G-Lab: German Lab

  • funding:

    German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

  • startdate:

    October 1, 2008

  • enddate:

    August 31, 2012

Project details

Todays Internet has a large economic influence but is based on legacy mechanisms and algorithms from the 70ies and 80ies. New applications have high demands for which the original Internet architecture was not designed for. The goal of the G-Lab project is to foster experimentally driven research to exploit future internet technologies.

The G-Lab project consists of a Germany-wide research and experimental facility used to investigate the interplay between new technologies and the requirements of emerging applications. The BMBF funded project consists of 10 partners from both industry and academia. It started in October 2008 and runs for three years. The G-Lab testing facilities consist of wired and wireless hardware with over 170 nodes which are fully controllable by the G-Lab partners.

The Institute of Telematics participates in the G-Lab projects in various areas of research. Alternative concepts for the traditional layered Internet architecture are examined, especially with regard to cross-layer aspects and service-oriented approaches. Thereby, composition of service components facilitates different characteristics e.g. of robustness or security. In this context as well as in regard to virtual networks, signalling plays a decisive role. Development of attack detection mechanisms forms another important aspect concerning the availability of secure networks in the future Internet.

publications related to the G-LAB project