The IP Networking Lab (INL) of the Departement of Computing Science and Engineering at Université catholique de Louvain(UCL) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium gathers about ten researchers, both PhD students and postdocs.

Today, IP networks are mainly used for data communications and Internet access. Within the next five years, it can be expected that IP networks will also be used to carry other more stringent applications such as telephony, IP TV, ... The INL is actively working on scalable tools, techniques and protocols to allow IP network operators to better support such demanding applications in an Internet that will grow by several orders of magnitude.

The INL has strong commitment to both applied and academic research. We collaborate with other research groups in Belgium and abroad, network manufacturers and network operators. We also contribute to standards within the IETF and IRTF.


Best paper award at SIGCOMM'15

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:44 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

Stefano Vissicchio and Olivier Tilmans, together with their co-authors, Laurent Vanbever (ETH Zurich) and Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University) have received the best paper award at SIGCOMM 2015 for their paper entitled Central Control Over Distributed Routing that demonstrates how it is possible to efficiently construct SDN-like paths in a traditional network running OSPF.

Open Positions: Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Software Engineer

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:02 by Marco Canini • Categories:

We are starting a new project to enable the next-generation of software-defined network services in IXPs in the context of ENDEAVOUR, a new project just awarded by the European Commission under the H2020 framework to UCL and the project partners (QMUL, DE-CIX, U. of Cambridge, IBM Research, and INRIA).
We are looking for motivated candidates to fill one postdoctoral researcher position and a research software engineer position.
For further details on the position and the project, please visit the announcement page.

Multipath TCP tutorial at IETF

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 18:40 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

The Multipath TCP tutorial at IETF was recorded. You can follow it from

Multipath TCP : the google tech talk

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 22:41 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

One month ago, Costin Raiciu and Christoph Paasch presented a google tech talk on Multipath TCP. You can now see at it

Multipath TCP receives USENIX NSDI community award

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 19:47 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

The article How Hard Can It Be? Designing and Implementing a Deployable
Multipath TCP
written by Costin Raiciu (PUB), Christoph Paasch (UCL/ICTEAM), Sébastien

Networking texbook awarded by Saylor foundation

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 19:32 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

The Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols and Practice textbook is one of the winners of the first Open Textbook challenge organised by the Saylor foundation in the US. The $20,000 will be used to fund the development of other open-source textbooks.

Two days networking seminar - July 6th and 7th

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 12:57 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

A two days networking seminar will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve on July 6th and July 7th. The full programme is available here

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