future Internet architecture including, but not limited to, the following impact:

Papers that present interesting, fresh ideas at an early stage are more suitable for this workshop than highly polished results or incremental refinements of previous work. Submissions may include position papers that point out new directions and attempt to stimulate discussion; position papers should be clearly marked as such. Submission must be original and not already be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the ACM Digital Library.


Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, appendices, etc. They must be formatted according to the standard ACM double column format except that all text must use a font size of 10 points or larger. Longer submissions will not be reviewed. The review process is single-blind. Submit papers via EDAS at

Important Dates

Submissions dueAugust 6, 2009 August 13, 2009
Notification of acceptanceSeptember 10, 2009 September 17, 2009
Camera ready version dueOctober 1, 2009 October 8, 2009
Workshop dateDecember 1, 2009

Program Committee

PC Co-Chairs Lars Eggert Nokia Research Center & TKK, Finland
  Tilman Wolf University of Massachusetts, USA
Technical Program Committee Bengt Ahlgren SICS, Sweden
 Mark AllmanICSI, USA
 Jun BiTsinghua University, China
 Bob BriscoeBT Group, United Kingdom
 Brian CarpenterUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand
 Jon CrowcroftUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom
 Kevin FallIntel Research, USA
 Pierre FrancoisUC Louvain, Belgium
 James GriffioenUniversity of Kentucky, USA
 Robert HancockRoke Manor Research, United Kingdom
 Mark HandleyUniversity College London, United Kingdom
 Hiroaki HaraiNICT, Japan
 Daniel MasseyColorado State University, USA
 Martin MayThomson Research, France
 Akihiro NakaoUniveristy of Tokyo, Japan
 Pekka NikanderEricsson Research Nomadiclab, Finland
 Craig PartridgeBBN Technologies, USA
 George RouskasNorth Carolina State University, USA
 Peter SteenkisteCarnegie Mellon University, USA
 Christian VogtEricsson Research, USA
 Klaus WehrleRWTH Aachen, Germany
 Rolf WinterNEC Network Labs, Germany
 Martina ZitterbartUniversity of Karlsruhe, Germany
Steering Committee Marcelo Bagnulo University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
 Olivier BonaventureUC Louvain, Belgium
 Kenjiro ChoIIJ, Japan
 Joe TouchUSC/ISI, USA