The Networks and Communications Services (NETCOM) Research Group, led by Professor Dr. Arturo Azcorra, is part of the Telematics Engineering Department at University Carlos III of Madrid. Detailed contact information can be found here.
NETCOM Research Group works in close collaboration with the international research Institute IMDEA Networks on various research projects and scientific activities. Their symbiotic relationship provides many opportunities for researchers in both organizations to exchange ideas and to extend their knowledge. The two groups conduct complementary research in the areas of network architectures, communication protocols, wireless and mobile networks, peer-to-peer systems and distributed services.
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The network infrastructure of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) undergoes constant evolution. Whenever new requirements arise (e.g., the deployment of a new Point of Presence, or a change in the business relationships with a neighboring ISP), operators need to change the configuration of the network. Maintaining service availability during reconfigurations that involve the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a challenge for network operators. This is due both to the complexity of BGP, which is the protocol most commonly used by ISPs to make core routing decisions on the Internet, and to the lack of methodologies and tools adequate to the task.
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