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

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "NEAT" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙215˙751 €
 EC max contribution 3˙957˙001 € (94%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Future Internet: Software, hardware, Infrastructures, technologies and services)
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-03-01   to  2018-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS NO (FORNEBU) coordinator 783˙416.00
2    CELERWAY COMMUNICATION AS NO (FORNEBU) participant 600˙467.00
4    KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET SE (KARLSTAD) participant 526˙927.00
5    UNIVERSITETET I OSLO NO (OSLO) participant 513˙296.00
7    FACHHOCHSCHULE MUNSTER DE (MUNSTER) participant 246˙827.00
8    MZ DENMARK APS DK (KOBENHAVN) participant 231˙597.00


 Project objective

At the 2011 OECD High-Level Meeting “The Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth”, Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, said that one of the biggest issues with the Internet is “keeping the network as open as possible to invite as much innovation as we can with as little barrier to that innovation as possible, so that new Googles and Amazons and PayPals and Skypes can happen all around the world.”

A significant barrier to innovation by SMEs is the ossification of the Internet transport architecture. New groundbreaking services often require different transport protocols, better signalling between application and network, or a more flexible choice of links. A few large enterprises have the resources to support their innovations by developing their own transport systems—Adobe, Google and Microsoft have done so. Open sophisticated transport protocols exist now, but are difficult for SMEs to use owing to their lack of support across the Internet.

NEAT addresses two obstacles to Internet innovation: 1) It lowers the barrier to service innovation by developing a free open-source transport system that will allow SMEs to leverage the rich set of available transport protocols. 2) It paves the way for an architectural change of the Internet where new transport layer services can seamlessly be integrated and quickly made available, minimising deployment difficulties, and allowing Internet innovators to take advantage of them wherever possible.

By optionally signalling between applications and the network, NEAT demonstrates new avenues for in-network support of application services. By decoupling the services offered to applications from the underlying network technologies, NEAT enables seamless integration with different computing environments and generalised mobility. The NEAT transport system will provide built-in security and privacy, allowing the implementation of these functions more efficiently and making them more attractive to use.


List of deliverables.
Core transport system, with both low-level and high-level components Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:08
Exploitation plan Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:08
Report on dissemination and standardisation efforts Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:08
Final version of Core transport system Other 2019-07-09 09:33:08
Final version of services and APIs Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:08
First version of services and APIs Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:07
Final version of NEAT-based tools Other 2019-07-09 09:33:07
Validation and evaluation results Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:07
Public dissemination tools and website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-09 09:33:08
Data management plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-07-09 09:33:08
NEAT architecture Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:07
First version of low-level core transport system Documents, reports 2019-07-09 09:33:08

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of NEAT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 R. Barik, M. Welzl, and A. Elmokashfi
fling: A Middlebox Measurement Platform
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ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) Works-in-Progress Session 2019-07-09
2018 F. Weinrank, I. Rüngeler, M. Tüxen and E.P. Rathgeb
Alternative Handshake Mechanism for the Stream Control Transmission Protocol
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IFIP Networking 2018 2019-07-09
2018 R. Barik, M. Welzl, A. Elmokashfi, T. Dreibholz and S. Gjessing
Can WebRTC QoS Work? A DSCP Measurement Study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
30th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 30) 2019-07-09
2016 Runa Barik, Michael Welzl and Ahmed Elmokashfi
How to say that you\'re special: Can we use bits in the IPv4 header?
published pages: 68-70, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1145/2959424.2959442
Proceedings of the 2016 Applied Networking Research Workshop 2019-07-09
2018 S. Islam, M. Welzl, K. A. Hiorth, D. Hayes, G. Armitage and S. Gjessing
ctrlTCP: Reducing Latency through Coupled, Heterogeneous Multi-Flow TCP Congestion Control
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
21st IEEE Global Internet Symposium (GI 2018) 2019-07-09
2017 Naeem Khademi, David Ros, Michael Welzl, Zdravko Bozakov, Anna Brunstrom, Gorry Fairhurst, Karl-Johan Grinnemo, David Hayes, Per Hurtig, Tom Jones, Simone Mangiante, Michael Tuxen, Felix Weinrank
NEAT: A Platform- and Protocol-Independent Internet Transport API
published pages: 46-54, ISSN: 0163-6804, DOI: 10.1109/mcom.2017.1601052
IEEE Communications Magazine 55/6 2019-07-09
2016 K.-J. Grinnemo, T. Jones, G. Fairhurst, D. Ros, A. Brunstrom and P. Hurtig
NEAT – A New, Evolutive API and Transport-Layer Architecture for the Internet
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
12th Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop (SNCNW 2016) 2019-07-09
2016 Secchi, R. and Mohideen, A. C. and Fairhurst, G.
Performance analysis of next generation web access via satellite
published pages: , ISSN: 1542-0981, DOI: 10.1002/sat.1201
International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking 2019-07-09
2018 S. Islam, M. Welzl and S. Gjessing
Lightweight and Flexible Single-Path Congestion Control Coupling
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 2019-07-09
2016 Papastergiou, G. and Fairhurst, G. and Ros, D. and Brunstrom, A. and Grinnemo, K.-J. and Hurtig, P. and Khademi, N. and Tüxen, M. and Welzl, M. and Damjanovic, D. and Mangiante, S.
De-Ossifying the Internet Transport Layer: A Survey and Future Perspectives
published pages: 619-639, ISSN: 1553-877X, DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2016.2626780
IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials Volume: 19, Issue: 1, First qua 2019-07-09

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