As part of a broader organisational restructure, data networking research at Swinburne University of Technology has moved from the Centre for Advanced Internet Architecture (CAIA) to the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab.

Although CAIA no longer exists, this website reflects CAIA's activities and outputs between March 2002 and February 2017, and is being maintained as a service to the broader data networking research community.

Expert consulting services

Academic staff affiliated with CAIA are available to provide specific expert consulting services. These include being an expert witness, providing advice on the application of specific technologies and short-term or long-term R&D activities where intellectual property is confidential and owned by the client.

Agreements are typically for a small percentage of the staff member's usual work load. They might be a once-off service requiring one or two days work, an ongoing service averaging a day per month for multiple months, or something in-between.

Areas of expertise include:

  • IP networking technologies (such as security, encryption, routing, transport and congestion control protocols, quality of service mechanisms, network measurement, traffic modeling, etc)
  • Fixed and mobile broadband access technologies (such as ATM, ADSL, WiFi, WiMax, 3G, etc)
  • Energy-aware networking and computing (such as algorithms for efficient processor scheduling, etc)

Establishing an agreement:

Consulting services are established as a "Services Agreement" contract between you (the client) and Swinburne University of Technology (SUT). SUT's Legal Department provides us with a standard agreement document. Specific details of tasks, milestones (if any) and remuneration are documented in an Annex to the standard agreement.

Although individual cases vary, please allow at least four weeks to establish a services agreement (in recognition of the usual negotiations, clarifications and authorisations that occur when establishing contracts).


If you have specific questions regarding our ability to meet your needs for expert consulting services, please contact Professor Grenville Armitage via email at

Available staff:

Please see the online CV pages of the following staff for their areas of expertise.

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