Consortium meets in Karlstad

NEAT held its tenth plenary meeting in Karlstad, Sweden, in the Karlstad University campus, on October 24–25. The main focus of the meeting was on wrapping up the research work on NEAT’s extended transport system, and progressing the experimental work that will validate the NEAT approach in the four industry use cases that drive the … Read more

NEAT paper reprinted in BSD Magazine

In its September 2017 issue, BSD Magazine has reprinted one of NEAT’s papers from the Future of Internet Transport workshop (FIT). “Transparent Flow Mapping for NEAT”, by Felix Weinrank and Michael Tüxen (FHM), describes how multiplexing several application flows is transparently managed by the NEAT library, without additional effort for the application developer. The NEAT … Read more

Consortium meets in Cork

On June 19-20, NEAT held its ninth plenary meeting in Cork, Ireland, at Dell EMC’s premises. The meeting was devoted mostly to wrapping up the development of the NEAT core system, and to preparing the experimental campaign that will be carried out during the last year of the project. Also, an open hackathon was planned … Read more


NEAT was present at the 26th edition of the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’2017), held on June 12-15 in Oulu, Finland. A poster co-authored by UoA and Cisco participants was presented by Tom Jones (UoA). The poster describes NEAT’s datagram API and how it allows to exploit new protocol developments such as UDP … Read more

Best Demo Award at IFIP Networking

A NEAT demo, presented by Zdravko Bozakov (Dell EMC) on behalf of all the authors, won the Best Demo Award at the IFIP Networking conference, in Stockholm (June 12-15, 2017). The demo, titled “A NEAT framework for application-awareness in SDN environments“, is joint work from KaU and EMC illustrating how NEAT can be integrated in … Read more

Seven new papers from NEAT

In the last couple of months, seven papers from the project have been accepted in well-known conferences and workshops. One paper was presented at IFIP Networking, in Stockholm (June 12-15, 2017). It describes our ongoing work on designing and developing a new less-than-best effort transport service that considers application deadlines, to trade aggressiveness for timeliness. … Read more

VMs with NEAT available for download

To allow potential users to quickly evaluate NEAT, VMs with pre-packaged NEAT can now be downloaded. They provide the NEAT library, installation instructions, sample test applications and documentation in OVA format, compatible with both VMware and VirtualBox hypervisors. Currently available with Ubuntu, Debian and FreeBSD, they can be obtained from here.

Abstract API description released

The NEAT codebase is continuously evolving, and so is the API that NEAT exposes to its applications. The most up-to-date description of the current API that you can write your application against, using the code from NEAT’s Github repository, is available here. But, where does this API come from? How is it designed? NEAT’s User API … Read more


Two IETF Request for Comments (RFC) documents produced by NEAT participants have just been published: RFC 8095, “Services provided by IETF transport protocols and congestion control mechanisms”. This is the first document from the TAPS working group, with key information that will guide further TAPS activities. It defines transport services as a first step towards defining what the … Read more