NEAT: A New, Evolutive API and Transport-Layer Architecture for the Internet

The NEAT project wants to achieve a complete redesign of the way in which Internet applications interact with the network. Our goal is to allow network "services" offered to applications – such as reliability, low-delay communication or security – to be dynamically tailored based on application demands, current network conditions, hardware capabilities or local policies, and also to support the integration of new network functionality in an evolutionary fashion, without applications having to be rewritten. This architectural change will make the Internet truly “enhanceable”, by allowing applications to seamlessly and more easily take advantage of new network features as they evolve. 

Funding source:

European Commission, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme

All partners:

  • Celerway
  • Cisco
  • EMC
  • Mozilla
  • Fachhochschule Münster
  • Karlstad University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Oslo

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The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications


March 2015 to February 2018