As the volume of “traffic” on the Internet grows at an enormous rate – estimates are that it is doubling every year – scientists in several countries have begun working to measure this incremental growth and to devise methods for more efficient means for future networking.
One major project is EVERGROW, a European Union-funded program involving 25 universities in Europe, Israel and Egypt and selected high-tech communications companies. Scientific co-coordinators of the project are Prof. Scott Kirkpatrick of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Computer Science and Engineering and Prof. Erik Aurell of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science in Kista, Sweden.
The four-year project, launched at the beginning of this year, is backed with a 5.6 million euro budget and involves over 100 scientists with specialties in computer science, physics and mathematics.
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