Lancaster University

Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications is an internationally renowned team of researchers investigating all aspects of communications and distributed systems.  One of Lancaster’s great strengths, as acknowledged by the International Review of UK Research in Computer Science, is the focus on pragmatic systems research.  The School of Computing and Communications is part of InfoLab21, a Lancaster University initiative, with major funding from the North West Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund, to establish a world-class Centre of Excellence for research, development and commercialisation of Information and Communication Technologies.  Lancaster University is widely recognized for its leading edge networking research, particularly in the areas of computer network architectures and services, QoS/QoE, content distribution, and also in experimentation using test-beds, and will bring these key areas of expertise to TOUCAN.

Lead contacts

Professor David Hutchison – School of Computing and Communications

Dr Charalampos RotsosLecturer, School of Computing and Communications

Professor Hutchison is an international leader in the areas of computer communications, networking and distributed multimedia systems for more than 25 years.  He is one of the originators of the EU FIRE Network of Excellence (NoE) in Internet Science, and previously of the E-NEXT NoE, and is a founder of the UK Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network (DC-KTN), now the ICT-KTN.  He is an editor of the Springer LNCS and the Wiley CNDS book series.  He has worked on network aspects of QoS since the early 1990s and now focuses on resilience and security in the context of future computer networks and the protection of critical infrastructures and networked services.