As part of a broader organisational restructure, data networking research at Swinburne University of Technology has moved from the Centre for Advanced Internet Architecture (CAIA) to the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab.

Although CAIA no longer exists, this website reflects CAIA's activities and outputs between March 2002 and February 2017, and is being maintained as a service to the broader data networking research community.


Welcome to the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA) in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology. CAIA is part of the Faculty's School of Software and Electrical Engineering.

CAIA Announcements
CAIA has three primary goals
  • Perform industrially relevant, innovative and critical research into new IP networking architectures
  • Provide a world-class, stimulating and flexible research and teaching environment
  • Establish collaborations with leading industrial and academic research groups within and outside Australia
Research Programs

Our particular emphasis is on identifying, characterising and developing solutions to the engineering problems facing the Internet as it grows to support a more mobile and demanding customer base. CAIA encourages prototyping of solutions and development of real-world simulations to prove or disprove ideas. We currently conduct industry-relevant research in four broad areas:

  • Broadband Internet Protocol (IP) architectures (such as traffic models, automated traffic classification, performance optimizing architectures, IPv4 to IPv6 migration strategies, and IP Quality of Service for interactive consumer and business applications)
  • IP network resilience and security (such as network failure modes and service recovery methods, attacks and associated defence mechanisms, appropriate use of encryption technologies and automated attack recognition schemes)
  • Mobile networking (including performance characterisation of wireless networks, signalling and configuration mechanisms for maintaining service quality with ad-hoc and semi-static topologies)
  • Internet For Things (Engineering the Internet to become a unified, resilient and reliable communications platform for billions of humans and orders of magnitude more devices embedded in our built environments)

Further information on specific CAIA research programs More

There are many reasons to pursue higher degrees by research. Supported by a range of university scholarships, we offer supervision for full-time students to pursue a PhD in IP networking research.  Current and past students have come from diverse regions including Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

We run summer and winter internships for engineering students studying at Australian universities, providing opportunities for students to experience life in a research group. From time to time we also offer Industry-Based Learning (IBL) Research Assistant positions.

Last Updated: Sunday 19-Feb-2017 10:07:33 AEDT | No longer maintained. Pre-2018 was maintained and authorised by Grenville Armitage,