Date Added: Feb 2013
The ongoing proliferation of new services, applications, and contents is leading the Internet to an architectural crisis owing to its inability to provide efficient solutions to new requirements. Clean-slate architectures for the future Internet offer a new approach to tackle current and future challenges. This proposal introduces a novel clean-slate architecture in which the TCP/IP protocol stack is decoupled in basic functionalities, that is, Atomic Services (ASs). A negotiation protocol, which enables context-aware service discovery for providing adapted communications, is also specified. Then, the authors present how ASs can be discovered and composed according to requesters' requirements.