Welcome to the 2STiC programme

2STiC: Security, Stability and Transparency in inter-network Communication

AMS-IX, NDIX, NLnet Labs, SIDN Labs, SURF, TU Delft, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente work together in the joint research programme called 2STiC (pronounced "to stick"), which is short for Security, Stability and Transparency in inter-network Communication.

2STiC's goal is to develop and evaluate mechanisms for increasing the security, stability and transparency of internet communications, for instance by experimenting with and contributing to emerging internet architectures, such as SCION, RINA, and NDN, as well as the existing (IP-based) Internet. The 2STiC partners envisage that such new types of internet will complement and co-exist with the current Internet, serving specific types of application. Our long-term objective is to establish a centre of expertise in the field of trusted and resilient internets and help put the Dutch (and European) networking communities in a leading position in the field.

We have written a joint blog in which we discuss our project in more detail, for instance in terms of goals, motivation, timeliness and research topics.


  • May 2021

    We published our open source P4 implementation of the SCION protocol. Read more about our work here .

  • April 2021

    Our proposal for the Controllable, Accountable, Transparent: the Responsible Internet (CATRIN) research proposal was accepted! This means that the participating universities will be able to hire 7 PhD students. Read more on NWO's website and our previous blog.

  • February 2021

    We will organize the SIGCOMM workshop named Technologies, Applications, and Uses of a Responsible Internet (TAURIN 2021), in August 2021. Read more here.

  • February 2021

    UPIN researchers presented their work at ICT.open. View the poster here.

  • January 2021

    We will organize a special issue of the Journal of Network and Systems management on a responsible Internet. Read more here.

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In the future, we will attend the following events.


Would you like to know more or participate? Then please contact us at info at 2stic dot nl.