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.


  • September 2020

    SIDN Labs published a blog with an introduction to the SCION architecture. Read the blog post here.

  • May 2020

    SIDN Labs published a Wireshark dissector for IRATI, an implementation of RINA. The dissector can be found here.

  • April 2020

    SIDN Labs is now fully connected to SCIONLab through two BGP-free connections via SURF and GÉANT. This allows us to experiment with and evaluate SCION without influence from the current Internet. Read more here.

  • April 2020

    NDIX joined the 2STiC programme.

  • March 2020

    We set up the first multi-domain P4-programmable network in the Netherlands to experiment with next-generation networks. Read our blog post 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 Victor Reijs, the 2STiC programme coordinator. He can be reached at info at 2stic dot nl.