Future Internet


The vision of the Future Internet research programme is that the Internet will become a mission critical backbone of global information society with billions of mobile and wire line users instantly connected to information and each other, and using the Internet to communicate, conduct business, manage their everyday lives, express themselves, and enjoy entertainment.

The objective is to develop concepts, technologies, and supporting theories and methodologies needed to design and implement future computing services and products for the Internet of the future.


Research challenges

 The future progress of the Internet is constricted by several bottlenecks: unwanted traffic, choking of the routing system, mobility and multi-homing, compensation and congestion, privacy and attribution, and trust and reputation. The current bottlenecks and deficiencies are limiting the potential utility of the Internet.

 The core theme of the Future Internet programme is to find ways to remove these obstacles. These include the creation of new network architecture concepts and mechanisms, in particular information-centric network approaches and post-IP networking architectures. The solutions are applied not only in traditional wireline networks, but also in wireless and pervasive environments, addressing the specific needs of those scenarios.

Current research projects

  • CuteHIP Professor Andrei Gurtov

  • DAAD II Security and Privacy for Mobile Users in Decentralized Collaborative Wi-Fi Networks Professor Andrei Gurtov

  • FuNeSoMo Future Networks, Society and Modelling Professor Jussi Kangasharju, Dr. Kristiina Karvonen

  • ICT SHOK FI SRA Professor Jukka Manner, Dr. Kristiina Karvonen

  • IPOS Information Processing in Overlay Systems Professor Sasu Tarkoma

  • NordicHIP Professor Andrei Gurtov, Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski

  • PURSUIT Dr. Arto Karila

  • SPEAR Professor Andrei Gurtov

Past research projects

  • ABI Algorithms for Broadband Infrastructure Professor Jukka Manner

  • Between Ubicomp bubbles enhancing human-computer and human-human interaction Professor Martti Mäntylä

  • CONTEXT Context Recognition by User Situation Data Analysis Professor Martti Mäntylä, Professor Hannu Toivonen

  • DAAD Location Privacy and Authentication in Massively Distributed Systems Adj Professor Andrei Gurtov

  • DYNAMOS Dynamic Composition and Sharing of Context-aware Mobile Services Professor Kimmo Raatikainen

  • EVIUS European Virtual Testbed for Location-Sensitive Ubiquitous Services Professor Martti Mäntylä

  • FICNIA Finland-ICSI Center for Novel Internet Architectures Professor Jussi Kangasharju, Dr. Kristiina Karvonen

  • Fuego Core Future Mobility Middleware Professor Kimmo Raatikainen

  • InfraHIP II Infrastructure for Host Identity Protocol II Professor Andrei Gurtov, Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski

  • InHoNets Interconnected Broadband Home Networks Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski

  • IWebS Intelligent Web Services Professor Eero Hyvönen

  • LPAMDS: Location Privacy and Authentication in Massively Distributed Systems Adj Professor Andrei Gurtov

  • MERCoNe Multiaccess Experimentations in Real Converging Networks Professor Kimmo Raatikainen, Adj Professor Andrei Gurtov, Markku Kojo

  • Mobilife Mobile Life Professor Martti Mäntylä, Dr Patrik Floréen

  • P2P-Fusion Dr Ken Rimey

  • PDIS Personal Distributed Information Store Dr Ken Rimey

  • PSIRP Publish-Subscribe Internet Routing Paradigm Dr Arto Karila

  • Sarcous SoftwAre ReCOnfiguration for Ubiquitous Systems Professor Timo Soininen, Professor Reijo Sulonen

  • S4ALL Services for All Dr Ken Rimey

  • Space4U Software Platform and Component Environment for yoU, Dr Patrik Floréen

  • Trust4All The context-aware adaptation of trustworthy systems Dr Patrik Floréen

  • TrustInet Trustworthy Internet: Overlay Infrastructure for Trusted Computing and Communications Professor Martti Mäntylä, Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski

  • WeSAHMI Web Services in Ad Hoc and Mobile Infractructure Professor Kimmo Raatikainen, Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski

  • WISEciti: Wireless Community Services for Mobile Citizens Project Markku Kojo, Professor Andrei Gurtov

  • WiSh Widget Sharing Dr Kristiina Karvonen, Dr Patrik Floréen

Programme management

Research groups


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