|Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis|
The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) will seek to promote greater industry cooperation in architecting and managing the Global Internet Infrastructure. It will address global engineering concerns that are highly dependent upon cross-ISP coordination, particularly those requiring measurement of Internet metrics. It will also address ISPs' emerging need for technical mechanisms to facilitate service guarantees and financial settlements between providers. Specifically, the CAIDA will endeavor to:
The goal is to have both government and industry participate in CAIDA's creation. This proposal covers the initial three years, with most funds applied to associated research and development efforts. The rationale for government support (versus an industry-only effort) is to promote balance between the needs of the various communities (private, research, government, and users), and facilitate the near-term development and deployment of critical measurement technology and techniques.