Ensuring Network Neutrality for Future Distributed Systems
Thiago Garrett, Schahram Dustdar, Luis C. E. Bona and Elias P. Duarte Jr.
Federal University of Parana, TU Wien, Federal University of Parana, Federal University of Parana

Network Neutrality is essential for ensuring a level playing field for the development of new applications and services on the Internet. Laws and rules alone might not be enough to protect innovation, fair competition and consumers freedom of choice online. The research community has the responsibility to propose solutions that reveal discriminatory traffic management mechanisms on the Internet. We present the potential risks of a non-neutral Internet, identify several open challenges for designing solutions that detect traffic differentiation, and propose a model that addresses such challenges by taking advantage of distributed systems technologies.