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.

Background & Policies

Editor: Grenville Armitage (2002 - present)

History and content: CAIA Technical Reports (TRs) have been made available online since CAIA's founding in 2002. They cover a wide range of documentation relating to research activities here at CAIA, including:

  • short memos,
  • interim experiemental or theoretical results,
  • descriptions of techniques and technologies deployed in our lab,
  • tutorials & manuals on the use of tools developed and/or used by members of CAIA,
  • non peer-reviewed papers, or
  • longer or supplementary versions of published, peer-reviewed papers

CAIA TRs are provided in pdf, and utilise a two-column format based on the IEEE conference paper style (although a handful of TRs exist in html where embedded links are important to the TR).

Authorship: CAIA-affiliated academic staff, research staff (post-docs, R&D engineers, assistants) etc), post-graduate research students, or undergraduate students doing CAIA internships may develop and propose new CAIA TRs.

Templates: Templates for MS Word and LaTeX are available internally here.

Numbering: TRs are named and numbered according to their publication date. The TR number is YYMMDDX, where the trailing 'X' is a letter used to disambiguate TRs published on the same day.

For example: "CAIA Technical Report 120401A" is the first TR published on April 1st, 2012. The second TR published that same day would be "CAIA Technical Report 120401B", and so on.

TRs in pdf form have URLs constructed in the following way:


Citation: Bibtex data for all TRs (and other CAIA publications) can be found here. Bibtex for a specific TR can be found at:


Review and publication process: Members of CAIA may produce TRs at any time and request the Editor to make their TR available online.

There is no formal, independent technical peer-review process. The Editor will do a brief check to confirm that the TR's content are credible, professionally presented and on a topic of some relevance to CAIA. Failure to spell-check, use proper referencing or follow typical IEEE-style structure are examples of oversights that result in a proposed TR being sent back to the authors for revision. (Using the CAIA TR LaTeX template helps greatly with the latter two issues.)

For CAIA students (and others who may be interested), some thoughts on How (not) To Write Reports and Papers.


Last Updated: Wednesday 11-Jan-2017 20:46:14 AEDT | No longer maintained. Pre-2018 was maintained and authorised by Grenville Armitage,