The InterNetWorks Research Laboratory (IRL) is the pioneer research laboratory at the Universiti Utara Malaysia, officially established in 2012. It all started in 1993 as the Special Interest Group (SIG) of Computer Systems and Communication Networks (CSCN) at the then School of Information Technology that provided a platform for discussion among academic staff with common interest in computer systems and communication networks.
The IRL engages in a wide spectrum of Internet computing technology and development research issues. Specifically, it establishes and promotes research of importance to the evolution of the Internet technologies by creating, conducting and collaborating focused research on topics related to Internet computing, architectures, protocols, applications, technologies and services. It provides a platform for discussions among Internet researchers, practitioners and stakeholders on Internet technology, policy, governance and development – that brings ideas together – and disseminate the research outputs and findings by transferring the knowledge for the benefit of the community and society at large.
To be the acclaimed InterNetWorks Research Laboratory in the research of future Internet protocols, applications, architecture, technology and services.
Purpose and Mission
- To promote research of importance to the evolution of the Internet by creating and conducting focused research on topics related to Internet protocols, applications, architecture, technology and services.
- To foster and support the vision and initiatives in ensuring that the Internet continues to perform with the reliability and growth that are its hallmarks.
- To identify local, national, regional and international research opportunities for collaborations.
- To establish the platform for research discussions that brings ideas together and find solutions should there be.
- To disseminate the research outputs by transferring the knowledge for the benefit of the community and society at large.
- Future Internet Protocols
- Future Internet Architecture
- Future Internet Technology and Services
- Cybersecurity, Privacy and Digital Trust Research
- Internet Governance and Socio-economic Implications