The Network of Excellence in Internet Science aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and
interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society, and also by addressing the fragmentation
of European research in this area. Its main objective is to enable an open and productive dialogue between all disciplines which study Internet
systems from any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in Internet functionality.
The network brings together over thirty research institutions across Europe that are focusing on network engineering, computation, complexity, networking, security, mathematics, physics, sociology, game theory, economics, political sciences, humanities, and law, as well as other relevant social and life sciences. The network's main deliverable will be a durable shaping and structuring of the way that this research is carried out, by gathering together a critical mass of resources, gathering the expertise needed to provide European leadership in this area, and by spreading excellence beyond the partnership. The network is funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme: Information and Communication Technologies.